Engaging the masses, for the masses

A session at TICTeC 2015

Wednesday 25th March, 2015

3:15pm to 4:30pm (GMT)

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Linda Sandvik

The Guardian

Linda is a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at the Guardian, a creative technologist and proto-MacGyver who likes to make things that inform, educate, and empower people and communities.

She previously worked in local government and at Last.fm, and her particular interests lie in using play and technology to help people discover their natural affinity for teaching themselves new things.

In 2012 she co-founded Code Club, a volunteer-led after school club for teaching kids to program, and has also worked with the UK Scouting Association on their Digital Maker badge and activities.

She has a passion for open data, open knowledge, and serious games.

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Dr. Nick Taylor

University of Dundee

Nick Taylor is a Lecturer and Dundee Fellow in the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.

His research interests involve the use of novel technologies in social contexts, particularly in communities and public spaces. This has involved the exploration of technologies to support civic engagement in local democracy, public displays supporting community awareness and heritage, as well as methods of engaging communities in design.

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Gail Ramster

Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Gail is Senior Research Associate at the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, a centre for inclusive and people-centred design research.

Gail’s research encompasses public service design, co-designing with communities, and the use of digital technology to support engagement and participation.

She has a background in industrial design and mechanical engineering.

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Time 3:15pm4:30pm GMT

Date Wed 25th March 2015


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