My research interests can be described in two interrelated areas:
Systems Design: all knowledge is partial, locally, historically and culturally dependent. Numerous persons are involved in design processes with a variety of visions and ideas. A feminist alternative is to give room to muliple voices by valuing heterogeneity over homogenity and domination. Questions to address are: how can multiple voices be kept alive? Do some methodologies and methods support heterogeneity better than others? Why and how do some perspectives win over others in design processes? How does asymmetrical power relations (gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality etc) intervene in designers definitions of actors involved in systems design? How do designers inscribe their visions of the worlds in the artefacts and systems?
Theory/methodology: combining and developing systems design approaches (participatory design, experimental design) with feminist technoscience and ANT
the crossroads between possibilities and risks of the expanding
ICT-mediated society and working life the aim was to examine
learning and knowledge processes among civil servants in the
Swedish public sector. Another aim iwas to develop and test
different forms of support for learning processes.The intention
was also to create an arena for local re-negotiations of ICT
and gender where a variety of perspectives will be weaved
together. The research was conducted in the region of Blekinge,
southeast Sweden together with Pirjo
Elovaara, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
a project funded by VINNOVA, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, see the final project report