N. Sawhney, A. Tran
Nitin Sawhney is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. As a human-centered design researcher he examines the critical role of technology, civic media, and urban interventions in crisis and contested spaces. Nitin engages user experience design, participatory action research, sensory ethnography, and multi-modal (speech/audio) approaches for complex contexts of human-machine interaction.
Anh-Ton Tran is a current PhD candidate in the Human Centered Computing program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has earned an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design. His work and research analyzes how issues of computing, particularly data, can reveal dynamics of power and sets of politics through a systems-oriented, design-led process of inquiry.