Katerina Cerná

Senior Lecturer

Dept. Of Applied IT, Division of Human computer
Visiting address
Forskningsgången 6
41756 Göteborg
Postal address
41296 Göteborg

About Katerina Cerná

We are currently in the middle of an ongoing wellbeing crisis: individual but also global environmental. I use ethnographic and participatory approaches to understand learning and design to enable people to take the actions they need in the more-than-human world.

I currently explore this topic as a researcher and teacher employed as a HCI lecturer at the divison of HCI, at the department of Applied IT.

In the past I tried understanding my research interests in the area of aging and IT in group of Assistant Professor Claudia Müller as a postdoc in group "IT for the ageing society" at the department of Infomation Systems at the University of Siegen. More specifically, I coordinated the ACCESS project, in which I focus on how we can enable older adults to become autonomous when using digital tools by involving them in participatory design process. ACCESS project was an interdisciplinary and international project. You can learn more about the project here.

I gained my PhD in Education sciences from the University of Gothenburg. In my PhD work I focused on how we can design for learning and knowing of nurses when they start using self-monitoring data in chronic care. You can learn about my thesis work more here.

My background is a mixture of HCI, learning science, sociology, strong drive to understand impact of technology on our society and will to do something about it.