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Maria Frangos

Set of skills I bring into this venture

I am an interaction designer engaged in both practice-based work and design research activities. I have 20 years professional experience and hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and a Master of Design in Industrial Design. Over the last several years, I've been working as a design consultant in a product design environment for the home energy sector. I'm also a core member of Breathing Games, a collaborative project promoting respiratory health and autonomy through collectively managed and freely available resources, such as open science instruments, free/libre games and knowledge.

Areas of interest / specialisation include UX design (User Experience), mobile applications, connected devices / IoT (Internet of Things), collaborative design / participatory processes, agile methodologies, user testing, design for empathy, peer-to-peer / open design, open source technologies (especially for open science), collective intelligence.

My motivation for being part of this venture

I am passionate about the collaborative production of freely accessible technologies, design resources and knowledge. I believe that through these efforts we enable communities to create equitable and sustainable approaches to production, as well as actively engage and empower citizens. As a designer committed to participatory approaches, much of my work centers around facilitating design processes, translating stakeholder needs and transferring / sharing knowledge with participants. To this end, my approach, experience and values are well suited to the production of open source technologies within a peer-to-peer context.