Katerina Gorkovenko

Katerina Gorkovenko

Research Associate

Dr Katerina Gorkovenko, Research Associate

Dr Katerina Gorkovenko is a human computer interaction researcher and Research Associate in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She has completed an EPSRC funded PhD as part of Dundee University titled Second Screens for Engagement with Political Discourse, which looks at the way the public uses their personal devices during televised political debates. Within Design Informatics she is currently working on a project called Chatty Factories where she is exploring real-time sensing through ethnographic studies. Her work will explore ways to collect data through embedded sensors in contextually rich but not intrusive ways, how data captured through sensors relates to the experiences of people, how it can be used for the re-design of products, and the ethics and perceptions around collecting data from people through products.

Research Interests:

  • Design Led Research
  • Research Through Design
  • Research Products
  • IoT
  • Digital Interaction Design
  • Communication Design




Chatty Factories

Our vision for the manufacturing factory of the future is to embrace the rapid growth of Internet-connected products via embedded sensors producing massive volumes of data, and transform these traditionally discrete activities into one seamless process that is capable of real-time continuous product refinement.

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