M. Honauer PhD (Michaela)

Post-doc in Design Research, connected to research department Human Media Interaction (HMI)

Over mij

I am postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente in the Human Media Interaction group. I have a background in social sciences and media art & design, and pursued a PhD in design-oriented Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding. I collected experiences in teaching interaction design and user experience (UX) research as part of the HCI group at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, for around ten years.

In addition to my work in academia, I have been involved in performing arts projects for about twenty years, mainly as an artistic designer and creative technologist. Working closely with performance artists and choreographers has certainly influenced my work in HCI and my approach to design. 

My research interests lie in playful interaction design for everyone, UX design beyond screen-based applications, age-appropriate design for children, wearable and intimate technologies, more-than-human and embodied design methodologies. As a postdoc at the University of Twente, I am involved in a research project that investigates how intimate technologies mediate our relationships with ourselves, other humans, and our environment. A particular focus thereby is on the vulnerability of marginalised societal groups and their empowerment with/ through technologies.


  • Design research
  • More-than-human design
  • Interaction design for children
  • Ethics of socially disruptive technologies
  • Intimate computing, entangled and embodied AI


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