I am Sebastian Greger, a Sociologist (M.Soc.Sc.) and Interaction Designer (MA). For over a decade, I have been researching, explaining and shaping technology that facilitates interaction: between people, with institutions, on machines.

As an independent practitioner and educator at the interface between social sciences and design, the core of my work is to gain, develop and share insight on how individuals, communities and societies interact with technology.

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Throughout 2014, I am embarking on a journey of research, continuous reflection and open-outcome exploration to discover the value of critically rethinking how and for whom online social interactions are being designed.

Recent posts on the blog:

Syndication as a conscious step in publishing content to third-party service audiences, in consideration of the user's silo-specific identity. An audience/context-conscious POSSE syndication plugin for WordPress 1 month ago

The user interface of the ownCloud calendar is just as easy to use as Google Calendar. “Own your data”, part III: Moving calendar and contacts into my ownCloud 1 month ago

The "two-click" social media buttons in action (screenshot from heise.de): Only after clicking on the switch or the greyed-out button (above), the real button is loaded from the third party SNS (below). Privacy-Aware Design: Opt-in alternatives for social media sharing 1 month ago

A few lines of code, embedded in millions of websites, allow Google to track users as they browse around the internet. Privacy-Aware Design: Replacing Google Analytics with a decentralized alternative 2 months ago

Lightbeam visualization of a short browsing session over some major media websites in Finland (circles indicate the site visited, triangles stand for third-party services tracking the visit). “Own your data”, part II: Using Ghostery to keep my browsing trail private 2 months ago

Caption Making the case for “Privacy-Aware Design” 3 months ago

The three elements of the working hypothesis: content, audience and identity. Identity, content, audience and the (independent) web 3 months ago

The "Add bookmark" pop-up even integrates a prediction feature for tags already in use for other bookmarks (all delivered by the WordPress backend). “Own your data”, part I: Bringing the bookmarks home from the cloud 3 months ago

2014 – time to fix the internet?! 4 months ago

publications_wellbeing Reducing social distance through co-design 11 months ago

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