About

I am a sociologist and inter­ac­ti­on designer with a passion for distilling value from designing digital services differently, responsibly, … deeper

In my educational and consulting work, I provide value through a unique combination of social sciences, design and technology perspectives.

The distinct feature of my approach is a constructively critical perspective on how technology integrates with human lives in the big picture – questions of humanity, privacy, value and values leading my work.

I challenge mainstream practices and patterns by holistically investigating their consequences – offering truly human-centred alternatives with results superior to less reflective methods.

Profile

My professional profile is the sum of four specific fields, combined to deliver on the promise of the Critical Interaction Design approach:

Experience

I am currently working on a range of research, publishing and development projects around interactive service design and online technology, and as an educator in the field. I am open for new collaborations and assignments.

Since 2010, I have been working as an independent professional, generating and promoting approaches for the benefit of my clients. I also spent some time as a full-time researcher in between.

Before going self-employed, I worked four years for two Finnish digital agencies as an interaction designer and as a senior designer in an insight and strategy team. Earlier, extending more than a decade into the past, I have been working for various employers as web designer, transla­tor, IT trainer, technical writer, teaching assistant and IT assistant.

For a full CV and references, please contact me with a brief introduction: msg@sebastiangreger.net

Education

Master of Arts (New Media)
Aalto University, Media Lab Helsinki, 2011

Master of Social Sciences (Sociology)
University of Tampere, 2003

Vordiplom Soziologie (equiv. Bachelor of Soc.Sc.)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2000

Publications

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Reducing social distance through co-design

Greger, S., Hatami, Z. (2013). Reducing social distance through co-design. In: Keinonen, T., Vaajakallio, K., Honkonen, J. (eds.) Designing for wellbeing. Aalto University Publication Series, Art+Design+Architecture 5/2013, Helsinki, Finland.

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The Absent Peer – Non-users in Social Interaction Design

Greger, S. (2010). The Absent Peer – Non-users in Social Interaction Design (Master’s thesis). Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.

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Logout is not an option. Normative and rational aspects of availability in the mobile phone society.

Greger, S. (2003). Logout is not an option. Normative and rational aspects of availablility in the mobile phone society (Master’s thesis). University of Tampere, Finland.

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