I am a PhD-candidate with the Institute of Psychosocial health at the University of Agder, Norway. Prior to this, I worked together with people with intellectual disability in competitive and sheltered employment settings. I have a background in learning disability nursing (Vernepleie) and in Public Health Science from the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder. I am currently working together with adolescents with intellectual and developmental disability in participatory design of digital services. My major research interests include human-computer interaction, participatory design and involvement and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disability in technology design activities.
My research PhD project aims at exploring a needs driven innovation process with people with intellectual disabilities with a focus on involvement.
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