Janis Lena Meißner
Projektass.in Dipl.-Ing. / Bakk.a techn.
Janis Lena Meißner is a senior lecturer and project assistant at the HCI research group of TU Wien and a doctoral trainee in Digital Civics at Open Lab (Newcastle University). She holds a BSc and MSc in Media Informatics (TU Wien) and a MRes in Digital Civics. She previously worked in the IT-department of an Austrian governmental institution as well as in consulting services for a software company. She is a co-founding member of fempower.tech, a group of intersectional feminists who raise awareness of feminist issues in HCI.
Janis's research interests are in productive creative practices of non-expert technology users and their ways of meaning-making with digital tools. Her work is committed to addressing social issues with the design and use of technologies - that is, to raising critical questions of social justice in design and empowerment of technology users. She has a particular interest in experimenting with participatory and creative research methods and how co-design can be used as a means to establish healthy give-and-take-relationships between researcher and researched.
In her research she has engaged with:
- urban knitters, their use of social media and the 'Tools for Wools' prototype
- the DIY-Making practices of makers-in-the-making: people with disabilities using 3D-printers for 'empowering hacks'; charity workers and service users creating the Partnership Quilt; organisers and users of a Men Shed combining tradtitional skills with new digital technologies
- potentials for telemonitoring in the treatment of chronic heart failure
- the hidden technological labour of workers in female dominated occupations (i.e. retail employees and mobile care workers)
- The Hidden Technological Labour of the Hero(in)es of the Everyday / J.L. Meissner, N. Bergmann, E. Haselsteiner, N. Pretterhofer / Talk: Community Informatics Research Network Conference, https://sites.google.com/view/cirn2021/home (invited); 2021-11-08 - 2021-11-12; in: "19th Annual Community Informatics Research Network Confernce", https://sites.google.com/view/cirn2021/home, Session 3: Hidden Labour (2021), 13 pages
- Sichtbar ist, was gesehen werden soll: Versteckte technologische Arbeit im stationären Einzelhandel / N. Bergmann, J.L. Meissner, E. Haselsteiner, N. Pretterhofer / SWS-Rundschau, 61 (2021), 4; 391 - 411
- Auf der Suche nach versteckter technologischer Arbeit. Analyse zweier frauendominierter Dienstleistungsberufe im Kontext der Digitalisierung. / N. Bergmann, N. Pretterhofer, J.L. Meissner, E. Haselsteiner / Report for Arbeiterkammer Wien; Report No. 1, 2021; 146 pages
- The Partnership Quilt: An Interactive Living Archive of Sex Worker Voices / A. Strohmayer, J.L. Meissner / Curator: The Museum Journal, 63 (2020), 2; 275 - 279
- Endbericht der TU Wien zur Studie "Barrieren und Motivatoren im Zusammenhang mit der Verwendung von Telemonitoring durch Patientinnen/Patienten mit chronischer Herzinsuffizienz" / I. Schwaninger, J.L. Meissner, G. Fitzpatrick / Report for Competence Center Integrierte Versorgung, Österreichische Gesundheitskasse; 2020; 50 pages