Heidi's Portfolio

A tale about my adventures in FabAcademy 2018

Weekly assignments Final project About me


Weekly assignments

Read about my FabAcademy final project


About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of information technology and electrical engineering at University of Oulu, in Finland. I am a part of the Interact research unit. I have previously completed my master (2007) and my licentiate (2013) at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden, in the area of information security. I did my PhD project here in Oulu focusing on web 2.0, social media, and children's online safety. I defended my PhD thesis in december 2017.

I am currently working as an assistant teacher in many courses, and as a researcher on a project project that aims 1) To empower children through technology making and designerly thinking in education and 2) To develop new tools in cooperation with schools and the educational sector for educating children in technology making and designerly thinking.

As I have no previous experience in 3D design, 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics etc. I enrolled in FabAcademy to get familiar with the environment and to find out what we can do there with the children. I figured to be able to empower the children, I first need to empower myself! I am doing FabAcademy 2018 in FabLab Oulu.

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