Speaker: Mariana Salgado
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Mariana Salgado

Research Assistant
University of Art and Design Helsinki
Media Lab
Hämeentie 135C
Lumikintie 6A 50
Helsinki Uusimaa
00560 Finland

Mariana Salgado is a doctoral student at the Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki. She has a Master Degree on Product and Strategic Design from the same university. Her bachelor degree as Industrial Designer is from University of Buenos Aires. She has been working in Media Lab for 4 years, collaborating in the following projects: 4G Design, Digital Facsimile of the Map of Mexico 1550, Äänijälki (Sound Traces), ImaNote, Keskustelukartta (Conversational Map) and The Secret Life of Objects. Äänijalki was done in collaboration with Ateneum Museum. Keskustelukartta was an interactive piece in Taidehalli. The Secret Life of Objects is an on-going project in Design Museum, Helsinki. In all these projects there is active participation of visitors leaving in depth comments in the exhibition. Her current interests are in user-centred methodologies and design for all solutions in the museum context. The working title of her doctoral research is “Interactive Platforms for Starting Dialogues in Exhibitions”.

Mariana will present Using Online Maps for User-Generated Content in Museums. [Paper]