Johanna Ylipulli
Department of Computer Science

Johanna Ylipulli

Postdoctoral Researcher


my main focus areas are design and use of new digital technologies in
urban contexts, and broader societal impact of these technologies.
Methodologically, I’m well versed in ethnography and conventional
qualitative methods of social science, but also in participatory
approaches to design and creative and speculative methods. I’m driven by
the firm belief that ethnography and anthropology provide perspectives
which can help us to create more sustainable, versatile and socially
inclusive (urban) futures. Furthermore, I find it important to
investigate how critically oriented anthropological thinking – with its
capability to challenge normative structures and self-evident “truths” –
can be successfully combined with design research.