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Judith Gregory Judith Gregory, Ph.D.

Judith Gregory, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Design, where she oversees the curriculum related to Understanding Users and the core curriculum for the MDes and MDM degrees, and is co-coordinator of the doctoral program with Keiichi Sato.
B Before joining the ID faculty in 2005, Judith was an Associate Professor in the Information Systems research group of the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo where she worked with Masters students and Ph.D. candidates, and Professor II, Institute of Form, Theory and History, Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she was appointed to work especially with PhD-Design candidates.

A social scientist, Dr. Gregory teaches social theory and qualitative research methods and research design. Her doctoral dissertation, from the Dept. of Communication, U.C.-San Diego (2000), concerns the large-scale electronic health record prototyping project in which she conducted ethnographic studies of users’ experiences (1993-98).

Recent professional experience includes: Editorial Committee of ARTIFACT, an international, peer-reviewed design research journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Program Co-Chair, Biennial Participatory Design Conference 2002, Malmö, and Programme Committee member, PDC 2004, Toronto; Programme Committee member for: First Nordic Design Research Conference 2005, FUTUREGROUND 2004; IFIP WG 9.4, IT and Developing Countries 2004 and 2006; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York; Resident Faculty, International Women’s University, Hamburg; Research Associate, Clinical Information Systems, Kaiser Permanente, California.

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Research Interests:
  • Design: understanding design practices and processes, especially transdisciplinarity in design; participatory design, alternative and experimental design strategies; changing design practices in relation to interactive and digital media.
  • Theory: social theory approaches to design and use of information and communication technologies; debates in philosophy of design.
  • Health informatics: design and use of electronic patient records and health information systems, potential uses of new media in clinical practice and patient care; health information systems in developing countries.
  • Methods: developing qualitative research methods (from social theory perspectives) for IS/IT design and for understanding work practices and social interactions through ethnographic research.

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