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Jeanette Falk Olesen

PhD fellow at Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. During her PhD project, she has researched how design processes are influenced and accelerated by both game jam and hackathon formats. She uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to gain insights into these accelerated design processes, including participating in game jams and hackathons herself. Her work has included studying how game jam and hackathon formats can be adapted to facilitate creativity and support academic processes, such as teaching, learning and researching. Her research interests include how processes of imagining, designing and developing technology can be democratised for example via formats which accelerates design processes, and via maker materials which lowers the barrier to technology development. She is also one of the founders of an Aarhus-based game development meet-up group, called GOLD.