Julia is a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing at New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA) joining the Design Research Lab as an intern for the summer.
Her research interests include human-computer-interaction, mobile social computing as well as user experience and interaction design, in particular for smart phones and social apps. In her work she is exploring how to build better, more useful, usable and meaningful technology-mediated social interactions, for example to support community-building.
She received her B.E. in Information Engineering from Hamburg University of Applied Science. In 2007 she won the ‘MLP – Join the best’ program and went for an internship with SAP to Bangalore, India. In 2008 she received a Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States where she received her M.S. in Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology. For her Master’s thesis she worked on a project exploring the design of geotemporal social recommendation systems.