I am Hanna Schraffenberger — a creative researcher working in the intersection between human-centred technology and value-driven design. In particular, I apply user experience research in the domain of privacy, security and data ethics. My goal is to create privacy-enhancing technologies that are both user-friendly and secure. I work at Radboud University’s new interdisciplinary research hub on Security, Privacy, and Data Governance, also called iHub. In addition, I volunteer as a usability engineer at the Privacy by Design Foundation.
I was born in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1983 and studied Audiovisual Media (BEng) from 2005 until 2008 at Stuttgart Media University. Subsequently, I have been a graduate and PhD student at Leiden University, The Netherlands. I completed my Media Technology MSc with honours in 2011 and subsequently, my PhD in 2018. In addition to my studies, I have been active as a musician, educator and lecturer and contributed to conferences, festivals, concerts, contests and exhibitions.
Before working at iHub, I used to be an Assistant Professor at Radboud University, where I taught courses about Human-Computer Interaction and New Media at the Artificial Intelligence department and conduct research at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.
I am very active in communicating science to a broader audience with both conventional and unconventional kinds of media. I have acted as the editor-in-chief of the AR[t] magazine, in which researchers from all over the world share their interest in Augmented Reality, discuss its applications in the arts and provide insight into the underlying technology.