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Full Name: 
Thomas Reitmaier
Academic Role: 
PhD Student
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I'm a PhD student studying Human-Computer Interaction at the ICT for Development Lab. At any given day, I'm part design researcher, part interaction designer, and part prototyper/programmer (in whatever order makes sense for that day).

Research Project / Interests: 

Much of my research is on how to design new technologies and mobile experiences, particularly in cross-cultural settings, to support and enhance communication practices. What makes this line of research so interesting is that technology cannot be separated from the social or the cultural. They are enmeshed. It is this enmeshing that I study, not just in the lab and the library, but out in the world by observing and reflecting as well as making and experimenting with new technological possibilities.