My research is in Design and intersecting areas of Human Computer-Interaction, Social Sciences and Humanities. Having trained as an industrial (BA) and later interaction designer (MA and PhD) I am interested in developing interactive artefacts and systems that elicit unforeseen reactions, and help to understand social conceptions and practices that are often taken for granted. I am particularly interested in socio-technological narratives and how they help to influence, and can be shaped by design practice.

Work Experience

University of Edinburgh.
Design Informatics, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE, UK.
Lecturer (since 10.2015). Postdoctoral research associate (2014 – 2015).

Microsoft Research Asia.
No. 5 Danling Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China.
Research internship with Darren Edge and Koji Yatani (5 – 9.2013).

Microsoft Research Cambridge.
21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB, UK.
Research internship with Richard Banks (7 – 9.2012).

IBM Watson Research.
Center for Social Software, 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge MA 02141, USA.
Research project with Dan Gruen, Susanne Hupfer, Stephen Levy, and Michael Muller (2010).

HID – Human Interface Design.
Schulweg 34-36, 20259 Hamburg, Germany.
Interaction designer (2009).

Interaction Design Lab, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.
Pappelallee 8-9, 14469 Potsdam, Germany.
Research assistant (2007 – 2008).

IxDS – Interaction Design Studios.
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39-40, 10999 Berlin, Germany.
Interaction designer (2007).


PhD in Design.
Microsoft Research PhD Programme.
University of Edinburgh / University of Dundee – UK.
Thesis: Temporal Design: design for a multi-temporal world.
Supervised by Chris Speed, Richard Banks and Jon Rogers.

MA in Interface Design.
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, FHP – Germany.
Supervised by Boris Mueller and Daniela Djokic.

BA in Industrial Design.
Rio de Janeiro State University, ESDI – Brazil.
Final project supervised by Goebel Weyne and Boris Mueller.

BA in Journalism.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ – Brazil.


Pschetz, L., Tallyn, E., Gianni, R. & Speed, C. (2017). Bitbarista: Exploring Perceptions of Data Transactions in the Internet of Things In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’17. 

Moisy, A. & Pschetz, L. (2017) Designing with Living Organisms. Proceedings of Research Through Design Conference (RTD’17)

Speed, C., Maxwell, D. & Pschetz, L. (2016) Blockchain City: Spatial, social and cognitive ledgers. Data and the City. Routledge

Maxwell, D., Speed, C. & Pschetz, L. (2016) Story blocks: Reimagining narrative through the blockchain. In: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 23, 1

Pschetz, L., Bastian, M. & Speed, C. (2016). Temporal design: looking at time as social coordination. In Proceedings of DRS2016 Conference.

Pschetz, L., Speed, C. and Maxwell, D. (2016). Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Design of Everyday Transactions. In Proceedings of DRS2016 Conference.

Maxwell, D., Speed, C., Pschetz, L. (2016) Story Blocks: reimagining narrative through the Blockchain Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol 23, No. 1.

Pschetz, L. (2015). Isn’t it time to change the way we think about time? interactions, 22(5).

Aylett, M. P., Farrow, E., Pschetz, L. & Dickinson, T. (2015). Generating Narratives from Personal Digital Data: Triptychs. In CHI ’15 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA’15. ACM, NY.

Pschetz, L. (2014). Temporal Design: Design for a Multi-temporal World. PhD Thesis. Available at

Pschetz, L.,Yatani, K. & Edge, D. (2014). Turning Point: Narrative-Driven Presentation Planning. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’14. ACM, NY. Honorary mention for best paper award.

Pschetz, L. & Banks, R. (2013). Long-living Chair. In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA’13. ACM, NY.

Pschetz, L., Banks, R. & Molloy, M. (2013). Movement Crafter. In Proceedings of Tangible Embedded Interaction TEI’13. ACM, NY.

Pschetz L. (2011). Time Affordances and Physical Mobility in the Context of Ubiquitous Technologies In Proceedings of INTERACT IFIP Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer.

Deiml-Seibt,T., Pschetz L. & Müller, B. (2009). A Conversational Model to Display User Activity. In Proceedings of BCS conference on Human Computer Interaction. ACM, NY.

Nagel,T., Pschetz, L., Stefaner, M. & Müller, B. (2009). Mæve – an Interactive Tabletop Installation for Exploring Background Information in Exhibitions. In Proceedings of HCI International. Springer.

Pschetz, L. (2008). {Hi}Stories: Supporting User-Generated History. In CHI ’08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA ’08. ACM, NY.

Landstorfer, J., Pschetz, L., Kloes, M. & Wettach, R. (2007). Social Button – Mobile Technology Enhancing Social Interaction. In Proceedings of 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies.IEEE.

Events and Workshops

Living with Living Things exhibition – Edinburgh Art Festival and Digital Entertainment Festival.
Produced with Anais Moisy and Shi Hui Tan. Part of Living with Data exhibition at Design Informatics Pavilion (5 – 28 August 2016).

Green Tease: What Lies Beneath – Mapping Sustainability & the Arts in Scotland.
Workshop organised with Gemma Lawrence in Edinburgh and Glasgow (25 and 29 July 2016).

Design meets Synthetic Biology – Multidisciplinary workshop at Edinburgh Genome Foundry.
Organised with Anais Moisy and Shi Hui Tan (12 July 2016).

Blockchain City – Design and the City Conference – Lab of Labs. Amsterdam.
Workshop organised with Chris Speed and Dave Murray-Rust (19-21 April 2016).

Temporal Design: Surfacing Everyday Tactics of Time – Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.
Workshop organised with Chris Speed, Michelle Bastian and Jane MacDonald (28 September 2015).

Time in the City Workshop – City Link Symposium, Code Base, Edinburgh, UK.
Organised with Chris Speed (25 September 2015).

Beelore: Exploring our Fascination with Bees – Subud, Perth, UK. Design assistance.
Workshop organised by Deborah Maxwell, Toby Pillat, and Niamh Downing (21 July 2015).

StoryBlocks: Reimagining Narrative through Cryptocurrency – University of Edinburgh, UK
Workshop organisation with Deborah Maxwell (15 June 2015).

Invited talk: High Wire Digital Futures Seminar – Lancaster University, UK.
Time, Temporality, the Future, and Design (11 June 2015)

Creative Currencies – Workshop at Scottish Design Summit, Edinburgh, UK.
With Deborah Maxwell and Dug Campbell (22 May 2015).

Reimagining the Materials of Time – Workshop at University of Bristol, UK.
Organized with Michelle Bastian (20 May 2015).

Invited Talk and Workshop: TUDelft, Netherlands.
Narratives of the Internet of Things (12-13 May 2015).

Talk at Design Informatics Research Seminars – University of Edinburgh, UK.
Temporal Design (12 Feb 2015).

Invited Talk: IBM Research, São Paulo, Brazil.
The Role of Design in Research (6 Jan 2015).

Temporal Design Workshop – University of Edinburgh, UK.
Organized with Michelle Bastian and Chris Speed (28, 29 May 2014).

Student Design Challenge – TEI’14, Munich, Germany.
Chaired with Daniel Wessolek (17 Feb 2014).

Dancing Robots – Workshop at TEI’14, Munich, Germany.
Organised with Chris Speed, Jon Oberlander and Alex Papadopoulos (16 Feb 2014).

Timescapes Workshop – National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, India.
Workshop on issues of temporality and introduction to electronics (17 – 28 January 2012).

Times of the City Workshop – Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Use of different sensors for data-gathering in urban environments (23, 24 August 2011).

Data and the City Course – Architecture Department of KULeuven, Belgium.
Project and technical course on data visualisation (April – May 2010).

Collaborator at Visualizar’09 – Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain.
Technical assistance with data parsing and visualisation techniques (12 – 27 November 2009).


Gruen, D., Hupfer, S., Levy, S., Muller, M., Schmolze, K., Pschetz, L., & Wolf, F. Deployment of location based applications with crowdsourced structured points of input for data entry. IBM Corporation. April 2012: US 20120102164-A1

Gruen, D., Hupfer, S., Levy, S., Muller, M., Schmolze, K., Pschetz, L., & Wolf, F. Crowdsourcing location based applications and structured data for location based applications. IBM Corporation. April 2012: US 20120102165-A1


Microsoft PhD studentship, UK.
DAAD Prize for International Students, Germany.
5th Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award – to Video Steve La – Brazil.
31e Concours International de Musique et d’Art de Bourges – to Video Steve La – France.


Prototyping skills
Advanced: Web Development (RoR, PHP, XML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript including d3.js and jquery etc.) Processing, and Hardware Prototyping (with Arduino, PIC, etc.)
Intermediate: C#, Objective-C, Java

Fluent: English, German, Portuguese
Advanced: Spanish, French
Basic: Mandarin, Dutch

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