I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Karlstad University. My research was a part of the EU Privacy & Us innovative training network. My work focused on investigating privacy-related decision-making. In particular, in my studies, I was examining the role of privacy concerns, as well as individual characteristics of the decision-maker, such as personality types, and the influence of affective states on privacy attitudes and behaviors.
I am interested in usable and transparent privacy displays and how to enhance them with different techniques acquired from HCI, psychology, and behavioral sciences. I am also fascinated by user research beyond the field of privacy and different methods that could be applied to it, ranging from qualitative user studies to quantitative methods.
I have a multidisciplinary background. I hold a Master's degree in Computing from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. The focus of this Master's research was an in-depth analysis of the development process of ecotourism mobile and web applications. My project covered the following areas: implementation of human-centered design (UX and UI analysis) to all stages of development, network connectivity, and digital markets in Scotland, and data digitalization.
I also have a Master's degree in History of Art and Culture from the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland. This was my first Master's degree, and I focused it on classical portrait paintings. Although I have never worked in art, I believe that the digital medium's role is not that far off from more modern art media, which frequently aims to convey a message to viewers. Such a view of art has driven my interests toward user interface design, usability, and user experience.