Future technologies for older people
Miguel is a PhD candidate in techno-anthropology focused on the interaction between smart home technology and older people. He employs ethnographic methods to understand future pathways of these technologies. He is experienced in guidelines to design mobile apps for older people and co-creation methods because he has researched older user experiences with e-health apps and sensors in Spain. He has lectured human-computer interaction students in ethnography, ethics, and heuristics at UPM.
Miguel studied a dual bachelor’s in Sociology and Political Science at UC3M (Spain) during which he spent an academic year at JYU (Finland). Then, Miguel completed the MSc in Techno-Anthropology at AAU (Denmark). Other than English and Spanish, he speaks Russian.
Miguel is a PhD candidate focused on the experiences of older adults with technologies. He is experienced in guidelines to design mobile apps for older people and co-creation methods, and has peer-reviewed publications on these topics. He gained this knowledge by researching older user experiences with the design of e-health apps and sensors at the Ageing Lab-UPM.
He has been an assistant lecturer at the EIT Digital Master School (UPM) and also holds work experience with programming visualizations and digital methods in consultancy. Miguel studied a dual bachelor’s in Sociology and Political Science in Spain during which he spent an academic year in Finland. Then, Miguel completed the MSc in Techno-Anthropology in Denmark to learn to apply social science methods in technology design. Moreover, he lived in Russia and has a working knowledge of Russian language.
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