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PhD Researcher in Strategic & Experience Design, Chairperson of Design from Finland Brand Committee and member of the Association for Finnish Work

Hanna-Kaisa Alanen

Ambassador: Hanna-Kaisa Alanen
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Hanna-Kaisa is an experienced designer who graduated from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki (formerly University of Art and Design Helsinki, re-organized 2010). She also studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Throughout her career, Hanna-Kaisa has gained diverse experience in various multidisciplinary design roles within business and advocacy environments, including product and concept design. She has also served as the former chair of Ornamo Art and Design Finland. Hanna-Kaisa endorses design culture as a diverse and interdisciplinary ecosystem where professionals from various fields contribute their unique perspectives and skills to the larger whole. Currently, Hanna-Kaisa is a PhD Researcher advancing human-technology interaction (HTI) design. Her research employs fashion as a paradigm to gain a deeper understanding of emotions within sociotechnology, with a particular focus on emerging and transformational circumstances in the face of current disruptions. In addition, Hanna-Kaisa serves as the chair of the Design from Finland Brand Committee at the Association for Finnish Work, promoting the culture of Finnish design and emphasizes the importance of intangible work for Finland's success.