MSc. Kun, P.

Biography

Péter Kun is a PhD candidate researching how to enable more people creating new things with data. His particular focus is on utilizing all the data already out there – such as urban or online data –, and how bottom-up sites of innovation – such as hackathons, makerspaces or fablabs – can facilitate gaining data skills and inspire new uses of data. Placed in the ID-StudioLab, Peter is working on the Open4Citizens project.

During his masters in Interaction Design and Technologies from Chalmers University, Peter focused on the role of technology in triggering self-reflection, and guided his interests towards the interactions between humans and data. His diverse background also includes a bachelor degree in Engineering and Management, and several years of freelance training and facilitation.

Education

  • 2011 – 2013
    MSc in Interaction Design and Technologies, Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • 2006 – 2011
    BSc in Engineering and Management (specialization: Product Management), Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Experience

  • 2014 – 2016
    Lecturer in Communication and Media Design, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014 – 2016
    Researcher, Creating010
  • 2012 – 2014
    Co-founder and designer, TrainedOn (start-up)

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Interaction design
  • Designing with data
  • Creative coding

Lectures/Coaches students on

  • Graduation projects with data as a core component
  • IDE Academy workshops on data