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Silvia LINDTNER Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


2003-2004 Research Intern, User Interface Group, Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich
2004-2006 Research Assistant, User Experience Group, Siemens Research, Princeton, NJ and Munich
2006-2012 Doctoral student and Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
2008 Research Intern, INTEL LABS, Oregon, Portland
2012-2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, Fudan University, Shanghai and Intel Centre for Social Computing (ISTC-Social), UC Irvine
since 2014 University of Michigan


Lindtner, S., Bardzell, S., Bardzell, J. 2016. Reconstituting the Utopian Vision of Making: HCI After Technosolutionism. In Proc. of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'16, pp. 1390 - 1402. Recipient of SIGCHI best of CHI Paper Honorable Mention Award.
Lindtner, S. 2015. Hacking with Chinese Characteristics: The Promises of the Maker Movement Against Chinese Manufacturing. Sage: Journal of Science, Technology & Human Values (ST&HV), Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 854-879.
Lindtner, S., Greenspan, A., Li, D. 2015. Designed in Shenzhen: Shanzhai manufacturing and Maker Entrepreneurs. In Proc. of the 5th Decennial ACM SIGCHI Aarhus Conference on  Critical Alternatives, Aarhus, Denmark, Aug 17-21, 2015, Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, [S.l.], v.1, n.1, Oct. 2015, pp.12 - 25.
Lindtner, Silvia, Hertz, Garnet, and Dourish, Paul. 2014. Emerging Sites of HCI Innovation: Hackerspaces, Hardware Start-ups & Incubators, In Proc. of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'14 (Toronto, Canada), pp.439-448. Recipient of the SIGCHI Best of CHI Paper Award.


US National Science Foundation, CHS award, 2015-2019
US National Science Foundation,HCC award, 2012-2016
IMLS Award, 2015-2018
ACM SIGCHI Best of CHI Paper AWARD 2014, Honorable Mention 2016