Katta Spiel is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Playful Physical Computing with KU Leuven and University of Vienna, where they investigate the play preferences of neurodivergent people as well as continence care in nursing homes. Their broader research agenda centers marginalised perspectives in design with a focus on gender and disability. They question epistemological paradigms, critically reflect on research, speculate on utopias and envision alternative futures through (participatory) design.
Piss Perfect: Privacy in Continence Care
With 50% of residents in nursing homes classified as incontinent, continence care is an area in which technological development is hailed as the solution to declining numbers of carers–with deeply troubling consequences for carers' and residents' privacy alike.