Dan Podjed, Principal Investigator

Dan Podjed is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a researcher in CVS Mobile. He is habilitated as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts. He has been coordinating the EASA Applied Anthropology Network since 2012. His research interests lie in human-technology interaction, on-line social networks and nature conservation and he favors interdisciplinary and applied research in particular.

Jurij Fikfak

In 1982, Jurij Fikfak came to work at the Institute of Slovenian Ethnology at Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, where he is now a Scientific Councillor. He spent the 1985-86 academic year in Germany as a DAAD scholarship recipient and devoted 1994-95 to honing his skills in the United States. Since then, he has organized numerous scientific conferences, headed national research projects and led the research programme of the Institute. He is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal Traditiones and an editor of several book series. Jurij Fikfak is also active in numerous international associations (SIEF, ISFNR, EASA, GAA, ISA, etc.) and is a member of the executive board of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS).

Alenka Bezjak Mlakar

Alenka Bezjak Mlakar is the director of the Telematics Conference SEEurope (2011–2014), Telematics Conference Middle East & Africa (2015-2016), and a co-author of the first study of telematics solutions for commercial vehicles in Southeast Europe. She finished her doctoral dissertation in business anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and carried out the first ethnographic study of information and communication technologies in a Slovenian company as part of her studies. As a member of the research team at CVS Mobile, she is also interested in anthropological approaches to the development of technologies.

Matevž Pogačnik

Matevž Pogačnik is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universtiy of Ljubljana, where he heads the multimedia section of the Laboratory for Telecommunications (LTFE). His research and scientific work is focused on the development of interactive multimedia services and user-friendly interfaces. He has participated in numerous European projects in the field of interactive digital television, e-education, e-tourism, multimedia information systems and P2P systems. He is also a member of the international IEEE organization.

Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Emilija Stojmenova Duh is a researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. She obtained a PhD in 2013 at the University of Maribor for her dissertation on a user-centered design for multiscreen e-health applications for the elderly. During her employment at Iskratel, she carried out usability testing for their products. In 2011, she received a Bronze Recognition Award from the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for her innovation in introducing the user experience into the life cycle of products. From 2010 to 2013 she participated in the annual organization of the World Usability Day Slovenia, held by the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA). She is an active member of ACM, IEEE, UxPA and IxDA. She is also the president of the association IEEE Women in Engineering Slovenia.

Jože Guna

Jože Guna obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, where he now works as an assistant and a researcher. His research interests lie in internet technologies, multimedia services and user experience planning. He has contributed to numerous local and international projects and was awarded industry certificates by Cisco, Apple, Comptia etc. He is an active member of IEEE.

Saša Babič

Saša Babič finished her undergraduate degree in Russian language and literature as well as Slovenian language and literature at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts in 2005. In 2006, she started working as a research assistant at the ZRC SAZU Institute of Slovenian Ethnology. She defended her PhD dissertation on aesthetic structure of Slovenian folklore short forms in 2012. Her research interests include literary folklore, especially short folklore forms, including greetings, curses, proverbs, riddles, charms, and prayers. Her project research is focused on media discourses about vehicles and driving.

Tatiana Bajuk Senčar

Tatiana Bajuk Senčar is a Research Fellow at the ZRC SAZU's Institute of Slovenian Ethnology.  She has led four research projects and has collaborated on numerous others both in Slovenia and abroad. Her research interests are wide-ranging  but are in various ways linked to sustainable development. Her recent projects are linked to the question of heritage practices and sustainable development in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park (TNP). She is currently collaborating on a research project in which park inhabitants are drafting a long-term plans for sustainable mobility in Bohinj, one of the municipalities located in TNP.

Simona Bezjak

Simona Bezjak is a member of research team at CVS Mobile. She holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Ljubljana. Her research interests include citizenship studies, public participation and education. She has participated in several national and international projects on participatory democracy, active citizenship and civic engagement, focusing particularly on the study of attitudes and engagement of young people.

Jernej Kosič

Jernej Kosič obtained a Bachelor's degree in computer and information science at the University of Ljubljana in 2007. Since 2008, he has been a programmer working in mobile solution development and project planning for CVS Mobile.

Uroš Žolnir

In 2003, after finishing his studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Maribor, Uroš Žolnir started working for the high-tech company Ultra, where he was responsible for marketing a mobile transaction system. He also worked in trademark and patent protection at Ultra. Since 2010, he has been an employee of CVS Mobile. He works in the marketing of telematics solutions and heads the development of the user experience for the company.

Marko Maver

Marko Maver obtained a Bachelor’s degree in traffic technology at the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, University of Ljubljana, in 2003. He worked at Lipa Kostanjevica (2003–2005) and managed the logistics center of BTC Terminal Sežana (2005–2007). Afterwards, he was the director of Ecolos, a business engineering company in logistics (2007–2008). He has been with CVS Mobile since 2008, where he is now the Operations Manager and a member of the research team.



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