Michel Hohendanner

Michel Hohendanner is a PhD Student at the Chair of Cyber Trust and Research Associate at the Munich Center for Digital Sciences and AI (MUCDAI).

With a background in Design Theory and Design Research Methods, Michel's research focuses on the social impact of new emerging technologies like (generative) AI and social aspects of immersive technologies. His investigations are driven and informed by (speculative) design as method of inquiry, digital ethics, and human-computer interaction. As technology changes the social fabric of today’s societies, he puts a particular focus on participatory methods and citizen-centric perspectives.

In August and September 2022, Michel was visiting Prof. Hirotaka Osawa's Hai Lab at KEIO University, Tokyo, for a Design Futuring project on the Metaverse. Between February and July 2020, Michel was a visiting researcher at the Kyoto Design Lab at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, doing research on design methods for promoting deliberative citizen dialogues under the supervision of Prof. Daijiro Mizuno. More information on the project Speculative Design Research for Democracy Enhancement can be found here.


E-mail: michel.hohendanner@hm.edu

(Please note that I am currently not accepting requests for supervision.)


Journal & Magazine Articles

  • Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C., Socher, G., & Grossklags, J. (2024) “Good and Scary at the Same Time” – Exploring Citizens’ Perceptions of a Prospective Metaverse. IEEE Pervasive Computing, Special Issue: The Pervasive Multiverse, 23(1), 27-36. Publisher Version (Open Access)
  • Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C., Miyamoto, D., Fukuwatari Huffman, E., Socher, G., Grossklags, J., & Osawa, H. (2024) Metaverse Perspectives from Japan: A Participatory Speculative Design Case Study. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, forthcoming. Author Version
  • Doria, J., Grimm, P., Hohendanner, M. & Kuhnert, S. (2024) Designing and Evaluating an Interactive Learning Technology to Foster Privacy Literacy. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 17, 827-840. Publisher Version

Contributions to Conference Proceedings

  • Hammer, S., Ottinger, S., Zönnchen, B., Hohendanner, M., Hobelsberger, M. & Thurner, V. (2024) ChatGPT in Higher Education: Perceptions of Computer Science-Related Students. Proceedings of the Fifteenth IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON). Publisher Version - Best Paper Award in the category "Generative AI in Learning and Educational Settings".
  • Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C., Buchmeier, Y., & Grossklags, J. (2023) Exploring the Reflective Space of AI Narratives Through Speculative Design in Japan and Germany. Proceedings of the Third ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT), pp. 351-362. Publisher Version (Open Access)
  • Ullstein, C., Engelmann, S., Papakyriakopoulos, O., Hohendanner, M., & Grossklags, J. (2022) AI-competent Individuals and Laypeople Tend to Oppose Facial Analysis AI. Proceedings of the Second ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO), Article No. 9. Author Version Publisher Version (Open Access)
  • Hohendanner, M., Ullstein, C. & Mizuno, D. (2021). Designing the Exploration of Common Good within Digital Environments: A Deliberative Speculative Design Framework and the Analysis of Resulting Narratives. Proceedings of the Swiss Design Network Conference on Design as Common Good: Framing Design Through Pluralism and Social Values. ISBN: 978-88-7595-108-5. Publisher Version (Open Access) Complete Proceedings

Workshop and Poster Papers

  • Ullstein, C., Pfeiffer, J., Hohendanner, M., & Grossklags, J. (2024) Mapping the Stakeholder Debate on Facial Recognition Technologies: Review and Stakeholder Workshop. Companion Publication of the 2024 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), forthcoming.
  • Ullstein, C., Hohendanner, M., & Grossklags, J. (2024) Mapping Policymakers' and Laypeople's Perceptions of genAI and FPT in the Context of the EU AI Act. Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Algorithmic Fairness (EWAF), Mainz, Germany, forthcoming.
  • Ullstein, C., & Hohendanner, M. (2020, September 7–11). Exploration of the Future of Co-Creative Systems Through Collaborative Speculative Design Practices. International Computational Creativity Conference 2020 (ICCC’20): The Future of Co-Creative Systems – A Workshop on Human-Computer Co-Creativity, Coimbra, Portugal. Publisher Version (Open Access)

Book Chapters

  • Hohendanner, M. & Ullstein, C. (2024). Speculative Design for Policy? – Zur politischen Anschlussfähigkeit von Speculative Design & Design Fiction Ansätzen. In: Ebert, I., Rahn, S. &  Rodatz, C.(Edt.). Wie gestalten wir Gesellschaft? – Interdependenzen zwischen Design und dem Feld des Sozialen. Transcript publishing, Bielefeld. Publisher Version (Open Access)

Conference Talks


  • Talk on Imagining AI and a Prospective Metaverse: A Participatory Speculative Design Case Study from Japan and Reflections from Germany at the Many Worlds of AI Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom | Conference Program | with Chiara Ullstein


  • Talk on Cross-cultural perspectives on technology-driven future societies through the lens of collaborative speculative design. at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Human – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) and Waseda University Tokyo | Conference Program | with Chiara Ullstein and Yosuke Buchmeier

Project Documentations and Reports

Design Discourse: Speculative Design Research for Public Participation