participatory design · open innovation · digital fabrication · evaluation · visualization
voigt.cmc [at] gmail

I am experienced in leveraging participatory design to develop innovative solutions to socio-technical challenges in the context of smart cities, SME collaborations, social innovations, governance or education.


Senior Researcher / Head of Department

Centre for Social Innovation (AT)

Developing new business areas through evidencing innovative, cutting-edge research & development. Hiring, keeping and motivating people with meaningful projects. Driving change, one step at a time.

August 2010 - Present

Learning Technologies Advisor

University of South Australia (AU)

Starting from a learner centred vision for South Australia's largest university, tools had to be selected, tested and integrated into a wider portfolio of learning technologies. Components included learning management systems, e-portfolios, lecture recording and virtual collaboration platforms. Showcasing their imediate benefits and developing the necesary training was part of the mission.

March 2009 - Juli 2010

Management Consultant

Celerant Consulting (DE)

Managing change so that inovations in production and logistics could come to fruition quickly. Following Peter Drucker's old adage: "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it", developing and implementing KPIs was at the forefront. Frequently, this went together with using SAP's reporting functions.

Oktober 2000 - November 2001


Lecturer: Society & Informatics / IT Proj. Management

Unniversity of Vienna (AT)

Society & Informatics: Delivering a course about current development at the intersection of societal trends and technological innovations. The modules are strongly learner centred, providing opportunities to follow one's own interests. Learning to debate controversial topics such as end-to-end encryption and the ocasional need for survilance. Also looking into the ramifications of large scale adoption of social media, such as political activism or a changing perception of how democratic decision making could be implemented.

IT Project Management: Depending on the nature of the IT solution (complexity, custom hardware, ect), project management can follow a plethora of models (waterfall, sprial, evolutionary or agile to name a few). However, many issues arise from poor communications, unforeseen skills gaps, expectation management or internal politics. It's good to practice case studies where tools and standardized processes are only part of the equation.

September 2014 - Present

Lecturer: E-Business / Business Processes

University of South Australia (AU)

Leveraging the Internet to create value in diverse settings (B2C, B2B, B2G ..). Core objective of the course was the development of a business model detailing value proposition, cost structure and revenue streams. Other topics of the course touched upon usability, privacy and security as they can all impact success or failure of a business venture.

Juni 2004 - Juli 2010


Languages & Tools


Publications & Talks

  1. Voigt, C., Unterfrauner, E., Aslan, T., & Hofer, M. (2019). Design Thinking with Children: The Role of Empathy, Creativity and Self-Efficacy. In FabLearn 2019.
    New York, US: ACM Press.
  2. Voigt, C. (2018). Not every remix is an innovation: A network perspective on the 3d-printing community10th ACM Web Science Conference, Amsterdam, NL. DOI: 10.1145/3201064.3201070  
  3. Voigt, C., Mair, S., & Unterfrauner, E. (2018). Hacking the knowledge of maker communities  in support of 21st century education. In International Conference on Internet Science. St Petersburg, RU: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01437-7_22
  4. Millard, J., Sorivelle, M. N., Deljanin, S., Unterfrauner, E., & Voigt, C. (2018). Is the Maker Movement Contributing to Sustainability? Sustainability, 10 (7). DOI: 10.3390/su10072212  
  5. Suero Montero, C., Voigt, C., & Mäkitalo-Siegl, K. (2018). From Digital Fabrication to Meaningful Creations: Pedagogical Perspectives. In Edurobotics 2018. Rome, IT: Springer.
  6. Voigt, C., Schön, S., & Hofer, M. (2018). Innovation management in schools: Barriers and enablers to making as educative practice. In Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI). Lüneburg, GER.  Tagungsband
  7. Unterfrauner, E., Voigt, C., & Schön, S. (2018). Towards a Model of Early Entrepreneurial Education:  Appreciation, Facilitation and Evaluation. In 8th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning. Toledo, ES. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98872-6_17
  8. Schön, S., & Voigt, C. (2018). Social innovations within makerspace settings for early entrepreneurial education - The DOIT project. Presented at the EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference,  June 25-29, 2018, Amsterdam, NL.
  9. Millard, J., Unterfrauner, E., Voigt, C., Katsikis, O. K., & Sorivelle, M. N. (2018). The maker movement in Europe: empirical and practitioner insights. Presented at the ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) Conference, Toronto, CA
  10. Kahn, K., Montero, C. S., & Voigt, C. (2018). Workshop - STEAM Learning in formal and informal settings via craft and maker projects. Presented at the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference, Trondheim, Norway. DOI: 10.1145/3202185.3205869
  11. Voigt, C., Unterfrauner, E., & Stelzer, R. (2017). Diversity in FabLabs:  Culture, Role Models and the Gendering of Making. In International Conference on Internet Science. Thesaloniki, GR: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70284-1_5
  12. Unterfrauner, E., Voigt, C., Schrammel, M., & Menichinelli, M. (2017). The Maker Movement and the Disruption of the Producer-Consumer Relation. In Internet Science Workshops. Thessaloniki, GR. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77547-0_9 
  13. Voigt, C., Kieslinger, B., Schäfer, T. (2017). User Experiences Around Sentiment Analyses, Facilitating Workplace Learning, in: Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. Vancouver, Canada, 9-14 July. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58562-8_24
  14. Unterfrauner, E., & Voigt, C. (2017). Makers’ ambitions to do socially valuable things. The Design Journal, 20 (Sup1), 3317–3325. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352835
  15. Schröder, A., Junginger, S., & Voigt, C. (2016). Design thinking. In Kongress „Innovationen für die Gesellschaft – Neue Wege und Methoden zur Entfaltung des Potenzials sozialer Innovationen (pp. 42–47). Berlin, GER.
  16. Voigt, C. & Bright, J. (2016). The lightweight Smart City and  Biases in repurposed Big Data. In The Second International Conference on Human and Social Analytics (HUSO 16). Barcelona, Spain 
  17. Voigt, C., Dobner, S., & Schmidt, M. (2016). Collaborative Mapping and the Reliability of Volunteered Data. In The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications (COLLA 16). Barcelona, Spain: Xpert Publishing Services. *** Best Paper Award ***
  18. Voigt, C., Holtgrewe, U., & Degelsegger, A. (2016). Unpacking the openness of open evaluations. In Open Evaluation Conference. Vienna, Austria.
  19. Voigt, C., Montero, C. S., & Menichinelli, M. (2016). An empirically informed  taxonomy for the Maker movement. In International conference on Internet Science (INSCI  2016). Florence, Italy: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45982-0_17
  20. Voigt, C. (2016). Facing relativism in interpretive research with hermeneutic audit trails. Working Paper / 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). 
  21. Voigt, C., Misuraca, G., Csaba Kucsera, & Lipparini, F. (2016). ICT-enabled Social Innovations in Social Services: Mapping the Evidence. In CeDEM16 - Conference for E-Democracy and Open Governement. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/CeDEM.2016.15
  22. Voigt, C., Dobner, S., Ferri, M., Hahmann, S., & Gareis, K. (2016). Community engagement strategies for  crowdsourcing accessibility information:  Paper, Wheelmap-Tags and Mapillary-Walks. In 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Austria. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41267-2_35
  23. Misuraca G., Kucsera, C., Lipparini F., Voigt C., and Radescu R., (2015) ''Mapping and Analysis of ICT-enabled Social Innovation initiatives promoting social investment in integrated approaches to the provision of social services, European Commission's Joint Research Centre, IPTS (Technical Reports).
  24. Voigt, C.; Dobner, S.; Neuschmid, J. (2015) Data-driven and Value Sensitive Urban Decision Making. In e-Challenges Conference e-2015. Vilnius, Lithuania. DOI: 10.1109/eCHALLENGES.2015.7441077
  25. Dobner, S.; Voigt, C. (2015) Crowdsourcing Accessibility Information: An Exploration of Categorization Challenges. Presented at the Walk 21 - Stepping Ahead, Vienna, Austria.
  26. Voigt, C.; Havlik, D.; Leo, H.; Vogler, M. (2013) Situated, crowdsourced microlearning: From micro-content to micro-arguments, 7th Int. Microlearning Conference, Krems, Austria, 26-27 September. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4252.3281
  27. Voigt, C.; Simonin-Dufaux, M.; Mallows, D.; Manzoni, A.; Desjardin, F.; Magnin, P. (2013) A hands-on perspective on integrating emotional literacy in teacher practices A. Tannhäuser & S. Feliciano (Ed.), Improving Quality of Vocational Training – Tools, Frameworks and Current Practices, EFQUEL, Brussels.   
  28. Voigt, C.; Holocher-Ertl, T.; Giorgini, F. (2012). Roadmapping enterprise (micro-)learning: Needs, trends and potential game changers, 6th Int. Microlearning Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 9-10 July. 
  29. Voigt, C.; Cooper, A. (2012). Context-aware roadmapping through large scale data sifting and stakeholder workshops, Demonstration at 12th Int. Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies, Graz, Austria, 5-7 Sept. 
  30. Voigt, C. (2011). Signs on the Wall: Reading Indicators of Change to Inform Your TEL Strategies; Panel Session with Lefrere, P.; Klamma, R.; Griffiths, D.; Kamtsiou, V.; Van den Brande, L. - Online Educa Berlin. Berlin, GER: 1-2 Dec 2011.    
  31. Voigt, C., Unterfrauner  E. & Kieslinger, B. (2011). Identifying Weak Signals in Expert Discussions of Technology Enhanced Learning eChallenges e-2011 Conference. Florence, IT: Oct 2011.
  32. Voigt, C. (2011). The illusive nature of weak signals. Presentation at Think-Tank Workshop. EC-TEL 2011 Conference, Palermo, IT: 20 -22 Sept. 2011.    
  33. Voigt, C., Naeve, N. & Lefrere, P. (2011). Exploiting the dynamics of weak signals. The Difference that Makes a Difference: an interdisciplinary workshop on information and technology. Open University, Milton Keynes, UK: 7-9 Sept 2011.
  34. Pozzi, F., Persico, D., Dimitriadis, Y., Joubert, M., Tissenbaum, M., Tsovaltzi, D., Voigt, C., Wise, A. (2011) Structuring online collaboration through 3TS: task, time and teams - White Paper. Alpine Rendez-Vous 2011, La Clusaz, FR: 27-31 Mar 2011.   
  35. Voigt, C. (2010). A Pattern in the making: The contextual analysis of electronic case-based learning. In P. Goodyear & S. Retalis (Eds.), Technology-enhanced learning: Design Patterns and Pattern Languages: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
  36. Voigt, C. & Sanderson, G. (2010). Cross-Disciplinary E-Portfolio Discussions: Prototypes, Frames and Metaphors. Sloan-C Conference, Orlando, USA
  37. Voigt, C.; MacFarlane, K. (2010) The affective domain and social networking: definitorial issues and misleading assumptions - Workshop during 5th EC-TEL,  28 September-1 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
  38. Voigt, C.; Barker, S.; King, S.; Macfarlane, K.; Sawyer, T.; Scutter, S.(2010). Conceptualising social networking capabilities: Connections, objects, power and affect. Ascilite 2010, Sydney, Australia
  39. Voigt, C. (2010). Between innovation and 'business-as-usual': an institution-wide adoption of Moodle. MoodleMoot AU 2010, Melbourne, Australia
  40. Voigt, C. (2009). A question of purpose: Community embedded ePortfolios   in Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference –ASCILITE 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.
  41. Voigt, C.; Haider, A.; Koronios, A.; Schmid, S. (2009). Identifying barriers and realising benefits: Open source software in government agencies, Adelaide: University of South Australia.
  42. Voigt, C. (2008). Logics of Online Collaboration: Scripts, Polychronicity and Improvisation , ACIS 2008 – 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 3-5.
  43. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2006). Describing a design pattern: Why is it not enough to identify patterns in educational design? in Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference –ASCILITE 2006, Sydney, Australia.
  44. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2006). Learning through interaction: Improving practice with design‐based research International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 3(3), pp. 207-224
  45. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2006). From surface to meaningful collaboration: An activity theory perspective. Paper presented at the International Conference: e-Society 2006, Dublin, Ireland.
  46. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2006). Online Case Discussions: Tensions in Activity Systems. Paper presented at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), July 5 - 7, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
  47. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2005). Instigating Interaction In Electronic Case-Based-Learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on the e-Society 2005, Malta.
  48. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2004). Contextual e-learning evaluation: A preliminary framework. Journal of Educational Media, 29(3), pp. 175-187.
  49. Voigt, C. & Swatman, P. M. C. (2003). Learning to Learn: HCI-Methods for personalised eLearning. In J. Jacko & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction: Theory and Practice (Part I), Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction International 2003 (pp. 1081-1085). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  50. Voigt, C. and Swatman, P.M.C. (2003): Evaluating e-Learning contextually: Finding the right perspective, In Advances in Technology-Based Education: Toward a Knowledge-Based Society (Volume 2) ed. by Villas, A.M., Gonzales, J.A.M. and Gonzales, J.M., pp. 698-702.