Stefan Goellner is a Research Scientist at Design Research Lab of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, University of the Arts Berlin. He is currently working on his PhD thesis in which he investigates participatory approaches for the design of inclusive and sustainable technologies for ageing societies; he is also involved in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research founded project »SmartSenior«.
After finishing his degree in Communication Design at University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2006, Stefan Göllner worked as a freelance designer in the Cologne. From 2007 to 2009 he joined the research department of Academy Of Media Arts Cologne and conducted design-research projects for investigating participatory technology development in urban communities. Stefan Göllner is founder of design research group act-local.eu and member of German Society of design research and theory (DGTF).