Tania Rodriguez-Kaarto

Tania Rodriquez Garcia's (Doctoral Candidate) interests range from Graphic Design and language acquisition through interactive storytelling. She is also interested in the potential of Graphic Design in education tools for adults to aid cultural assimilation in Finland.

Tania has been a Doctoral Candidate since December 2012 and is now figuring out a future prototype for her research to advance Finnish language learning in adults. She will let you know how it turned out! She has participated in some projects that relate to her research interests such as City Sets and co-written papers with her colleagues on co-designing.

Tania's research concentrates on how design solutions help foreigners acquire advanced skills in Finnish language to can speed their cultural assimilation process. In the search for tools that boost ‘Finnish for specific purposes’, this research as taken us to the realm of Language learning studies which help to understand the potential of feasible adaptive design solutions in this area.

The exploratory stage of the project is close to completion and the future solutions start to be visible. We are looking into the development of prototypes that augment the acquisition and use of Finnish language specific to different professional fields.

Tania is regularly teaching design software to BA students in the fields of 3D modeling, Conservation, Photography, Fashion design and textile design.