Merja Bauters is research professor in digital transformation School of Digital Technologies and a docent of semiotics in the University of Helsinki. Bauters has been involved and executed research, planned and guided co-design, participatory and design thinking processes in multiple EU- and national projects, on learning and technology enhanced learning.
Bauters has been lecturing in over 30 different courses on design, design methods, semiotics and project communication. She received her PhD from Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki 2007, discussing Charles Peirce thoughts on interpretation. She has directed PhDs, over 100 bachelor thesis and acted as opponent to PhD on teachers learning in Socio-Technical System.