Dr. Yvonne Dittrich is professor in Software Engineering at the IT University of Copenhagen. Yvonne Dittrich research interest lies in the intersection between (participatory) ICT design and software engineering. She has researched use-oriented design and development of software and software development as cooperative work for more than 20 years. Yvonne has applied empirical methods in cooperation with industrial partners and public agencies since 1997 and developed ‘Cooperative Method Development’, a research approach that combines ethnography and software process improvement. In earlier research, she also addressed the introduction of software architecture and of architecture-based quality management.