joined Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab in September 2004 as a member of...+
joined Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab in September 2004 as a member of the Socio-digital Systems Group (SDS). Since joining, I've undertaken investigations into a range of routine aspects of everyday life - with a particular emphasis on life at home. For instance, I've shown what some might describe as an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt, clutter and similar seemingly banal subject matter. Most recently, I have begun obsessing over robots and other curious ‘thinking’ machines. Much of this work has been considered alongside the design of computing technology. Rather than informing design directly, however, I've sought with varying success to open up the possibilities for different and hopefully new ways of interacting with technology.
is Ph.Lic. in industrial design, educated at Umeå Institute of Design....+
is Ph.Lic. in industrial design, educated at Umeå Institute of Design. Her research interests are in the area of design research and affective interaction. It is challenging to develop design research as field of research and also link this research to practicing designers, so it can become useful both for academia and industry. The design examples that she has been involved in are mainly in the area of affective interaction, where one main outcome has been to find qualities for bodily emotional experiences. Right now she is working in the Affective Health project, which deals with experience and reflection on bio-data. The current focus of this research project is about sharing of bio-data.
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joined MobileLife in February 2014 as a research assistant in Barry...+
joined MobileLife in February 2014 as a research assistant in Barry Brown's group. He is on leave of absence from Ericsson where he worked on software for 4G base stations. Antoine is also partner of a music startup for which he developed a group music recommendation engine. His interests cover embedded programming, physics and machine learning. Currently, he is researching ubiquitous speech recognition systems.
is an interdisciplinary researcher within the field of Human-Computer...+
is an interdisciplinary researcher within the field of Human-Computer Interaction and a Ph.D at the Mobile Life Centre in Kista, Sweden. He does ethnographically informed reserach and design of live video applications on mobile platforms, from studies of situated action to the ongoing development and design of Instant Broadcasting System, a next-generation production tool for editing mobile live video. Arvid’s background is in Media Technology (MSc, KTH, Stockholm), filmmaking and digital postproduction (San Diego State Univ.) and media studies (Uppsala Univ.). Outside academia he has been involved in various film, video, photography and installation projects. His previous work also includes consultancy projects on electronic newspaper publishing, research evaluation and ICT & learning +46703858980 firstname.lastname@example.org
is a Professor at Stockholm University, and research director at Mobile...+
is a Professor at Stockholm University, and research director at Mobile Life. He was previously an associate professor at the University of California, a research fellow at the University of Glasgow and a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard’s research labs in Bristol. His recent work has focused on the sociology and design of leisure technologies - computer systems for leisure and pleasure. Recent publications span top forums in both social and technology fields, and include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating. He has a book forthcoming with MIT press titled "enjoying machines", and he has edited books on music consumption and mobile phone use. His qualifications include a degree in computer science from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Surrey.
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is a PhD-student in Human-Machine Interaction with specialization in...+
is a PhD-student in Human-Machine Interaction with specialization in Mobile Interaction Design at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Bin Zhu is a teacher in Internet and Games Department, School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art. Her research area is about affective interaction involving users bodily and somatically in communication. She is interested in how mobile technology can be designed to help people gain closer connection from emotional dimension. She also has a background of digital movie making. Before she moves to small screen on mobile phones, she had experience of making short films, TV programs and animation.
received a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Moscow Institute of...+
received a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Russia, in 2007. During the next five years she worked in a business development department at a medical devices company in Russia. After her years in industry she decided to take on business studies tailored to the Life Science industry. In September 2012 she enrolled a two-years Master Program in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute, that aim to bridge the gap between scientific research and business. She truly believes in patient empowerment as a way to improve quality of healthcare, this is also why she chose to work with the Affective Health project during her practical internship.
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joined MobileLife in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral...+
joined MobileLife in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship and is currently working with Nokia in Tampere until February 2014. His current research interests include honing methods to conduct large scale, remote participatory design and use analysis as well as exploring the ethical challenges and responsibilities new technologies places on the researchers who study them. Donny received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2012 and before moving to Sweden was working with the Edinburgh Festivals to identify areas where current research could be applied without disrupting the experience of attending cultural events and to design applications that fit with the practices of festivalgoers.
did a degree (BEng and MEng) in Telecommunication Engineering in Sevilla...+
did a degree (BEng and MEng) in Telecommunication Engineering in Sevilla, and a master in Interactive Systems Engineering, at KTH, in Stockholm. She came to Mobile Life in 2010, to do her master thesis supervised by Annika Waern. She was part time employed for the DanceCrew project in collaboration with Movinto FUN, designing whole body interaction games for the Oriboo game platform. From Mars 2011, she was full time employed at SICS, participating in different studies for the LIREC project. Now she is a Ph.D. student. Her research revolves around designing for whole body interaction, mediated, supported, or triggered by the use of technology. Her mixed background grants her the possibility to participate in design processes that balance user-driven and technology-driven approaches.
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is a social anthropologist and researcher within the field of Human-...+
is a social anthropologist and researcher within the field of Human-Computer Interaction. She started her Ph.D. student position at the Mobile Life Centre in May 2011. Elin does research focused on ethnographic methods and analysis. She has done fieldwork at sports bars, among amateur broadcasters and amateur meteorologists. Her interests lie mainly with people’s leisure activities, nature experiences and also the role of technology within these areas. Elin holds a Master in Social Anthropology at University of Lund. She is also working part time (20%) as an assistant for the administrative coordinator at Mobile Life Centre.
On maternity leave from May 2013
works a scientist at ABB Corporate Research, where her main research...+
works a scientist at ABB Corporate Research, where her main research area is industrial user experience and especially mobile human-computer interaction. She is involved in conducting user studies and designing concepts for several different industrial domains, including maritime and process automation. Elina’s background is in mobile industry as she earlier worked at Nokia as a researcher and her PhD thesis outlined design implications for mobile user interfaces of Internet services. In 2010, Elina worked as a visiting researcher in the Future Interaction Technologies Lab in Swansea University, UK.
is working as a PhD student in design research. She is an industrial...+
is working as a PhD student in design research. She is an industrial designer with a MFA in interaction design from Umeå Institute of design. Her research interests involve dilemmas such as perceptions of temporality, rhythm, pulse and memory. She is also interested in how to motivate people to reflect upon and (maybe) change their behavior in everyday life. She used to live by the Norwegian Sea working as a musician but decided to change her main profession from music to architecture, industrial design and now design research. Her work is currently focusing in the project Re-Mobiling, Breaking apart time and technology.
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is a Innovation Project manager, Future Home IKEA of Sweden, M.Sc Techn...+
is a Innovation Project manager, Future Home IKEA of Sweden, M.Sc Techn.
I am fascinated by the potential and the positive impact there is in designing beautiful, sustainable solutions for the many people. My contribution is to connect people and provide space for “new things to happen”. I love to build on ideas together with others and to create good stuff & new business to be proud of. I want to ensure bottom up approach, openness and transparency. There are three main purposes for cooperation within Future Home: 1) To deliver ground-breaking sustainable Homes (furnishing, house and community) to bring a greater everyday living for the many people, 2) To foster an environment of innovation and business development, 3) To be perceived as leading in functionality and green innovation.
is a sociologist (M.Sc., Stockholm University) and researcher within the...+
is a sociologist (M.Sc., Stockholm University) and researcher within the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Fredrik started as a research assistant at the Mobile Life Centre in August 2013. His ethnographic research focuses on leisure activities engaged in the outdoors and peoples experiences of nature and the wild, as well as the role and possibilities with technology within this context. The overall aim is to contribute with ethnographic insights in order to understand and generate systems that support sharing nature experiences online and display them at home in urban areas. Fredrik’s previous work includes a master thesis on the constraints and possibilities of applying Goffman’s dramaturgical model on face-to-face interaction to mediated interaction, and publications in other diverse topics such as hate crime and discrimination.
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´s research interests involve aspects of tangible and embodied...+
´s research interests involve aspects of tangible and embodied interaction. In particular Jakob is interested in technologies that allow for increased bodily, physical, and social engagement. Currently, he is working in a project called Generalised Interaction Models that investigate future ways of interacting with mobile and tangible technologies, with the long term ambition of developing the “desktop metaphor” for mobile interaction.
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is a master student of Business Information Systems at the TU Darmstadt...+
is a master student of Business Information Systems at the TU Darmstadt and currently studies at the Royal Institute of Technology as an exchange student. She holds a bachelor degree in BIS from the University Magdeburg. In her masters she focused on leadership and Human Computer Systems. In January 2014 she joined Mobile Life Centre and is currently writing her masters thesis connected to the Affective Health project. This system will be augmented by the Heart Rate Variability to deliver an even more comprehensive picture on the bodily reactions of stress. In her thesis she will research ways to visualize this data.
is back from his post doctoral position at the IT University in...+
is one of the founders and the CEO of Movinto Fun – a Swedish startup...+
is one of the founders and the CEO of Movinto Fun – a Swedish startup company that creates interactive products that make pople move and have fun. The first product, Oriboo, is launched in 2012 and is a spin off from Jin’s PhD thesis, KinAesthetic Interaction Design – Designing for the Pleasure of Motion, carried out at Interactive Institute and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm Sweden. The project was truly interdisciplinary and merged her two backgrounds, i.e. MSc in Human-Computer Interaction/Engineering Physics from KTH and BFA in Dance Education from University College of Dance. Before founding Movinto Fun, Jin worked as project manager for design research projects at Interactive Institute.
is a PhD student in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at Mobile...+
is a PhD student in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at Mobile Life Centre. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and a Master’s degree in Computer Animation. Her current research interest is to investigate a new hybrid media from a design perspective that combines emergent mobile technologies for video interaction with the advances in the Internet of Things. Jinyi has industrial experiences in the field of Graphic Design, Interaction Design and Animation. She has been working for various companies, including KONE Corporation and Naturskyddsföreningen. She has also been involved in designing and building prototypes for the EU project EnRiMa.
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is a Material & Technical Development Manager at IKEA of Sweden....+
is a Material & Technical Development Manager at IKEA of Sweden.
I’m passionate about the building-blocks of our lives, our homes, and all the things surrounding us to assist and bring joy, harmony and ease to our everyday life. Fascinated by how a material or solution can be the enabler for adding both rational and emotional valuables to human needs of many. The never ending searches for knowledge, to better enable us to improve to answer to the needs of life in a better way are the main purpose for this cooperation.
has studied Cognitive Science at Linköping University. She wrote her...+
has studied Cognitive Science at Linköping University. She wrote her master thesis on the Affective Health system at Mobile Life Center in 2011. In her thesis she explored everyday use of a mobile application with biosensors for a longer period of time. She has continued research on the Affective Health system to further understand how it could help users to monitor their bodily reactions and is exploring the possibility of sharing bodily data. She has also conducted research on a robot assistant placed in a workplace environment, as a part of the LIREC-project.
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Jon Back (Ph.Lic.) is a game design researcher with focus on play in...+
Jon Back (Ph.Lic.) is a game design researcher with focus on play in public places. He designs larps, as well as board games and pervasive games. He is interested in how to design for certain feelings and experiences creted in the games. In his spare time he is interested in street performance and mind reading magic.
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is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and Communication...+
is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Jord has participated in the “Supple project” as the hardware designer. Jordi's Ph.D. focuses in interdisciplinary design teams. He is interested in design methods and tools that match the future of IT devices and playfulness of the Internet of Things. Jordi is also a teacher assistant in RFID course, Product Realization Processes and Sensor Based Systems in KTH.
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hold a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University, and a BEng in...+
hold a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University, and a BEng in Computer Engineering (Software). He has worked as a researcher at the APA-IUT Cert at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran (2008-2010).
During his Master Thesis he worked on a system that uses an Android app to monitor, record and analyse effects of seasonal changes of human's health and well-being. He is currently working as a software developer for WeMeMove AB, a newly established company spun-off from SICS Internet of Sports project and is part of the that is building a learning tool for cross-country skiing, in partnership with Ski Team Sweden.
is working as a PhD student from Stockholm’s University, as part of Game...+
is working as a PhD student from Stockholm’s University, as part of Game Group, in the Mobile Life Centre. KiM started in January of 2010 and is working on the combination of Pervasive Games, Mixed Reality and the Internet of Things. Having written a master thesis on a Game Design Methodology and a second master thesis on multicore processing, his background also includes over 10 years of Software Engineering experience, at least 6 of which were in industry. KiM is currently working on the research and production of a pervasive game under the working title, “Heroes”, where he will be concentrating on design aspects pertaining to a pervasive game engine and emergent properties.
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is Director of the Centre and appointed professor in Interaction Design...+
is Director of the Centre and appointed professor in Interaction Design at the Royal Institute of Technology from April 2012. She is also part-time at SICS. She is one of the founders of the Mobile Life centre that started in 2007 - a centre that has now grown into being 35 researchers, working in close contact with a number of industrial partners. Höök is known for her work on social navigation, mobile services, affective interaction and lately, ways of involving users bodily and somatically in interaction. She has formed a research agenda around consumer-oriented Internet of Things, building applications integrating sensors/actuators with cloud services to form interesting end-user applications.
is a master student in the field of Human – Computer Interaction, from...+
is a master student in the field of Human – Computer Interaction, from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her main interest lies within interaction design and has the last two years focused on learning about different interaction design methods through different projects. She has previously read a bachelor in print communication, where she learnt about graphical technology and communication. However, her main interest for the future lies within HCI since she finds it more innovating and challenging. Lidija joined the Mobile Life Centre in January 2014 to conduct her master thesis, connected to the project “Internet of Sports”. She is researching how the experience of running can be increased for the ordinary runner during a running session, by using interactive materials and technology. This will be done by investigating two extreme groups of runners, night – and trail runners, who assumingly uses the latest sport technology and to see experiences they strive for when running. The results will end up in 2-3 design proposals for her master thesis.
joined Mobile Life as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in April 2012. His...+
joined Mobile Life as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in April 2012. His research interests lie at the intersection of interaction design and computer science. Lucian aims to design more compelling human-machine interactions focusing specifically on the ways in which technical innovations continuously rework the distinctions between people and machines. To imagine and design novel human-machine experiences, Lucian draws on his observations of technology in use together with scholarship on the mutual constitution of humans and non-humans from a diverse set of disciplines including anthropology, feminist studies, and philosophy of science. Lucian received a PhD in computer science from Cornell University in 2012. While at Cornell, he was awarded an Intel PhD Fellowship in 2010.
is the head of ABB development centre in Bangalore, India. In Bangalore...+
is the head of ABB development centre in Bangalore, India. In Bangalore Magnus will work closely with ABB research and lead the implementation of the many of the research results into ABB products. Prior to his position in India, Magnus worked as manager at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden, His group in Västerås worked with research in the area of software architecture and user experience, where thorough work with the software architecture is needed to reach great user experience. Magnus is also engaged part time in the academia as an adjunct professor at Mälardalen University in the area of component-based software engineering and software architecture. Since 2007 Magnus has been invited to the Swedish foundation for strategic research, to do work on new national research programs.
is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre. She started in the centre in...+
is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre. She started in the centre in August 2008. She has a background in business and management from the industry where she has worked in a number of SME’s as director of Finance. She has also experience from start-ups and has established a company. She has studied marketing strategy, strategic management, operations management and business administration and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. She is part of the EIT ICT labs technology transfer program at SICS that covers her interest for the innovation system and the processes of commercialisation. She is also part of the management team of Center for Networked System, a research centre based at the SICS Swedish ICT.
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holds a 3-year VinnMER Fellowship and will during this period be a...+
holds a 3-year VinnMER Fellowship and will during this period be a visiting researcher at Mobile Life. She is a senior lecturer in Media Technology at the School of Communication, Media and IT at Södertörn University. The theme for her project at Mobile Life is ‘Nomadic Interaction Models’. Her current main interests are collaboration in practice, design quality and norm-critical design.
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is a visiting scholar who is currently a post doctoral researcher in the...+
is a visiting scholar who is currently a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Her research brings together approaches from Human Computer Interaction, Anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies for the study of sociotechnical systems. She conducts ethnographic research on software systems and computational work, focusing on the cultures and politics of design in organizations and digital societies.
Her research interests include materiality of computing, infrastructure studies, design ethnography, embodiment and temporality, software studies, and feminist and critical theory. Her current work examines the relationship between computational work and time in the case of a long-lived computational infrastructure project supporting on ongoing NASA-ESA space science mission. This project considers how people's careers are shaped by obsolescence and how they approach concerns of legacy, inheritance and survival of computational practices at the end of project life-cycles.
Marisa is a member of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing at UC Irvine and will be visiting with the Mobile Life Centre this year before starting a faculty position at the IT University of Copenhagen.
is a full time research assistant and Ph.D Student at Mobile Life @ SICS...+
is a full time research assistant and Ph.D Student at Mobile Life @ SICS with a background in engineering physics and complex adaptive systems, currently focusing on interaction design and more specifically human-robot interaction and user centered Internet of Things. In 2008 he worked with the robotics company Ugobe for three months based on a personal grant from Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning. Since 2008 Mattias is working in the European funded LIREC project focusing on studying aspects of companionship, developing new study methods and novel interaction models e.g. the ActDresses design concept. Here we explore how the things we already do to express ourselves through the outer design of our digital artifacts could rub off on the behaviour of the artefacts themselves.
is a visiting PhD-candidate from the Stockholm School of Economics...+
is a visiting PhD-candidate from the Stockholm School of Economics department of media and economic psychology. Mattias visits to finish a PhD in pervasive game design for advertising and learning.
He researches the consumers´/players´ experiences and reactions, when exposed to persuasive pervasive games for learning and advertising. His work bridges consumer behaviour sciences, game design and play theory. The research is carried out in cooperation with the Energy Design Studio of the Interactive Institute and focuses on causal statistical modelling of data from field experiments with the prototype pervasive-persuasive games, see also Agents Against Power Waste.
He was also business-research leader for the FP6 project IperG that developed prototype pervasive game design.
is a guest designer at the Mobile Life Center since November 2013. She...+
is a guest designer at the Mobile Life Center since November 2013. She holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design and a Master degree in Communication Design from the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). She wrote her master thesis on the perception of territory. Michela proposed a Co-Design approach that encourages participants to draw collaborative maps in order to explore the perception of everyday life in the neighbourhood in the urban environment. With experiences in graphic design, she joined Mobile Life Center as a guest designer to further explore perception of territory through the advances of the digital technology.
is manager of the User Experience Lab at Ericsson Research in Sweden. At...+
is manager of the User Experience Lab at Ericsson Research in Sweden. At Ericsson he and his group is studying the use of communication systems from the end-user perspective and doing exploratory work in new service concept areas. Mikael has been working with user experience issues and interaction design for mobile and fixed communication systems at Ericsson since 1994. Prior to Ericsson he worked 10 years at Digital Equipment with user centred system development and user interface design. In addition to several publications within the human-computer interaction area he has participated at panels and as invited speaker at international HCI conferences and seminars. Mikael have a long experience working in international standardisation and research foras like ITU WP8F and the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). In WWRF he was vice chairman elect of working group 1 (The Human Perspective and Service Concepts) for 2002-2007. He was also a member of the program committee for “Services and IT-implementation” at the Swedish innovation agency - VINNOVA between 2001-2009. Mikael has a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
is Head of Research at IKEA of Sweden and chair of the board of Mobile...+
is Head of Research at IKEA of Sweden and chair of the board of Mobile Life.
I get a lot of energy from our vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. Far too many solutions and products are aimed for people with quite high income. Far too many solutions and products are aimed for the few moments in life, not for the everyday. Far too many solutions and products don’t create true value for people. I want to explore how we jointly can reach beyond what we could reach by our own.
is a physics engineering student at KTH and is currently doing her...+
has just completed the MSc Human Centred Systems at City University,...+
has just completed the MSc Human Centred Systems at City University, London and her thesis was based upon research conducted at Mobile Life working with Barry Brown, during summer 2012. With a keen interest in field research, ethnography and ethnomethodology in relation to HCI, Moira has now happily returned to Mobile Life to work with Barry on a number of different projects investigating how people use smart phones in everyday life.
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holds a position as IT-strategist at the City of Stockholm’s IT-...+
holds a position as IT-strategist at the City of Stockholm’s IT-department at the Executive Office. During her long experience in the City, she has been working in different leading positions in different departments, among other Head of Administrative Development at the Executive Office and Head of IT Development at Stockholm Business Region. During that time she was active in positioning Stockholm as the IT Capital and Mobile City.
Monica has also been appointed expert to the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and Vinnova regarding e-democrazy and e-services. She has been chairman of the national e-service Award Guldlänken and the Program Manager of The Stockholm Challenge Award.
will do a Ph.D. in the Mobility studio on video related research issues...+
will do a Ph.D. in the Mobility studio on video related research issues, starting off with developing the Instant Broadcasting System. In 2007 he was awarded the Overseas Scholarship for MS/PhD for Sweden by Higher Education Commission (HEC) where he started his Masters in Internet- Working at KTH. He has a BSc Software Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology in Taxila, Pakistan.
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is member of the board of the Mobile Life board. He studied MSc in...+
is member of the board of the Mobile Life board. He studied MSc in Engineering Physics at Uppsala University and joined Ericsson in 1997. Niklas has 14 years of experience from working with telecommunications and internet-based systems such as Voice over IP, MobileTV, IPTV and Advanced Communications Systems. He is currently Director for Services and Software Research at Ericsson Research in Kista.
is a professor at the Department of Computer and Systems sciences at...+
is a professor at the Department of Computer and Systems sciences at Stockholm University, and he also leads the Mobility studio at the Mobile Life Vinn Excellence Centre. Oskar has worked in many fields related to the sociology of computing, including sociology of knowledge and engineering work and sociology of traffic and road use, related to the design of mobile applications for people on the road. His current approach draws on ethnographic fieldwork of mobile user practices to influence the design of various applications. The fields of interest covers the next generation of amateur video production, the role of fashionable aesthetics in mobile design, and human animal interaction.
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studied Computer Engineering at IST in Lisbon, specializing in Graphical...+
studied Computer Engineering at IST in Lisbon, specializing in Graphical Computing and EIS. Pedro did his Master’s work at Mobile Life on the Affective Health, graduating in 2008. Since that year he has been doing his PhD at Mobile Life. Pedro's PhD is based on fieldwork in Vanuatu, among communities, which had only very recently been introduced to the world of mobile communications. Getting those first hand impressions and reflecting on their mobile interaction has been the inspiring force behind his research. How do our bodies orient themselves around the technology? Is it legitimate to spend so much time playing with our mobiles? What does it mean for economically constrained communities? How can we think about and help alleviate this tension? These are some of the questions which motivate Pedro's work.
is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. She holds a PhD in Human Computer...+
is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. She holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and has a background in engineering. Her interest the past years has been on technologies from the perspective of being the design material we as designers and researchers in HCI and interaction systems design work with. Petra argues for more of ground-level material explorations of technologies in order to find what potential these hold for design. And further, how we need methods and tools to help us better talk about and share this knowledge in the multidisciplinary design teams we work in. Petra currently leads the Material Explorations project within Mobile Life. (Photo: Edis Potori)
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is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and co-...+
is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and co-manages the Socio-Digital Systems group. Richard is concerned with how to design for ‘being human’ in an age when human-as-machine type metaphors, deriving from Turing and others, tend to dominate thinking in the area. Trained as a sociologist and with a strong passion for ordinary language philosophy, he has published over 120 papers and recently published his 10th book, Texture: Human expression in the age of communication overload, (MIT Press).
heads the Innovation unit within TeliaSonera Mobility Services, with...+
heads the Innovation unit within TeliaSonera Mobility Services, with responsibility for innovation, business incubation in selected areas and shaping of the future product portfolio. Roger Bengtsson has been with Telia/TeliaSonera since 1994. From 1999 he has been heading different units within Telia/TeliaSonera’s R&D, Business Development and Innovation. He has worked with mobile service, business and network issues from a holistic perspective (business, strategy, user, standardisation, technology) with the target to develop new business. Roger Bengtsson holds an MSc in Electrotechnical Engineering from Lund University, Sweden.
holds bachelor's degree in New Technologies for the Arts at Academy of...+
holds bachelor's degree in New Technologies for the Arts at Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and master's degree in Communication Design at the Politecnico di Milano, where she works for two years as assistant professor.
Thanks to the university studies and several collaborations in communication agencies she learned technical skills in video, photography and digital area. She has been working on communication design for urban environment since 2008. Serena is a guest designer at Mobile Life Centre in order to carry on and improve her master degree project. Her project focuses on the communication of natural and rural areas nearby the city through the use of digital devices.
is a Managment Assistant and additionally supports research projects...+
is a Managment Assistant and additionally supports research projects connected to the Centre. Previously she worked with the ‘Affective Health’ project as well as with the "Body and Nature - Yu project", which was a even part of her master thesis. She joined the Mobile Life Centre as a master student from Södertörns Högskola in January 2013. Sophie now holds a M.Sc. in Interactive Media Design and a B.A. in Media Management and Journalism. Her area of interest include user experience design, the theory and practice of a design process and social media related approaches.
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is CTO and Head of Technical development and administration at the City...+
is CTO and Head of Technical development and administration at the City of Stockholm’s IT-department at the Executive office. Stefan has worked with IT-related issues at the city for over 15 years and has also worked as Head of unit in one of the city’s today 14 city district administrations. Stefan’s remit includes responsibility for management and development of the city’s overall IT-infrastructure with its over 40000 employees and 80000 students, including strategys for mobility and also responsibility for the city’s Healthcare and Welfare systems.
is a PhD at the Mobile Life Centre. Her research interests lie mainly in...+
is a PhD at the Mobile Life Centre. Her research interests lie mainly in the everyday use of mobile technology and how it blends into our lives. Recently she has worked on how internet is used from mobile phones at home and how robot companions, how mobile services can support lifestyle change, and how can find their place in our lives and homes. She is currently starting several projects within sports, exploring the use of sensors and actuators to augment the experience and improve the performance of athletes.
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is working jointly for SICS and the Interactive Institute on a long-term...+
is working jointly for SICS and the Interactive Institute on a long-term project that aims to create a technique training tool for cross-country skiers of all abilities. This project is a continuation of his master thesis and is being run in conjunction with Ski Team Sweden cross-country and the Swedish Olympic Committee. Tom has a Master in Embedded Systems from Uppsala University, Sweden and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Loughborough University, England. Away from work, Tom enjoys railway modelling, hiking and playing cricket.
is President and Business Coach for SU Innovation. Prior to joining SU...+
is President and Business Coach for SU Innovation. Prior to joining SU Innovation in 2006, Ulf worked as the Business Coach and Interim President at the Stockholm School of Economics Business Lab for two years. Before that he served as the Senior Investment Manager at TeliaSonera. In 1999, he joined Telia Business Innovation, which cooperated with Silicon Valley-based US VC-fund Vision Capital, where Ulf worked from 2000 – 2001. From 1996 to 1999, he served as a Principal for Amerscan, a US venture capital firm focused on the Nordic countries. Ulf has during two periods worked as Vice President for IT and Services Industry at Swedish Trade Council. His background is from Swedish Startups within IT/Software/Computer Graphics/Services - for example founder and President of SweSI - Swedish Software Initiative in the second half of 1990-s - and own consultancy within Business Development Internationalization and Financing.
is professor in Computer and Systems Science, with emphasis on IT and...+
is professor in Computer and Systems Science, with emphasis on IT and Learning. Fors is also vice head of department at DSV. As vice head of DSV, Fors has a special responsibility to coordinate research and research information. Fors’ own research is focusing on virtual cases for learning and virtual encounters for learning and assessment. Fors was earlier professor in Medical Education Simulation at Karolinska Institutet and well as founding chairman of the department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics for more than 10 years.
has joined Mobile Life in January 2014 as a research assistant to aid in...+
has joined Mobile Life in January 2014 as a research assistant to aid in software development and other technical requirements. She has a master's degree in Health Informatics from Karolinska Institutet and a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Communication Technologies, with a major in Mobile Computation from Instituto Superior da Maia in Portugal. Vanja's interest in the technical area has started since she was very young, when she always wanted to know what was inside electronic equipment and wanted find out how they work. At the age of 13, she started programming and realised that that was the area where she wants to work with, as well as the wish to get more and more experienced in the field. Most of her free time, she spends on video games, tv and music.
started her Ph.D in Oct.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH....+
started her Ph.D in Oct.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH. Working on the field of HCI and Fashion, she is investigating body’s space,mobility and mobile technologies,clothes as interfaces within a cultural context. Her studies were in Product and Systems Design Engineering in Greece(5 years), a multidisciplinary study program ranging from design to congnitive science and systems theory. She did an exchange both at Köln International School of Design and Weissensee School of the Arts in Berlin (department of Textile and Surface Design) and worked at HyperWerk Institute of PostIndustrial Design in Basel, as part of “motoco project” developing her practical skills on mobile furniture, using natural materials.Her interest lies in crafts and “soft” technology (e-textiles) to create interactive prototypes that could be tested by users.
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<p>joined Mobile Life's game group to establish his master...+
<p>joined Mobile Life's game group to establish his master thesis working in an interface for game mastered pervasive games in the context of the game: ''Codename: Heroes''. He is a Computer Engineering student from UPC - BarcelonaTech (Spain) with a specialization in system interfaces and integration. Along with his studies he has been involved in the game development group team-iso and developed technological solutions for educational institutions in educabits. He is now working at Mobile Life as a Research engineer.</p>
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started working at the Mobile Life Center in January 2013 as a PhD...+
started working at the Mobile Life Center in January 2013 as a PhD student from the KTH Media Technology and Interaction Design Group (MID). Vincent holds bachelors degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Indiana University as well as a master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction Design from the IU School of Informatics and Computing. His previous graduate work circulated around values based design theory exploring social and cultural issues such as democracy, online activism, surveillance and privacy in public spaces, poverty, environmental sustainability, and how marginalized groups are empowered through passive resistance strategies such as ‘coolness’ and creative expression.
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is a PhD student in Media Technology and Interaction Design department...+
is a PhD student in Media Technology and Interaction Design department at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm as well as constantly joining creative processes at Mobile Life Centre. He does practice based artistic research involving practices from design and HCI and investigating topics around interactivity. Research field covers affective computing, visualization of emotions, physical interaction design and new media art taking perspective from bodily experiences and phenomenology. He has achieved Licentiate of Art in Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania, in media art and photography. He has being active in artistic proceedings as curating exhibitions and writing critical articles as well as running an art centre for several years in Vilnius, Lithuania, before moving to Sweden. His art projects were exhibited and screened in many venues all around the world.
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holds a master degree of Language and Culture at Linkoping University...+
holds a master degree of Language and Culture at Linkoping University and a master degree of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University. From May 2011, she started her PhD study at DSV in Stockholm University. She is in the mFashion project and her research focuses on the empirical studies of the fashion practices, such as fashion blogs and magazines, dressing in everyday life; theory of aesthetic interaction; historic study of mobile design and fashion theory. Her research not only aims to bring in new perspectives to both HCI and fashion theory, but is also to see how fashion, specially fashion practices, could influence mobile design in a new way in the future.
She is also a free lance fashion writer for the Chinese trend web fashion trend digest and a fashion blogger.
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is a master student in Software Engineering of Distributed System at...+
is a master student in Software Engineering of Distributed System at Royal Institute of technology. Along with his studies, he gained some expirence on Android and Java-based software developing. He has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Visualization from Gävle University. At Mobile Life he will be working on his mater thesis on the Somaesthetics project for Consumer Oriented Internet of Things. Yixian will be building a framework for garthering data from diffrent kinds of sensors, sending that data to the cloud and visualising that data in a mobile application.
works in the areas of human-machine interaction, especially casual,...+
works in the areas of human-machine interaction, especially casual, mobile and physical interaction. Ylva is currently working part-time as a researcher at the Mobile Life, and also as associate professor in interaction design at KTH. Her phd work concerned social, bodily and and hands-on making of screen-based interactive systems with children. Ylva has also done various work on mobile and robot technologies, exploring ways for people to control, interact with, and program their own things. For instance by putting new forms of clothes and accessories on them.