Airi Lampinen

joined MobileLife in September 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher in...

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joined MobileLife in September 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher in Barry Brown's group. Previously, she has been a researcher at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's School of Information and a research intern at Microsoft Research New England. Her research is focused on interpersonal boundary regulation in networked settings, such as the sharing economy and social network services. Recent publications span top forums, including the annual CHI and CSCW conferences as well as journals such as New Media and Society and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Her qualifications include a PhD in social psychology from University of Helsinki and a BSc (Eng.) from Aalto University's interdisciplinary Information Networks degree programme. Moreover, she is an associate at the independent Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki since 2013.

+46732807606

http://airilampinen.fi/

Alex Taylor

joined Microsoft Research Cambridge Lab in September 2004 as a member of...

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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.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/ast/

Andreas Axtelius

is a master's student in Mechatronics at the Royal Institute of...

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is a master's student in Mechatronics at the Royal Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. During the studies his main focus has been software development and embedded systems. At Mobile Life Centre he will conduct his master's thesis together with Simon Asplund working on the SOMA project. With Martin Jonsson as the supervisor, the aim of the master's thesis is to combine mechatronics and the field of somaesthetics in order to create new ways of interacting with technology.

Anna Ståhl

is Ph.Lic. in industrial design, educated at Umeå Institute of Design....

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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 SOMA project, which deals with aesthetic bodily experiences and reflections on these. The current focus of this research project is about evaluating prototypes built to capture these somaesthetic experiences.

+46 706 53 07 20

Arvid Engström

is an interdisciplinary researcher within the field of Human-Computer...

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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 arvid@mobilelifecentre.org

Barry Brown

is a Professor at Stockholm University, and research director at Mobile...

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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.

+46 70-284 50 31

http://barbro.tumblr.com/

Benjamin Glaser

is a co-founder of growth hacker agency Rebel and Bird. Benjamin has 15...

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is a co-founder of growth hacker agency Rebel and Bird. Benjamin has 15+ years of experience from digital services, product strategy, communication, brand building and game design for companies such as Warner Music, Bonnier, Stardoll, King, Spotify, Telenor, Motorola, MTG and others. He has been part of creating successful services and brands which engage more than 300 million consumers throughout the world. He is also an appreciated speaker in the fields of design thinking and digital strategy at industry and company events as well as RMI Berghs’s master classes.

Christian Virtala

is a Master’s student in Media Technology at Royal Institute of...

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is a Master’s student in Media Technology at Royal Institute of Technology.  During his time at KTH, Christian has studied programming in several objective
oriented languages as well as taken courses in the area of HCI, including Interaction Design, Multimodal Interactions and Interfaces and Interaction Programming. His main interests are located in the areas of Sustainability in ICT, the Sharing economy, Internet of Things, Interaction Design and programming. Next to his studies, Christian has worked part time as an System developer at Svea Ekonomi and as a coordinator for the reception of KTH new students. Moreover, he has developed a mobile application to Järfälla församling named “Hur mår du?” (How are you?) together with a group of peers. At Mobile Life, Christian works on his Master’s thesis in the Homes & Cities project. He examines opportunities for using windows as a way of visualizing information connected to the sharing economy. 

+46723042624

Deha Nemutlu Cambazoglu

is a master student at the department of Computer Science at Uppsala...

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is a master student at the department of Computer Science at Uppsala University. In her master studies, she focused on Human Computer Interaction and Computer Networks and combining these with her research interest in interaction design for the Internet of Things. She will conduct her master thesis at the Mobile Life Centre, supervised by Barry Brown, in Homes and Cities project where she is looking at interesting ways in which mobile technology can change how we interact and experience the spaces we share with others in our apartment buildings, such as the laundry room or the elevator. 

+46 735 953 970

http://se.linkedin.com/in/dehancambazoglu

Donny McMillan

joined Mobile Life in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral...

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joined Mobile Life in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship and is currently working on the Homes & Cities project in Mobile Life and the EU Network of Excellence in Internet Science. His current research interests include honing methods to conduct large scale, remote, and participatory user trials – using the collected data in the understanding of device and application use 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.

+46 70 181 5527

Elena Márquez Segura

did a degree (BEng and MEng) in Telecommunication Engineering in Sevilla...

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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.

+46 (0) 76 777 15 12
elena@mobilelifecentre.org

Elina Vartiainen

works a scientist at ABB Corporate Research, where her main research...

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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.

Elsa Vaara

is working as a PhD student in design research. She is an industrial...

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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.

+46 736 57 66 40

Academic title: MA interaction designer, PhD student

Eva-Carin Banka Johnson

is a Innovation Project manager, Future Home IKEA of Sweden, M.Sc Techn...

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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.

Fredrik Aspling

is a PhD candidate in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at the...

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is a PhD candidate in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. His research interests covers HCI theory and the intersection between nature, technology and people. He does ethnographically informed research with a focus on exploring theoretical frameworks for understanding the emerging dynamics of what could be labeled as multispecies or posthuman-computer interaction, namely sociotechnical interactions that goes beyond the human and the computer to involve nonhuman species (e.g., animals and plants). Currently he’s doing an ethnographic study on the use and experiences of proximity sensor cameras within the leisure activity of hunting, focusing on human-animal interaction. Fredrik has a background in Sociology (MSc, Stockholm University) and his previous work includes a critical development of Goffman’s dramaturgical approach on face-to-face interactions to online interactions (MSc Thesis), as well as publications in other diverse topics such as hate crime and discrimination.

+ 46 (0) 732 70 43 70

Title: PhD student

Fredrik Hagnell

is a master’s student in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems at...

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is a master’s student in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology. During his studies, his main focus has been on software development. He will conduct his master’s thesis at Mobile Life Centre with Elsa Vaara as supervisor. The aim of the thesis is to collect rhythm of people’s activities such as movement, writing or driving  and transform it into expressive language.

+46 70 091 15 91

Ilias Bergström

is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre. His areas of interest are...

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is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre. His areas of interest are human-computer interaction and media technology, informed by knowledge on human expertise and multisensory perception, from multiple disciplinary viewpoints. This is apparent both in his research towards developing system for live artistic audio-visual performance (the topic of his PhD research at University College London), and in the basic science experiments he conducted employing Virtual Reality technology, their outcomes contributing to neuroscience and psychology (the topic of his post-doctoral research at the eventLAB, Universitat de Barcelona). Fundamental to his work is the human ability to develop advanced levels of expert skills, and how these form the core to human professional and leisure activities. This refers both to professional domain expertise and to the multitude of other tasks we carry out daily, ludic or other. Two notions are central throughout: first that our cognitive abilities are not limited to the brain, with the body acting only as a vessel, but that our bodies and brains are one inseparable whole. This is informed from the philosophy of science literature on the various ‘Grounded’ cognition concepts.

Second, and related, is the notion that the majority of what we do, even some of the superficially simplest activity, actually demands considerable expertise. Throughout our lives, we have amassed extensive training, mastering a number of skills. It is a challenge in ICT research to then harness these existing skills, giving rise to what Marshall McLuhan refers to as extending technologies, in contrast to those he refers to as amputating ones.

His spare time interests are closely related to his research interests. He plays music (drumset, synthesizers and studio engineering),and also takes great pleasure in working on real-time audiovisual artistic performance, the subject of his PhD research, and a context for which he keeps developing software.

0046 (0)73-765 21 36

Academic title: Post doctoral researcher

Jakob Tholander

is a senior researcher working with aspects of embodied interaction. He...

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is a senior researcher working with aspects of embodied interaction. He has a background in HCI and technology enhanced learning. In particular Jakob is interested in technologies that allow for increased bodily, physical, and social engagement and has recently explored theories of performance and agency in interaction design . Currently, he is working in the Internet of Sports and Homes and Cities projects jakobth@dsv.su.se

Jarmo Laaksolahti

is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. He has a PhD in Computer and...

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is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. He has a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University, with a focus on HCI. Recently (October 2013) returned from a 2 year postdoc at the IT University of Copenhagen he is now back at the Centre full time.

His research interests are currently focused around the material properties of digital materials and how they can be explored, communicated, and productively used in design. In particular he is interested in the Internet of Things as a design material and argues for a broadened view of IoT technologies as they do not exist in a vacuum, but rather are intertwined with networks of people, practices, and places. In addition he has a long standing interest in incorporating the body in interaction with digital technologies in order to broaden the repertoire of human expression. Jarmo is currently leading the Material Explorations project, and is also part of the Somaesthetics project.

Title: Senior researcher Academic title: Ph.D.

Jinyi Wang

is a PhD student in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at Mobile...

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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. 

+46 (0) 734 61 11 45

Johanna Mercurio

has studied Cognitive Science at Linköping University. She wrote her...

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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.

+46 702 262 399
johanna@mobilelifecentre.org

John Turesson

is Master's Student in HCI at KTH. John has a background has a bachelor...

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is Master's Student in HCI at KTH. John has a background has a bachelor in Computer Science that basically makes him a programmer. His skills for desing has developed during his time in the Master's programme.He has knowledge for prototyping and builds both software (web and mobile apps) as well as physical artifacts (Arduino). John will work with Vasiliki Tsaknaki in the Arts & Crafts project, looking deeper into electronic jewelry and embodied interaction.

Title: Master's student Academic title: Master's student

Jon Back

Jon Back (Ph.Lic.) is a game design researcher with focus on play in...

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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.

+46 (0)708 - 32 71 43

http://www.lets-play.se/

Jordi Solsona

is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and Communication...

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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.

+46 736 75 03 79
jordisb@kth.se

Jussi Svensson

is a Master’s student in Media Technology at the School of Computer...

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is a Master’s student in Media Technology at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology. During his studies, he has taken courses on a wide variety of subjects, including web development, human-computer interaction, sustainable development, and image processing. At Mobile Life Centre, Jussi will work on his Master's thesis in the Homes & Cities project. He will conduct research on systems and services that allow neighbours to share goods with each other.

Karin Bergmark

is Professor in Sociology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities, ...

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is Professor in Sociology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Humanities,  Law and Social Sciences at Stockholm University. She held the chair as Head of  the Sociology department at Stockholm University between 2008 and 2012. Karin Bergmark has a long academic career within the field of Sociology, alcohol and organization research and, more recently, in the field of contemporary virtual activities and life online. Her dissertation (1995) was based on the Swedish case study for the International Colloborative Study on Alcoholics Anonymous – a ground-breaking study in its field. She is a member of Kettil Bruun Society; the main international network for social science alcohol research, IRGGA (the International Research Group on Gender and Alcohol), GENACIS (Gender, Alcohol and Culture: An International Study) and, at Stockholm University; ARG – the Addiction Research Group. She is affiliated to SIRG - Stockholm Internet Research Group. Karin Bergmark is member of the Mobile Life board.

Title: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic title: Professor

Kristina Höök

is Director of the Centre and appointed professor in Interaction Design...

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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.

+46-70-5617035
kiah@mobilelifecentre.org
http://www.sics.se/~kia/

Lucian Leahu

joined Mobile Life as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in April 2012. His...

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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.

lucian@sics.se

Maria Holm

is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre. She started in the centre in...

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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. Her expertise lies in the areas of marketing strategy, strategic management, operations management and business administration and she holds an MBA from Warwick Business School (WBS), University of Warwick, UK. She has also beem part of the EIT ICT labs technology transfer program at SICS that covers her interest for the innovation system and the processes of commercialisation. During 2008 - 2012 she acted as coordinator and member of the management team of the Institute Excellence Center, Center for Networked System, a research centre based at the SICS Swedish ICT. +46 (0) 709 85 51 92 maria@mobilelifecentre.org

+46 709 855 192

Title: Co-director Academic title: MBA

Martin Jonsson

is a senior researcher in the centre. His research interests lies within...

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is a senior researcher in the centre. His research interests lies within the realm of HCI with a specific focus towards tangible and embodied interaction and sensor based interactive systems. 

His previous research engagements ranges over context aware interaction, research on interaction design for children and physical interaction in school and museum settings. 

Martin is currently leading the Arts and Craft and SOMA project at Mobile Life.

 

Academic title: PhD

Mattias Jacobsson

Mattias is a full time researcher at Mobile Life @ SICS after...

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Mattias is a full time researcher at Mobile Life @ SICS after successfully defending his PhD Thesis entitled "Tinkering with Interactive Materials - Studies, Concepts and Prototypes" in December 2013. Currently his main interests revolves around user centered Internet of Things, Sports and how physical-digital materials can become sources of inspiration in a design process. This involves the study and use of various practices such as late night barefoot running, disassembly of gadgets in teams and hooking up raspberry pi's and other devices to the internet.

Mattias is currently on parental leave.

+46 703128557

Title: Researcher Academic title: PhD http://majakk.tumblr.com/

Mikael Anneroth

is manager of the User eXperience Lab at Ericsson Research in Sweden. At...

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is manager of the User eXperience Lab at Ericsson Research in Sweden. At Ericsson he and his group is study the use of communication systems from an end-user perspective and do exploratory work in new service concept areas. Mikael has been worked 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 long experience working in international standardisation and research foras like ITU WP8F and the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). In WWRF he was vice chair elect of working group 1 (The Human Perspective and Service Concepts) during 2002-2007. He has also acted as member of the program committee for “Services and IT-implementation” at the Swedish governmental innovation agency–VINNOVA during 2001-2009. He is acting deputy member of the Mobile Life board and has collaborated with the Centre since 2007. Mikael has a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Mikael Ydholm

is Head of Research at IKEA of Sweden and chair of the board of Mobile...

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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.

Moira McGregor

has completed the MSc Human Centred Systems at City University, London...

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has 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. Moira will start a PhD this autumn. 

+467606 46873

Mona Wilcke

is the CEO of Stockholm university holding AB. She holds a PhD from...

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is the CEO of Stockholm university holding AB. She holds a PhD from Stockholm University in biochemistry and is also founder of Glucox Biotech, a pharmaceutical company focusing on a diabetes drug development where she also operated as CEO for several years. She has set up an investment fund Sätila Medtech which invested in several startup companies at the time. Hence, she has a broad experience in business and tech transfer managing and is yearly dealing with a large number of imperative negotiations and licensing contracts.

Title: Member of the board Academic title: Ph D

Monica Berneström

holds a position as IT-strategist at the City of Stockholm’s IT-...

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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.

Mudassir Ahmad Mughal

will do a Ph.D. in the Mobility studio on video related research issues...

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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.

+46 704 057 352

Title: PhD student

Niklas Björk

is member of the board of the Mobile Life board. He studied MSc in...

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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.

Oskar Juhlin

is a professor at the Department of Computer and Systems sciences at...

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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. +46 70 379 39 64 oskar@mobilelifecentre.org

Pedro Ferreira

studied Computer Engineering at IST in Lisbon, specializing in Graphical...

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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.

+46737078729
pedro@mobilelifecentre.org

Richard Harper

is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and co-...

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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).

Simon Asplund

is a master student in Engineering Design: Mechatronics at Royal...

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is a master student in Engineering Design: Mechatronics at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. Simon is conducting his master's thesis together Andreas Axtelius in the SOMA project at Mobile Life Center, supervised by Martin Jonsson. The aim of the thesis is to bring in mechatronic aspects to the project in order to explore new possibilities within HCI.

Academic title: Master's student

Stefan Carlson

is CTO and Head of Technical development and administration at the City...

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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.

Stefania Pizza

is a Ph.D. student in “Communication, Technology and Society” at CoRiS...

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is a Ph.D. student in “Communication, Technology and Society” at CoRiS - Department of Communication and Social Research of Sapienza University of Rome. She holds a Master's degree in Culture industry and digital communication.
She also joined User eXperience Lab in January 2014 as a junior researcher in the field of User experience and User interface design at DigiLab, an Interdepartmental research center of Sapienza University of Rome.
Her research would like to combine the sociological perspective with research in HCI and design, to create user focused services, especially in the field of urban mobility and transport.
Her current research interest is to investigate the connection between web services, social media, mobile technologies and new forms of collaborative consumption like Car Sharing and, above all, how are changing values, behaviours, habits and lifestyles of consumers/users in the urban environment.

Academic title: Ph D student

Stina Nylander

is a PhD at the Mobile Life Centre. Her research interests lie mainly in...

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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. She is currently running our projects on sports, exploring the use of sensors and actuators to augment the experience and improve the performance of athletes. Previously, she has worked on how internet is used from mobile phones at home, how mobile services can support lifestyle change, and how robot companions can find their place in our lives and homes.

+46 70 3530369

Uno Fors

is professor in Computer and Systems Science, with emphasis on IT and...

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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.

Vasiliki Tsaknaki

started her Ph.D in Oct.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH....

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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.

+46 732 702 894

Vincent Lewandowski

started working at the Mobile Life Center in January 2013 as a PhD...

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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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Vygandas Simbelis

is a PhD student in Media Technology and Interaction Design department...

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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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Xin Guo

is a Master student of EIC ICT Master school, majoring in Humancomputer...

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is a Master student of EIC ICT Master school, majoring in Humancomputer interaction design. She finished the first year Master study in Paris, University-Paris-Sud, focusing on Situated Interaction Design and participatory user-center design. And now she is studying in KTH focusing on Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction. She just started a design and research project related to Affective Health, it is a project of Biosync,based on the research at SICS/Swedish ICT and Mobile Life, trying to create a good user experienced individual tool for stress management along with user-centered research in this domain. Before the master study, she was a network engineer in Ericsson China.

+46 73 998 76 20

Academic title: Master's student www.guoxin.me

Yanqing Zhang

She is currently a PhD student at DSV in Stockholm University. She has...

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She is currently a PhD student at DSV in Stockholm University. She has backgrounds in literature, culture and fashion studies. She has joined Mobile Life Centre since 2010 working in the mFashion project. Her research covers the empirical studies of the fashion practices, such as fashion blogs and magazines, dressing in everyday life; theory of aesthetic interaction; history of mobile design and fashion theory. Her research not only aims to bring in new perspectives to both HCI and fashion theory, but also to see how fashion, especially fashion practices, could influence mobile design in the future. She is also a free lance fashion writer for the Chinese trend web fashion trend digest and a fashion blogger. +46 76 025 81 66 celia@mobilelifecentre.org

http://yanqingzh.wordpress.com/

Ylva Fernaeus

works in the areas of human-machine interaction, especially casual,...

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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. 

Ylva is currently on parental leave.

Zarah Faraj

is a Master's student in Media Technology at Royal Institute of...

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is a Master's student in Media Technology at Royal Institute of Technology. Her main interests during her studies have been web development and programming, as well as interaction design. For her master's thesis, Zarah has joined the Homes & Cities project at Mobile Life where she explores ways to create a fun and interactive environment in a shared liminal space, such as recycling areas. The focus of her work lies in combining recycling with the swapping of useful materials in a playful manner, taking advantage of interactive technology for an enhanced experience.