2015-12-17 On Facebook:

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Welcome to Jordi Solsona Belenguer's PhD defence "Engineering through Designerly Conversations with the Digital Material" Friday, 2015-12-18, 13:15, Kollegiesalen, KTH, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, with Associate Professor Anna Vallgårda from ITU as opponent
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2015-12-17 On Facebook:

Airi Lampinen was interviewed Monday on Sisuradion at SR. http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=185&artikel=6325636
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2015-12-14 On Facebook:

Good news today - nine papers accepted to CHI, the premiere conference in our field. Looking forward to presenting our work in San José in 2016.
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2015-12-11 On Facebook:

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Barry Brown gives a talk at DSV on "Enjoying machines" today, at 11:30. Place: DSV, sal L30, plan 2, Borgarfjordsgatan 12 (Nodhuset), Campus Kista Barry Brown introduces his and Oskar Juhlin's new book "Enjoying Machines", out this year from MIT Press. Brown and Juhlin argue that pleasure is fundamentally social in nature. We learn how to enjoy ourselves from others, mastering it as a set of skills. http://www.mobilelifecentre.org/events
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2015-12-09 On Facebook:

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Jakob Tholander, Stina Nylander, and Jarmo Laaksolahti present results at the closing conference for Forskarhjälpen, at the Nobel Museum.
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2015-12-02 On Facebook:

The Mobile Life project on Somaesthetic is exhibited at Space 10 in the meatpacking district in Copenhagen. The project is a collaboration between SICS and IKEA building on research in the Mobile Life centre by Anna Ståhl, Martin Jonsson, Kristina Höök, Johanna Mercurio, Eva-Carin Banka Johnson and many more. Get inspired! http://markedsforing.dk/sites/default/files/space10_fresh_living_lab_journal.pdf
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2015-11-30 On Facebook:

The study of how owners use their Apple watch has now been published and talked about in over 50 tech blogs! The study is made by Barry Brown, Donny McMillan, Airi Lampinen and Stefania Pizzetta at the Mobile Life Centre at Stockholm university, SICS and KTH in collaboration with industry and public sector partners. The key question is: how are smartwatches integrated into everyday life, in both the actions that we take and the social interactions we are part of? http://uk.businessinsider.com/apple-watch-usage-statistics-2015-11?r=US&IR=T
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2015-11-27 On Facebook:

Mobile Life Centre study on the use of Apple watch is covered in Fortune. http://fortune.com/2015/11/25/apple-watch-frequency-duration/
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2015-11-26 On Facebook:

http://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2015/10/design-fiction-near-future-laboratorys-near-future-ikea-catalog/
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2015-11-25 On Facebook:

Research from the centre featured in Fortune.
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2015-11-24 On Facebook:

Meet us today at http://www.internetdiscoveryday.com/
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2015-11-17 On Facebook:

http://www.experientia.com/blog/imagining-a-future-ikea-catalogue-design-fiction/
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2015-11-16 On Facebook:

Come and talk about research topics such as the Internet of Things and Somaesthetics and meet with the Mobile Life start-ups Liveling, Biosync and Figuracy at the Internet Discovery Day on November 24th, 2pm at Stockholm Waterfront. http://www.internetdiscoveryday.com/
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2015-11-16 On Facebook:

And now Mobile Life is talked about in Silicon Valley. https://www.siliconrepublic.com/life/2015/10/27/ikea-catalogue-near-future-laboratory
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2015-11-13 On Facebook:

The design fiction IKEA catalogue, a co-creation by Mobile Life, VINNOVA, IKEA, Ericsson, Husqvarna and a number of industry partners together with Boris Design Studio and Near future lab. https://medium.com/design-fictions/an-ikea-catalog-from-the-near-future-e293938148bc#.e1g1i1n9v
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2015-11-12 On Facebook:

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At Chalmers Centre day with VINNOVA and all the VINN Excellence and Berzelii Centers discussing continued funding for future competence centres. Let there be Mobile Life instead of Mobile Death 2017!
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This afternoon Anna Ståhl and Oskar Juhlin will talk at World Usability Day. The topics are somaesthetics and Digitizing fashion. http://wud.se/
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2015-11-11 On Facebook:

Mobile Life in Wired http://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2015/10/design-fiction-near-future-laboratorys-near-future-ikea-catalog/
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2015-11-03 On Facebook:

Oskar Juhlin on TV4 morning show about technology and fashion http://www.tv4play.se/program/nyhetsmorgon?video_id=3217494
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2015-10-29 On Facebook:

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Maria Holm and Johanna Mercurio on Swedish radio talking about Mobile Life and in particular about the Soma Mat.

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2015-10-23 On Facebook:

Design Fiction: the IKEA catalogue - research illustrating the future with Internet of Things http://mobilelifecentre.org/sites/default/files/Design_Fiction_IKEA_2015.pdf
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2015-10-15 On Facebook:

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Anna Ståhl discuss biosensors on the Swedish radio show PP3 http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/617853?programid=4283

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2015-09-30 Soma Mat

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2015-09-23 On Facebook:

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It is so quiet in the centre. Focus is 100% on paper writing. Extra energy is needed as CHI2016 submission deadline is coming closer.
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http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/may-june-2015/digitizing-fashionSoftware-for-wearable-devices

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2015-09-04 On Facebook:

http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/july-august-2015/somaesthetic-design
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2015-09-03 On Facebook:

Work by Ludvig Elblaus, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Vincent Lewandowski, and Roberto Bresin featured in interactions.
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2015-08-31 Design fiction workshop with Julian Bleecker

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Monday August 31st Julian Bleecker and Nicolas Nova from the Near Future Laboratory organised a full day design fiction workshop oritented around  consumer-oriented Internet of Things. The goal for the day was to create a catalogue in IKEA style with products not yet existing related to IoT. Success and great fun! Always enjoy!


 

2015-08-27 On Facebook:

From in the wild to in vivo: Video Analysis of Mobile Device Use. Donny McMillan presenting at http://mobilehci.acm.org/
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2015-08-18 Mobile Life in Aarhus

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Airi Lampinen presented her short paper Networked Privacy Beyond the Individual: Four Perspectives to ‘Sharing’ and Pedro Ferreira his paper, Why Play? Examining the Roles of Play in ICTD. Kristina Höök was acting in the program committee as well as chairing the session on Participatory Trajectories.

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2015-06-22 On Facebook:

People are starting to talk about Oskar Juhlin and Barry Brown's book Enjoying Machines - like here:
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2015-06-18 On Facebook:

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Glad Midsommar wishes Mobile Life!
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Congratulations on your graduation Dr. Pedro Ferreira!
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2015-06-11 On Facebook:

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Some glimpses from two busy days discussing present and future research in the centre
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2015-06-11 Congratulation on your graudation Dr. Pedro Ferreira

Pedro has a background in Computer Engineering from IST in Lisbon, Portugal, where he specialized in Graphical Computing and EIS. Pedro wanted to continue his studies abroad and came to Mobile Life in 2007 to do his Master's thesis. At Mobile Life he started to work on the Affective Health system and developed his understanding of technology and bodily intercation, and technology as playful. After he graduated in 2008 Pedro continued his work in Mobile Life and started his PhD. He has based his PhD on two distinct projects, an ethnographic study on the island of Rah in Vanuatu and the design, development and deployment of a social networking system for low-literate users in rural areas. This study took place in the Hunsur district in India and was a part of his internship at Microsoft research in Bangalore. His thesis emphasizes the intrinsic role of play to be the starting point of any understanding – play is important because people have reasons to value play. Pedro successfully defended his thesis on June 11th at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science and Communication.

2015-06-09 On Facebook:

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The two day workshop with Mobile Life advisors has started! Paul Luff, Paul Dourish, Masa Inakage and Katherine Isbister
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2015-06-01 On Bambuser:

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Monetising Network Hospitality: Sociability and Discrimination in Airbnb – Airi Lampinen

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Taxi! The Role of Money and Reputation in Disrupting a Global Industry – Moira McGregor

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Homo Varians: Diverse Motives and Economic Behaviour in the Sharing Economy – Prof. Juliet Schor

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Changing the Meaning of Money and Ownership: Roope Mokka (demoshelsinki.com) & Antti Virolainen (sharetribe.com)

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Taxi! The Role of Money and Reputation in Disrupting a Global Industry – Moira McGregor

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2015-05-25 Airi Lampinen awarded for Outstanding Author Contribution

An article written by Airi Lampinen has been chosen as a winner as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The article, "Media Choice and Identity Work: A Case Study of Information Communication Technology Use in A Peer Community", was praised as one the most impressive research papers the awards team saw throughout 2014.

The article analyses how media choices can be used in the construction of social identity. Lampinen and colleagues approach the topic through the analytical lens of identity work, depicting everyday interactions in which the choice of an older information communication technology, Internet Relay Chat, serves participants in their quest for social belongingness in their student community and in distinguishing the community positively from other social groups. By examining online and offline social interactions in a defined community over time, the authors expose the process of identity work in a holistic manner.

The article was published as a part of the Studies in Media and Communication series in 2014. Lampinen co-authored the piece in collaboration with associate professor Coye Cheshire from UC Berkeley and Dr. Vilma Lehtinen from University of Helsinki. 

2015-05-14 On Facebook:

Yesterday, Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports released the 2014 report on government support for sports. Part of the report is the pamphlet “Recipe for movement – ten stories with high heart-rate” where Stina Nylander is interviewed about the connected athlete. Report and pamphlet (in Swedish) available on www.centrumforidrottsforskning.se
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2015-05-13 On Bambuser:

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Dr Rowan Wilkens “The Political Economics of Mobile Location-based Services”

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2015-05-06 On Facebook:

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It is on!! Our collaboration with the Nobel museum started with a kick off conference with about 30 teachers. During the fall the teachers will guide hundreds of eighth graders through a research project on future mobile services, Appjakten (the App hunt). Jakob Tholander, Stina Nylander, and Jarmo Laaksolahti kicked the whole thing off at the museum this week. More news to come!
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2015-05-06 11:00 Guest speaker Robin Teigland

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Leading into the 3rd Industrial Revolution – Exploring the future of value creation 

Bio:  Robin Teigland is an Associate Professor and the Director of the PhD Program in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).  In her talk, she will provide an overview of her research interests, which lie at the intersection of social networks, strategy, IT, and innovation, and her research projects, which include topics such as open entrepreneurship, open source communities, virtual worlds, crowdfunding, and Bitcoin.

Seminar will be held at SICS Swedish ICT, in conference room Knuth. Adress: Isafjordsgatan 22/Kistagången 16, elevator B, floor 6. Register in the reception at SICS. The seminar will last about an hour.

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2015-04-22 On Facebook:

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Stina Nylander & Jakob Tholander just presented their awesome paper Snot, Sweat, Pain, Mud and Snow - Performance and experience with sports watches at CHI
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2015-04-20 On Facebook:

Mobile Life at CHI 2015. http://chi2015.acm.org/program/full-schedule/
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2015-04-08 On Facebook:

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Pilot testing for Forskarhjälpen finished. Two classes helped us test project themes and instructions. Scary and rewarding as usual. Jakob Tholander, Stina Nylander, and Jarmo Laaksolahti
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2015-04-01 On Facebook:

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The book is here! Barry Brown and Oskar Juhlin, Enjoying machines, MIT Press. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/enjoying-machines
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2015-03-25 On Facebook:

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Stina Nylander has presented the sports research at Mobile Life at Internet of Sports Day in Åre today.
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2015-03-21 On Facebook:

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Computer Sweden's impression of what we do at Mobile Life:
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2015-03-20 On Facebook:

Dream-team panel on IxD research: Stolterman, Fällman, Löwgren and Redström!
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Oskar Juhlin is keynote today at Webbstrategidagarna in Stockholm. http://www.abilitypartner.se/konferenser_kurser/webbstrategidagarna-offentlig-sektor/
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2015-03-18 On Facebook:

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IKEA's moving wall is nominated for the INDEX design award, Denmark. The movie includes Jinyi Wang's video that in a beautiful way visualizes how a living space can change into many forms.
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2015-03-04 On Facebook:

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As a follow up on the 2014 CHI workshop on Sports and HCI, Stina Nylander, Jakob Tholander, Floyd Muller and Joe Marshall got o make a special topic section in ACM interactions . It is now published http://interactions.acm.org/archive/section/march-april-2015/special-topic
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2015-03-04 On Bambuser:

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Denzil Ferreira - AWARE: Human & Social Context For Wellbeing

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2015-02-18 On Facebook:

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2015-02-17 On Facebook:

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Former Mobile Life colleague Petra Sundström now at Husqvarna with a lot of things to be connected! http://www.nyteknik.se/tekniknyheter/article3881035.ece
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2015-02-16 On Facebook:

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About all the cool stuff we do! All about the future!
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2015-02-10 On Facebook:

Visit by Professor Masa Inakage, dean at KMD, Keio University, Tokyo, a group of his PhD students and our partners from Ericsson research.
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2015-02-10 On Facebook:

Today we are visited by Professor Masa Inakage, dean at KMD, Keio University, Tokyo, a group of his PhD students and our partners from Ericsson research. http://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp
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2015-02-04 On Bambuser:

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Stephen Brewster: New ways to design haptic interactions

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2015-01-30 On Bambuser:

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Wendy Mackay

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2015-01-28 On Facebook:

Oskar Juhlin in a panel at Stockholm Fashion Week discussing wearables and the fusion of fashion and mobile technology.
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2015-01-21 On Bambuser:

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Gunter Alce: Interaction with Augmented Reality Systems

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2015-01-20 On Facebook:

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Mobile Life in collaboration with Eva-Carin Banka Johnson and Mikael Ydholm at Future Homes at IKEA http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.604869/modern-teknik-flyttar-in-i-ikeas-mobler
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2015-01-18 On Facebook:

Sign up for Mobile Life's Open House 21st of January! Designing with Internet of Things – in the home, city, garden, around your body and everywhere! Mobile Life researchers and partners have been working with designing applications that thrive on big data, sensors, actuators, using novel toolkits and design methods. We have also performed studies of how these new technologies transform old eco-systems: studies of Uber, Airbnb. During the open house, we will show a range of demos, but also illustrate innovative design methods and discuss our empirical study results. Place: Mobile Life Centre, Electrum building, Isafjordsgatan 22/Kistagången 16, elevator B, floor 6 Time: The doors are open from 17:30. Drinks and snacks will be servered. Mobile Life welcomes you!
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