ABB

joined the Mobile Life Excellence Centre as a partner in 2012 and...

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joined the Mobile Life Excellence Centre as a partner in 2012 and contributes to the centre by sharing knowledge about user experience and situational awareness in the context of industrial systems. In addition...

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joined the Mobile Life Excellence Centre as a partner in 2012 and contributes to the centre by sharing knowledge about user experience and situational awareness in the context of industrial systems. In addition, ABB will collaborate in a wide range of research projects that aim to provide operating effectiveness in the industrial environment. One main project where ABB will be an active player is "Introduce playfulness in the automation domain". Through the Mobile Life Centre, ABB will collaborate with leading researchers and key players in the mobile industry and gain knowledge about designing experiences, especially for mobile use.

http://www.abb.com/

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...

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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...

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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/

Anna Ståhl

holds a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from KTH and is a researcher...

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holds a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from KTH and is a researcher at SICS Swedish ICT. Anna Ståhl’s research interest lays in the area of design research and affective interaction. There is a challenge in...

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holds a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from KTH and is a researcher at SICS Swedish ICT. Anna Ståhl’s research interest lays in the area of design research and affective interaction. There is a challenge in developing design research as a field of research and also to link this research to practicing designers to become useful both for the academia and the industry. The design examples that Anna Ståhl 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. Currently Anna Ståhl is working with the SOMA project, that investigate aesthetic bodily experiences and reflections. The focus of the project is on evaluating prototypes built to capture the somaesthetic experiences.

+46 706 53 07 20

Annika Waern

professor in Human Computer Interaction at Dept. of Informatics and...

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professor in Human Computer Interaction at Dept. of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University. Annika was one of the founders of Mobile Life. Her research focusses on the design of physical and pervasive play....

professor in Human Computer Interaction at Dept. of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University. Annika was one of the founders of Mobile Life. Her research focusses on the design of physical and pervasive play.

Åsa Smedberg

is an Associate Professor (docent) in the Department of Computer and...

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is an Associate Professor (docent) in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University. She is also deputy head of the department. In this role she has a special responsibility to...

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is an Associate Professor (docent) in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University. She is also deputy head of the department. In this role she has a special responsibility to coordinate research and research information. She holds a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences; her research interests include web based communities and the use of IT for continuous learning, with a focus on practical applications in the health area.

+46-8-161699

Title: deputy head of DSV Academic title: Associate professor http://asasmed.blogs.dsv.su.se/

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...

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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...

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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.

City of Stockholm Municipality

The Stockholm region and Kista play a crucial role in the establishment...

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The Stockholm region and Kista play a crucial role in the establishment of a consumer-oriented service industry in Sweden. The City of Stockholm has chosen to establish and participate in several initiatives...

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The Stockholm region and Kista play a crucial role in the establishment of a consumer-oriented service industry in Sweden. The City of Stockholm has chosen to establish and participate in several initiatives focused on this sector, including the Mobile City Initiative (MCI), the Kista Mobile Showcase, and to participate in the Mobile Life Centre. The City of Stockholm plays a natural central role in the Mobile Life Centre, through providing multiple channels for local collaboration, dissemination, and take-up with both small and large companies. The city of Stockholm contributes to the Centre by being prepared to be test-users representing the public sector.

http://www.stockholm.se/

Cristian Norlin

is a designer and Research Manager for the Ericsson Research Strategic...

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is a designer and Research Manager for the Ericsson Research Strategic Design group. With the task to explore and influence current and future technologies, Cristian and his colleagues do research in the...

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is a designer and Research Manager for the Ericsson Research Strategic Design group. With the task to explore and influence current and future technologies, Cristian and his colleagues do research in the intersection between society, business, and technology in search for transformative opportunities. The Strategic Design group’s approach is to start from outside of the technology, engage in external collaborations, and focus on adjacent and radical ideas in new areas. The group practices design thinking and use a variety of design methodologies when addressing their assignments. Their results are presented as crafted, often tangible, artefacts such as narratives, concepts, and prototypes which are used as input to Ericsson’s technology and business strategies. Cristian is co-author to several publications and books, and is also co-holder of several patents. Cristian holds a Master of Arts degree in Computer Related Design from the Royal College of Art in London UK.

Title: Research manager https://se.linkedin.com/in/cristiannorlin

Donny McMillan

is an Assistant Professor within the ACT in Communication with...

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is an Assistant Professor within the ACT in Communication with Technology (ACT) group at the University of Stockholm in the Department of Computer and System Sciences and a senior researcher at the Mobile Life...

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is an Assistant Professor within the ACT in Communication with Technology (ACT) group at the University of Stockholm in the Department of Computer and System Sciences and a senior researcher at the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre.

He joined Mobile Life in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship and is currently leading the Reality Mining project in Mobile Life looking at current practices around personal quantification and new challenges brought by future IoT services. Following on from the recently finished EU Network of Excellence in Internet Science he involved in organising the third annual conference on 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.

He has been a visiting researcher at the User Interface Technologies lab in Nokia, Tampera in Finland. While the weather was slightly darker and colder than Sweden the work on multi-device use by single and multiple users was interesting, as was the insiders view of the Nokia/Microsoft transition.

He 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

Title: Senior researcher Academic title: Assistant professor http://www.mcmillan.it/

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...

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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 Kosmack Vaara

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

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Elsa is working as a PhD student in research through design. She is an industrial designer with a MFA in interaction design from Umeå Institute of design. Her research interests involve dilemmas such as...

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Elsa is working as a PhD student in research through design. 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 temporal changes and events. She is also interested in how to motivate people to reflect upon and (maybe) change their behavior. 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 touching time project within SOMA.

073-6576640

Title: MFA interaction design Academic title: Phd student https://elsavaara.wordpress.com

Ericsson

is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related...

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is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services, to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Ericsson has deep knowledge in present and future telecommunications systems,...

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is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services, to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Ericsson has deep knowledge in present and future telecommunications systems, including content and communication oriented services for mobile devices and the connected home. Ericsson provides the Centre with deep knowledge in present and future telecommunication systems as well as concrete technology and access to infrastructure components via Ericsson LABS. Ericsson is advancing its vision of the “networked society” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. In this Ericsson are very well aligned with the focus of Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre.

http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/company_facts/research

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...

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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...

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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). 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 candidate

Goga Zoric

is a scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås involved in...

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is a scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås involved in concepts development for different industrial domains applying an interdisciplinary human centric approach. Goga's previous experience includes...

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is a scientist at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås involved in concepts development for different industrial domains applying an interdisciplinary human centric approach. Goga's previous experience includes work in the field of live video interaction, multimedia communication and facial animation of virtual characters. She holds a M.Sc. (2005) and a Ph.D. (2010) in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia with specialization in telecommunications and informatics. During 2010 until 2013 she worked as post-doctoral researcher in the LiveNature project at Mobile Life.

Title: Scientist Academic title: PhD

IKEA

is a home furnishing company with a fully integrated supply chain,...

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is a home furnishing company with a fully integrated supply chain, including its own industrial groups – Swedwood and Swedspan. For IKEA, creating the home furnishing offer is about understanding the needs and...

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is a home furnishing company with a fully integrated supply chain, including its own industrial groups – Swedwood and Swedspan. For IKEA, creating the home furnishing offer is about understanding the needs and dreams of the many people. By matching them to the needs and opportunities within IKEA supply network IKEA can create a range of well-designed, functional products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. IKEA of Sweden lead business development at IKEA through the Home Furnishing Businesses. IKEA’s interest in Mobile Life is the centre’s focus on the “good life” – that, which makes people feel good and have fun.

http://www.ikea.com/

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

Jordi Solsona

Jordi started his PhD degree in Mobile Life in 2009 and graduated in...

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Jordi started his PhD degree in Mobile Life in 2009 and graduated in 2015. In his PhD he was in different schools in KTH as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic Systems (ES) and Computer...

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Jordi started his PhD degree in Mobile Life in 2009 and graduated in 2015. In his PhD he was in different schools in KTH as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic Systems (ES) and Computer Science and Communication (CSC). During the PhD Jordi did two internships, the fist one in Microsoft Research in Cambrdige and the second one in ABB corporate research in Vasteras.

His research area is in the intersection of engineering, design and art throught multidisciplinar design groups, and how the engineering disciplines can contribuite and influence other disciplines. Jordi is interested in building hardware and software, and DIY projects. Jordi has been creating from scratch electronic systems, as well as embeded software, mobile apps and servers. His work in Mobile Life has been collaborating in diferent projects like The Lega, The Metaphone, Inspirational Bits or the Tech Probes from ABB.

Currently Jordi is involved in the Soma Project re-designing the system. On the other hand, Jordi is involved in the side project www.woodenhaptics.org, start up focused in force haptic feedback and soon releasing a commercial open source prototype. 

+46 736 75 03 79 jordisb@kth.se

Karin Bergmark

is Professor in Sociology at Stockholm University. She held the chair as...

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is Professor in Sociology 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...

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is Professor in Sociology 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: Member of the board Academic title: Professor

Kista Science City

is a creative melting pot where companies, researchers and students...

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is a creative melting pot where companies, researchers and students collaborate in order to develop and grow. The foremost sector in Kista is ICT. Figures show that few places on the planet can demonstrate the...

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is a creative melting pot where companies, researchers and students collaborate in order to develop and grow. The foremost sector in Kista is ICT. Figures show that few places on the planet can demonstrate the same high concentration of expertise, innovation and business opportunities within ICT. Kista Science City brings to Mobile Life its network of researchers, entrepreneurs and industry in a cosmopolitan milieu with a strong focus on business. The centre is an important component of an ecosystem where government, academia and industry work together to promote growth. Kista Science City has been a partner in the centre since the start in 2007.

http://kista.com/

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...

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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/

Lars Erik Holmquist

is one of the co-founders of the Centre and worked there until 2012....

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is one of the co-founders of the Centre and worked there until 2012. Since then he has spent time at Yahoo! Labs in Silicon Valley,, Tokyo University in Japan, Södertörn University in Sweden and Northumbria...

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is one of the co-founders of the Centre and worked there until 2012. Since then he has spent time at Yahoo! Labs in Silicon Valley,, Tokyo University in Japan, Södertörn University in Sweden and Northumbria University in the UK. He also has his own consulting company, Grounded Innovation, based on the ideas in his 2012 book of the same name. He is a well-known researcher in ubiquitous computing and interaction design who has co-authored over 100 academic publications in these and related fields.

Maria Holm

is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre and has been working in the...

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is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre and has been working in the centre since 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...

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is co-director of the Mobile Life Centre and has been working in the centre since 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 been 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

Master students 2007-2017

Aisling O'Kane, Alan Larsson, Alex Kent, Alina Pommeranz, Alvi Syahrina...

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Aisling O'Kane, Alan Larsson, Alex Kent, Alina Pommeranz, Alvi Syahrina, Andie Nordgren, Andreas Axtelius, Angelica Bäckström, Annelie Schwanecke, Athina Papadogoula, Björn Torhall, C Jung, Cai Tengijiao,...

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Aisling O'Kane, Alan Larsson, Alex Kent, Alina Pommeranz, Alvi Syahrina, Andie Nordgren, Andreas Axtelius, Angelica Bäckström, Annelie Schwanecke, Athina Papadogoula, Björn Torhall, C Jung, Cai Tengijiao, Caroline André, Christian Virtala, David López Recio , Deha Nemutlu Cambazoglu, Deniz Akkaya, Dina Titkova, Ece Mandiracioğlu, Elena Balan, Elena Márquez Segura, Elvira Danell, Etienne Thessman, Fani Athina Papadogoula, Farnaz Zangouei, Franc Aleo, Fredrik Hagnell, Fredrik Hernegren, Fredrik Kronqvist, Hannah Shi, J Klövstedt, Janin Koch, Javier Jiminez, Joakim Formo, Johanna Mercurio, John Turesson, Jonas Celander Guss, Jussi Svensson, Katja Grufberg, Lidija Murselovic, Linnéa Löfdahl, Lydia Murselovic, M Frankhammar, M Larshammar, Magnus Linell, Maja Lapidus, Marcus Lundén , Maria Lindström, Marten Biehl, Mert Gunday Karadogan, Miguel Pais, Morvarid Kashanipour, Muhammad Yasir Munir, Naveen Ramani, Neha Sayed, P Jarkiewicz, P Karlsson P, Pedro Ferreira, Pedro Sanches, Pradthana Jarusriboonchai, R Romero, Ramin Toussi, Roger Moret Gabarro, Roy Martens, Ruixue Xia, Samuel Oest, Sebastian Büttner, Sergio Gayoso, Simon Asplund, Sophie Kürth-Landwehr, Stefan Asanin, Stina Andrén, Syed Naseh, Tengjiao Cai, Victor Corbi Guerrero, Xiao Zhang, Xiaolin Zhao, Xin Guo, Yixian Chan, Yuyu Zhao, Zarah Faraj and Zhengwu Zhang

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...

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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/

Microsoft research

is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer...

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is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Microsoft Research has identified three key domains in which support from Microsoft will enable University...

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is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Microsoft Research has identified three key domains in which support from Microsoft will enable University researchers to achieve the greatest progress: the emerging computing environment, transformation of science through computing, and advancing computer science curriculum. Through its focus on social and mobile services, the Mobile Life Centre targets the first of these areas. The researchers of the Centre have a well-established collaboration with Microsoft Research Ltd in Cambridge, furthering in particular the deep understanding of information technology use in everyday life activities.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/

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...

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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...

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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

Currently half way through her PhD studies, with supervisor Barry Brown...

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Currently half way through her PhD studies, with supervisor Barry Brown, Moira's research looks at technology use in everyday life - from mobile phones in co-present interaction, to how an app like Uber impacts...

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Currently half way through her PhD studies, with supervisor Barry Brown, Moira's research looks at technology use in everyday life - from mobile phones in co-present interaction, to how an app like Uber impacts the work practices of its users. Having previously worked extensively in the delivery of digital UX strategies and applications in UK design agencies, she is expanding her professional experience with doctoral studies. Her thesis focuses upon everyday interaction with mobile devices, based upon several innovative and naturalistic studies conducted using combined methods of video analysis and interviews. Moira has worked as research assistant on a range of projects relating to the diverse research interests of Mobile Life, expanding her skills in field research, video ethnography, interactional analysis and design. In addition, she has worked on Sharing Economy studies led by Airi Lampinen, and has collaborated and published with others. She has recently interned with the Microsoft Research speech recognition team, resulting in a publication in forthcoming CSCW2017 conference.

+46 701 800 693

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...

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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...

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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.

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...

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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

PHD students 2007-2017

Anna Ståhl, Anton Gustafsson, Arvid Engström, Bin Zhu, Celia Yanqing...

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Anna Ståhl, Anton Gustafsson, Arvid Engström, Bin Zhu, Celia Yanqing Zhang, Elsa Komack Vaara, Fredrik Aspling, Goranka Zoric, Jarmo Laaksolahti, Jinyi Wang, Jon Back, Jordi Solsona Belenguer, Kim Nevelsteen,...

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Anna Ståhl, Anton Gustafsson, Arvid Engström, Bin Zhu, Celia Yanqing Zhang, Elsa Komack Vaara, Fredrik Aspling, Goranka Zoric, Jarmo Laaksolahti, Jinyi Wang, Jon Back, Jordi Solsona Belenguer, Kim Nevelsteen, Liselott Brunnberg, Maria Håkansson, Marie Denward, Marie Sjölinder, Mark Perry, Markus Bylund, Martin Jonsson, Mattias Esbjörnsson, Mattias Jacobsson, Mattias Rost, Moira McGregor, Mudassar Ahmed Mughal, Petra Sundström, Sara Ljungblad, Stina Nylander, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Vegandas Simbelis and Vincent Lewandowski

Post-docs 2007-2017

Airi Lampinen, Donald McMillan, Henriette Cramer, Ilias Bergström, Iza...

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Airi Lampinen, Donald McMillan, Henriette Cramer, Ilias Bergström, Iza Marfisi-Schottman and Lucian Leahu

Airi Lampinen, Donald McMillan, Henriette Cramer, Ilias Bergström, Iza Marfisi-Schottman and Lucian Leahu

SICS Swedish ICT

is a leading research institute for applied computer science in Sweden....

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is a leading research institute for applied computer science in Sweden. SICS is a non-profit-distributing organization. The mission is to contribute to the competitive strength of industry by conducting advanced...

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is a leading research institute for applied computer science in Sweden. SICS is a non-profit-distributing organization. The mission is to contribute to the competitive strength of industry by conducting advanced research in strategic areas of computer science, and to actively promote the use of new research ideas and results in industry and in society at large. The role of SICS in Mobile Life Centre will be that of a co-executor of research together with Stockholm University, where some of the research will be contracted to SICS. SICS has its main office in Kista.

http://www.sics.se/

Slagkryssaren

is a high competence software development provider with special...

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is a high competence software development provider with special strengths in mobile platforms, back-end, cloud computing, machine learning and software architecture. The company supports its clients to reach...

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is a high competence software development provider with special strengths in mobile platforms, back-end, cloud computing, machine learning and software architecture. The company supports its clients to reach high quality results, connected to recent and upcoming technological developments. Slagkryssaren provides its customers with high quality work, sound advice and rapid product delivery. Slagkryssaren work with a number of contemporary technologies such as: Android, iOS, Xamarin, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Python, Erlang, multiple dialects of both SQL and NoSQL. Slagkryssaren will bring to Mobile Life its knowledge of existing platforms for software development and will take on an active role as developer of Mobile Life prototypes.

http://slagkryssaren.com/

Sparbanken Rekarne

Sparbanken Rekarne provide the skills, products and services that are...

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Sparbanken Rekarne provide the skills, products and services that are needed for private and commercial banking and insurance. Sparbanken Rekarne has certified and licensed financial advisors for both...

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Sparbanken Rekarne provide the skills, products and services that are needed for private and commercial banking and insurance. Sparbanken Rekarne has certified and licensed financial advisors for both individuals and businesses. With offices in Eskilstuna, Strängnäs and Mariefred, the bank along with Sparbanksstiftelsen Rekarne are contributors in the development of the region of Mälardalen, Sweden. The Foundation provides grants for projects related to business, research, education, sports and culture. On average, nine million SEK are awarded annually. Sparbanken Rekarne is connected to and knows the local market putting its relationship with customers to the forefront. The bank dates back to 1827 with a proud history connected to a modern future facing bank. Together with the partners, particularly Swedbank, Sparbanken stays ahead of the development of bank services and technology. In this endeavour the collaboration with Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre will provide valuable insight in the challenges that are brought on by the digitalisation of the banking industry, with Sparbanken Rekarne taking a leading role.

http://www.sparbankenrekarne.se/

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...

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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.

STING

Stockholm Innovation & Growth, founded in 2001, is a support ‘system...

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Stockholm Innovation & Growth, founded in 2001, is a support ‘system’ for technology start-ups. The ambition is to generate more technology start-ups through a well-designed extensive support system. STING...

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Stockholm Innovation & Growth, founded in 2001, is a support ‘system’ for technology start-ups. The ambition is to generate more technology start-ups through a well-designed extensive support system. STING provides support for entrepreneurs at a very early stage continuing throughout the growth process. The aim of STING is to commercialize ideas from the IT-university, research institutes and spin-offs from company employees. STING offers support for entrepreneurs in four sequential programs named Start-up, Business Lab, Business Accelerator and Go Global. STING also offers pre-seed capital via Sting Capital, a new venture capital company for technology start-ups.

http://www.stockholminnovation.com/

Stockholm University

Stockholm University Mobile Life is organised as a unit under the...

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Stockholm University Mobile Life is organised as a unit under the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) in Kista. The Centre is physically located in the Kista campus in the Electrum building....

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Stockholm University Mobile Life is organised as a unit under the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) in Kista. The Centre is physically located in the Kista campus in the Electrum building. Through Stockholm University, the research in the Centre is well connected with undergraduate and graduate educations. Students employed at the Centre are enrolled in the masters and doctorate programs within the University, primarily in the Computer- and Systems department. Senior researchers will be actively involved in the formation of new such programs, primarily in this department but also in other departments within Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

http://www.su.se/

TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that...

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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. International strength combined with local...

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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. International strength combined with local excellence is what makes TeliaSonera truly unique - and provides a world class customer experience, all the way from the Nordic countries to Nepal. This combination has brought groundbreaking 4G, a world class fibre network, and introduced 3G at Mount Everest. TeliaSonera is one of the founding partners of Mobile Life and has been a partner in the Centre since the start in 2007. The current direction fits well with TeliaSonera’s objectives, where the forward-looking research of the Centre around mobile users, applications, and ecosystems support TeliaSonera to understand how to act in the future. TeliaSonera brings to Mobile Life its vast experience related to mobile access and telecommunication services.

http://www.teliasonera.com/

The Royal Institute of Technology

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm is the largest, oldest...

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Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education...

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Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. Several national research centres are hosted by KTH. KTH is also a major partner in two out of three European Knowledge and Innovation Communities formed by the prestigious EU organization EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology); InnoEnergy within the field sustainable energy and EIT ICT Labs within information and communication research. Five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms have been formed to further enhance KTH’s attraction as a major strategic research partner.

www.kth.se

Vasiliki Tsaknaki

Started her Ph.D. in Nov.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH Royal...

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Started her Ph.D. in Nov.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Working at the intersection of interaction design, crafting and materiality, her research interests include hybrid...

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Started her Ph.D. in Nov.2012 at Mobile Life in conjuction to KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Working at the intersection of interaction design, crafting and materiality, her research interests include hybrid crafting and materials, critical views on making interactive artefacts and experential properties of interaction. Additionally, she is interested in so-called traditional materials such as leather, copper, wood and textiles, combined with electronics, and the intersection of high-tech making with traditional craftsmanship. She is exploring -both theoretically and practically- concepts such as impermanence, longevity, obsolescence and preciousness, in contemporary computing. Her studies were in Product and Systems Design Engineering in Greece (5 years), and at Köln International School of Design and Weissensee School of the Arts in Berlin (department of Textile and Surface Design), as an exchange student. Before she started her Ph.D, she was working at HyperWerk Institute of PostIndustrial Design in Basel, in the motoco project designing equipment for mobile and nomadic education labs.

 

+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...

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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.

Title: Ph. D. student Academic title: Ph. D. student

VINNOVA

VINNOVA Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is Sweden’s...

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VINNOVA Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is Sweden’s innovation agency. Our aim is to increase the competitiveness of Swedish researchers and companies. Our task is to promote sustainable...

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VINNOVA Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is Sweden’s innovation agency. Our aim is to increase the competitiveness of Swedish researchers and companies. Our task is to promote sustainable growth in Sweden by funding needs-driven research and the development of effective innovation systems. An important part of VINNOVA’s activities consists of increasing the cooperation between companies, universities, research institutes and other organisations in the Swedish innovation system. We do this in a number of ways, including long-term investment in strong research and innovation milieus, investment in projects to increase commercialisation of research results and by creating catalytic meeting places in the form of conferences and seminars. The centre is partialy funded by VINNOVA grant (2015-03984).

http://www.vinnova.se/en/

Visiting researchers 2007-2017

Corina Sas, Elisa ChiodoInger, Ekman Iuliana Silvasan, Kaisa Väänänen-...

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Corina Sas, Elisa ChiodoInger, Ekman Iuliana Silvasan, Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Konrad Tollmar, Magnus Jändel, Marisa Corn, Martin Murer and Mela Kocher

Corina Sas, Elisa ChiodoInger, Ekman Iuliana Silvasan, Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Konrad Tollmar, Magnus Jändel, Marisa Corn, Martin Murer and Mela Kocher

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...

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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.

Title: PhD student

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...

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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.

Ziggy Creative Colony

Ziggy is a leading strategic innovation agency in Sweden, that help...

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Ziggy is a leading strategic innovation agency in Sweden, that help clients transform their offers to the market based on opportunities where digital meets physical. Ziggy currently has offices in Stockholm,...

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Ziggy is a leading strategic innovation agency in Sweden, that help clients transform their offers to the market based on opportunities where digital meets physical. Ziggy currently has offices in Stockholm, Malmö and Bangalore (India), and consists out of Ziggy’s departments brand, experience, change and innovation. Among Ziggy’s clients are companies such as Husqvarna, Electrolux, Telia, Sony, IKEA and Nobia. Ziggy joined Mobile Life as a partner in 2015, and contributes to the centre by sharing experiences in finding new business models, new customer ecosystems and putting new products on the market. Ziggy will collaborate in projects where their experience can contribute to insights that are likely to push Sweden’s competitive advantages related to innovation. Through the Mobile Life collaboration, Ziggy will gain knowledge about cutting edge research and collaborations between research, international businesses and new businesses.

http://www.helloziggy.com/