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/

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 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

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 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 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.

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 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

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

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 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 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.

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

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). 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 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

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

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 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 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

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/

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 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

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. 

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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.

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

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.

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 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.

 

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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.

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

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.

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 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.