The annual Ubi Summer School in Oulu has emerged as a forum for future Ubicomp researchers. In 2013, it was attended by more than 80 doctoral students from 18 countries. That year’s summer school focused on the paradigm shift towards ubiquitous computing technologies applied in public places, i.e. outside of the home or workplace. At the school, I attended the “urban resource […]

In the past months, I’ve focused on research in urban planning as my primary research context. There are many aspects to the process of urban planning, including planning for traffic, for housing supply, for aesthetics and well-being, for local economic growth. Each aspect demands somewhat unique skill set, methodologies, processes, people, and technologies… Looking into issues between property developers, the political administration, and […]

Choosing a research direction
May 7, 2012

Working across the disciplines of computing, information systems, and design has been an interesting challenge and created tensions with regard to the further direction of my research. Most recently, it became necessary to make a choice and define key theories and assumptions which will form the basis of my research. Based on a position paper I co-authored recently, […]