Aspirations for the year 2018
January 5, 2018

2017 has been rewarding in many respects. Time to consider the aspirations for 2018. At PlaceChangers, I worked on a product titled OurLand, funded by the Future Cities Catapult. We completed an intensive research and design phase. This resulted in an application prototype that would speed the production of housing land supply data in local […]

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. Just next week, I am heading to Pittsburgh (USA) to attend the ubicomp conference as a presenter of a full paper, a participant in the SOFTec workshop. It will be an excellent opportunity to exchange some ideas with members of the computing community on the proposal of […]

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, […]