From the fall of 2016 I have moved to the IT University of Copenhagen to take up an Associate Professorship in User Experience and HCI. My research focuses on user experiences around location-based applications and social media and combines studies of social media interaction with practices of cutting-edge technologies, in order to provide better knowledge of how to design for these new everyday practices.
During 2015 and 2016, I was a visiting professor at Cornell Tech. I was working with colleagues in the Connective Media group where I also taught a graduate course on research methods. I am still collaborating with researchers on projects related to location-based connective technologies for urban social practices such as urban navigation as well as anonymous social media practices.
Between 2012 and 2016 I was an associate professor at Stockholm University, the Department of Computer and System Sciences where I was also the head of the ACT research unit. I was running the LX Lab bringing together researchers and students who are interested in location-based media and location-based experiences, for example for interactive drama and urban exploration.
At UCSD (2007-2011) I was the Principal Investigator on an NSF funded project: "Transforming Social Science Virtual Organizations". I was studying the diverse intellectual practices of social science research and social scientists' use of communication technologies. We recently developed TagPad, a tool for interviewing participants and analyzing social science studies. It runs on an iPad and can be downloaded for free. Go to the information website for more details.
My research area is human-computer interaction, with particular emphasis on ubiquitous computing. More specifically my research attempts to uncover the emergent practices and use of state-of-the-art computing technologies, such as mobile applications and social software in their native environment. I conceptualize and develop these technologies for further study, and I also study existing ones. Most recently I have looked at mobile uses of social media, leading to analyses in privacy perception by users of mobile social media.
Ubiquitous computing technologies are challenging to evaluate, and I therefore use a variety of methods to study technology use in-situ, constantly reevaluating the techniques to better fit the evaluation at hand. I employ qualitative methods such as ethnography and interview methods and often supplement analysis with log-analysis and experimental methods.