I joined the Work Practice Laboratory at the School of Engineering in September 2002. My research interest lies in people’s interaction with everyday technology. I conduct ethnographic field studies with focus on technology-in-use in different work practices. Questions concerning how to support people within a (highly) mobile work practice are what I’m currently focus on. Of interest is coordination of work/activities, access to information (e.g. what is needed and how to reach it), and I also aim to explore use of traces (digital foot-prints, position-based information, the role of location etc.) in order to support the everyday life. With this research direction the current use of and future possibilities with mobile wireless handheld technology has come in focus.
My background is from the master program “People Computers and Work” here at the Blekinge Institute of Technology where I graduated in June 2002 (M.Sc. in Human Work Science with emphasis on Computer Science). My master thesis work was commissioned by the Swedish IT-commission and resulted in a report: “Breaking the Isolation - social factors in netbased distance education”. In my research I haven’t continued in this direction, but I’m still interested in questions concerning e-learning and the like.
So far I have participated in the Health Square project (autumn 2002), the Everyday Mobility in the Municipality project (spring 2003), the SOS project (autumn 2003 and early spring 2004), the Logistics of Cytostatic drugs project (late spring and autumn 2004). Currently I am working in the Wireless Festival project (2004-2006), which is an international multidisciplinary research project focusing on mobile technology for large-scale events.