Teaching and Supervision

Supervision of Doctoral Students

I’m fortunate to supervise these ambitious and creative doctoral students:

Asreen Rostami (DSV/Stockholm University). Co-advisor. From October 2014 to present.

Katie Berns (DSV/Stockholm University). Co-advisor. From Sept. 2018. Expected defence: Autumn 2022.

Johanna Öberg (DSV/Stockholm University). Co-advisor. From November 2018.

Marius Koller (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm). Second advisor. From October 2015 to present.
Main advisor: Cristian Bogdan

Bachelor courses 

Since September 2010 I’ve been involved in a variety of courses in the field of Human-Computer Intearction

Behavioral and Social Sciences within HCI (ID:BETSOC, 7.5 hp)
Course held within the bachelor program in Interaction Design. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista. Course responsible. Year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The course is usually attended by approximately 130 students, and it is a mandatory course for first year students in Interaction Design and Marketing.

The course:

  • Provides an historical and critical overview of how HCI has evolved over the past 30 years;
  • Examines the relationships between different theoretical perspectives, the evolution of technology, and its context of use.
  • Introduces Value-Sensitive Design as a framework to account for the cultural values and norms emerging from, and embedded in, the use of technology.

Scientific Methods and Communication within Computer Science (METHOD, 7.5 hp)
Bachelor, mandatory course for all the last year students studying at the Department of Computer and System Sciences at Stockholm University. The course is usually attended by approximately 300 students. Years 2012, 2013.

After attending this course the students are supposed to master social research methods with respect to data collection and analysis. Particular attention is also devoted to writing a scientific report.

Participatory Design (ID:DelDes, 7.5 hp)
Course held within the bachelor program in Interaction Design. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista. The course is usually attended by approximately 60 students. Course responsible: Karin Hansson (2011), Dr. Ola Knutsson (2011, 2012, 2013).

This course is an introduction to the Scandinavian tradition of Participatory Design and its methods.

Evaluation Methods (ID:UTVMET, 7.5 hp)
Course held within the bachelor program in Interaction Design. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University. The course is usually attended by approximately 130 students. Course responsible: Dr. Ola Knutsson. Year 2011.

This course is an introduction to different methods for the evaluation of computer interfaces.

Project work within HCI (ITK:PA, 7.5 hp)
Bachelor course within the program in Interaction Design. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista. The course was attended by approximately 10 students. Course responsible: Dr. Chiara Rossitto. Year 2010.

This was a practical course aiming at the integration, in a real life project, of HCI methods and Project Management techniques.

Master courses 

Cognitive and Social Sciences within HCI (COGSOC, 7.5 hp)
This course is open to students studying the International Program in Interaction Design, as well as other master programs (i.e Project Management, Information and Communication for Development, etc.). It is held at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista. Course Responsible: Professor Robert Ramberg and Dr. Chiara Rossitto. Years, 2010, 2011, 2012. Attendance to this course has varied between 20 and about 60 students.

This course is an introduction to different theoretical and analytical perspectives within HCI (i.e. Activity Theory, Distributes Cognition, Ethnomethodology), and it critically examines the relationships between theory and data analysis.

Cognitive Psychology within HCI (KOG, 7.5 hp)
Course held both on a master and bachelor level within the Program in Interaction Design. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University. The course is usually attended by approximately 90 students. Course Responsible: Professor Robert Ramberg and Dr. Chiara Rossitto. Years, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. This course provides in-depth knowledge on Cognitive Psychology with respect to its theories, main concepts and assumptions about human cognition, as well as to the criticism usually raised with HCI.

Collaborative Computing” (INT2, 7.5 hp)
Master course at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Kista. Attendance to this course has varied between 20 and about 60 students. Course responsible: Associate Professor Teresa Cerratto-Pargman. Years, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

The course critically analyses the field of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and emphasizes the social turn taken in systems design. It introduces the analytical, design and evaluation challenges involved in developing technologies for collaborative work.

Doctoral Courses  

9) “Methodologies for Interaction Design”. The course was organized within SWECOG, Nationell

Forskarskola i Kognitionsvetenskap, and held at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista. Year 2010.

This course was attended by 7 doctoral students affiliated with various universities, and with background in Cognitive Psychology, Industrial Design and Computer Science.

Guest lectures 

Guest lecturer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Doctoral course “An Introduction to Cooperation Technologies”. Course Responsible: Professor Monica Divitini, year 2011.

Guest Lecturer at Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. Master course “Collaborative Computing” (INT2). Course responsible: Associate Professor Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, year 2008 and 2009.

Guest lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology Doctoral course “Mediating Space and Mediating Spaces”. Course held at the Department of Computer Science and Communication, KTH, 2006. Course responsible Dr. Minna Räsänen.

Bachelor course “Rum för Medierad Kommunikation”, Department of Computer Science and Communication, KTH, November 2006. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Per-Anders Forstrop, year 2005 and 2006.

Bachelor course “Kommunikation i ingenjörsvetenskap”. The course was held at KTH, Department of Computer Science and Communication. Course coordinator: Per-Anders Forstrop, year 2004.

Bachelor and Master Theses

Over the years, I have supervised master and bachelor theses that span a variety of topics, including the use of constellations of technologies and cloud computing in work settings, digital literacy and digital divide amongst marginalised groups, mobile phone obsolescence and sustainability-through-design, trust in mobile paying applications, etc.

Sara Lidbaum (2017).Digital competence in the wake of migration – A study of social factors and digital competence of newly arrived refugee youths in a Swedish language introduction class.DSV, SU.

Emmie Maria Berg, Jessika Nielsen (2016). People and Smartphones: an investigation of perceived obsolesce. Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems.

Daniel Olof Alexander Carlson, Alexander Klimberg (2015). mySkilab. Visualization of workout data in a smartphone application.DSV, Stockholm University.

Sundberg Carl, Werner Richard (2013). Understanding the collaborative use of Constellations of Technologies within Collaborative Writing. DSV, Stockholm University.

Kerem Aktas, Esbjörn Olsson (2012). The effect of training on people’s perception of social engineering attacks. Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.

Selected master theses (15 hp)

Sanna Nordgren (2014). A study on the collaborative use of IT to support communication between home personal assistant.DSV Stockholm University.

Dusan Nikodijevic (2014). Modern Nomads and Technology Use.DSV, Stockholm University.

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