Pedagogical work

My pedagogical work to date can be divided into two phases. The first concerned usability-oriented systems development in the context of software engineering at Linköping University. Since 1996, I have concentrated mainly on developing a studio-based pedagogical practice and PhD studies in interaction design.

This page is a list of my pedagogical activities, on undergraduate and graduate levels within academia.

Pedagogical publications, including teaching materials, are listed on the publications page.

 
 

Undergraduate-level teaching

2015–now
 
Redesigning and teaching the design research methodology course Vetenskaplig metod, 6 ECTS, in the Graphic Design and Communication bachelor’s program at Linköping University.
2013–15
 
Refining and co-teaching the research methodology course Forskning i interaktionsdesign 2, 7.5 ECTS, in the Interaction Design bachelor’s program, at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University (K3). With Jörn Messeter.
2008
 
Developing and teaching a first-level course on Interaction and Design, 7.5 ECTS, in the Design and Visual Communication program at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University (K3).
2007–09
 
Developing and teaching a first-level studio course on Interaction design, 30 ECTS, at K3.
2005
 
Developing and teaching a second-level course on Design theory, 15 ECTS, at K3.
2002–10
 
Lecturing in first-level course on Design theory at K3.
1996–97
 
Developing an integrative semester project for the PBL-based Information technology curriculum at the School of Engineering, Linköping University, in collaboration with teachers from computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, economics and psychology.
1996–97
 
Co-developing and co-teaching annual undergraduate course on Object-oriented development of usable systems in the School of Engineering, Linköping University, 60-80 computer science and computer engineering majors per year (with Johan Fagerström).
1994–97
 
Developing and teaching annual undergraduate course on Design for usability at Linköping University, 15-30 information systems students per year.
1991–97
 
Developing and teaching annual undergraduate course on Human-computer interaction in the School of Engineering, Linköping University, 60-80 computer science and computer engineering majors per year.
1994–96
 
Participating in the development of the PBL-based Information technology curriculum in the School of Engineering, Linköping University.
1993–95
 
Developing and teaching annual undergraduate course on Human-computer interaction at Linköping University, 20-30 information systems students per year.
1990–now
 
Guest teacher in interaction design, human-computer interaction and related courses given in the universities and colleges of Borås, Jönköping, Kalmar/Nybro, Luleå, Lund, Ronneby, Skövde, Stockholm, Södertörn, Umeå, Uppsala and Växjö.
1987–91
 
Teaching assistant in miscellaneous computer science courses at Linköping University.
 
 

Graduate-level teaching

2017–now
 
Developing and teaching the PhD course Human-Automation Collaboration, 7.5 ECTS, at Linköping University. With Jonas Lundberg.
2016–now
 
Developing and teaching the PhD course Design Research Methodology, 6 ECTS, at Linköping University. With Renee Wever.
2015–now
 
Developing and teaching a two-year studio-based, interdisciplinary MSc program in design at Linköping University. Responsible for the Visual Media track in the program.
1998–2000,
2002–15
 
Developing and teaching a two-year studio-based Master's program in interaction design at K3.
2012
 
Planning and teaching a PhD student colloqium for Danish Center for Design Research. With Monika Hestad.
2011
 
Responsible for complete revision of syllabus for the two-year Master's program in interaction design at K3.
2011
 
Developing and teaching the PhD course Dissecting interaction design: The anatomy of PhD dissertations, 17 participants, 7.5 ECTS. With Pelle Ehn.
2011
 
Full-day seminar on foundations of interaction design in PhD course on technology-assisted learning, Stockholm University (15 participants).
2009–10
 
Author of Malmö University's successful application to Högskoleverket for rights to confer PhD degrees in the subject area of New media, public spheres and forms of expression.
2009
 
Developing and teaching a workshop on mapping the design research landscape for the national D! PhD School (25 participants).
2004–07
 
Developing and teaching a one-year studio-based Master's program in interaction design for students with a Bachelor's degree in the same subject at K3.
2005
 
Developing and teaching a post-doc seminar on Research and funding strategy at K3. Joint work with Bo Reimer.
2005
 
Developing and teaching a workshop on Use qualities in the ICT and the humanities Summer School at Södertörn University, Sweden.
1998–2010
 
Developing a PhD study program in interaction design at K3 in collaboration with Blekinge Technical University. Developing and teaching courses in the program, including Reflective methodology and Design as research. Joint work with Pelle Ehn, Bosse Helgeson and Lena Trojer.
1996–97
 
Developing a one-year studio-based Master's program in interaction design for cognitive science students at Linköping University.
1994–97
 
Co-developing and co-teaching the annual graduate course Aspects of scientific writing at the Department of computer science, Linköping University (IDA), 20-45 PhD students per year (with Dr. Ulf Nilsson and Magnus Merkel).
1996
 
Developing and teaching the interdisciplinary, project-based graduate course Topics in Human-Computer Interaction at Lund University, 15 participants from PhD programs (informatics, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, architecture, etc) and industry.
1993
 
Co-developing and co-teaching the Masters' course Personal information management at Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK, 15 students (with Dr. Peter Thomas).
1992
 
Developing and teaching the graduate course Human-computer interaction at IDA, 25 PhD students.
 
 

PhD thesis supervision

 
 

Primary supervisor at the division of Media and Information Technology, Linköping University (MIT) for the following PhD students.
Veronika Domova

Co-supervisor at MIT for the following PhD students.
Martin Svenson
Danwei Tran Luciani
Paula Zitinski Elias

Primary supervisor at School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University (K3) for the following PhD students.
Birgitta Cappelen
David Cuartielles
Ylva Gislén (Rum för handling: Kollaborativt berättande i digitala medier /Space for action: Collaborative narrative in digital media/, PhD 2003).
Mads Høbye (Designing for Homo Explorens: Open social play in performative frames, PhD 2014).
Talan Memmott
(Digital rhetoric and poetics: Signifying strategies in electronic literature, PhD 2012).
S
imon Niedenthal (Complicated shadows: The aesthetic significance of simulated illumination in digital games, PhD 2008).

Supervisor at K3 for the following PhD students.
Erling Björgvinsson (Socio-material media: Learning, knowing and self-produced media within healthcare, PhD 2007).
Per-Anders Hillgren (Ready-made-media-actions: Lokal produktion och användning av audiovisuella medier inom hälso- och sjukvården /Ready-made-media-actions: Local production and use of audiovisual media in healthcare/, PhD 2006).
Anna Seravalli (Making commons: Attempts at composing prospects in the opening of production, PhD 2014).

External expert supervisor for the following PhD students.
Isa Hardemo (On the practice of queuing and new forms of interaction, lic 2006, Blekinge Technical University).
Henrik Svarrer Larsen (Tangible participation: Engaging designs and designerly engagements in pedagogical praxes, PhD 2015, Lund University).
Rikard Lindell (Jag älskar att allt ligger överst: En designstudie av ytinteraktion för kollaborativa multimedia-framträdanden /A design study of surface interaction for collaborative multimedia performances/, PhD 2009, Mälardalen University).
Sigrid Stjernswärd (Designing online support for families living with depression, PhD 2009, Health and Society, Malmö University).
Anna Ståhl (Designing for interactional empowerment, PhD 2015, KTH Royal Institute of Technology).

Primary and later acting supervisor at the Department of computer science, Linköping University (IDA) for the following PhD students.
Pär Carlshamre (A usability perspective on requirements engineering, PhD 2001).
Mikael Ericsson (Supporting the use of design knowledge, PhD 1999).
Stefan Holmlid (Adapting users: Toward a theory of use quality, PhD 2002).
Martin Howard (Usefulness in representation design, PhD 2002, my supervision 1996–99).
Lars Hult (Publika informationstjänster: En studie av den Internetbaserade encyklopedins bruksegenskaper /Public information services/, PhD 2003).
Torbjörn Näslund.

Acting supervisor for the following PhD students.
Tommy Nordqvist (Usability work and industrial systems development, PhD 1997, Luleå Technical University).
Jörn Messeter (Operatörens blick /Handling the unexpected/, PhD 2000, Lund University).

Member of the supervision committees at IDA for the following PhD students.
Anders Avdic (Arbetsinriktad systemutveckling med kalkylprogram /Work-oriented systems development using spreadsheets/, lic 1995).
Stefan Cronholm (Metodverktyg och användbarhet /Method tools and usability/, PhD 1998).
Arne Jönsson (Dialogue management for natural language interfaces, PhD 1992).

Supervising 2–4 Masters' theses at K3 annually in the area of interaction design (2000–now).

Supervising 3–10 Masters' theses at IDA annually in the area of HCI (1989–1997).

 
 

Pedagogical appointments

2016–now
 
Core member of planning group for MSc Design program, Linköping University, responsible for Visual Media profile.
2014–15
 
Local coordinator for internal evaluation of PhD program in interaction design, Malmö University.
2014
 
Member of external evaluation panel for the Design and Digital Communication MSc program at the IT University, Copenhagen.
2013–14
 
Local coordinator for national UKÄ evaluation of Malmö University bachelor and master degrees in interaction design. The two-year Master's degree was approved with distinction ("mycket hög kvalitet"), the others were approved ("hög kvalitet").
2012
 
Subject expert in ackreditation of educations in art and technology for ACE Denmark.
2012
 
Member of the jury for student design competition at the Interaction 12 conference, Dublin.
2008–10
 
Member of invited faculty at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.
1996–97
 
Member of the steering group for the national Innovation of Engineering Education project.
1996–97
 
Member of the board and the research strategy group of the Center for University Pedagogics at Linköping University.
1993–95
 
Member of the undergraduate education board at IDA.
1994
 
Invited to organize the workshop Designing the teaching of HCI at CHI '94 together with Clark Quinn, Jean Gasen and Peter Gorny.
1993
 
Invited to participate in the workshop Advances in teaching the HCI design process at InterCHI '93.
1992
 
Invited to participate in the workshops Skills needed for user-centered design and Teaching human-computer interaction at CHI '92.
 
 

Formal pedagogical training

1994
 
Workshop on experiences from problem-based learning, Linköping University.
1994
 
Forskarhandledning. Course on PhD studies supervision, Linköping University.
1993
 
Pedagogik för universitetslärare. Higher course on teaching, Linköping University, 7.5 ECTS.
 
 

Awards

1995–97
 
Appointed member of the Living Teachers Society (Levande Pedagogers Sällskap).
1994
 
Elected Teacher of the year by the computer science students' association, Linköping University.
1993
 
Elected Teacher of the year by the computer science students' association, Linköping University.
 
 

Grants

2016
 
Development grant: 250 000 SEK from Linköping University for designing pedagogical forms and technical tools for distributed studio learning in the MSc Design program.
2005
 
Development grant: 150 000 SEK from Malmö University for organizing a competence development course in research strategy and research funding at the School of Arts and Communication.
1996
 
Development grant: 560 000 SEK from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University, for the equipment of an interaction design studio.
1992
 
Travel grant: 7 000 SEK from the Swedish British Academic Cooperation Programme to collaborate with Dr. Peter Thomas, Brunel University, UK, in teaching and preliminary research activities.