Supervision of theses and dissertations
Since 1992, supervision of Master’s theses in Technical University of Darmstadt (10) and in Tampere University of Technology (80).
Supervised doctoral dissertations in Tampere University of Technology:
Kaasinen - Dr. Tech. dissertation in June 2005: User acceptance of
mobile services – value, ease of use, trust and ease of adoption.
Doctoral dissertation. VTT Publications 566. Opponent: Prof. Kia Höök
from KTH, Sweden.
Inka Vilpola - Dr. Tech. dissertation in June 2008: Applying User-Centered Design in ERP Implementation Requirements Analysis. Opponents: Prof. Jan Gulliksen, University of Uppsala, Sweden and Dr. Raimo Hyötyläinen, VTT Finland.
Teija Vainio - PhD dissertation in November 2011: Applying Urban Planning and Design Principles into the Design of Mobile Multimodal Navigation Aids. Opponent: Prof. Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki University.
Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö - Dr. Tech. dissertation in May 2011: Evaluation of experienced audiovisual quality on mobile devices. Opponent: Prof. Sebastian Möller, TU Berlin, Germany. Accepted with distinction.
Jukka Holm - Dr. Tech. dissertation in October 2012: Visualizing Music Collections Based on Metadata: Concepts, User Studies and Design Implications. Opponents: Prof. emeritus Yngve Sundblad, KTH and prof. Petri Toiviainen, University of Jyväskylä.
Thomas Olsson - Dr. Tech. dissertation in November 2012: User Expectations and Experiences of Mobile Augmented Reality Services. Opponents: Associate prof. Thomas Pederson, ITU, Denmark and Associate prof. Jonna Häkkilä, University of Oulu.
Mari Ervasti - Dr. Tech. dissertation in November 2012: Value in Experience - Design and Evaluation Framework based on Case Studies of Novel Mobile Services. Opponents: Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University and Dr. Marianna Obrist, Newcastle University, UK.
Yanqing Cui - Dr. Tech. dissertation in May 2013: Social Networking Services on Mobile Devices: User Interface Designs and User Experience Studies. Opponents: Prof. Panos Markopoulos, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Prof. Matt Jones, Swanswea University, UK.
Sami Vihavainen - Dr. Tech dissertation in October 2013: Field studies on User Experience of Automation in Context-Aware Mobile Social Media. Opponent: Prof. Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Heli Väätäjä - Dr. Tech dissertation in April 2014: Framing the User Experience in Mobile Newsmaking with Smartphones. Opponent: Prof. Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Arto Lehtiniemi - Dr. Tech. dissertation in November 2014: Novel Music Discovery Concepts: User Experience and Design Implications. Opponent: Prof. Sergi Jordà, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
Farrukh Sahar - Licenciate thesis in March 2015: Long-Term UX Evaluation of Multi-Component Products. Examiner: Dr. Katarina Segerståhl, Tieto corporation.
Aino Ahtinen - PhD dissertation in October 2015: Mobile Applications to Support Physical Excercise - Motivational Factors and Design Strategies. Opponent: Prof. Turkka Keinonen, Aalto University.
Kati Kuusinen - Dr. Tech. dissertation in November 2015: Investigations on Agile UX Work in Enterprise Software Development. Opponent: Prof. Jan Gulliksen, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
Tanja Walsh - PhD dissertation in April 2016: Online Surveys in Collecting Cross-Cultural, Qualitative User Experience Feedback. Opponent: Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK.
Pradthana "Ting" Jarusriboonchai - Dr. Tech. dissertation in December, 2016; co-supervised with Dr. Thomas Olsson: Understanding Roles and User Experience of Mobile Technology in Co-located Interaction. Opponent: Prof. Yvonne Rogers, UCL, UK.
Jarno Ojala - PhD dissertation in April, 2017; co-supervised with Dr. Thomas Olsson: Studies of Content-Mediated Interaction: Insights into Activities, Motivations and User Experience Design. Opponent: Prof. David Frochlich, University of Surrey, UK.
Ongoing: Supervisor of 10 active DrTech/PhD students working in both TUT and industry.
Opponent and committee member of doctoral theses
Jonna Häkkilä, University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, January 2007: Usability with context-aware mobile applications: Case studies and design guidelines.
Stina Nylander, Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology, member of the PhD committee in February 2007: Design and Implementation of Multi-Device Services.
Antti Aaltonen, University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, March 2007: Facilitating personal content management in smart phones.
Michael Stal, University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, March 2007: Understanding and analysing software architecture (of distributed systems) using patterns.
Annu-Maaria Nivala, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, November 2007: Usability perspectives for the design of interactive maps.
Ernst Kesseler, doctoral dissertation in University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, in September 2008: Safety is no accident: Contributions to achieving certifiable safe software.
Anton Janssen, doctoral dissertation in University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, in September 2008: Architectural design decisions.
Arnold Vermeeren, doctoral dissertation in Technical University of Delft, in March 2009: What's the problem?: studies on identifying usability problems in user tests.
Javed Khan, doctoral dissertation in Technical University of Eindhoven, in November 2009: Mediated awareness for intrafamily communication.
Hedegaard, doctoral dissertation in University of Copenhage, Denmark,
department of Computer Science, in November 2014: Usability and user
experience information in reviews.
Sanni Siltanen, doctoral dissertation in Aalto University, department of Computer Science, in May 2015: Developing augmented reality solutions through user involvement.
of Journal of
Interacting with Computers (2009-), Elsevier.
Member of the
MobileHCI conference steering committee (2015-).
General chair of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing MUM 2017.
Member of the
organising committee for MobileHCI'06 (Helsinki), MobileHCI'13
(Muenchen) and MobileHCI'15 (Copenhagen).
Member of the programme committee of Scandinavian HCI'00 and NordiCHI 2010.
Founding and steering team member of the User-Centered Information Technology (UCIT) post-graduate researcher school in 2001-.
Reviewer of EC IST projects MIMOSA and MINAMI in the topics of ambient intelligence in 2005-2010.
Organised tutorials, workshops and SIGs, and given keynotes
Tutorial in the German Conference for
Tutorial in the International
Workshop in CHI’2000: Future HCI in Mobile Devices, together with Satu Ruuska, Matthias Schneider-Hufschmidt and Bruno van Niman.
Workshop in CHI’2008:
User Experience evaluation methods in product
development (UXEM), together with Virpi Roto and Marc Hassenzahl.
Workshop in Interact’2009: User Experience Evaluation Methods in Product Development (UXEM’09), together with Virpi Roto, Effie Law and Arnold Vermeeren.
Special Interest Group (SIG) in CHI’2011: UX Research: What Theoretical Roots Do We Build On – If Any?, together with Marianna Obrist, Effie Law, Virpi Roto, Arnold Vermeered and Kari Kuutti.
Special Interest Group (SIG) in CHI’2009: User Experience Evaluation – Do you know which Method to use?, together with Marianna Obrist and Virpi Roto.
Special Interest Group (SIG) in Interact’09: Postgraduate studies in the field of HCI, together with Teija Vainio, Kari-Jouko Räihä and Poika Isokoski.
Special Interest Group (SIG) in CHI’11: UX Research: What Theoretical Roots Do We Build On – If Any? together with Marianna Obrist, Virpi Roto, Effie Law, Arnold Vermeeren and Kari Kuutti.
Expert member of Doctoral Consortia in MobileHCI 2008 and MobileHCI 2009.
Co-organiser of Doctoral Consortium in NordiCHI 2010.
of Doctoral Consortium in MobileHCI 2013.
in Smart Systems’08,
talk at EU COST Action TwinTide closing conference, Bari, Italy, Oct
11th, 2013: Evaluating the user
experience of ubiquitous systems.
Invited talk at Intel European Research Conference, ERIC'13, Nice, France: Mobile user experience: Challenges and opportunities.
Plenary talk at Intel European Research Conference, ERIC'13, Nice, France: User experience design: Better technology, better society.
TEACHING AT UNIVERSITY
Coordinator of UBINET doctoral training network, in cooperation with University of Oulu and University of Tampere.
In years 2000-, development of the study programme (major) of Usability in Tampere University of Technology, dept. of Software Systems (the main responsible for the design and implementation of altogether 8 courses).
for an international study programme at TUT for Master of Science in
Technology, with specialisation in Human-Technology Interaction,
starting at 2012. Cooperation with University of Tampere.
In 2000, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Internationalisation and cultural user interfaces.
In 2001, development and teaching of a seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Accessibility and needs of special user groups for user-centered information technology.
In 2004, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Consumer research and user-centered design.
In 2005, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Quantitative analysis of user experience.
In 2006, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Theories and approaches of human-centered technology.
In 2008, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on User Experience (UX) in Design of Interactive Products and Services.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008, development and teaching the course in Tampere University of Technology on User-Centered Product development.In 2008-2010, responsible teacher of Usability research methods in Tampere University of Technology.