After about ten years working with care for the elderly and people with dementia, Johan got interested in human behaviour and took a bachelor in cognitive science. From there he went on to a master in design, eager to apply his newly acquired knowledge about humans as social, communicative, and embodied beings situated in cultural and evolutionary contexts.
During this time, Johan also started working with user innovation and managing projects where design students collaborated with organisations and companies.Some more information about the user innvoation work can be found in a Project Report from the Ludinno-project, where 5 universities collaborated around user innovation. For more about the work with students and organisations, please see this (in swedish), or this in english.
His current research, as a PhD student at Linköping University, aims to expand our knowledge about prototyping services. This was first done by conducting interviews with service designers, and then comparing with other research about prototypes. This resulted in a licentiate thesis, which is a 50% thesis on the road to a PhD. He has since went on to investigate how to evaluate service protoypes and how and what we can learn from prototypes.
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Last updated: 2012-06-19