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Resume for Mattias Arvola

Born 1975

Docent (Reader) in Cognitive Science, 2012, Linköping University.

Education

PhD in Cognitive Systems, 2005, Linköping University.
Licentiate (Fil. Lic.) in Cognitive Systems, 2003, Linköping University.
MSc (60 credits) in Cognitive Science, 1999, Linköping University.

Current Position

Senior lecturer in cognitive science, Linköping University, since 2013.

Earlier Positions

2008 – 2013. Senior lecturer in computer science, Linköping University.
2006 – 2010. Senior lecturer in media technology, Södertörn University.
2007 January – June. Senior lecturer. Linköping University.
2005 – 2007. Post doctor. Linköping University.
1999 – 2005. Graduate student. Linköping University.

Research Projects

I have to this date been main applicant and project manager for research projects with a total budget of 8.2 million SEK.

2012 – 2015. VASS – The Virtual World Meets the Authentic World in Sensous and Integrated Learning. Project manager Inger Edforss-Fuchs, Västra Ramlösa skola, Helsingborg. Grant 1 299 000 SEK from Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs fond.

2012 – 2014. Sightlence – Design tool for development and testing of haptic support for increased accessibility of IT and communication solutions for people with deafblindness. Project manager Mattias Arvola. Grant 1 800 000 SEK from Post- och telestyrelsen.

2012 – 2014. Simulated provocations – Pre-Service Teachers' Strategies for Developing Classroom Management Skills. Project manager Gunnel Colnerud, Linköping University. Grant 5 813 000 SEK from Vetenskapsrådet.

2010 – 2011. Augmented Reality in Astrid Lindgren's Landscape. Project manager Mattias Arvola. Grant 1 460 000 SEK from NCU – National Center for Outdoor Education.

2008 – 2010. Appreciation Practices Among Digital Creatives. Project manager Mattias Arvola. Grant 4 582 000 SEK from Östersjöstiftelsen.

2008. Interaction and Service Design for Nature Experience. Project manager Mattias Arvola. Grant 236 000 SEK from Östersjöstiftelsen.

2007. Personas for New Tools for Health: Development and New Gestalts. Project manager Mattias Arvola. Grant 150 000 SEK from Hälsans nya verktyg.

2006 – 2009. The Planning Portal. Project Manager Pål Karlsson, Boverket. Grant 5 000 000 SEK from VINNOVA.

2006 – 2007. Interaction Design for Nature Experience. Project manager Johan Bornebusch, Södertörn University. Grant 250 000 SEK from Naturvårdsverket.

2004 – 2006. Shared Representations and Collaborative Learning of Interaction Design. Project manager Robert Ramberg, Stockholm University. Grant: 5 783 000 SEK from Vetenskapsrådet.

2006 – 2008. Enabling Technology by User Orientation and Organizational Development on the Terms of the Procurer. Project manager Henrik Artman, KTH. Grant 3 300 000 SEK from VINNOVA.

2001 – 2004. Procurement Competence. Project manager Henrik Artman, KTH. Grant 3 282 100 kr from VINNOVA.

2002 – 2004. The Electronic News Initiative (ELIN). Project manager Kjell Ohlsson. Grant from EU.

2004. Home Healthcare: Enabling Technology and User-Centered Systems. Project manager Sture Hägglund, Santa Anna IT Research Institute. Grant from KK-stiftelsen through SITI.

1999 – 2003. e-Society. Project manager: Sture Hägglund, Santa Anna IT Research Institute. Grant from SITI.

Appointments and Academic Leadership

2011 – today. Director of Studies for the Undergraduate Programme in Cognitive Science at Linköping University.

2011. Organizer of the conference Persuasive 2011, in Linköping, Sweden.

2009 – today. Member of the board for the Undergraduate Programme in Graphic Design and Communication at Linköping University.

2008. Guest editor for the special issue Interaction Design in Pedagogical Practice in the journal Digital Kompetanse/The Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.

2007 – 2008. Member of the board for the undergraduate programme IT, media and design at Södertörn University.

2007 – 2008. Responsible for the development of the informatics education at Södertörn University.

2007. Organizer of the conference The Virtual 2007, in Haninge Sweden.

2007. Organizer of the workshop ”Interaction Design in Pedagogical Practice” in Haninge, Sweden.

2005. Acting director of studies for the cognitive science programme at Linköping University.

2003. Organizer of the workshop”Genres, Use Qualities and Interactive Artefacts” at HCI 2003 in Bath, England.

2002 – 2004. Graduate student representative of the board of the HCS-division at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University.

1996 – 1997. Organizer of the national conference Cognitive Science and Information Technology (KVIT).

1996. Member of the board for the cognitive science student association (KogVet) at Linköping University.

Commissions

2012. Reviewer for and session chair at the OzCHI conference.

2010 – 2012. Reviewer for the ServDes conference.

2010. Session chair at the DRS conference.

2009 – 2013. Reviewer for the CHI conference.

2009. Reviewer for the CSCW conference.

2005 – 2013. Reviewer for HCI. The British HCI Group Annual Conference.

2004. Expert for the DeKaL-project at Stockholm University.

2001. Concept design for a mobile dynamic Internet portal in a collaborative project between Linköping University and Xpedio.

2001. Advisor for the evaluation for www.usabilitynet.org the EU project UsabilityNet.

Pedagogical Training

Studio pedagogy and practice-based learning in design, 7.5 ECTS credits. Examiner: Stefan Holmlid.

Cognition, learning and IT, 6 ECTS credits. Examiner: Nils Dahlbäck.

University pedagogy, step 2. Design, evaluation and organization for learning, 6 ECTS credits. Examiner: Helene Hård af Segerstad.

University pedagogy, step 3. Research Supervision, 4 ECTS credits. Examiner: Anna Bjuremark.

Pedagogical Experience

The students has 2002 – 2012 awarded my courses 4 or more points (out of five possible) on 12 occasions. The work experience in teaching, supervision and director of studies adds up to about 9,000 hours of work.

2013. Current Topics in Human-Computer Interaction, Linköping University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 10 students, PhD course, 7.5 ECTS credits.

2012. Advanced Course in Qualitative Research Methods, Linköping University: examiner. 20 students, advancement level C, 6 ECTS credits. Seminar based, for students in cognitive science.

2012. Interaction Design – Project, Linköping University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 60 students, advancement level B, 12 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in graphic design and communication.

2012 – 2013. Interactive Systems, Linköping University: course development, examiner and lecturer. 20 students, advancement level B, 6 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in Computer Science.

2012. Interactive Systems, Linköping University: course development, examiner and lecturer. 60 students, advancement level B, 4 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in Computer Engineering.

2012. Interactive Systems, Linköping University: lecturer. 30 students, advancement level B, 4 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in Programming.

2011. Advanced Interaction Design, Linköping University: course development and lecturer. 55 students, advancement level D, 6 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in Design and Product Development, Cognitive Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering.

2010. Interaction Design, Linköping University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 50 students, advancement level D, 6 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in Design and Product Development.

2008 – 2011. Interaction Design, Linköping University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 60 students, advancement level B, 6 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in graphic design and communication.

2008 – 2012. Interactive Form, Linköping University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 10 students, advancement level B, 6 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for students in graphic design and communication.

2008. Current Topics in Media and Interaction Design, Södertörn University: course development, examiner and supervisor. 10 students, advancement level D, 7.5 ECTS credits. Seminar based competency development in research for junior lecturers in media technology.

2008. Informatics A, Södertörn University: course development, examiner and lecturer. 60 students, advancement level A. 30 ECTS credits.

2008. Practical Vocational Training in the Bachelor Program for IT, Media and Design, Södertörn University: supervisor. 3 students, advancement level C. 15 ECTS credits.

2007 – 2008: Interaction Design and Learning, Södertörn University: lecturer, course development and examiner. 10 students, advancement level C, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars, exercises, and lectures, for education students specialized in form and design.

2006 – 2007: Patterns and Sketching Techniques in Interaction Design, Södertörn University: lecturer, course development and examiner. 10 students, advancement level D, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project and seminar based, for master students in interaction design and media technology.

2006: Degree Project in IT, Media, and Design, Södertörn University: supervisor for 5 students, advancement level C. Project based, for IT, media and design students.

2006: Design, Innovation and Creativity, Södertörn University: guest lecturer.

2006: Multimedia on the Web, Södertörn University: guest lecturer.

2006: Science, Theory and Method, Södertörn University: guest lecturer.

2006: Introduction to Research in Media Technology, Södertörn University: guest lecturer.

2006 – 2007: Ergonomic Design - Project Course, Linköping University: guest lecturer.

2005: Project Semester, Linköping University: examiner for Systems Usability and Systems Design, and course development. 20 students, advancement level C, 4,5 ECTS credits. Project based, for information technology students.

2005 – 2007: Interaction Design – Theories and Methods, Linköping University: lecturer, examiner and course development. 30 students, advancement level D, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project and seminar based, for cognitive science students.

2005: Usable Systems, Linköping University: lecturer, course development and examiner. 40 students, advancement level B, 7,5 ECTS credits. Lecture and project based, for cognitive science students.

2005: Game Innovation and Design, Linköping University: lecturer, examiner and course development. 7 students, advancement level B, 9 ECTS credits. Project based, for computer science, computer engineering and media technology students.

2005 – 2006: HCI continuation course, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology): guest lecturer.

2005: Methodology for Interaction Design, Stockholm University: guest lecturer.

2005: New Media and Information Technology, Linköping University: guest lecturer.

2005 – 2007: Usability in an Economical Perspective, Linköping University: lecturer and course development. 20-40 students, advancement level C, 4,5 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars and lectures, for industrial economics students.

2004: Design and Programming of Computer Games, Linköping University: lecturer and course development, 40 students, advancement level C, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project based, with seminars and lectures, for computer science, computer engineering and information technology students.

2004: Behavior in Complex Systems, Linköping University: lecturer and course development. 20 students, advancement level D, 7,5 ECTS credits. Lecture based, for cognitive science students.

2003, 2009 – 2011: Introduction to Cognitive Science, Linköping University: lecturer. 50 students, advancement level A, 7,5 ECTS credits. lecture and seminar based, for cognitive science students.

2003: Information Architecture, Linköping University: guest lecturer.

2003: Applied Research Method, The IT-university in Gothenburg: guest lecturer.

2003: HCI - Interaction, Design and Cognition, University of Skövde: guest lecturer.

2002: Informatics, final paper, Linköping University: guest lecturer.

2002 – 2007: 15 Undergraduate Research Paper (c-uppsats), Linköping University and Södertörn University: supervisor. Advancement level C, 15 ECTS credits. For informatics cognitive science, graphics design and communication, and media technology students.

2001 – 2011: 36 Master theses, Linköping University and Södertörn University: supervisor. Advancement level D, 30 ECTS credits. For cognitive science, computer science, computer engineering, informatics and media technology students.

2001 – 2002, 2005 – 2007: Human-Computer Interaction, Linköping University: advisor, lecturer, and course development. 110-140 students, advancement level C, 4,5 ECTS credits. Project and lecture based, for information technology, computer science, computer engineering, and industrial economics students.

2000 – 2001, 2004 – 2006: Design for Usability, Linköping University: lecturer, course development, and examiner. 10-20 students, advancement level D, 15 ECTS credits. Seminar and project based, for information systems students.

2000 – 2001, 2004: Theories of Design for Usability, Linköping University: lecturer, course development and examiner. 10-20 students, advancement level D, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project and seminar based, for information systems students.

2000 – 2001, 2004 – 2007: Introduction to Interaction Design, Linköping University: lecturer, course development, and examiner. 10-20 students, advancement level D, 7,5 ECTS credits. Project and seminar based, for cognitive science, information technology, computer science, computer engineering and media technology students.

2000 – 2001, 2004, 2009, 2011: Introduction to System Usability Issues, Linköping University: lecturer and course development (examiner 2000, guest lecturer 2004 and 2005). 40-90 students, advancement level B, 3-6 ECTS credits (depending on study programme). Project and seminar based, for computer science and computer engineering students.

2000, 2005, 2012-2013: Applied Cognitive Science, Linköping University: supervisor (examiner 2005). 30 students, advancement level B, 15 ECTS credits. Project based, for cognitive science students.

1999 – 2000, 2002, 2005: Interaction Design, Linköping University: lecturer (member of the admissions board and external critic 2002 and 2005). 8-9 students, advancement level D, 15 ECTS credits. Studio based, for cognitive science students.

Other Pedagogical Engagements

2010. Article on pedagogy in higher education: Arvola, M. (2010). Assessment criteria for interaction design projects: Fostering professional perspectives on the design process. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE10), Trondheim, 2-3 September 2010.

2007 – 2008. Responsible for the planning of informatics education at Södertörn University.

2007. Article on pedagogy in higher education: Holmlid, S., & Arvola, M. (2007). Developing a thematic design curriculum as a Bologna master. In International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 13-14 September 2007, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

2006. Contribution to the textbook The Persona Life Cycle: Humanizing Data for Product Design, by John Pruitt & T. Adlin. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2006. The title of the contribution is ”When personas were not fully effective: The mastery, appropriation and authority of a design tool”.

2005 – 2006. Worked on a progression in the curriculum at Linköping University where the individual courses together create a whole set. This resulted in less overlap, more clear examination criteria, and a tighter coupling between learning outcomes, content, and examination.

2005. Participated in national conference on cognitive science education.

2004 – 2006. Responsible for developing suggestions for a masters program in Design and Interaction and Service Design, following the Bologna model. I have participated in the change of the cognitive science program to the Bologna model. I have also participated in developing suggestions for a masters program in cognitive systems engineering.

2004. Participated in national conference on human-computer interaction education.

2001. Edited compendium ”Design för användbarhet – Interaktionsdesign” (Design for usability – Interaction Design) together with Pernilla Qvarfordt, 2001. For the courses Interaction Design, Introduction to Interaction Design, Theories of Design for Usability, and Design for Usability.

1999 – 2006, 2008. Developed teaching material and course web sites for many of the courses in usability, HCI, and interaction design at the Department for Computer and Information Science, Linköping University.

1999 – 2006. Introduced models and methods for use-quality in the courses. This is a work based on research by me and Stefan Holmlid.

1995 – 1999. Evaluated courses for the cognitive science student association, which early on gave knowledge about course development. Have since 2000 been responsible for courses in usability and interaction design and performed evaluation of them and developed them.

Invited Talks and Collaboration Between Academia and Industry

Invited guest lecturer at Swinburne University, the IT University in Gothenburg, the Viktoria Insitute in Gothenburg, University of Skövde, Södertörn University, and KTH on topics ranging from interaction design theory, qualitative research methods in interaction design, techniques and methods in interaction design, design patterns, use-quality analysis, and genre analysis for interactive systems.

Invited expert in the DeKaL-project on studio pedagogy in interaction design. Became later on a member of this research project.

Talks in industry:

  • ”Understanding Quality in Interaction and Service Design”. Talk at Deloitte Digital Design in Melbourne, 2012-11-22.
  • ”Augmented Landscapes”. Invited speaker at the seminar Digitala kulturmiljöer at Hässleholms kulturhus, 2012-04-11.
  • ”Sketching and prototyping methods for interactive systems”. Educational day at SMHI, 2009-06-12.
  • ”Usability – what is it”. Talk at SMHI, 2007-11-26 and 2007-12-03.
  • ”User-centered development – usable development”. Talk at SMHI, 2008-02-04 and 2008-02-11.
  • ”Usability of command and control systems”. Talk at SAAB Systems, 2005-06-21.
  • ”What is web usability and what make visitors return?” Talk at Dataföreningen i Sverige, Östra kretsen, Network for Web Editors (ERFA-möte), 2001-10-04.
  • ”Use-quality and design”. Talk at LUPA: Linköping Local Chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA), 2000-11-30.

Member of the IP Television Business Network at Mjärdevi Science Park, in Linköping, Sweden.

I have cooperatated with companies such as Antrop, Usify, Cambio, Nokia, Xpedio, UI Design, User Lane, Kreatel, Dreampark, Tyresta National Park, and Östgöta Correspondenten to get design briefs from industry to design courses. Several companies and agencies participated in the research project "Enabling Technology by User Orientation and Organizational Development on the Terms of the Procurer". I have also participated in research projects in cooperation with Föreningssparbanken, Nokia, Xpedio, Östgöta Correspondenten, The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket), Tyresta National Park, and New Tools for Health (Hälsans nya verktyg). A majority of the master theses I have supervised has been in cooperation with industry.

Other

2010. Parental leave from January 1 – May 31.

 


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