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Mattias Arvola

Associate professor in Cognitive Science

Director of Studies for the Undergraduate Programme in Cognitive Science
SICS East Swedish ICT Research Faculty

Interaction & Service Design Research Group
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
Linköpings universitet
SE-581 83 LINKÖPING, Sweden

E-mail: mattias.arvola@liu.se
Twitter: @MattiasArvola
Phone: +46 (0)13 285703
Fax: +46 (0)13 142231
E 3G:454 ( map)

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My PhD thesis focused on interaction design for social situations of use, at the intersection of design, human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). Later, my research has dealt with design, cognition and IT-development. Different issues of thinking, language and communication has been central to my work. The topic of user experience, use-quality and experiential qualities is, in my research, connected to socio-cultural theories of mediated action (eg. activity theory and distributed cognition), and I find theoretical topics in interaction and service design intriguing, especially in relation to the practice of design. As part of researching design practice I have tried to identify best practices and describe them in terms of design methods. Notably, I have worked on methods like personas, interaction and service walkthroughs, improvised roleplaying, design patterns, competitive analysis, genre analysis, use-quality analysis, bodystorming, and prototyping. Related to the practice of design is also the field of design education, which also is one of areas of interest.

Teaching spring 2014

Teaching autumn 2014


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