Ongoing Projects

  • Marie Curie ITN CHESS - Connected Health early stage researcher network (CHESS)
  • Academy of Finland project MULTICS - Multi-scoped infrastructuring: Forming a knowledge infrastructure for ILTER Network (in Finnish: Moniulotteinen infrastrukturoituminen: Tutkimusinfrastuktuurin muodostaminen ILTER-verkostolle)
  • Design@school - a long-term research effort related to bringing designerly thinking to schools
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation - Children as technology makers and shapers, integrating technology making into comprehensive school education

Completed Projects

Understanding and strengthening children’s participation and agency in issues concerning their life:

  • Usability of Music for Social Inclusion of Children, EU IST 7thframework project 2008-2011 (UMSIC)

IT support for participatory urban design:

  • Participatory Urban Design with Advanced IT support, Academy of Finland project 2008-2011 (PUDAS)
  • Integrated project on Interaction and Presence in Urban Environments, EU IST 6th framework project, 2007-2011 (IPCity)

Another research stream has concentrated on understanding and supporting open and democratic development approaches, such as open source software development as a specific focus of study and My Data.

Networking

INTERACT is active in the following networks:

  1. the EveLINE (everyday life in technology-rich neo-communities) group,
  2. the iUBI (Ubiquitous Interaction) group, (INTERACT, MediaTeam and Interactive Spaces)
  3. COST action ENJECT