Ongoing Research

  • QuitIT is an android app that will help the users keep track of their smoking habits and give users the opportunity to contribute to our study of the social influence features of the app. Currently, we are looking for participants. More information can be found here

Ongoing Projects

  • EU H2020 project COMnPLAY SCIENCE - learning science fun and creative way.
  • Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation postdoctoral research project: Climate change in the News. Principal investigator: Dorina Rajanen.
  • Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation postdoctoral research project: Opettajien rooli kouluverkon infrastrukturoinnissa - teknologiavälitteisen opetuksen kehittäjinä. Principal Investigator: Eija Halkola.
  • 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
  • European Social Fund (ESR) project LUNO - Lukiolaisista nostetta ohjelmistoalalle - Battling the gender segregation on our field by making IT field more interesting for female senior-highschoolers by teaching them programming and designerly thinking as well as giving them more information about our field in general. The project is done in collaboration with Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation funded  DeMaKids project - Aiming to empower children through technology making and designerly thinking, developing new tools in cooperation with schools and the educational sector for educating children in technology making and designerly thinking.

Some 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.


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