Student supervision

I am open to supervising master’s and PhD students working on Interaction Design and HCI aligned with the following themes:

Somaesthetic Design, the use of first and second-person research methods, and how these articulate knowledge for design use. This involves a strong commitment to rigorously documenting first-persin experiences, as well as performing self-experiments.

I have a particular interest in the application of the Focusing technique, Micro phenomenology and other introspective practices as methods for interaction design. Through my doctoral dissertation, I was the first researcher to generate a methodology around Focusing involving design ideation, prototyping and evaluation. You can find more information here.

Topics dealing with design methods, user-centred design and artistic research are also part of my interests.

PhD review

  • Arife Dila Demir – Extended Textile Soma: Somaesthetics of Bodily Discomfort. EKA Estonian Academy of Arts. Thesis reviewer (2022 and 2023) and Examiner (upcoming).

Master’s students

  • Alice Berg – Better Sleep with Soma Design. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2023
  • Christoffer Eriksson – Encouraging being in correspondence in soma design through touch-based interaction aesthetics: The case of soma bits. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2023
  • Tieng-Ying Lu – Designing for moments of micro-meditations. Uppsala University, 2023
  • Eduardo Alvarez Nowak – Designing a Learning Analytics Dashboard for boot camp students. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2023
  • Rebeca Blanco – Reflections on one’s own body: A study on the understanding of body image in HCI. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2023.


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