Apr. 1, 2024

I moved to Vienna!

I am happy to report that as of April 1, 2024, I work as a Professor and Head of Research Area at TU Wien. I am honoured and humbled for new adventures together with the HCI Group. These are exiting times as I get to grow my group and establish new labs dedicated to HCI research.

Feb. 2, 2023

New year, new project

I am lucky to start the new year with an exciitng new project called “PAPACUI: Proficiency Awareness in Physical ACtivity User Interfaces“. The project comes with funding from the Swedish Research Council Starting Grant. This means that I am actively looking for a PhD student at the moment. Do let me know if you know someone who could be interested.

Sep. 27, 2022

Access to papers

I get a lot of questions from students about how to access some of the research work which we discuss in the lectures. In the world of academic publishing, stuff can indeed be hard to find. Here are some quick answers. First, most of my papers should be available by accessing my google scholar profile. Just click on the paper of interest and google should provide a suitable pdf locations.

Sep. 30, 2021

I’m back!

This post is to mark that the fact that I’m a Chalmers employee again. It’s back to Kuggen for me, but with a new set of challenges. I’m very much looking forward to this new endeavour, especially given the return to campus life. I will supervise projects and theses, so if you’re a student reading this, do not hesitate to reach out. I now even have a Chalmers profile.

Oct. 29, 2018

Thesis topics for UU students

I’m regularly asked if I have open thesis topics, here’s some info on that. Generally, the answer is yes. If you think you might want to do a thesis with me, please look into what I do in my research and if these things might interest you. There are also some thesis ideas on this page and on KonJoin. Do consider that this list far from exhaustive. If any of these make sense, please book a time slot to have a chat.

Oct. 10, 2018

I moved to the Netherlands

I’m happy to announce that I’m now an assistant professor at Utrecht University. I even have an UU staff page. While getting adjusted to Nutella bread for lunch, I’m looking forward to cool research opportunities and meeting new students. There are some great teaching and research challenges ahead.

Apr. 11, 2017

Thesis call April 2017

Here are some thesis topics that I’ve gathered. They’re not all mine, but I’ll help you find the right person if you contact me. SENSE OF BATTERY In present time, out lifestyle has made us very dependent on mobile phones, not only for communication, but also to access critical services like maps, encyclopaedias, public transportation or even our bank accounts. Currently, most devices make it to the end of the day with a battery charge, but extended use of internet access, media reproduction or GPS signal might deplete the battery in a few hours and leave the user in an inconvenient situation.

Jun. 5, 2016

I have a new job!

Good news. I’m thrilled to be joining the HCI group at the Institute for Visualisation and Information Systems, Univeristy of Stuttgart as a postdoc starting June 1!

Apr. 22, 2016

My doctoral defence stream

My doctoral defence on Tuesday, April 26 will be streamed live. Here is the link: Visual Arena Stream

Oct. 11, 2015

Engineering Visions Intensive Programme

I was recently very glad to have been invited as a teacher to a great summer school in Switzerland. I got three days to work with some amazing students, meet other teachers and test myself. I also got to enjoy a lovely weekend in the Alps. Here are some details. I taught two and a half days in a programme focused on “engineering visions”. The idea was simple – student from different countries are divided into groups and given a rather general theme to think about.

Jan. 18, 2015

Revamping the tabletop course

It was confirmed that I will be the official and only teaching assistant in the tabletop computing course. This will give me a great opportunity to revamp the practical part of the course and create new and, hopefully, exciting project proposals. I am working hard and looking to an eventful spring. Stay tuned.

Nov. 10, 2014

Big data sources for CIU 280 Tutorial

There are the (big) data sources for the CIU280 tutorial on Tue, 11/11/14. Generally, these are nice data sources. Remember to download two sets – the one, for which you’re designing and the one you will be using. FRY – MAR – FIS –

Oct. 14, 2014


I am soon going to spend a, hopefully, wonderful week in Helsinki. With two full papers accepted and the Doctoral Consortium, NordiCHI is loking great for me. But this is not a bragging post. This is about the unqiue Nordic HCI community. I am extermyl lucky to be part of what we can now call an interlectual tradition that is rich and unique. We believe NordiCHI should not just be a smaller version of CHI and we are sticking to the plan.

Jun. 21, 2014

Destine: The important task

This post is intended mainly for the roughly 40 students who will attend Destine starting on July 6th in Łódź. However, I think this is quite reusable, so let’s have this as a public thing and some content for my personal website. Dear Destine attendees, This is your most important task to be performed at home. This work will directly impact your project and this is what you bring to Poland for you teammates.

Aug. 12, 2013

The website is up.

I finally managed to start a reasonable personal website. Enjoy.