Stockholm Technology & Interaction Research

The Stockholm Technology & Interaction Research group is based at Stockholm University, with a mix of technologists and social scientists researching and building new technologies. The group is led by three faculty members, Professor Barry Brown, Associate Professor Airi Lampinen and Dr. Donald McMillan. Our research is supported by a variety of funders, included VR (the Swedish Research Council), WASP-HS, and Digital Futures.

Our published work, often situated in the fields of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), covers a wide range: from gaze aware robots and conversational user interfaces to economic interactions, felt ethics, and the use of eScooters in crowded urban environments. We focus on understanding new technologies in situ, and examining how they are adopted and change existing social practices, alongside designing and rethinking how conventional technologies work.

We publish our work in the leading international conferences such as ACM CHI, CSCW, DIS, and TEI. Recent books from the group have been published by MIT Press, Sage and Morgan & Claypool. We are actively involved in running our international conference communities (including IMX, TEI and CSCW). Next to receiving Best Paper and Honorable Mention awards for our publications (at CSCW, CHI, and ECSCW), our research has attracted considerable discussion in the popular media (including Guardian, New York Times, Time magazine, Helsingin Sanomat, Wired).

We are always happy to discuss our work or possibilities for collaboration, so please get in touch!