Ongoing projects

Breastmilk Pumping and Workplace: Explicating Care Relationships

2018-2022

(Yadav, Balaam, Lampinen)
This study examines the experiences of working mothers who are lactating and expressing milk at their workplace.

Designing New Speech Interfaces

2017-2020

(Vetenskapsrådet and STINT, McMillan)
This project is focused around understanding non-system directed audio (such as ordinary conversation and environmental, ambient audio) as well as not only what the user says to the system, but how they say it in order to design new user interfaces with more interesting interactions.

Algorithmic Systems, Power, and Social Interaction

2018-2022

(Kone Foundation, Lampinen)
Algorithmic Systems, Power, and Social Interaction is a multidisciplinary research project that analyzes algorithmic systems as part of social and societal interaction. We approach algorithmic systems from two perspectives: macro-conceptual analysis evaluates the societal role of algorithmic systems, while micro-level analysis examines everyday interactions between individuals and algorithmic systems.

Ethics as Enacted through Movement – Shaping and Being Shaped by Autonomous Systems

2020-2024

(WASP-HS, Höök & Lampinen)
This project concerns how ethics is enacted and shaped in relationship to how autonomous systems are designed, focusing in particular, but not solely, on aerial drones.

Layering Trust in Intimate Digital Health Technologies

2021-2023

(Digital Futures Balaam & Lampinen)
This project will produce a landmark, large-scale qualitative study of Natural Cycles, the first algorithmic contraceptive on the market. We work from the standpoint that health choices, health behaviours, and critically, trust in healthcare service providers are interpersonal and socially constructed. Our research looks beyond the individual user, engaging also with the wider social context of ‘use’ when examining how trust is developed and maintained. Further details available at the project website.

Digital Futures Drone Arena

2021-2023

(Digital Futures, Mottola & Lampinen)
This project develops a novel aerial drone testbed, where drone competitions take place periodically to understand and explore the unfolding relationships between humans and drones. Further details available at the project website.

Nordic Perspectives on Algorithmic Systems: Concepts, Methods, and Interventions

2019-2022

(NOS-HS workshop series, Lampinen)
This is a workshop series situated in the emerging area of critical algorithm studies and devised to connect scholars in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. The workshops are geared to bring a Nordic perspective to the social studies of algorithms and improve conceptual frameworks and methods for addressing problems pertaining the social implications of algorithm systems.

 Advanced Adaptive Intelligent Systems

2019-2024

(KTH Digital Futures, Iolanda Leite, Donald McMillan, Jonas Beskow, Britt Östlund, Joakim Gustafson and Christian Smith)
This project is focused on the development of socially assistive robots in people’s homes, education or health-care settings, as well as robots working alongside workers in small-scale manufacturing environments.

Economic Encounters for Human–Computer Interaction

2018-2022

(Vetenskapsrådet, Lampinen)
Economic Encounters for Human–Computer Interaction is focused on exchange platforms as an increasingly dominant infrastructural and economic model of the social web. Simply put, exchange platforms are online forums which support the peer-to-peer exchange of labour, resources or goods.

Past projects

Hacking

2018-2021

(Vetenskapsrådet, Brown)
The project is conducting multidisciplinary research that provide answers to the following broader research questions: What are the relationships between powerful stakeholders, and how will networks of control influence individuals and users? What new roles do people take when facing questions of security in IoT? What emerging changes in cultural and social behaviours can already be observed? How does the design of IoT devices and their infrastructures affect understandings of security? And lastly, how can technical IoT developments learn from social science work?

Implicit Interaction

2017-2021

(SSF, Brown & Höök)
This project is a joint collaboration between Stockholm University, KTH and RISE. The project is built around developing a new interface paradigm that we call smart implicit interaction.

From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy

2017-2021

(COST Action, Lampinen)
From Sharing to Caring aims to develop a European network of actors (including scholars, practitioners, communities and policy makers) focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice-focused approach.