NordiCHI 2012 is proud to announce three confirmed keynote speakers:
Rosan Bosch Ltd.
Rosan Bosch Ltd. is a creative, Copenhagen-based company, working with interdisciplinary projects through art, design and architecture. The driving force of the company is the experienced artist Rosan Bosch who has worked professionally with art, design and architecture for almost 20 years. Through interdisciplinary projects, Rosan Bosch uses creativity as a tool for innovation and change, questioning deep-rooted cultures and traditions, creating space for new ways of thinking and acting.
Photograph: Rosan Bosch / Agnete Schlichtkrull
University of California, Irvine, US
Paul Dourish is a Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Anthropology. His research focuses primarily on understanding information technology as a site of social and cultural production; his work combines topics in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and science and technology studies. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, and was elected to the CHI Academy in 2008 in recognition of his contributions to Human-Computer Interaction. He is the author of two books: "Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction" (MIT Press, 2001), which explores how phenomenological accounts of action can provide an alternative to traditional cognitive analysis for understanding the embodied experience of interactive and computational systems; and, with Genevieve Bell, "Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing" (MIT Press, 2011), which examines the social and cultural aspects of the ubiquitous computing research program.
Before coming to UCI, he was a Senior Member of Research Staff in the Computer Science Laboratory of Xerox PARC; he has also held research positions at Apple Computer and at Rank Xerox EuroPARC. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University College, London, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.
Interactive Institute Umeå + Dept. of Informatics Umeå University, Sweden
Daniel Fallman is an Associate Professor of Informatics at Umeå University, Sweden, and he has been affiliated with Umeå Institute of Design for over a decade. He currently serves as studio director for Interactive Institute Umeå where he leads a team of talented young interaction designers, researchers, doctoral students, and engineers specializing in experimental, future-oriented interaction design projects within non-office type environments such as paper mill factories, mountain bike paths, and scuba diving reefs.
Fallman's research interests are in the confluence of HCI and design and include new interaction technologies and interaction styles; sketching techniques for interaction designers; design theory and its influence on HCI; phenomenology and questions of embodiment, involvement, and meaning; and a broad interest in the philosophy of technology. He has published over 50 academic articles in leading international journals and conferences in the fields of HCI, Interaction Design, and Design Research. In 2010, he was awarded the title 'Future Research Leader' by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.