Malmö University’s focus on society was one of the reasons why Brian Katumba applied for a PhD at IOTAP. Starting in May, Katumba will focus on adapting user-centered development methods to IoT product development.
Brian, what is your research interest?
I am interested in the holistic view of software and systems engineering research. I am specifically interested in product development methods, product requirements, and how users and other stakeholders can be involved in the different development phases of a product. Academia in collaboration with industrial research and development is something I treasure!
Why is this research important?
With the Internet […] Continue reading
For more than two decades, Prof. Nancy L Russo has been researching how computing technologies can improve organizational processes and practices. Her expertise is in information system development, an area whose methods are changing with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In the fall of 2015, Nancy Russo will team up with IOTAP.
Russo’s field of interest is Information Systems, which is about using information and computing technologies to improve the processes and practices of any organization. The distinction between individual and organizational use of technology, however, is nowadays less than clear given that we bring individual technologies […] Continue reading
I KK-stiftelsens senaste årsberättelse ges IOTAP stort utrymme. Flera företagsrepresentanter berättar om vilken nyttan av att ingå i IOTAP är:
– Det som är bra med forskningsprofilen är att vi både får ny kunskap och en mötesplats där många företag är med, menar Per Gustafsson, affärsutvecklare på Eon.
– Det stora antalet forskare som knyts till forskningsprofilen är intressant, säger Magnus Svensson på Sony Mobile. Forskningsprofilens bredd blir ett viktigt komplement till den forskning vi själva bedriver. Vi får här en genomlysning från många olika håll.
» Läs hela texten: Profilerad forskning ger draghjälp till […] Continue reading
In May, Anuradha Reddy joined IOTAP as PhD candidate in interaction design. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of autonomous technologies, interaction design and practice-based design research. Continue reading
IoT research that focuses on people brought Radu-Casian Mihailescu to Malmö. In April, he joined IOTAP as post-doc in computer science. His main research interest is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and so-called smart grids.
Radu, why is there such a strong interest in IoT?
There is no doubt in my mind that the proliferation of intelligent objects in our surrounding environment will bring about fundamental changes to society. This poses a wide variety of challenges, but also opportunities for innovation.
First, I see huge opportunities for people and businesses to make more timely and better informed decisions based on a […] Continue reading
Many people use apps to track their everyday activities. These apps collect data about what we do, but they aren’t very intelligent when it comes to doing things with the data – or making recommendations of what we should do. In a recent paper, Fredrik Ohlin and Carl Magnus Olsson argue that if we want a richer understanding of the data, we need intelligent computing to be included in the systems that run the apps.
The standard activity-tracking apps present data in statistical form meant to be viewed after the activity has ended. But, what if these services could give […] Continue reading
The design materials of the Internet of Things are hybrid. Physical properties such as texture and weight are combined with digital properties including behaviour and responsivity. This ‘new’ material is a challenge for interaction designers.
In a recently published paper, Jonas Löwgren proposes a design strategy for designers working with hybrid materials: To build prototypes and do material experiments in a way that foregrounds immediate sensate feedback and externalizes responses that are normally not perceivable.
It is quite common in interaction design theory to talk about design as a conversation with the situation […] Continue reading
IOTAP is one of the research environments that take part in a project that looks at how Malmö University can better support collaboration with partners from outside the university.
It is often argued that higher education and research should be carried out in co-production (in Swedish, ’samverkan’) with external stakeholders in order for it to have an effect on society. How to initiate and execute co-production projects is, however, very different between academic disciplines. It also varies according to what types of external actors that take part and what incentives various stakeholders have.
The ‘research and co-production’ project aims to get […] Continue reading
IoT systems generate massive volumes of data from a multitude of applications and sensors. Among the top barriers for realising the vision of IoT is enforcing security and guarding privacy in these systems.
Andreas Jacobsson’s conference talk from Øredev’s IoT Conference 2014 outlines some of the major challenges and opportunities related to privacy and security in IoT-based ecosystems. See video embedded below, or here on Vimeo.
The talk in short
Enforcing security and guarding privacy in cyber-physical systems that generate massive volumes of diverse, heterogeneous, complex, and distributed data […] Continue reading
Registration for the Nordic Internet of Things Hackathon 2015 is now open. The theme of the event is creative ways of using Minimum Viable Device, which is a ’smart’ gateway for physical devices to access the cloud. Continue reading