Authors of the present issue

 

N. 38

 

Focus section 1

Human Computer Interaction Perspectives on Industry 4.0

Focus section 2

Inquiring the way we inquire

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Regular papers

 

 

Table of contents 

 

 

 

Iina Aaltonen

is a Research Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Her research work is concentrated on human factors, usability, and user experience in several domains. She has special expertise in human-technology interaction with emerging technologies and human-robot collaboration. Her doctoral thesis in 2018 focused on user studies with wearable, multimodal and augmented reality solutions.

 


Susanna Aromaa

is a Senior Scientist at VTT in the Human Factors, Virtual and Augmented Reality team. She finished 2018 her doctoral dissertation on topic “Virtual prototyping in evaluation of human factors and ergonomics of human-machine systems”. Dr. Aromaa has participated in many European and national projects, and worked as a project manager and work package leader in the projects. She is interested in human factors/ergonomics in design of industrial workplaces and has experience of the use of virtual reality systems for improving ergonomics, usability and safety.

 


Tone Bratteteig 

 

 


Saskia Böck

graduated in Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 2017 and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. Her main research interest is the development of adaptive virtual training systems.

 


Auriol Degbelo

 

 


Ines Di Loreto

is associate professor at UTT (Université de technologie de Troyes) in the Tech-Cico team. After a master degree in philosophy she obtained a PhD in Computer Science with a thesis investigating Social Media and Multi Users Virtual Environments with a prevailing interest in issues related to the representation of the self. Currently interests involve the use of social application, Tangible User Interfaces (TUI), and Informal Learning as means to promote social change.

 


Guiying Du

 

 


Joona Elo
is a User Experience (UX) design expert at Konecranes Research and Innovation department. In Konecranes Joona is working as designer in multiple digital development projects and managing research activities around new technologies and interaction methods especially applying to industrial maintenance service. His mission is to improve UX in industrial working environment.  

 

 

Hanne Cecilie Geirbo

 

 

Charles Hahn 

 

 

Jaakko Hakulinen
is a university researcher at Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere, Finland. His research interests include multimodal interaction utilizing large scale of technology including gesture-based interaction, speech-based interaction, intelligent environments, virtual reality, and data visualizations. Hakulinen received his Ph.D. in interactive technology from the University of Tampere in 2006.

 

 

Juho Hella
is a researcher at Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere, Finland. His research interests include speech-based and multimodal interaction in industrial and artistic settings, and expressiveness of interaction. Hella received his M.Sc. in human-technology interaction from the University of Tampere in 2015.

 

 

Andrew Hoffman

 

 

Petri Honkamaa
is a Senior Scientist at VTT Knowledge intensive products and processes. He received his M.Sc. (Tech.) in Computer Science from the Lappeenranta University of Technology in 1997. After the graduation he started his career at VTT focusing first on video compression technologies. Later research topics include various computer vision and optimization algorithms. Currently the focus is on 3D tracking algorithms and Augmented Reality applications. For three years (2011-2013) he lead an 8-person research team on the topic of 3D Tracking technologies. He has also had a key role developing several widely used software modules in VTT, including video compression method MVQ, open source augmented reality library ALVAR and more advanced 3D tracking library ALVAR Mobile.

 

 

Sarah Inman

 

 

Eija Kaasinen

is a Principal Scientist at VTT, being in charge of strengthening the impact of human perspective in the research on technical innovations and developments. She has lead several research projects facilitating and coordinating industrial cooperation in developing new human-centric solutions for industrial use. Her research interests include developing user experience driven design and co-design approaches to the design of complex industrial systems and services.

 

Tuuli Keskinen
is a postdoctoral researcher at Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere, Finland. Her research focuses on evaluating the user experience of interactive systems. She has participated in several projects having both academic and industrial partners and a variety of contexts and user groups. Keskinen received her Ph.D. in interactive technology from the University of Tampere in 2015.

 

 

Christian Kray

 

 

Kadri-Liis Kusmin 
is a PhD student of Information Society Technologies at Tallinn University. Her research is focused on the rapidly changing competency requirements of the new digital and industrial age, academia and industry cooperation in shifting from preparing employees for jobs to preparing them for their entire careers, and supporting their careers through life long learning. She received her MBA in Management of Information Technology from Tallinn University in 2014.

 

 

Karine Lan Hing Ting
is researcher at ActivAgeing Living Lab, Université de technologie de Troyes, France. She obtained a PhD in Sociology with a thesis investigating work practices in offshored call centres, with a focus on mediated communication, collaborative work and intercultural interactions. Her current research interests include the design, iterative evaluation and use of health, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) or social robotic technologies for older adults, using a Human-centred and Participatory Design approach.

 

 

Charles Lenay 

 

 

Mikael Leppä
is the Head of User Experience Design at Wärtislä Corporation. He develops and manages the companys global design team, responsible for improving and aligning the end-user experience of both customers and company staff operating in the field. He has a professional history of Industrial and User Experience Design mainly focusing on control environments and IoT solutions in the B2B sector.

 

 

Tobias Ley

 

 

Frieder Loch
graduated in human-media interaction at the University of Twente in Enschede in 2012. After working three years as a usability engineer for mobile applications, he joined the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in 2015 as a Ph.D. student. He joined the Institute of Automation and Information Systems at the Technical University of Munich in 2017. His main research interest is the development of adaptive virtual training and support systems.

 

 

Ville Mäkelä
is a postdoctoral research at TAUCHI, and will start as a postdoctoral researcher in LMU Munich in 2019. He gained his Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Tampere, Finland. His primary research interests are in ubiquitous computing, particularly novel interaction techniques, cross-device interaction, and public displays. His other research interests revolve around augmented and virtual reality, such as the viewing of 360° videos using head-mounted displays.

 

 

Nela Murauer
is a mechanical engineer who studied at the Technical University Munich. Since 2013 she has been working for the BMW Group in different departments, such as Quality Management, Assembly Planning and Lean Management. From 2016 till 2018 she worked as PhD student for the BMW Group in the innovations-team of the logistics planning focusing on user-centered aspects of a full-shift usage of smart glasses in order picking. After finishing the PhD thesis, which was supervised by TU Berlin, Nela Murauer works in logistics department of the BMW Plant Munich and is still responsible for smart glasses in logistics for the whole BMW Group.

 

 

Antti Niemelä
is a project manager at Lapland University of Applied Sciences, working as part of the maintenance related research team of the Industry and Natural Resources unit. He has worked in multiple maintenance, embedded systems, information systems and visualization related projects. His focus is in applying latest visualization and measurement technologies to industrial and other maintenance related topics.

 

 

Marco Painho

 

 

Juha Parviainen
is a data scientist working in a machine industry. He has specialized in equipment maintenance and service business. His endeavor is to empower field technicians with relevant and up-to-date information so they can perform at their best.

 

 

Nerina Pflanz
is a health scientist who specialises in health governance and medical research. She works both with qualitative and quantitative methods on questions related to epidemiology. At the BMW Group she supported the research project concerning smart glasses in order picking for one year. After working for the BMW Group she is currently affiliated with the IBE at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich, Germany).

 

 

Ville Rauhala
is a project manager at Lapland University of Applied Sciences. He is working as part of the operation & maintenance research team of the Industry and Natural Resources unit. He has worked in several operation & maintenance related projects with close cooperation with industry and SMEs. Focus of those projects has been in education of maintenance practices, developing new methods for maintenance and applying new digital solutions for maintenance.

 

 

David Ribes

 

 

Santeri Saarinen
was a researcher at Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere, Finland, when the research discussed in this article was conducted. He is now an XR Specialist at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, and novel interaction techniques. Saarinen received his M.Sc. in human-technology interaction from the University of Tampere in 2014.

 

 

Sanni Siltanen
is Expert in Innovative Maintenance Methods at KONE corporation. Currently she in investigating how novel technologies, such as AR, can be utilized to improve industrial maintenance. She has long research career in augmented and mixed reality, and applying them for different industrial needs. Her passion is to bring technology from laboratory to real use. Her current interest is to examine how digitalization, IoT, and Industry 4.0 concepts can be utilized to make things better, more efficient and user friendly.

 

 

Steve Slota

 

 

Kairit Tammets
is the head of Centre for Educational Technology (CET). She received PhD in educational sciences in 2013 from the Tallinn University. Her research has been related with collaborative knowledge building and professional development at the workplace, especially in teacher education context. Her interest is also related with competency-based e-portfolios for supporting workplace and informal learning. Recently Kairit has been responsible for developing learning analytics methodology and design of the application in several local and international projects of CET.

 

 

Matthieu Tixier

 

 

Jouni Törnqvist

 

 

Markku Turunen
is a Professor of Interactive Technology at the University of Tampere. He is leading a research group on pervasive interaction and an international master's programme on human-technology interaction. His expertise includes novel interactive solutions for challenging environments, such as industrial settings, and  their evaluation and analysis methodology. He has more than 200 publications on human-technology interaction.

 

 

Antti Väätänen  
is a senior research scientist in Human factors and Augmented Reality area at VTT. He has an extensive experience in concept of operations, human factors, wearable user interfaces and Augmented Reality. He has conducted several field trials and user experience studies. His research activities have been related to domains such as human-machine interaction, new ways of work and demanding operating environments.

 

 

Juha Valtonen
is a project engineer at Lapland University of Applied Sciences, working as part of the Operation and Maintenance research team of the Industry and Natural Resources unit. He has worked in multiple maintenance, embedded systems, information systems and visualization related projects. His main research interests currently are developing AR and VR solutions for maintenance and other fields.

 

 

Guri Verne

 

 

 

Birgit Vogel-Heuser
graduated in electrical engineering and received the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen in 1991. She worked for nearly ten years in industrial automation in the machine and plant manufacturing industry. After holding different chairs of automation in Hagen, Wuppertal, and Kassel, she has been head of the Institute of Automation and Information Systems at the Technical University of Munich since 2009. She coordinates the Collaborative Research Center 768 'Managing Cycles in Innovation Processes – Integrated Development of Product-Service Systems Based on Technical Products' and is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Her research work focuses on modeling and education in automation engineering for distributed and intelligent systems and on human-computer interaction in automation environments.

 

 

Charles Woodward

is a Principal Scientist at VTT. He is the founder of Augmented Reality research at VTT. He was nominated Research Professor of Multimedia Technology in 2004, Research Professor in Augmented and Virtual Reality in 2010, and Principal Scientist since 2014. Over the years, Woodward and his team at VTT have produced world leading AR solutions from 3D tracking, entertainment and games, with current research emphasis on AEC and industrial applications.

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