Netta Iivari


is a Professor in Information Systems in University of Oulu, INTERACT research unit. She has background in Cultural Anthropology as well as in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction. She gained her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology 2001 and in Information Processing Science 2003 and her doctoral degree in Information Systems in 2006. Her long lasting research interest concerns understanding and strengthening participation of different kinds of stakeholders in designing and shaping ICT in their everyday life. She has a specific interest in the development and utilization of culture and discourse oriented lenses. Her empirical work has been carried out in packaged and open source software development contexts as well as in designing ICT for children, with children. Her research is strongly influenced by interpretive and critical research traditions.


Last update: September 2016


Articles published on IXD&A:


People lining up to use a cool new gadget in the city? Surprise and variety in technology appropriation of multipurpose public displays, N.29, 2016, pp. 136 - 158, abstractdownload