Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Dept of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland

August 2008 – July 2009. Working with Terry Winograd, Dept of Computer Science

Social media and Web2.0 have changed the way people think and use the Internet. They also seem to be key drivers for deeper integration of the Internet and mobile applications. Key research issues in my project include Web2.0 platform, applications, and features, and the risks they pose (for both individuals and organizations). Special emphasis will be given to understanding the role of social networks and persuasion in this context. Overall, the goal of this project is to develop sound and safe design principles for the next generation of Web-based and mobile applications.