Katarina Segerstahl

Dept of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland

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

My research focuses on how to support coherent user experiences in heterogeneous system settings. I am interested in 1) understanding how user experiences are formed in the context of Extended Information Services (EIS) – services that are systemically extended across multiple platforms and 2) how distinct system characteristics influence coherent user experiences in these environments. My previous experience as an interaction designer in sports technology industry sheds additional practitioner insight into my work. With my qualitative, cross-disciplinary research I wish to contribute practical in-depth knowledge that can be used in the design of more user-friendly pervasive IT.