Lassi Liikkanen

Helsinki Institute of Information Technology, Helsinki, Finland

September 2010 – August 2011, working with Cliff Nass, Dept of Communication

During my stay I will work to strengthen my two existing streams of research: music interaction and creative design. My project on music will take place in the newly opened VAIL lab at CARS and aims to study the influence of music consumption and interaction on driving behavior. I seek to understand the design constraints for interactive systems in conditions, such as the car environment, in which attention is constantly divided between two complementary tasks. My goal is provide a risk assessment of different interaction styles and compensatory strategies, and propose design solutions to facilitate safe and comfortable interaction.