Yngve Sundblad

Yngve Sundblad
KTH Royal Institute of Technology | KTH · School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC)

Licentiate of Technology

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July 1968 - present
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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  • Research projects 1968-2012
Description
  • Participation and leadership in about 20 research projects Funding from EU (8 projects) and national Swedish boards (about 12 projects)
September 1963 - present
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Position
  • Teacher on all levels 1963-2011
Description
  • Taught about 50 courses in basic, graduate and research education 1963-2011

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Publications (66)
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Life for older people with dementia tends to be inactive. This paper reports on two case studies in which exercise games (exergames) were introduced in dementia special care units with a focus on patients’ well-being. The first case used a participatory design (PD) approach to engage the patients as users in the process. The results highlight the p...
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div class="page" title="Page 1"> The goal of the UsersAward (UA) programme is to develop and maintain a strategy for enhancing the quality of workplace software through on-going user-driven quality assessment. Key activities are development of sets of quality criteria, as the U SER C ERTIFIED 2002 and 2006 instruments, and performing large domain...
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div class="page" title="Page 1"> The workshop gathers people from various sectors inside and outside academia to discuss the current state of, and the prospects for IT in the support of residents’ democratic engagement in, and around, public housing. </div
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In the development, introduction and spread of the Internet, Nordic researchers have had a pioneering and central role. Already in the 1970s Norway hosted and developed the first ARPAnet node outside North America. In the 1980s pioneers in the Nordic countries started national computer networks and joined forces into the Nordic academic network NOR...
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This paper is motivated by our work in the European Culture project "Faust - or dis-inventing the A-bomb". The project explored how to raise consciousness about distressing technology development through dialogue with old and young people. When reviewing our work it struck us that we had overlooked that some of the prototypes designed by the young...
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The combined effect of haptic and auditory feedback in shared interfaces on the cooperation between visually impaired and sighted persons is under-investigated. A central challenge for cooperating group members lies in obtaining a common understanding of the elements of the workspace and maintaining awareness of the other members' actions, as well...
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Studies and design of information technology support for workplaces, especially workshop floors, office floors and hospital floors, have a strong tradition in Scandinavia, involving workplace users and their trade unions and other stakeholders. The projects emphasize the active cooperation between researchers and workers in the organizations to hel...
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With Simula 67 Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard invented object-oriented programming. This has had an enormous impact on program development tools and methods in the world, well accounted in conferences and books, on programming languages and object-oriented programming, and on software pioneers. Early influenced were computer scientists in the N...
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This article summarises activities and results from the quality assessment project ‘Quality Assurance of IT Support at Work’ (ITQ) which has been performed by Swedish researchers in close cooperation with trade unions 1999–2005. The ITQ project is part of a network, UsersAward, which works for the goal to develop and implement a strategy for good s...
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Computer use and interaction possibilities are changing quickly, while use contexts and application types are radically broadening. Technology no longer consists of static tools belonging only to the workplace but permeates work on the move, homes and everyday lives. Pervasive technologies, augmented reality, small interfaces, tangible interfaces,...
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An ongoing study is presented here. The purpose is to design and evaluate an experiment comparing an audio/haptic/visual and a haptic/visual VR environment supporting collaborative work among sighted and blindfolded people. We want to investigate how haptic and audio functions could improve collaboration in a shared workspace. We used a 3D VR envir...
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Teachers in general usually do not have one single office and they seldom have time for face-to-face interaction with their colleagues since they typically spend most of the time in a classroom. Teachers in rural areas have even less colleagues to interact with face-to-face. In our work with teachers in a rural area near Stockholm, in an archipelag...
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In academia and in industry there have been many projects focusing on technology in domestic spaces and the Smart home (Hindus 2001; Smith 2000). The focus has been on the place, i.e. the home, and the people living there, rather than the people and the places they inhabit. In this chapter we share experience from using cooperative and novel design...
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For people working in situations with few colleagues around, information technology could be used for increased communication with colleagues at other places. One such group is teachers in rural areas. In our work with teachers in an archipelago school distributed over six islands we have focused on encouraging communication using a digital notice...
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The goal of the UsersAward programme is to develop and maintain a strategy for better workplace software through user-driven quality assessment. One of its key activities is the user-driven certification of workplace software using the USER CERTIFIED 2002 instrument. In this paper we present a preliminary analysis of the values that inform the crit...
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This paper summarizes activities and results from the quality assessment project ITQ, "Quality certification of IT support at work", which was performed by Swedish researchers in close co-operation with trade unions in 1999-2002. The ITQ project is part of a network, UsersAward, which continues to work for the goal to develop and maintain a strateg...
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The purpose of this document is twofold. Firstly it is to present the teaching pilots that were undertaken by members of the network, and describes the pilot setting and the material taught, as related to the taxonomy of Design for All knowledge and skill sets developed in previous deliverables. Each pilot indicates topics taught and to which categ...
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In this paper we give a "case story" experience from development, practice and results from a method and project course on User Oriented Interaction Design. The course is intended for last year Masters' students from different backgrounds, computer science as well as social science and design disciplines. The course was inspired by student and teac...
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We describe a new methodology for designing technologies for and with families called technology probes. Technology probes are simple, flexible, adaptable technologies introduced into families' homes with three interdisciplinary goals: the social science goal of collecting data about the use of the technology in a real-world setting, the engineerin...
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ABSTRACT This paper describes co-operative design work regarding the development,of IT artefacts to be used for communicating,within families. It shows advantages,of codesigning together with users. Thereby obtaining ‘real life’ experience, understanding and knowledge about their needs and desires. Since there was no specific solution or technology...
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To develop technology,for families we need to shift perspective from the more common technology development for domestic,environments,or the smart home. We believe that to develop and design useful technology,we have to understand,what families’ needs and desires are. This paper describes some,aspects of the co-operative work within the research pr...
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We describe a new methodology for designing technologies for and with families called technology probes. Technology probes are simple, flexible, adaptable technologies introduced into families' homes with three interdisciplinary goals: the social science goal of collecting data about the use of the technology in a real-world setting, the engineerin...
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rtium of interdisciplinary research groups at four Swedish universities -- The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (coordinator), Uppsala University, Gvle university college, and Lule Technological University. The UsersAward project is inspired by the successful TCO label for computer hardware, TCO'92, TCO'95 and TCO'99 [4]. These standards...
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This video is a description and use scenario of an interactive information assistant with both speech and visual direct manipulation interface. The 3D-animated assistant, nicknamed OLGA, is intended to help in situations where people seek information. It is here demonstrated with consumer advice about microwave ovens. The demonstrator is modular an...
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This document describes the school activities (Workpackage 2) in the first year of the ESPRIT ESE (Experimental School Environments) project KidStory. The activities are based on four philosophies, each described in a chapter: . Children as Inventors . Children as Storytellers . Children as Collaborators . Technology Infusion Based on these ideas,...
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This document is part of the end-year 1 deliverable for Work Package 3 in the KidStory project. This report describes the work of WP3: evaluations conducted during the first year of the KidStory project. In accordance with the project philosophies described in the School Activities report from Work Package 2 (described in deliverable 2.1), data wer...
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With the development of information technology in our society, we can expect that computer systems to a larger extent will be embedded into our environment. These environments will impose needs for new types of human-computer-interaction, with interfaces that are natural and easy to use. In particular, the ability to interact with computerized equi...
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The Centre for user oriented IT Design (CID) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden was established in 1995. CID brings together researchers and designers from computer science, arts, media and communication, and human sciences with industry and user organizations. The focus is on the design and study of usable, interactive...
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We describe the iterative design of two collaborative storytelling technologies for young children, KidPad and the Klump. We focus on the idea of designing interfaces to subtly encourage collaboration so that children are invited to discover the added benefits of working together. This idea has been motivated by our experiences of using early versi...
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The characteristics of a project course (160h of work for the students) oriented towards graphical interaction is described. Project proposals are presented to the students by researchers from different applications. The students get a high degree of freedom during the project and partly as a result of this they are enthusiastic about the work and...
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In this paper, we describe design and implementation considerations for the graphic user interface for CoDesk (the Collaborative Desktop), which is an environment for CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work). CoDesk is an attempt to make collaboration a natural part of the daily use of a computer. Our way to achieve this is to put the user in the...
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Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) is an interdisciplinary research area devoted to exploring the issues of designing computer-based systems that enhance the abilities to cooperate and integrate activities in an efficient and flexible manner for people in cooperative work situations. This volume is a rigorous selection of papers that repres...
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We present an approach to control information flow in object-oriented systems. The decision of whether an informatin flow is permitted or denied depends on both the authorizations specified on the objects and the process by which information is obtained ...
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We identify an important type of software design knowledge that we call community specific folklore and show problems with current approaches to managing it. We built a tool that serves as a living design memory for ...
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Current and coming workstation and high-speed networking technology coupled with processing of different media in digitized form make feasible distributed applications where users can communicate with a computer and with each others using several human senses and presentation forms (media) in parallel. The Swedish research programme MultiG concerns...
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The Swedish MultiG program addresses research issues in distributed multimedia workstation applications, including CSCW, and high-speed networks. This report treats some basic CSCW issues in a distributed design environment. We review and analyse relevant literature on system design and computer supported cooperation and discusses the basic issues:...
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By envisioning an ¿electronic table,¿ it is possible to build a system model that employs the same conceptual tools and operations already used in traditional prepress graphics work.
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In the past ten years various computer systems have been developed able to perform algebraic calculations. Unfortunately, the fact that there are ready to use, mostly easily attainable, computer languages and programs for manipulation of non-numerical algebraic data is often overlooked by potential users. Several investigations in general relativit...
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A survey of existing algebraic systems, from batch-oriented "formula-crunchers" to dialog systems with sophisticated mathematical knowledge is given. Results from a comparison of some systems from aspects such as availability, user-orientedness and runtime-efficiency are presented.Finally possible trends in hardware, firmware and software that woul...
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In last October's issue (no. 24) of the SIGSAM Bulletin several reports of performance of different algebraic systems on SIGSAM Problem no. 2, described in [1], were published. The timings are somewhat incompatible for the following reasons.
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The program has been written in SYMBAL for the CDC 6600 computer in Vkstberga, Stockholm. This is a standard configuration with a 6613 central processor, ten peripheral processors and a 131072 60-bit word core memory with 0.1 ps access time. About 3 machine instructions/us can be performed. SYMBAL version 1. OK (3/3/70).
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Ackermann's function is of highly recursive nature and of two arguments. It is here treated as a class of functions of one argument, where the other argument defines the member of the class. The first members are expressed with elementary functions, the higher members with a hierarchy of primitive recursive functions. The number of calls of the fun...
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In this position paper we describe how experience from a ICT research project, interLiving, can influence HCI education. The project also raises interesting aspects on the role of design research. The interLiving project is an example of a successfully conducted cooperative design process and could therefore have impact on both HCI and design educa...
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Swedish experience and plans for certification of products for IT support from the end users' perspective are described and analysed. It is based on the Scandinavian tradition of strong involvement of users in all stages of IT development as practised by the trade union confederations TCO and LO. The notable success of the TCO labelling of personal...
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IntroductionMethod for the certificationWhat kind of software can become user certified?Who gets involved in the certification?How is the certification process carried out?How is the user satisfaction measured?Required levels of user satisfactionTo what does the certification apply?What the certification entailsQuality criteriaRelation to other cri...
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In this paper we describe how the work in the InterLiving project ("Designing Interactive, Intergenerational Interfaces for Living Together") has started with families as design partners and we report some early experience. The project has its point of departure in "the user end" by letting the families themselves describe how communication comes i...
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UTOPIA is the name of a Nordic research project. It is in the Scandinavian languages the acronym for Training, Technology And Product from the Perspective of Skills and Democracy at Work (Utbildning, Teknik Och Produkt I Arbetskvalitetsperspektiv. ) The aim is to develop trade union oriented alternatives for computerbased text- and image processing...

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