Collaborative and Industrial Design

Sampsa Hyysalo

Professor, Co-Design
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Sampsa Hyysalo is Professor of Co-Design at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on designer-user relations in sociotechnical change. This includes engagement in participatory design, codesign, open and user innovation, open design, peer knowledge creation, user communities, citizen science and user knowledge in organizations, design ethnography, longitudinal ethnography, social shaping of technology, process studies of innovation, practice theory, and sustainability transitions.

Sampsa has published over 70 full lenght articles and book chapters. Topically most of his research has been on renewable energy, health technology, organizational software and social media. He has authored several books, the latest being “The new production of users: Changing innovation communities and involvement strategies” (with Elgaard Jensen and Oudshoorn, Routledge, 2016) Health Technology Development and Use: From practice-bound Imagination to evolving Impacts (Routledge, 2010). Sampsa’s research orientation is multidisciplinary, science & technology studies, innovation studies and collaborative design being his main fields of reference. He received his PhD in behavioral sciences in University of Helsinki, working with activity theory. His docenture in is user-centered design of information systems. He was the chief editor of Science & Technology Studies journal 2007-2016 and was awarded the Academy of Finland price for social impact of research in 2010 and EASST Freeman Price for the “New production of Users”.


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