Antti Salovaara

Senior University Lecturer
Senior University Lecturer
A803 Dept. Design

I am interested in creativity in knowledge work and the role of ICT use in those processes. Humans are creative tool users and able to discover novel solutions for practical problems in their work and everyday life tasks. This creative potential remains however scientifically weakly understood.
My background is in human-computer interaction (HCI) and cognitive science. I study repurposive appropriation - the processes by which users discover new purposes of use for technology. This research includes both quantitative and qualitative methods, and particularly field trials on technology prototypes.
In my previous research, I have investigated creativity in knowledge work contexts. This research involved both individual-level studies on creative cognitive processes as well as development of new models and theories for understanding the organizational factors that may hinder or facilitate creativity in information systems use.

I am a PhD from Cognitive Science (University of Helsinki, November 2012).

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Human-computer interaction


Detecting covert disruptive behavior in online interaction by analyzing conversational features and norm violations

Henna Paakki, Heidi Vepsäläinen, Antti Salovaara, Bushra Zafar 2024 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Designing for Uncertain Futures: An Anticipatory Approach

Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Felix Anand Epp, Camilo Sanchez 2023 Interactions

The Vicious Circles of Skill Erosion: A Case Study of Cognitive Automation

Tapani Rinta-Kahila, Esko Penttinen, Antti Salovaara, Wael Soliman, Joona Ruissalo 2023 Journal of the Association for Information Systems

Creative collaboration with interactive evolutionary algorithms: a reflective exploratory design study

Severi Uusitalo, Anna Kantosalo, Antti Salovaara, Tapio Takala, Christian Guckelsberger 2023 Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines

Reinventing the Wheel : The Future Ripples Method for Activating Anticipatory Capacities in Innovation Teams

Felix Anand Epp, Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta, Idil Gaziulusoy 2022 DIS 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Hands-on Introduction to Futures Thinking and Foresight with the Future Ripples Method

Tim Moesgen, Felix Anand Epp, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta, Juan Sanchez Carranco 2022 Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Adjunct Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2022

Vibrotactile Motion Guidance for Stroke Rehabilitation

Tim Moesgen, Antti Salovaara, Emmi Pouta, Rebecka Pyykko, Yu Xiao 2022 ICMHI 2022 - 2022 6th International Conference on Medical and Health Informatics

Co-creative Product Design with Interactive Evolutionary Algorithms: A Practice-Based Reflection

Severi Uusitalo, Anna Kantosalo, Antti Salovaara, Tapio Takala, Christian Guckelsberger 2022 Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design - 11th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2022, Held as Part of EvoStar 2022, Proceedings

Trolling Call-outs as Communicative Acts

Heidi Vepsäläinen, Henna Paakki, Antti Salovaara 2022 LANGUAGE@INTERNET