Postdoctoral research fellow
Culturally Embedded Computing group
Ithaca, NY, USA
mch267 at cornell dot edu
UPDATE October 2013: My postdoc period at Cornell is over, I'm moving back to Sweden! As of December 1st, 2013, I'm joining Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, as an assistant professor at the department of Applied IT. Contact: maria dot hakansson at chalmers dot se
a postdoctoral research fellow in the CemCom
group since 2011, where I do HCI research on
ICT design and sustainability. Broadly, I’m
interested in how ICTs (existing and future
designs) can support people in transitioning
to more sustainable lifestyles, where the
concept of sustainability goes beyond
environmental concerns to include personal and
social. At Cornell, I look
at two local groups of families who in
different ways are already trying to live more
of my research is also to explore how insights
from these studies
can help us think about and design future ICTs
aimed at supporting wider groups of people to
live more sustainably.
December 2013: I'm excited to announce that I'm joining Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, as an assistant professor in the department of Applied IT!
August 2013: Our paper “Our Life is the Farm and Farming is Our Life”: Home–Work Coordination in Organic Farm Families has been accepted to CSCW 2014! Authors: Gilly Leshed, Maria Håkansson, and Jofish Kaye.
January 2013: My paper "Beyond Being Green: Simple Living Families and ICT", co-written with Phoebe Sengers, has been accepted to CHI 2013!
January 2012: Gilly Leshed and I have received funding from Nokia to do a small study and design exploration of farm families and ICT.
November 2011: I have been awarded a fantastic three-year postdoc/young researchers' fellowship from Formas - the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning - to continue my postdoctoral studies here at Cornell, as well as when I return to Sweden!
Together with Gilly Leshed, Eli Blevis, Lisa Nathan, and Samuel Mann, I'm organizing a workshop on "Simple, sustainable living" on Sunday May 6 at CHI 2012 in Austin, TX!
// Recent publications
Leshed, G., Håkansson, M., and Kaye, J. (2014). “Our Life is the Farm and Farming is Our Life”: Home–Work Coordination in Organic Farm Families. To appear in Proceedings of CSCW 2014.
and Sengers, P. (2013). Beyond Being
Green: Simple Living Families and ICT. In Proceedings
of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human
Factors in Computing Systems (CHI
H., Håkansson, M., Pierce, J., Baumer, E.P.S.,
DiSalvo, C., and Sengers, P. (2012). Sustainably
unpersuaded: How persuasion narrows our vision of
sustainability. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference
on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI
Fernaeus, Y., Håkansson, M., Jacobsson, M., and
Ljungblad, S. (2010). How do you play with a robotic
toy animal?: A long-term study of Pleo. In Proceedings of the 9th
International Conference on Interaction Design and
Children 2010, ACM, pp. 39-48.
short publications, workshops, etc.
G., Håkansson, M., and Kaye, J. 2013.
What We Can Learn from Small Organic
Farm Families. To be presented at the
CHI 2013 workshop “Exploring the
Diversity of Families: Designing
Technologies for the Contemporary Family
Life,” April 28, 2013.
M., Leshed, G., Blevis, E., Nathan, L., and Mann, S.
(2012). Simple, Sustainable Living. Workshop at CHI
2012. In extended
abstracts of the 2012 annual conference extended
abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
(CHI EA '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
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