About me

tessyveranoI am an associate professor (docent) of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Stockholm University (SU) in Sweden since February 2003.

My research belongs to the research field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and more in particular to the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). I am interested in the relationship between writing, meaning and technology from socio-cultural and critical perspectives of literacy and tool use. I work with a particular focus on design, adoption and use of technologies for participatory and collaborative purposes. I have after my sabbatical at UCI developed a special interest in issues pertaining to information technology and sustainability in HCI. I lead the research group on Critical Computing (CRITIC) and since January 2016 I am the head of Interaction Design and Learning  (IDEAL) role of the four esearch units at the Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University.

Prior to joining Stockholm University in 2003, I was post-doc (forskarassistent) researcher at IPLAB-NADA at the Royal Institute of Technology. And before moving to Sweden in August 1999, I was a Ph D student at the University of Paris 8 (Department of Cognition and Work-oriented activities) and at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lyon, France. My dissertation, “Collaborative networked activities: An instrumental approach to collaborative writing”, dealt with the problem of appropriating computer tools for collaborative writing activities and my principal advisor was Professor Pierre Rabardel. I defended my dissertation in Cognitive Psychology in December 1999 and I obtained the highest degree of the five possible degrees within the French educational system.

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