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A different year

Since last May, my main responsibility has been as a stay-at-home father on parental leave being the personal slave to Lovisa. That has been my main task. I have however been working part of the time at Umeå University to both stretch the parental leave a little bit, but also to keep in shape both in terms of education and research. Having the opportunity to stay home this long has really given me a chance to see our wonderful daughter transform from this little baby girl that we had with us to Singapore to become a small human with strong opinions!

Research-wise I had the opportunity to go to the eConference 2019 in Bled, the ECCE conference 2019 in Belfast and to the online CDIO 2020 and Bled eConference 2020. Since last May, I have published 1 journal paper, 1 book chapter, 10 peer-reviewed conference papers and 3 short conference papers. I have also had the opportunity to be invited as a visiting scholar for three weeks at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. This school is ranked top in the world in terms of CS and AI! Of course the family joined me on this trip back to where we lived for almost half a year. I was also on my way as a visting scholar for a three-week during spring 2020 to Perth, Australia. But I was stopped by the Covid-19 pandemic. No worries, hopefully this research exchange will happen in the future!

Education-wise, I ran the business model innovation course in cooperation with Sigma Industry, as usually. Amazing to work with them and give the students a real Dragon’s Den experience with our own Eagle’s Nest. I also had the Design-Build-Test course for the Interaction Technology and Design students during spring. Amazing projects as usual! Right now, I have finished off examining the submitted Master Theses from the Interaction Technology and Design students, nice work this year!

However, a lot went crazy in mid-March, when the Covid-19 pandemic flipped everything upside down. I’m proud of colleagues and students, that have handled the situation amazingly and all courses have been online and most credited have been handed out. So after this rather weird spring of online education and Zoom, I’m glad that it’s time for vacation after only being back at work full time for about 5 weeks. However, I must say that in the end, I’m actually proud and please what I could accomplish while only working less than fifty percent.

Concluding this day, all submitted theses have been read through and feedback has been given and now I say bye, bye to the University, the tasks and close down, as much as I can, for the next seven weeks!

Have a nice summer and see you all in the end of August!

Published papers:

Mejtoft, T., Lindmark, T., Söderström, U., & Cripps, H. (2020). The user experience of personalized content. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, H. Cripps, A. Sheombar & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 33rd Bled eConference: Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 147-158). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor University Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-362-3; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-362-3.10)

Cripps, H., Singh, A. K., Mejtoft, T. & Salo, J. (2020). Crowdsourcing through Twitter for innovation. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, H. Cripps, A. Sheombar & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 33rd Bled eConference: Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 185-200). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor University Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-362-3; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-362-3.13)

Mejtoft, T., & Cripps, H., Berglund, S., & Blöcker, C. (2020). Sustainable international experience: A collaborative teaching project. Proceedings of the 16th International CDIO Conference.
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Cripps, H., Singh, A. K., Mejtoft, T., & Salo, J. (2020). The Use of Twitter for Innovation in Business Markets. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 38(5), 587-601.
(issn: 0263-4503; doi: 10.1108/MIP-06-2019-0349)
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Mårell-Olsson, E., Mejtoft, T., & Kinert, J. (2019). Virtual reality as an environment for learning: Facilitating a controlled environment for pupils with diagnosed concentration disorders. In I. Buchem, R. Klamma & F. Wild (Eds.), Perspectives on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL): Current Trends, Research, and Practice (pp. 367-384). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
(isbn: 978-3-319-64300-7; doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64301-4_17)

Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., & Berglund, S. (2019). International experience by interdisciplinary collaborative teaching. The Development Conference for Swedish Engineering Education 2019.

Mejtoft, T., Andersson, B., Pommer, L., Jonzén, K., Ramser, K., Wåhlin, A., Eklund, A., Lindahl, O., Hallberg, P. (2019). Kan en branschspecifik innovationsmodell öka ”success rate” för medicintekniska innovationer? [abstract]. Contribution at Medicinteknikdagarna 2019, Linköping, Sweden.

Mejtoft, T., & Winka, K. (2019). Vad ger ett lärarutbyte. In Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin (p. 45). Umeå universitet.
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Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., & Berglund, S. (2019). Sustainable international experience: Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary teaching project. In Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin (pp. 43-44). Umeå universitet.
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Söderström, U., Carlsson, L., & Mejtoft, T. (2019). Comparing millennials view on minimalism and maximalism in web design. In M. Mulvenna & R. Bond (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 92-95). New York, NY: ACM.
(isbn: 978-1-4503-7166-7; doi: 10.1145/3335082.3335104)
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Söderström, U., Hellgren, M., & Mejtoft, T. (2019). Evaluating electronic ink display technology for use in drawing and note taking. In M. Mulvenna & R. Bond (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 108-113). New York, NY: ACM.
(isbn: 978-1-4503-7166-7; doi: 10.1145/3335082.3335105)
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Mejtoft, T., Hale, S., & Söderström, U. (2019). Design Friction: How intentionally added friction affect users level of satisfaction. In M. Mulvenna & R. Bond (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 41-44). New York, NY: ACM.
(isbn: 978-1-4503-7166-7; doi: 10.1145/3335082.3335106)
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Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., Berglund, S., Dlacic, J., & Torbarina, M. (2019). Internationalization of students’ learning using online technology: Lessons learned. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 1099-1107). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-280-0; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.59
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Mejtoft, T., Ristiniemi, C., Söderström, U., & Mårell-Olsson, E. (2019). User experience design and digital nudging in a decision making process. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 427-442). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-280-0; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.23)
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Mejtoft, T., Hellman, D., & Söderström, U. (2019). Reclaiming control over personal data with blockchain technology: An exploratory study. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings (pp. 411-425). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press.
(isbn: 978-961-286-280-0; doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.22)
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