John Sören Pettersson

Professor i informatik / Information Systems

Forskning:

Methodological support within the area of Human-Computer Interaction. When the task is to find appropriate user interfaces for interactive systems yet on their planning stage, how should one go about to understand how users will understand a system? In particular, this research centres around methodologies based on a tool developed at Karlstad University.

Another area is usable privacy, i.e. usablity questions around privacy-enhancing technologies and acountability for cloud computing.

ICT for Development, not the least mobile technology for development; see the international conference series M4D arranged by Centre for HumanIT with various universities around the world.

Undervisning:

Manager of the undergraduate course Business by Web and Web Analytics, 7.5 ECTS, directed to students in marketing, information, IT (in particular Web & Multimedia), and similar areas, but the course is accessible also for students from other areas. Master students can chose it as an elective course if their programme permits.

Third-year course Practical Training, 7.5 ECTS, can be given in English if the student has found a suitable internship.

Human-Computer Interaction and general methodological courses at Master and PhD level (in English).

Programme director of the Master Programme in Information Systems.

Courses taught in Swedish -- MDI-relaterade kurser på grundnivå:

Prototyping - Att pröva och kommunicera designconcept, 7,5 hp

Användartester, prototyping och utvärdering, 7,5 hp

(Framtida webbstandrarder och mobil multimedia, 7,5 hp; fr.o.m. VT14 ges den ej regelbundet)

Handleder på Praktikkurs, 7,5 hp, samt examensarbeten på C-, D-, E-nivå.

Samverkan:

Inom forskningsprojekt finns både lokala och internationella företag; se www.kau.se/humanit. För användarlabbet finns ett par speciella partners, en för metod- och verktygsutveckling, en för praktiska moment i användbarhetsutvärdering i utbildningen.

För vissa kurser använde vi Ninetech eller andra IT-företag, men studiebesök förekommer också hos helt andra organisationer när det kan belysa kursernas innehåll, som Handelskammaren Värmland, Konsument Europa, Löfbergs Lila, m.fl.

 

Biografi:

2009-2012 Dean for the former Faculty of Economics, Communication and IT
2008 Appointed full professor in Information Systems
2000-2006 Director for research center "HumanIT" www.kau.se/en/humanit
1998 Permanent position at Karlstad University
1997 Oracle Svenska AB, Kista
1996 PhD in General Linguistics (Uppsala)
1987 BA in Mathematics (Uppsala)

Prof. Pettersson initiated and led the development of Ozlab, a system for making non-programmed prototypes interactive, 2001-2003. Presently a web-based version is under development. www.kau.se/en/ozlab 

Pettersson has also taken part in Karlstad University's continued participation in large European Union consortia (2004-):
PRIME – PRivacy and Identity Management for Europe (lead IBM France/Belgium)
FIDIS – Future of Identity in the Information Society (lead Frankfurt Universität)
PrimeLife – Privacy for Life (lead IBM Zürich)
A4Cloud – Accountability for Cloud and other future internet services (lead HP Labs, Bristol)