Sampsa is Associate Professor in Co-Design at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. His research focus is on longitudinal studies of designer-user relations in technology projects. His research orientation is multidisciplinary, science & technology studies, innovation studies and collaborative design being his main fields of reference. He received his PhD in behavioral sciences in University of Helsinki, working with activity theory. His docenture in is user-centered design of information systems in University of Turku. Sampsa has published about 50 full lenght articles and book chapters. He has authored several books, the latest being “The new production of users: Changing innovation communities and involvement strategies” (with Elgaard Jensen and Oudshoorn, Routledge, 2016) Health Technology Development and Use: From practice-bound Imagination to evolving Impacts (Routledge, 2010). He has been the chief editor of Science & Technology Studies journal since 2007 and was awarded the Academy of Finland price for social impact of research in 2010.
Contact: sampsa.hyysalo at aalto.fi