My name is Mikael Wiberg and I am a professor of Informatics at Umeå University, Sweden.
Research: My research is concerned with the entangled ways through which digital materials sets or reconfigures the scene for social, cultural and architectural practices. On a fundamental level it is increasingly becoming obvious the ways in which digital materials intertwine with our interpersonal communication practices. Following from this we have during the last 10 years been able to withness the emergence of a new interaction society enabled by interaction technologies such as email, SMS, twitter, mobile phones, faceboook, laptops, and other social networking services and technologies. Through a similar process we notice how digital materials has the potential of reconfiguring our physical world, enabling new spaces for human activities, for collaboration, and for new experiences. My design-oriented research deals with how we might deliberately advance these processes while my basic research deals with the informatics encoded in these processes and the philosophical fundamentals underpinning these materialities.
Digital materiality: Right now, most of my research is directed towards advancing our understanding of digital materialities. We organized a panel on “Material Interactions” at CHI 2012 (we have a paper published about it in ACM Interactions), we have an upcoming theme issue on this topic in the Springer journal “Personal and Ubiquitous Computing”, and several of my recent publications target this discourse in our field of research.
Publications: Over the years, I have presented my work at several international conferences including CHI, Group and TEI. I have also published my research in international journals including e.g. ToCHI – Transaction of Human Computer Interaction, International Journal of Design, and the international journal Human-Computer Interaction. For a complete list of my publications see. In relation to my publications my current H-index is:18 (calculated via Google scholar citations).
List of publications
Svelander, A & Wiberg, M. (2015) The Practice of Selfies – Implications for Interaction Design, ACM Interactions, interactions, 22(4): 34-38 (link)
Nyberg, A & Wiberg, M (2015). “Sociala medier – ett nät av härskartekniker?” Human IT 13.1: 1–34. <http://etjanst.hb.se/bhs/ith/1-13/anmw.pdf>
Wiberg, M. (2015) Interaction Design Meets Architectural Thinking, ACM interactions, March + April 2015, p. 60-63.
Wiberg, M. (2014) Interaction Design Research and the Future, ACM interactions, 21(2).
Wiberg, M., Kaye, J., Thomas, P. (2014) PUC theme issue: material interactions, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, UK, 18(3):625-636.
Wiberg, M. (2014) Methodology for Materiality: interaction design research through a material lens, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, UK, 18(3): 625-636.
Wiberg, M., Kaye, J., Thomas, P. (2013) PUC theme issue: material interactions, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, UK, online first.
Wiberg, M. (2013) Methodology for Materiality: interaction design research through a material lens, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, UK, online first.
Wiberg, M., Ishii, H., Rosner, D., Vallgårda, A., Dourish, P., Sundström, P., Kerridge, T., Rolston, M. (2013) Materiality Matters – Experience Materials, ACM Interactions, March+April 2013.
Johansson, D., Wiberg, M. (2012) Conceptually Advancing “Application Mobility” Towards Design, International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, Vol 4, No 3.
Wiberg, M. (2012) Landscapes, Long tails & Digital Materialities – Implications for Mobile HCI research, International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, Issue 4(1). (pdf)
Hyuk Park, J., AU, O., Wiberg, M., Lee, C. (2011) Recent Advances and Future Directions in Multimedia and Mobile Computing, Guest editorial, Special issue, Springer’s Multimedia Tools and Applications journal.
Harr, R., Wiberg, M., Whittaker, S. (2011) Understanding Interaction Search Behavior in Professional Social Networks, in the international journal Human Technology, Vol 7 (3), November 2011, p. 194-215.
Wiberg, M. & Robles, E., (2010). Computational Compositions: Aesthetics, Materials, and interaction design. International Journal of Design, 4(2), 65 – 76.
Wiberg, M. & Zaslavsky, A. (2010) Landscaping Future Interaction:Special Issue on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Guest Editors Introduction, IEEE Multimedia.
Wiberg, M (2010) Interaction per se: Understanding “the Ambience of Interaction” as Manifested and Situated in Everyday & Ubiquitous IT-use, International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, Vol 2, Issue 2. (pdf)
Wiberg, M. (2009) Designing Interactive Architecture Lessons learned from a multi-professional approach to the design of an ambient computing environment, International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, Issue 1(3), 1-18, July-September 2009.
Harr, R. and Wiberg, M. (2008) Lost in translation: Investigating the ambiguity of availability cues in an online media space, In the international journal “Behaviour & Information Technology” (BIT), Volume 27, Issue 3 (May 2008), Pages 243-262.
Wiberg, M. (2007) Netlearning and Learning through Networks, JETS – the international Journal of Educational Technologies and Society, issue “Current Approaches to Network-Based Learning in Scandinavia”, 10 (4), 49-61.
Wiberg, M., & Whittaker, S. (2005) Managing Availability: Supporting Lightweight Negotiations to Handle Interruptions, ACM Transactions of Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), vol 12,4.
Wiberg, M. (2005) Det framväxande interaktionssamhället – En förändrad tid och plats, Human IT – Tidskrift för studier av IT ur ett humanvetenskapligt perspektiv, vol. 8.1(2005): p. 96-125.
Jegers, K. & Wiberg, M. (2004) User Behavior in Pervasive Gaming, IEEE Pervasive Computing: Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, January-March 2004, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 35-37.
Wiberg, M. (2001) Using wireless inter-PANs to enable seamless ongoing interaction across mobile meetings and dispersed settings, IEEE Network: Special Issue on WPANs (Wireless Personal Area Networks). September/Oktober 2001.
Wiberg, M. (2001). RoamWare: Towards Seamless Ongoing Interaction across Mobile Meetings and Dispersed Settings by Use of Internet Technology and Multiple Mobile Devices. WebNet Journal: Internet Technologies, Applications & Issues. Vol. 3 (No. 3), pp. 20-25. Norfolk, VA: AACE.
Nyberg, A & Wiberg, M (2014) Sociala medier och härskartekniker, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Molka-Danielsen, J., Keller, C., Wiberg, M. (Eds.) (2012) IRIS – Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Nr. 3, Akademika forlag, ISBN 978-82-321-0090-3.
Keller C, Wiberg M, Ågerfalk P J, Eriksson Lundström J S Z (Eds.) Nordic Contributions in IS Research, Proceedings of the Third Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2012,Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Volume 124 LNBIP, 2012, Pages V-VI, Sigtuna, Sweden, August 17–20, 2012.
Eriksson Lundström, J.S.Z.; Wiberg, M.; Hrastinski, S.; Edenius, M.; Ågerfalk, P.J. (Eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies, 2012. Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4
Wiberg, M. (2011) Interactive Textures for Architecture and Landscaping – Digital Elements and Technologies, Information Science Reference, IGI-global, USA.
Holmström, M. Wiberg & A. Lund (Eds.), (2010) Industrial Informatics: Design, use and innovation. Hershey: IGI Global.
Zaslavsky, A & Wiberg, M. (editors) (2008), Proceedings of MUM´08 7th International conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, 3-5 Dec 2008, Umeå, Sweden, ACM Press.
Wiberg, C. & Wiberg, M (editors) (2007) Proceedings of CMID ´07 – the 1st international conference on Cross-Media Interaction Design, 22-25 March, Hemavan, Sweden.
Wiberg, M. (Ed.) (2004) The Interaction Society: Practice, Theories, and Supportive Technologies, Information Science Publishing, IDEA-group Inc. ISBN nr: 159140530
Wiberg, M. (2001). In between Mobile Meetings: Exploring seamless ongoing interaction support for mobile CSCW. Umeå: Department of Informatics, Umeå University (PhD thesis).
Johansson, D & Wiberg, M. (2015) Application Mobility – Concept and Design, Recent Advances in Ambient Intelligence and Context-Aware Computing, IGI-global, USA.
Holmström, J., Wiberg, M., & Lund, A. (2010). Industrial informatics: What we know and what we don’t know. In J. Holmström, M. Wiberg & A. Lund (Eds.), Industrial Informatics: Design, use and innovation. Hershey: IGI Global.
Wiberg, M. (2010). Interactive Architecture as Digital Texturation – Transformed Public Spaces & New Material Integration. In J. Holmström, M. Wiberg & A. Lund (Eds.), Industrial informatics: Design, use and innovation. Hershey: IGI Global.
Wiberg, M. (2008) Re-Space-ing Place: Towards Mobile Support for Near Diagnostics, “Mobility and Technology in the Workplace”, ed. Donald Hislop, Routledge.
Wiberg, M. (2004) The Emerging Interaction Society, The Interaction Society: Practice, Theories, and Supportive Technologies, Information Science Publishing, IDEA-group Inc. p. 1-24.
Henfridsson, O., Wiberg, M., Lindgren, R., & Ljungberg, F. (2004) SeamlessTalk: User-controlled session management for sustained car conversations, The Interaction Society: Practice, Theories, and Supportive Technologies, Information Science Publishing, IDEA-group Inc. p. 304-318.
Kakihara, M., Sorensen, C., & Wiberg, M. (2004) Fluid interaction in mobile work practices, The Interaction Society: Practice, Theories, and Supportive Technologies, Information Science Publishing, IDEA-group Inc. p. 171-193.
Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (2002) E-government in Sweden: Centralization, Self-Service and Competition, in: Electronic Government: Design, Applications & Management, Idea Group Publishing, UK. p. 320-339.
Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (2002) A Distributed Cognition Analysis of Mobile CSCW, in: Collaborative Information Technologies (ed. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour), IRM Press, USA. p. 281-286.
Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (2001) IT i statlig verksamhet: Ett medel för decentralisering eller centralisering? In Elektronisk förvaltning, elektronisk demokrati: Visioner, verklighet, vidareutveckling, Grönlund, Å., Ranerup, A (eds), Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden.
Wiberg, M. & Ljungberg, F. (2000) Exploring the vision of anytime, anywhere in the context of mobile work, in: Knowledge management and Virtual organizations: Theories, Practices, Technologies and Methods, the biztech network, Brint Press
1. Wiberg, M. (2009) Anytime, Anywhere Mobility, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, IGI Global encyclopedia, IS&T (2nd Edition), edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Second Edition, p. 164-168.
2. Wiberg, M. (2006) Anytime, Anywhere Mobility, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology I-V, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, IDEA Group Inc.
3. Wiberg, M. (2005) “Anytime, Anywhere” in the Context of Mobile Work, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology I-V, p. 131-134, IDEA Group Inc.
International conference proceedings
Wiberg, M. (2015). Learning Through Making – Using Research Through Design as a Pedagogical Approach. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (pp. 440-445). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). (pdf)(link)
Wiberg, M. and Stolterman, S. (2014) What makes a prototype novel? A knowledge contribution concern for interaction design research, In proceedings of NordiCHI´14 (full paper) .
Bergvall-Kåreborn, B. & Wiberg, M. (2013) User Driven Service Design and Innovation Platforms, In proceedings of HCI international 2013.
Wiberg, M. & Moradi, F. (2013) Information and Engagement in Personal Informatics Systems Design, The Power of Information Conference, Brussels 20-23 Jan, http://www.thepowerofinformation.eu/
Robles, E., & Wiberg, M. (2010) Texturing the “material turn” in interaction design. In proceedings of TEI2011 – International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, ACM Press., p. 137-144.
Wiberg, M. (2009) Mobile Media for Heterogeneous Interaction Landscapes: Towards Integrated liquid Media Objects, In proceedings of ICDS´09 – International Conference on Digital Society, IEEE Computer Society Press. (full paper).
2. Wiberg, M., and Stolterman, E. (2008) Environment interaction: Character, Challenges & Implications for Design, in the proceedings of the SigMobile and ACM conference “MUM 2008 the 7th international conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia”, ACM Press (full paper).
3. Wiberg, M. (2007) Midgets: Exploring the Design Space for Truly Liquid Media, In proceedings CMID ´07, t1st international conference on cross-media interaction design – 22-25 March, Hemavan, Sweden (full paper).
4. Bodén, J., Jegers, K., Lidström, M., Wiberg, C., Wiberg, M. (2007) Point or click? Evaluating two input modalities for mobile games, In proceedings of ICIW ´07 2nd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, May 13-19, 2007, IEEE Computer Society Press. (full paper)
5. Wiberg, M. (2006) Graceful Interaction In Intelligent Environments, in proceedings of the International Symposium on Intelligent Environments, 5-7 April, Cambridge. (full paper).
6. Vaucelle, C., Africano, D., Davenport, G., Wiberg, M., Fjellstrom, O. (2005). Moving Pictures: Looking Out / Looking In, Accepted as a full paper for SIGGRAPH 2005 – The 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Educators program (full paper).
7. Wiberg, M. (2005) Conversation Support for Persistent Mobile Interaction, Proceedings of HCI International, 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2005, 22-27 July, USA. (full paper)
8. Fallman, D., Lund, A., & Wiberg, M. (2004) Inside-Out Interaction: An Interaction Technique for Dealing with Large Interface Surfaces such as Web Pages on Small Screen Displays, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2004, the 31st International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, August 8-12, Los Angeles, CA: ACM Press.
9. Wiberg, M. (2004) FolkMusic: A mobile peer-to-peer entertainment system, In proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS37. Hawaii, USA. (full paper)
10. Fällman, D., Lund, A., & Wiberg, M. (2004) ScrollPad: Tangible scrolling with mobile devices, In proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS37. Hawaii, USA.
11. Wiberg, M. (2003) Explorative Engineering: Towards a Scandinavian Approach 2.0. In proceedings of the IRIS 26 conference, Porvoo, Finland.
12. Wiberg, M. (2003) FolkMusic: A mobile peer-to-peer application designed to edutain children, In proceedings of the 7th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications -IMSA 2003-, August 13-15, 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
13. Wiberg, M. (2003) Hook-up-n-leave & Come-n-play: Interaction Techniques for Smooth Transitions Between Separated Mobile Media Platforms, In proceedings of HCI International 2003.
14. Wiberg, M. (2003) Embedding Public Displays in Non-technical Artifacts: Critical Issues and Lessons Learned From Augmenting Traditional Public Office Whiteboards With Ubiquitous Computing Technology, In proceedings of HCI International 2003.
15. Wiberg, M. (2002) Interaction, Interruptions, and Lightweight Support for Availability Management: A pre-study of Issues Related to the Fluidity of Work in the Interaction Society, Working paper 02.03, Department of Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden.
16. Wiberg, M. (2002) Mobile Peer-to-peer Entertainment: Putting FolkMusic Back on the Streets Again When Peer-to-peer Goes Mobile, Demo presentation at Mobile HCI 2002, Pisa, Italy, 18-20 Sept.
17. Wiberg, M. (2001) RoamWare: An Integrated Architecture for Seamless Interaction In between Mobile Meetings, In proceedings of GROUP 2001, ACM 2001 International Conference on Supporting Group Work, September 30-okt 3.
18. Wiberg, M. (2001) Modeling mobility: Exploring the design space for enabling seamless ongoing interaction for mobile CSCW, In proceedings of HCI International 2001. New Orleans, USA.
19. Wiberg, M., Wiberg, C. (2001) Configuring Social Agents, In proceedings of HCI International 2001. New Orleans, USA.
20. Wiberg, M. (2001) Knowledge management in mobile CSCW: Evaluation results of a mobile physical/virtual meeting support system, In Proceedings of HICSS-34, IEEE-press. Maui, 2001.
21. Wiberg, M. (2001) RoamWare: Towards an Integrated Environment for PDA use and Seamless Ongoing Interaction in Mobile CSCW. In proceedings at CHI2001 extended abstracts.
22. Wiberg, M. (2001) From Mobile Meetings to Sustained Interaction: Towards meeting awareness support and time/place stretching of mobile interaction across physical and virtual settings, IRIS 24, Norway.
23. Wiberg, M. (2001) Collaboration on the move: An empirical study of mobile work at Telia Nära. IRIS24.
24. Wiberg, M. (2001) RoamWare: Towards Seamless Ongoing Interaction across Mobile Meetings and Dispersed Settings by Use of Internet Technology and Multiple Mobile Devices, In proceedings of WebNet 2001. (Outstanding paper award). Reprinted in the WebNet Journal.
25. Lund, A. and Wiberg, M. (2001). Situating events in RoamViz: Using spatio-temporal dimensions to visualize sustained and dynamic mobile projects. In Bjørnestad, S. et al. (eds.). Proceedings of IRIS24. Ulvik, Norway: Vol. II, pp. 99-114.
26. Lindgren, R. & Wiberg, M. (2000) Knowledge Management and Mobility in a Semi-Virtual Organization: Lessons Learned from the Case of Telia Nära. In Proceedings of HICSS-33, IEEE-press. Maui, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2000.
27. Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (2000) Exploring mobile CSCW: Five areas of questions for further research. IRIS23, Sweden.
28. Wiberg, M. (2000) Bridging physical and virtual group meetings with a PC and multiple hand-held devices, In extended abstracts of the ACM 2000 conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI 2000.
29. Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (2000) A distributed cognition analysis of mobile CSCW, In proceedings of IRMA2000, Information Resources Management Association International Conference.
30. Wiberg, M. (1999). Extending the modality of travelling: Designing travelling support for mobile IT users, In T. K. Käkölä (Ed.), Proceedings of IRIS22: Enterprise Architectures for Virtual Organizations (Vol. 2, pp. 51-65). Jyväskylä, Finland: Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä.
31. Wiberg, M. & Olsson, C. (1999). Designing artifacts for context awareness, Jyväskylä, : Proceedings of IRIS 22 “Enterprise Architectures for Virtual Organisations “, s 49 -58. Jyväskylä.
32. Wiberg, M. & Grönlund, Å. (1999) Mobility in the Wild, In proceedings of AMCIS 99.
33. Wiberg, M. (1998) Information Systems Design, In N. J. Buch, Damsgaard, J., Eriksen, L. B., Iversen, J. H., Nielsen, P. A. (Ed.), Proceedings of IRIS21: Information Systems Research in Collaboration with Industry (Vol. 1,). Sëby Søbad, Denmark: Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University.
International workshops and workshop papers
Stolterman, E. & Wiberg, M. (2015) Beyond UI Analysis: Modeling Flows of Interactivity, workshop position paper for the workshop “Knowledge production in HCI”, CHI 2015, Seoul, Korea.
Nick Dalton, Keith Evan Green, Ruth Dalton, Mikael Wiberg, Christoph Hoelscher, Anijo Mathew, Holger Schnädelbach, Tasos Varoudis (2014) Interaction and architectural space,
CHI ’14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (workshop)
Wiberg, M. (2007) Elegance and Architecture in Design of Socio-digital Interaction Environments, Design Research Workshop on Urban Digital Transformation, Nov. 1-3, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Jegers, K., Wiberg, C. & Wiberg, M. (2005) Pervasive gaming meets CSCW: Continuity, Collaboration & Context, Presented at the “Computer games & CSCW” workshop at the 9th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW ´05).
Wiberg, M. (2005) An Architecturally Situated Approach to Place-based Mobile Interaction Design, Presented at the “Location Awareness & Community” workshop at the 9th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW ´05).
Lund, A. & Wiberg, M. (2004) Ambient Displays Beyond Conventions, Presented at the “Designing for attention” workshop at HCI 2004, The 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 6-10 September 2004.
Wiberg, M. (2003) Designing IT with Physical, Social and Conceptual Spaces in Mind: A Dcog Approach to Ubiq Comp Design, In the workshop “Designing for ubicomp in the wild: Methods for exploring the design of mobile and ubiquitous services” on the 2nd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM2003), 10-12 December 2003 in Norrköping, Sweden.
Kakihara, M., Sørensen, C. & Wiberg, M. (2002) Fluid Interaction in Mobile Work Practices, Tokyo Mobile Roundtable, May 30 and 31, 2002. Japan.
Wiberg, M., Ishii, H., Rosner, D., Vallgårda, A., Dourish, P., Sundström, P., Kerridge, T., Rolston, M., (2012) Material Interactions – From Atoms & Bits to Entangled Practices. Panel at CHI’12, in proceedings of CHI´12, (New York, NY, USA, 2012), 1147–1150.
Ågerfalk P J, Bolici F, Daffara C, Kautz K, Ozan H and Wiberg M (2011). Open Innovation: Sure, it Works in Practice but does it Work in Theory? In proceedings of MCIS, September 3–5, 2011.
Short bio: I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Informatics at Umeå University in 2001. In 2005 I became an associate professor (swe: “docent”) at the same department. In 2005 I also released my book “The Interaction Society”. Still available here. Following from this I worked for three years (2008-2010) as Research Director for Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, Sweden. In 2008-2009 I was extensively involved in the application work for Umeå2014 – European Capital of Culture. In particular I served as coordinator for the theme “Talking Architecture, Speaking Design”. The winning application is available here. You can also read an interview with me in the Magazine “Konstnären”, page 7, issue 3, 2009 (only in Swedish) in which I amongst other things talked about the digital as a design material. I was also part of the design team for the architecture of Glashuset – a central meeting place for Umeå2014 now located in the city center of Umeå. On Nov. 18, 2010 I gave my inaugural lecture as chaired professor in human-computer interaction at Uppsala university. The title for my talk was “Beyond representation & interaction: The materiality of the information society”. During the fall of 2010 I finished up my new book with the title “Interactive Textures for Architecture and Landscaping” (available here!). I held this position as chaired professor in Human-Computer Interaction at the Department of Informatics & Media at Uppsala University, Sweden between the years 2010-2012. Currently I hold a position as professor of Informatics at the Department of Informatics, Umeå university, Sweden.
Over the years I have also had the privelege to serve as the main supervisor for a number of PhD students including: Fatemeh Moradi, Carljohan Orre, Kalle Jegers, Daniela Rothkegel, Tara Mullaney, Lorenzo Davoli, and Mareike Glöss. And further on as a second supervisor for: Annakarin Nyberg, Rikard Harr, Dan Johansson, and Stoffel Kuenen.
As to wrap up this breif presentation I should also mention that I am a member of REPN – The regional ethical review board (lead by the national research council – Vetenskapsrådet), and I also do some community service for a few journals including me being an:
Associate Editor of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Editorial Advisor of Studies in Material Thinking
Associate Editor of International Journal of Mobile HCI
Advisory board member for the Interaction Design & Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
Associate Editor of ISJ – Information Systems Journal