Teaching and research
My research interests comprise different lines of inquiry concerning visual analytics and data visualisations in various contexts, primarily: users’ interactions with and interpretations of visualisations of data; critical literacies for data visualisations; critical and sociotechnical perspectives on data and visual representation; HCI and interaction design perspectives on visualisations; issues of privacy and ethics connected to visualisations of social data; and digital strategies for data and visualisations in organisations.
My teaching mainly concerns information policy with focus on privacy and GDPR; data strategies and visualisations for organisational development; qualitative research methods (interviews, observations, contextual inquiry) and data analysis. I also supervise and examine student essays on bachelor and master levels, and co-supervise doctoral students.
Research activities and projects
For my dissertation, published in December 2012, I conducted two case studies in which different types of users interact with different types of data visualisation tools. One case is centered on how a geographic information system (MapInfo) is used for analysing and preventing traffic accidents in the city of Gothenburg. The other case is centred on how a dynamic time series animating chart (Trendalyzer) is used for analysing and spreading knowledge about the world’s development in three different organisational settings.
In 2013-2014, I have also been involved in a project funded by Internetfonden .SE, entitled Omvärld.se – fördjupad samhällsförståelse med interaktiva visualiseringar i gymnasieskolan (”The surrounding world – deeper understanding through the use of interactive visualisations in upper secondary school”). In this project we worked with teachers at a Swedish upper secondary school to help them develop and use data and visualisations as learning and pedagogic resources in the subjects geography and social science.