Åsa Ericson
Åsa Ericson

Åsa Ericson

Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Information systems
Digital Services and Systems
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Asa.Ericson@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 492061
A3402 Luleå

POSITITON

Associate Professor (PhD)

BIOGRAPHY

Åsa Ericson (ÅER), has, besides a professional background in development of services for railway transportations, a MSc in Informatics and Systems Science at Luleå University of Technology. The informatics part is based on the Scandinavian tradition, thus has a strong focus on user oriented design of information systems. The systems science part is based on soft systems thinking and contributes with an approach to make different user needs explicit. These two parts together, integrates user needs with technical aspects in early phases of product development. Åsas research interest is focusing on sharing of experience based knowledge in multifunctional design team; this is prevalent in her licentiate thesis which was presented in February 2006. The perspective to identify and analyse needs that Åsas research work is focusing is used to improve existing products, but is particularly useful for innovations. The approach in Åsas research is mainly aiming for increased understanding; the emphasis is on generating insights into people’s experiences, interpretations and comprehensions. These aspects have an affect on the work in the design team, and might also be a key to how user needs are communicated into the design work. Åsa has also a background in ProViking research school.  She presented her doctoral thesis in December 2007.

PROJECTS

  • CiiR
  • Faste Laboratory
  • ProViking THINK

OTHER

If you would like to talk to Åsa about something else than her work, she's interested in:

  • Luleå archipelago - snowmobile in the wintertime and by boat in the summer
  • dark chocolate
  • cross-country skiing, kendo

 

Publications

Article in journal

Innovation supports for small-scale development in rural regions (2019)

A Create, Build, Test & Learn approach
Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å, Wenngren. J
International Journal of Product Development
Collection (editor)

Addressing societal challenges (2018)

Frishammar. J, Ericson. Å
Conference paper

Addressing team based innovation for small firms (2018)

Create, Build, Test & Learn
Lugnet. J, Wenngren. J, Ericson. Å
Part of: Proceedings of International Design Conference, Design 2018, s. 849-856, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 2018
Report

Innovations & Industrial Internet (2018)

Ericson. Å, Wenngren. J, Lugnet. J, Kaartinen. H, Pieskä. S, Vähäsöyrinki. J, et al.
Conference paper

Innovations & industrial internet (2018)

research for regional growth and competitiveness
Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J, Wenngren. J, Kaartinen. H, Pieskä. S, Deng Solvang. W, et al.
Part of: SIMS 2018, Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, IEEE, 2018
Chapter in book

Introduction (2018)

Addressing societal challenges
Frishammar. J, Ericson. Å
Part of: Addressing Societal Challenges
Article in journal

Konfrontera dina antaganden och kom på något nytt (2018)

Wenngren. J, Ericson. Å
Sinus, nr. 3, s. 7-8
Conference paper

Online innovation supports (2018)

Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J, Wenngren. J, Kaartinen. H
Part of: SIMS 2018, Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, IEEE, 2018
Conference paper

Engineering design research methodologies in Product-Service Systems: when the complex gets tough (2017)

Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J, Wenngren. J
Part of: The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17, s. 351-258, The Design Society, 2017
Conference paper

Advanced engineering (2016)

How to sustain the ability for innovation operations
Ericson. Å, Holmqvist. J
Part of: Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V, s. 304-311, WIT Press, 2016