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Åsa Ericson
Åsa Ericson

Åsa Ericson

Luleå University of Technology
Information systems
Digital Services and Systems
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
+46 (0)920 492061
A3402 Luleå


Associate Professor (PhD)


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.


  • CiiR
  • Faste Laboratory
  • ProViking THINK


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



Conference paper

Hinder och möjligheter i en digital undervisningsmiljö (2022)

Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å, Wenngren. J
Part of: Bidrag från 8:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, s. 62-65, Karlstads universitet, 2022
Article in journal

Scenarios as a Tool for Professional Training in Information Security Dialogues (2022)

Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å
International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Vol. 18, nr. 2, s. 65-77
Conference paper

User-Centred Co-Design in the Pandemic - A Reindeer Case (2022)

Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J, Silawiang. H, Eliasson. L, Wenngren. J
Part of: Proceedings of the Design Society, s. 171-180, Cambridges Institutes Press, 2022

Design (2021)

Process och metod
Wikberg-Nilsson. Å, Ericson. Å, Törlind. P
Article in journal

Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes (2021)

Challenges and Barriers
Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å, Larsson. A
Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, nr. 5
Conference paper

Challenges of Industry 4.0 in SME businesses (2020)

Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J, Solvang. W, Kaartinen. H, Wenngren. J
Part of: 2020 3rd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), IEEE, 2020
Article in journal

Design of Product–Service Systems (2020)

Toward an Updated Discourse
Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å, Larsson. T
Systems, Vol. 8, nr. 4
Conference paper

Distributed ledger technologies building trust in value chains? (2020)

Wenngren. J, Lundgren. M, Ericson. Å, Lugnet. J
Part of: 2020 3rd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems(SIMS), IEEE, 2020
Article in journal

Innovation supports for small-scale development in rural regions (2020)

a create, build, test and learn approach
Lugnet. J, Ericson. Å, Wenngren. J
International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 24, nr. 1, s. 30-42