Jonna Häkkilä is the Principal Investigator leading the project. She is professor for Industrial Design at the University of Lapland, Finland, and has led multiple projects at the cross section of technology and design. Her interests are in user-centric design, and in utilizing design and technology for connecting the past, present and future.
Pradthana (Ting) Jarusriboonchai
Pradthana (Ting) Jarusriboonchai, TechFashion post-doctoral researcher (2018-2019) at University of Lapland. Her background is in Human-Computer Interaction, and her research explores wearable technology from aesthetics and social perspectives. She is also interested in designing tools that allow users to customise their wearable devices to match own taste and style.
Emmi Harjuniemi is a university teacher in design technology and PhD candidate at the University of Lapland. Her background is in clothing design and since leaving the industry she has worked in the intersection of design and technology in several projects and developed technology education. Her research explores e-textiles and wearable technology from aesthetics and educational perspectives.
Colley (male) is a post-doctoral researcher and docent in creative technologies at the University of Lapland, and has degrees in computer science (U. Oulu, Finland) and physics (U. Birmingham, UK). Having more than 25 years professional industry experience, including 10 years as a Principal Designer in Nokia, he has lead design projects that formed the core of more than 50 million shipped products. He is the inventor of more than 25 patents and has individually developed mobile applications receiving more than 1 million downloads. He has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed research papers. Colley is an active entrepreneur, being a co-founder of health technology start-up OuraHealth Ltd https://ouraring.com/. Colley is a multi-skilled creative technologist with hands-on capabilities on user centric design methods, interaction design, graphic design and software development.
Çağlar Genç is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Lapland, the faculty of Art and Design. His background is from industrial design (BSc), he received his PdD degree at Koç University, İstanbul. During his PhD, he researched the relationship between fashion and computational materials to design wearable ambient displays for everyday scenarios. His research has been published in first-tier conferences and journals.
Virve Inget is a User Experience (UX) designer with an extensive industry background in designing mobile and ubicomp applications. She is a PhD student at University of Lapland, and conducts research on smart jewellery.