Professor @ KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
The Transforming Powers of Digitalization – HCI for Societal Impact
The digitalization is the biggest transformation that the society has been through since the industrialization. Businesses and jobs are changing at a rapid pace, old jobs disappear and new ones appear on the market. The use patterns change from traditional human-computer interaction to mobile, ubiquitous, autonomous systems with technologies taking completely new shapes. What are the role of HCI research and researchers in the future and do we have the possibility to influence policy and policymaking to improve the society and eventually make a better world?
Jan Gulliksen is a professor of Human Computer Interaction at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the chairman of the Swedish Digital commission serving the government on digitalization politics and also serving the European commission as Digital Champion of Sweden. Jan’s research relates to usability, accessibility and user-centered design, digitalization and strategic leadership for digital transformation, digital work environments, and digitalization in an international context.