Ilpo Koskinen

Author: Ilpo Koskinen


Ilpo Koskinen is a sociologist by training, but has worked as a professor of industrial design at Helsinki's University of Art and Design (now Aalto University) since 1999. His main research interests have been in mobile multimedia, the relationship of design and cities, and interpretive design methodology. Some of his main publications include Mobile Image (IT Press, Helsinki, 2002), Empathic Design (IT Press, Helsinki, 2003), and Mobile Multimedia in Action (Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007). He recently finished Design Research through Practice: From Lab, Field, and Showroom, a book on constructive design research (Morgan Kaufman, San Francisco, September 2011). This book explicates recent developments in contemporary design research by focusing on their methodological foundations, whether they come from the sciences, the social sciences, or art and design.


Publication period start: 2011
Number of co-authors: 33


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
John Zimmerman
Jodi Forlizzi
Stephan Wensveen

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Jeffrey Bardzell
John Zimmerman
Jodi Forlizzi


Krumm, John, Anderson, Ken, Lea, Rodger, Blackstock, Michael, Spasojevic, Mirjana, Ito, Mizuko, House, Nancy A. Van, Koskinen, Ilpo, Kato, Fumitoshi, Back, Maribeth, Inagaki, Masatomi, Horikiri, Kazunori, Lahlou, Saadi, Ballagas, Rafael, Huang, Jeffrey, Lertsithichai, Surapong, Elliott, Ame (2007): UbiComp 2006 Workshops, Part 2. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 (2) pp. 109-112.

Koskinen, Ilpo (2007): Is It Fun to Go to Sydney? Common-Sense Knowledge of Social Structures and WAP. In Psychnology, 5 (1) pp. 7-31.

Koskinen, Ilpo, Repo, Petteri, Hyvonen, Kaarina (2006): Case WAP and Accountability: Shortcomings of the Mobile Internet as an Interactional Probl. In Journal of Usability Studies, 2 (1) pp. 22-38.

Vanhala, Jukka, Mayra, Frans, Koskinen, Ilpo (2005): Living in metamorphosis: proactive computing in the home environment. In Interactions, 12 (4) pp. 28-31.

Koskinen, Ilpo, Kuusela, Kristo, Battarbee, Katja, Soronen, Anne, Mayra, Frans, Mikkonen, Jussi, Zakrzewski, Mari (2006): Morphome: a constructive field study of proactive information technology in the home. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 179-188.

Zimmerman, John, Forlizzi, Jodi, Koskinen, Ilpo (2009): Building a unified framework for the practice of experience design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4803-4806.

Koskinen, Ilpo, Keinonen, Turkka (eds.) DPPI 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces August 22-25, 2007, Helsinki, Finland.

Forlizzi, Jodi, DiSalvo, Carl, Bardzell, Jeffrey, Koskinen, Ilpo, Wensveen, Stephan (2011): Quality control: a panel on the critique and criticism of design research. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 823-826.