Antti Salovaara

Senior University Lecturer

    • Otaniementie 14 02150 Espoo

    20012021

    Research activity per year

    If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

    Personal profile

    Artistic and research interests

    I am interested in creativity in knowledge work and the role of ICT use in those processes. Humans are creative tool users and able to discover novel solutions for practical problems in their work and everyday life tasks. This creative potential remains however scientifically weakly understood.
    My background is in human-computer interaction (HCI) and cognitive science. I study repurposive appropriation - the processes by which users discover new purposes of use for technology. This research includes both quantitative and qualitative methods, and particularly field trials on technology prototypes.
    In my previous research, I have investigated creativity in knowledge work contexts. This research involved both individual-level studies on creative cognitive processes as well as development of new models and theories for understanding the organizational factors that may hinder or facilitate creativity in information systems use.

    I am a PhD from Cognitive Science (University of Helsinki, November 2012).

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Humanities, University of Helsinki

    Award Date: 12 Dec 2012

    Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

    Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

    External positions

    Adjunct professor, University of Helsinki

    2015 → …

    Keywords

    • Human-computer interaction

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics where Antti Salovaara is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
    • 1 Similar Profiles

    Network

    Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or