New Adjunct Professor at Roskilde University: Jeanette Blomberg member of Advisory Board

by Connie Svabo

New Adjunct Professor at Roskilde University: Jeanette Blomberg, Ph.D., Program Director of Practice-based Service Innovation, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA.

Jeanette Blomberg’s research explores issues in ethnographically-informed organizational interventions, participatory design, social aspects of technology production and use, and practice-based service innovation. Prior to assuming her current position, Jeanette was a member of Lucy Suchman’s Work Practice and Technology group at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Director of Experience Modeling research at Sapient Corporation, and Industry-affiliated Professor at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. Jeanette received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Davis.

Jeanette is world famous for her research on ethnography in design processes. Two of her most recent publications (see below) have cemented her status in this regard. She was principal organizer of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), which has been held yearly since 2005, and where she serves on the Advisory Board.

Jeanette will be a valuable resource especially for researchers engaged in the university research initiative Designing Human Technologies (where she joins the advisory board), but also for the CBIT initiative Innovation in Service and Experience.

– Blomberg, J. and H. Karasti: “Reflections on 25 Years of Ethnography in CSCW. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)”: The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices, Volume 21, No 6, 2013.

– Blomberg, J. and H. Karasti: “Positioning Ethnography within Participatory Design.” Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design. (Eds.) Jesper Simonsen and Toni Robertson. Routledge, London. 86-116, 2012.

Jeanette Blomberg

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