Martin Jonsson

Martin Jonsson

Associate Professor


Subject coordinator media technology

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


Currently working as senior lecturer in Media technology at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University in Stockholm.

Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Sciences, Senior lecturer in Media technology at Södertörn University, Stockholm.


My research resides primarily within the areas of conducted in the fields of computer science and human-computer interaction, and more specifically in the research areas of tangible interfaces and ubiquitous computing. In June 2007, I defended my dissertation entitled "Sensing and Making Sense. Designing Middleware for Context Aware Computing". The thesis encompasses both a technical development perspective, focusing primarily on the design of new services for collection, transportation and transformation of sensor data, and a social perspective, focusing on different ways of adapting and incorporating sensor-based systems into existing practices.

During the years after my dissertation, my research focus has gradually shifted towards service design of interactive sensor-based systems. This research is grounded in both technological innovation in mobile and embedded computing as well as in HCI-related theories on physical and embodied interaction and design oriented research. During my employment at Södertörn, I have conducted research in three externally funded research projects. In the Wallenberg Foundation funded "Wii-Science" project, of which I am now project manager we explore how sensor-based technologies for video games can be used in educational contexts for children, for example to learn about scientific concepts such as energy and force. In the Swedish research council funded project "Embodied programming" we explore how programming activities can be reframed as physical and social activities and how new tools for digital creation can be developed from this perspective. The now completed project "New scenes for children's culture, with bodily engaging interactive technologies" funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation , where I was both main applicant and project manager, focused on how physical interactive technology can be used to create new interactive services aimed at children within the domain of children's culture.


In my role as lecturer at Södertörn University, I hold and develop courses at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. I have for a number of years worked as programme coordinator of the master's programme Interactive Media Design IxMD, where I have been teaching on the majority of the courses. I have also been active in the informatics subject at Södertörn University, where I have developed and held courses in systems engineering and human computer interaction.

DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet) is Södertörn University's system for digital publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students.


The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.