Our Team

Yvonne Backholm

Yvonne Backholm

Manager, Experience Lab
Master of Political Science, Åbo Akademi University

Area of expertise: Communication, Project management, Digital transformation & strategy

Daniel Ventus

Research manager, Experience Lab
Ph.d. Psychology

Area of expertise: Mental health, sexual health, clinical psychology, quantitative methods

Sören Andersson

Lab Engineer, Experience Lab
B.sc Information Technology, Certified Usability Analyst, HFI

Area of expertise: UX Lab Technology and Methods
IoT, Usability and technology, Social Robotics and AI

Susanne Hägglund

Researcher / Planner, Experience Lab

Master of social sciences (Sociology) & Bachelor of Arts (Roman Philology).
PhD student in Caring Science, Åbo Akademi University.

Area of expertise: Humanoid robots, User experience

Kimmo Rautanen

Researcher / Planner, Experience Lab

Master of Political Science (Economics), PhD Student (Political Science) Åbo Akademi University

Area of expertise: Innovation, Development, Project financing & funding

Anette Bengs

Researcher / Planner, Experience Lab

Master of Social Sciences (Developmental Psychology), PhD student (Social Sciences), Åbo Akademi University

Areas of expertise: Digitalization and Social Inclusion, User Experience, Human Motivation and Psychological Needs, Human Development, Research Methods

Mattias Wingren

Researcher / Planner, Experience Lab

Master of Cognitive Science. University of Linköping, Sweden. PhD student (Social Sciences), Åbo Akademi University

Area of expertise: Cognition, Human-computer interaction, Human-robot interaction

Joachim Högväg

Researcher / Planner, Method Developer, Experience Lab

Master of Cognitive Science, University of Umeå, Sweden.
Certified Usability Analyst, HFI

Areas of expertise: Usability and user experience, User centered design, Virtual reality