Diana Saplacan

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Besøksadresse Gaustadalléen 23 B Ole-Johan Dahls hus 0373 Oslo
Postadresse Postboks 1080 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Career

University of Oslo (2016-), Oslo Norway

I currently work as a Senior Researcher/Researcher (Forsker) in the Vulnerability in Robot Society (VIROS) project, in Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN) Research Group. I took my Ph.D. degree at University of Oslo, in the Design of Information Systems (DESIGN) Research Group. My Ph.D. thesis title is: "Situated abilities: Understanding Everyday Use of ICTs".

My Ph.D. trial lecture title was "The Role of Language-Games in Universal Design: Theoretical and Practical Issues". You can see the full video-lecture here with auto-captions and at the speed you wish.

My research area spans across Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) fields. Universal Design (UD) aspects can be seen orthogonal, as a gold thread, throughout my research.

 

Current roles:

Previous roles:

  • PhD Candidate (2016-2020)
  • Deputy 1 for the Temporary Academic Employees - University Board, University of Oslo (2019-2020)
  • UDFeed project coordinator (2017-2020)
  • Member of the Advisory Board - UiODoc (2018-2020)
  • Program Committee Member - Research Bazaar (2018-2019)
  • Reviewer - IDxA Journal, CHI, AltCHI, NordiCHI, CSCW, ACHI
  • NordiCHI SV chair - responsible for the recruitment of SV's (2018)
  • Deputy Representative - University of Oslo Central Electoral Board (vara) (August 2018- Juli 2019) / Representanter for de midlertidig vitenskapelig ansatte i det sentrale valgstyret
  • Member of the Executive Committee Board UiODoc - Secretary of the Executive Committee (May 2017-May 2018)
  • Member of the National Association of Doctoral Organizations in Norway (Stipendiatorganisajonena i Norge) (May 2017 - April 2018)
  • Involved in following courses as a TA/Lecturer/Guest Lecturer/Examiner/Supervisor:
    • Interaction Design Methods (2017, 2018, 2019)
    • User-Oriented Design (2018, 2019, 2020)
    • Systems, Requirements and Consequences
    • Qualitative Research Methods (2020)
    • Master theses

Projects and research:

  • Multimodal Elderly Care Systems (MECS), focus on Situated Abilities and parts of SDG3. My research here is influenced by Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and Computer-Supportive-Cooperative Work (CSCW) fields.
  • Universal Design in Higher Education (UDFeed), focus on Situated Abilities and parts of SDG3 and SDG4. My research here is influenced by Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supportive-Cooperative Work (CSCW)/Computer-Supportive-Cooperative-Learning (CSCL) fields. 
  • Universal Design and the salutogenic concept of Situated Abilities that I have coined are present in both research projects.

Awards:

  • Best Paper Finalist Award - ARSO (2021)
  • Best Paper Award, ACHI - IARIA (2018, 2020)
  • Best Student Award, Kristianstad University, Sweden (2013)
  • Best Student Award, Kristianstad University, Sweden (2009-2012)

Others:

Reports:

Cross-disciplinary collaborations at UiO:

Other international participation

Some of the media apparitions:

Kristianstad University (2013-2020), Kristianstad, Sweden

  • Lecturer in Computer Science (2013-2020, on leave during my Ph.D.)
  • Teaching: Software Engineering I, Software Engineering II, Database course, Android Development, Project Course (master), Theses supervisor/examiner etc.
  • Project facilitator and Demola representative at Kristianstad University (2014) - cross-disciplinary project

Other international participation:

  • Linnaeus-Palme - design of exchange programme - Kristianstad University - Ubaya University, Surabaya, Indonesia  (September, 2016)
  • World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) @ITU, Geneva,Switzerland (May, 2016)
  • ABI.local Amsterdam @Google, Amsterdam, Netherlands (April, 2016)

Part of the following research projects:

IoT:

Academia-Industry cooperation:

  • HKr Sweden-Demola Oulu Finland (2015-2016) - ZEF
  • HKr-Mobile Heights (2015-2016)
  • Active Ageing (Vinnova project) (2014-2016)
  • Universal Design for Learning (2016) 

For more positions, outside of academia, please visit my Linkedin webpage.

Extra curriculum courses that were taken so far:

Project Management: IT Project Management - Malmö University (7.5 ECTS), DA367A; Leadership and coaching - a modern way of tutoring - Uppsala University (7.5 ECTS), 1TG208; Individuals and Teams in Projects, Karlstad University (7.5 ECTS), PLGA03; Personal and Professional Development, Kristianstad University (7.5 ECTS), PA1580; Time Management for Personal and Professional Productivity-University of California, Irvine, Coursera

Pedagogical courses: ICT and pedagogy for dual mode and distributed courses - Kristianstad University (7.5 ECTS), PE1952; Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Kristianstad University (7.5 ECTS), PE1982; Main pedagogical course for PhD's and PostDocs/Fellesdelen for stipendiater og postdocs, University of Oslo, 2017; Problem based learning/ problembasert læring/ problembaserad lärande, UiO, 2017

Innovation: NABC - 5 Disciplines of Innovation (5DOI) - ALMI Företagspartner Sweden, licensed by Stanford Research Institute International

Action research: Participatory Action Research - Kristianstad University (3 ECTS - Research Level); Participatory Research - Mälardalen University - focus on technology for the elderly (7.5 ECTS - Research Level)

Others: C#, Kristianstad University (7.5 ECTS), DA5621

 

Emneord: human-robot interaction, universal design, situated abilities, healthcare robots

Publikasjoner

  • Soma, Rebekka; Bratteteig, Tone; Saplacan, Diana; Schimmer, Robyn; Camparo, Erik & Verne, Guri Birgitte (2022). Strengthening Human Autonomy In the Era of Autonomous Technology. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS). ISSN 0905-0167.
  • Saplacan, Diana & Tørresen, Jim (2022). Robots as Welfare Technologies to Reduce Falls Amongst Older Adults: An Explorative Study from Norway, Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology in Everyday Living. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. LNCS 13331. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. ISSN 978-3-031-05654-3. s. 88–106.
  • Baselizadeh, Adel; Saplacan, Diana & Tørresen, Jim (2021). Adaptive Real-time Learning-based Neuro-Fuzzy Control of Robot Manipulators. I Plapper, Peter (Red.), 9th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA2021). IEEE conference proceedings. ISSN 978-1-6654-10731. s. 20–26. doi: 10.1109/ICCMA54375.2021.9646224.
  • Saplacan, Diana; Khaksar, Weria & Tørresen, Jim (2021). On Ethical Challenges Raised by Care Robots: A Review of the Existing Regulatory-, Theoretical-, and Research Gaps, Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO) Virtual Conference, July 8-10, 2021. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. ISSN 978-1-6654-4952-6. s. 219–226. doi: 10.1109/ARSO51874.2021.9542844.
  • Herstad, Jo; Schulz, Trenton Wade & Saplacan, Diana (2021). T-able: An Investigation of Habituating Moving Tables at Home . I Verma, Ira (Red.), Universal Design 2021: From Special to Mainstream Solutions. IOS Press. ISSN 978-1-64368-190-0. s. 238–251. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210400.
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo & Schulz, Trenton Wade (2020). Situated Abilities within Universal Design – A Theoretical Exploration. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems. ISSN 1942-2679. 13(34), s. 278–291. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Bratteteig, Tone; Saplacan, Diana; Soma, Rebekka & Oskarsen, Johanne Svanes (2020). Strengthening human autonomy in the era of autonomous technology - Contemporary perspectives on interaction with 'autonomous things'. I Lamas, David; Sarapuu, Hegle; Lárusdóttir, Marta Kristín; Stage, Jan & Ardito, Carmelo (Red.), NordiCHI '20: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISSN 978-1-4503-7579-5. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1145/3419249.3420097. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo; Tørresen, Jim & Pajalic, Zada (2020). A Framework on Division of Work Tasks between Humans and Robots in the Home. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. ISSN 2414-4088. 4(3). doi: 10.3390/mti4030044. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana (2020). Situated Ability: A Case from Higher Education on Digital Learning Environments. I Antona, M. & Stepahnidis, C. (Red.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, Applications and Practice. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-030-49107-9. s. 256–274. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-49108-6_19.
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo & Pajalic, Zada (2020). Use of Digital Learning Environments: A Study about Fragmented Information Awareness. ID&A Interaction design & architecture(s). ISSN 1826-9745. s. 86–109. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana (2020). Cross-Use of Digital Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Conceptual Analysis Grounded in Common Information Spaces. I Mauri, Lloret, James; Saplacan, Diana; Carcani, Klaudia; Ardiansyah, Prima Oky Dicky & Vasilache, Simona (Red.), ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA). ISSN 978-1-61208-761-0. s. 272–281. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo & Pajalic, Zada (2020). An Analysis of Independent Living Elderly’s Views on Robots: A Descriptive Study from the Norwegian Context. I Mauri, Lloret, James; Saplacan, Diana; Carcani, Klaudia; Ardiansyah, Prima Oky Dicky & Vasilache, Simona (Red.), ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA). ISSN 978-1-61208-761-0. s. 199–208. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Pajalic, Zada; Pajalic, Oleg & Saplacan, Diana (2019). Women's education and profession midwifery in Nordic countries. Journal of Health Sciences. ISSN 2232-7576. 9(3), s. 127–135. doi: 10.17532/jhsci.2019.820.
  • Saplacan, Diana & Herstad, Jo (2019). Understanding Robot Motion in Domestic Settings, Proceedings of the 9th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). ISSN 978-1-5386-8129-9. s. 67–74. doi: 10.1109/DEVLRN.2019.8850695.
  • Saplacan, Diana & Herstad, Jo (2019). An Explorative Study on Motion as Feedback: Using Semi-Autonomous Robots in Domestic Settings. International Journal On Advances in Software. ISSN 1942-2628. 12(1&2), s. 68–90.
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo & Pajalic, Zada (2018). Feedback from Digital Systems Used in Higher Education: An Inquiry into Triggered Emotions - Two Universal Design Oriented Solutions for a Better User Experience. I Craddock, Gerald; Doran, Cormac; McNutt, Larry & Rice, Dónal (Red.), Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education. IOS Press. ISSN 978-1-61499-922-5. s. 421–430. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-923-2-421. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo; Mørch, Anders Irving; Kluge, Anders & Pajalic, Zada (2018). Inclusion through design and use of digital learning environments: issues, methods and stories. I Bratteteig, Tone; Sandnes, Frode Eika & Berget, Gerd (Red.), NordiCHI '18 - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Oslo, Norway — September 29 - October 03, 2018 . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISSN 978-1-4503-6437-9. s. 956–959. doi: 10.1145/3240167.3240264.
  • Newaz, Fahd & Saplacan, Diana (2018). Exploring the role of feedback on trust for the robots used in homes of the elderly. I Bratteteig, Tone; Sandnes, Frode Eika & Berget, Gerd (Red.), NordiCHI '18 - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Oslo, Norway — September 29 - October 03, 2018 . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISSN 978-1-4503-6437-9. s. 681–685. doi: 10.1145/3240167.3240248. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo; Elsrud, Marthe & Pajalic, Zada (2018). Reflections on using Story-Dialogue Method in a workshop with interaction design students. I Baricelli, Barbara Rita; Fischer, Gerard; Fogli, Daniela; Mørch, Anders; Piccinno, Antonio & Valtolina, Stefano (Red.), Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age: Design Trade-offs for an Inclusive Society co-located with the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2018). CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073. s. 34–43. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Saplacan, Diana & Herstad, Jo (2018). Fear, Feedback, Familiarity… How are These Connected? – Can familiarity as a design concept applied to digital feedback reduce fear? ThinkMind, Digital World 2018, ACHI 2018, The Eleventh International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. ThinkMind, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - German National Library of Science and Technology. ISSN 978-1-61208-616-3. s. 171–179. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Einarson, Daniel & Saplacan, Diana (2017). Addressing Integrated Learning through Project-Based Courses - Five Years of Improvements, The 13th International CDIO Conference Proceedings. CDIO Initiative. ISSN 978-0-88953-399-8. s. 161–171.
  • Saplacan, Diana & Herstad, Jo (2017). A Quadratic Anthropocentric Perspective on Feedback - Using Proxemics as a Framework. I Hall, Lynn; Flint, Tom; O’Hara, Suzy & Turner, Phil (Red.), Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017). British Computer Society (BCS). ISSN 9781906124045. doi: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.91.
  • Einarson, Daniel & Saplacan, Diana (2016). A proposal of learning outcomes for work integrated learning, based on 2D-evaluation methods, Lärarlärdom 2016: Högskolan Kristianstad. Kristianstad University Press 2016. ISSN 0000000000. s. 70–85.
  • Einarson, Daniel; Saplacan, Diana & Silvén, Pekka (2016). Approaching work-integrated learning through learning outcomes and evaluations. I Björkqvist, Jerker; Edström, Kristina; Hugo, Ronald J.; Kontio, Juha; Roslöf, Janne; Sellens, Rick & Virtanen, Seppo (Red.), Proceedings of the 12th International CDIO Conference. Turku University of Applied Sciences. ISSN 978-952-216-610-4. s. 722–732.
  • Einarson, Daniel & Saplacan, Diana (2016). The Active Ageing approach to quality of life for elderly people through order and distribution chains, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computation System and Information Technology for Sustainable Solutions (CSITSS). IEEE Xplore. ISSN 978-1-5090-1022-6. doi: 10.1109/CSITSS.2016.7779427.

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Publisert 9. des. 2016 11:50 - Sist endret 14. sep. 2022 15:34