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Minna Anneli Pakanen



2012–2015 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Information Processing Science, Human-Computer Interaction, University of Oulu
2005–2011 Master of Arts (MA), Art and Design, Industrial Design, University of Lapland


2018– Assistant Professor, Socio-Technical Design Group, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
2018–2018 Postdoctoral Researcher & Lecturer, Center for Ubiquitous Computing & INTERACT Research unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2016–2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
2014–2015 Doctoral Candidate, Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland
2013–2013 Industrial and Interaction Designer/ User researcher, Soul4Design, Oulu, Finland
2010–2013 Interaction Designer/ User Experience Researcher, Center for Internet Excellence, University of Oulu, Finland


Ph.D thesis supervision ( 3rd supervisor)
Paula Alavesa, The Role of Layers and Transitions in Designing Location-Based Pervasive Games for Urban Hybrid Environments, University of Oulu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland.

MSc & BSc thesis supervision and examination

MSc, Mikael Martinviita, Time-series database in Industrial IoT and its testing tool, University of Oulu, http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201811093007, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
MSc, Alexander Voroshilov, An experience sampling method for location-based mobile games, http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201710112983, University of Oulu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
BSc, Mikael Martinviita, Mobiilisovellusten kategorisointi ja käyttö, http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201702231250, University of Oulu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland


ACM CHI, ACM DIS, ACM IDC, ACM ISS, ACM TEI, Augmented Human, Behaviour & Information Technology (journal), Journal of Computers in Education, ECIS, Human Technology (journal), IJHCI (journal), ISWC, MindTrek, MobileHCI, NordiCHI, Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (Journal), MUM, Ubicomp


Aarhus UniversityInstructor, Urban Interventions (220172U002), Master level, 5 ECTS, Spring 2019; IT-Product Development Project (220171U027), Bachelor level, 20 ECTS, Spring 2019– ; Design as Products, Services, Systems and Experiences (220171U022), Bachelor level,10 ECTS, Autumn 2019–
University of OuluLecturer, Interaction design (812331A), advanced studies, 5 ECTS, Autumn 2018; Business Process Modeling (813316S), advanced studies, 5 ECTS, Spring 2018; Project Seminar (817609S), advanced studies, 3 ECTS, Spring 2018
.Guest Lecturer, Virtual Environments and Applications 521149S, advanced studies, 5 ECTS, Fall 2017; Introduction to Human-computer Interaction (811379A), intermediate studies, 5 ECTS, Spring 2015
.Teaching Assistant, Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals (521148S), advanced studies, 5 ECTS, Fall 2016; Applied Computing Project I (521151A), intermediate studies, 10 ECTS, Fall-Spring 2016–2017; Interaction Design (812331A), intermediate studies, 4 ECTS, Fall 2014
University of LaplandGuest lecturer, Art, Design, and Research (UMUO1212), Spring 2017; Interaction Design (MTEO0613) advanced studies, 10 ECTS, Fall 2015; Master’s thesis seminar (MTEO0630) advanced studies, 40 ECTS, Fall 2015