Sampsa is Professor of Co-Design at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on designer-user relations in sociotechnical change. This includes interest in areas such as participatory design, codesign, open and user innovation, open design, peer knowledge creation, citizen science and user knowledge in organizations, social shaping of technology, practice theory, process studies of innovation and sustainability transitions.

Sampsa’s research orientation is multidisciplinary, science & technology studies, innovation studies and collaborative design being his main fields of reference. He received his PhD in behavioral sciences in University of Helsinki, working with activity theory. His docenture in is user-centered design of information systems in University of Turku. Sampsa has published over 70 full lenght articles and book chapters. He has authored several books, the latest being “The new production of users: Changing innovation communities and involvement strategies” (with Elgaard Jensen and Oudshoorn, Routledge, 2016) Health Technology Development and Use: From practice-bound Imagination to evolving Impacts (Routledge, 2010). He was the chief editor of Science & Technology Studies journal 2007-2016 and was awarded the Academy of Finland price for social impact of research in 2010 and EASST Freeman Price for the “New production of Users”.

Contact: sampsa.hyysalo at aalto.fi