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  • 1.
    Appelgren, Ester
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola.
    Leckner, Sara
    Malmö högskola.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    The media consumers' conscious and unconscious choices: a key to understanding the news media consumption of tomorrow2014Ingår i: Communication électronique, cultures et identités: actes du colloque international organisé au Havre les 11, 12 et 13 juin 2014, Editions Klog , 2014, s. 521-528Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The digital society of today is dramatically different than that of a decade ago. During the past decades computers have gone from being clearly visible and at the center of attention to becoming an integrated and omnipresent part of our everyday lives. Today, individuals are catching up on a reality where homes, workplaces and society to a large extent consist of microprocessors that collect, analyze and present information. With regards to news and information sharing, it may seem that the users, thanks to greater ability to choose content, hold the upper hand in this process. However, since these data are constantly collected and analyzed for various purposes by companies, for example in the media industry, the users’ choices may not be as unconditional as they may think they are.Using the Swedish media market as an example, this exploratory paper discusses the interdependency between people’s choices and the market-driven choices made by the media industry in relation to news, and the impact these choices may have on media consumption and the media market.

  • 2.
    Appelgren, Ester
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola.
    Sara, Leckner
    Malmö högskola.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Mediekonsumentens medvetna och omedvetna val: en nyckel till morgondagens mediekonsumtion2014Ingår i: Medie-Sverige: statistik och analys. 2014 / [ed] Ulla Carlsson & Ulrika Facht, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2014, s. 29-37Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 3.
    Blöcker, Christopher
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för fysik.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Norgren, Nina
    Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi (Medicinska fakulteten). National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden, Science for Life Laboratory, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Python in a week: Conceptual tests for learning and course development2023Ingår i: Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference / [ed] Reidar Lyng; Jens Bennedsen; Lamjed Bettaieb; Nils Rune Bodsberg; Kristina Edström; María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir; Janne Roslöf; Ole K. Solbjørg; Geir Øien, NTNU SEED , 2023, s. 470-480Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Programming has gradually become an essential skill for engineers and scientists across disciplines and is an important part of the CDIO Syllabus covering fundamental knowledge and reasoning. Recently, there has been a shift away from introductory programming languages like C and Java towards Python, especially in programs where the focus lies on handling and analysing large quantities of data, such as energy technology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. This paper illustrates the successful setup of a one-week-long introductory Python programming course with a hands-on approach. Given the limited time, a challenge is how to effectively teach students a meaningful set of skills that enables them to self-guide their future learning. Moreover, since the course does not include any summative assessment, we need other means of measuring students’ learning and guiding course development. We address these challenges by coupling short lectures with short quizzes for formative assessment, adding another learning activity to the course. We find that, in the absence of summative assessment, short, frequent quizzes with immediate feedback are an excellent tool to track the learning of a class as a whole. Students report that the quizzes, albeit challenging, improved their understanding of programming concepts, made them aware of potential mistakes, and were a fun learning experience. Furthermore, the results from this paper illustrate how a new programming language can be taught to students without prior programming skills in a short period of time. We summarise our lessons learnt for designing and integrating quizzes in short-format programming courses.

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  • 4.
    Brink, Suzanne
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Umeå universitetsbibliotek (UB), Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL). Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Schedin, Staffan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Vikström, Susanne
    Umeå universitet.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Sjoer, Ellen
    The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands.
    Curriculum agility at faculty, department, program and course level2022Ingår i: 50th annual conference of the European society for engineering education: Proceedings / [ed] Hannu-Matti Järvinen; Santiago Silvestre; Ariadna Llorens; Balàzs Nagy, 2022, s. 1872-1877Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This short paper describes the first prototyping of a self-evaluation process of Curriculum Agility at a Faculty of Technology in Sweden. The process comprises guided, semi-structured, individual interviews at different organisational levels within the faculty, a joint narrative based on those interviews, prioritizing development strategies per level, and jointly mapping them on importance and implementation time. The self-evaluation is part of and based on the research on the principles of Curriculum Agility. The results show the interplay in timely curriculum change for futureproof engineering education between the teaching staff, the systems and the people who control the systems. The self-evaluation brings together the different perspectives and perceptions within the faculty and gives insight in how those affect the willingness towards and occurrence of curriculum development. This work in progress indicates how doing such a qualitative self-evaluation paves the road for transparent strategic dialogues on a holistic level about what to give attention and organize differently.

  • 5.
    Cripps, Helen
    et al.
    Edith Cowan University.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Abhay, Singh
    Macquarie University.
    The use of a business simulation through an online collaboration platform to improve students' collaborative and communication skills2017Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 6.
    Cripps, Helen
    et al.
    Edith Cowan University.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Singh, Abhay Kumar
    Edith Cowan University.
    The role of Twitter in B2B knowledge exchange and innovation2016Ingår i: Research Papers on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise, Volume IV / [ed] James Ogunleye, KIE Conference Publications , 2016, Vol. 4, s. 27-45Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, social media technologies are being used for an array of applications including as platforms to crowdsource funds, information and products. One of the most used social media channels for business communication is Twitter. The objective of this study is to enhance the understanding about the use of Twitter in business relationships. Through 52 interviews conducted across 5 countries in 2015, it was found that Twitter users engaged in business-to-business relationship valued characteristics such as information quality, authenticity and industry influence in the people they followed. One of the primarily uses of Twitter in the B2B context was for information exchange and innovation. The study also conducted textual analysis using the Correlated Topic Modelling Method approach on the open ended responses concerning Twitter strategy and the interviewees' perception on favouring and retweeting behaviour. It was found that Twitter had a role to play in developing and supporting innovation.

  • 7.
    Cripps, Helen
    et al.
    Edith Cowan University.
    Singh, Abhay
    Macquarie University.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Salo, Jari
    University of Helsinki.
    Crowdsourcing through Twitter for innovation2020Ingår i: 33rd Bled eConference: Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Society: conference proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, H. Cripps, A. Sheombar & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor University Press , 2020, s. 185-200Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research investigates the role and use of Twitter inbusiness markets and benefits of using open social media channels to crowd source information to support innovation and build relationship in the context of business-to-business (B2B) marketing. This study is based on a combination of methodologies, 52 face-to-face interviews across five countriesare compared with a sample of their Tweets using Structural Topic Modelling (STM) which enabled triangulation between stated use of Twitter and respondent’s actual Tweets. The research confirmed that individuals used Twitter as a source ofinformation, ideas and innovation within their industry. Twitter enables the building of relevant business relationships through the exchange of new, expert and high quality information within like-minded communities in real time, between companies and their suppliers, customers and also their peers. This research highlights the business relationship building capacity of Twitteras it enables customer and peer conversations that eventually support the development of product and service innovations.

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  • 8. Cripps, Helen
    et al.
    Singh, Abhay
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Salo, Jari
    The use of Twitter for innovation in business markets2020Ingår i: Marketing Intelligence & Planning, ISSN 0263-4503, E-ISSN 1758-8049, Vol. 38, nr 5, s. 587-601Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to investigate the use of Twitter in business as a medium for knowledge sharing and to crowdsource information to support innovation and enhance business relationships in the context of business-to-business (B2B) marketing.

    Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a combination of methodologies for gathering data in 52 face-to-face interviews across five countries and the downloaded posts from each of the interviewees' Twitter accounts. The tweets were analysed using structural topic modelling (STM), and then compared to the interview data. This method enabled triangulation between stated use of Twitter and respondent's actual tweets.

    Findings: The research confirmed that individuals used Twitter as a source of information, ideas, promotion and innovation within their industry. Twitter facilitates building relevant business relationships through the exchange of new, expert and high-quality information within like-minded communities in real time, between companies and with their suppliers, customers and also their peers.

    Research limitations/implications: As this study covered five countries, further comparative research on the use of Twitter in the B2B context is called for. Further investigation of the formalisation of social media strategies and return on investment for social media marketing efforts is also warranted.

    Practical implications: This research highlights the business relationship building capacity of Twitter as it enables customer and peer conversations that eventually support the development of product and service innovations. Twitter has the capacity for marketers to inform and engage customers and peers in their networks on wider topics thereby building the brand of the individual users and their companies simultaneously.

    Originality/value: This study focuses on interactions at the individual level illustrating that Twitter is used for both customer and peer interactions that can lead to the sourcing of ideas, knowledge and ultimately innovation. The study is novel in its methodological approach of combining structured interviews and text mining that found the topics of the interviewees' tweets aligned with their interview responses.

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  • 9.
    Fahlman, Emma
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Evaluation of Push Notifications for Social Media Applications2018Ingår i: 31st Bled eConference Digital Transformation: Meeting the Challenges. Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, P. Ravesteijn, J. Seitz & R. Bons, Maribor: University of Maribor Press , 2018, s. 317-330Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The growth of social media has impacted on people’s everyday life, precipitating the development of a new set of guidelines for designing applications (apps), creating heightened user engagement without crossing the line to frustration. This study focuses on how push notifications from social media apps should be designed in order to keep the user intrigued and returning to the app, without annoying the user to the point where they turn the push notifications off. The exponential growth in the usage of social media has emphasised the importance of designing apps with a user-centred functionality. The study used a combination of a survey questionnaire and a qualitative perception study, with the results collected as both data and extracts from interviews. This study identified that a high frequency of notifications from social media apps has led to resentment by users against pushes notifications in general. The app-user relationship is cemented from the beginning of the experience and the action the user takes in relation to notifications depends on their perception of the senders’ intentions. Younger users’ actions are also predominately driven by the phenomena Fear of Missing Out.

  • 10.
    Fahlquist, Karin
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Karlsson, Johannes
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Social media game concept within the Digital Zoo: new ways of connecting a tourist attraction with its visitors2011Ingår i: 2011 IEEE International Conferences on Internet of Things, and Cyber, Physical and Social Computing / [ed] Feng Xia, Zhikui Chen, Gang Pan, Laurence T. Yang, and Jianhua Ma, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2011, s. 170-177Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper a conceptual model for a social media game will be illustrated. The idea is to find a way to integrate our physical and digital world in a way that will involve the environment around us containing both artifacts and people and become a natural part of our daily lives. We want to show that by integrate ubiquitous information and social media in a game idea, it is possible to create a concept for a social media game application that could be used at a tourist attraction, e.g. a zoo. The value that is received from this application is both educative for the visitors and marketing for the tourist attraction. The conceptual model of the social media game builds upon the foundations of internet of things for the future version of a tourist attraction, such as the Digital Zoo.

  • 11.
    Gidlund, Åsa
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    KTH.
    Demnert, Sofia
    KTH.
    Significance of Print Quality in Variable Data Printing2008Ingår i: Taga Journal of Graphic Technology, ISSN 1748-0345, Vol. 4, nr 4, s. 179-191Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Print quality and variable data printing are two important topics when discussing digitalprinting and its ability to be a commercially successful printing technology. The aim ofthis paper is to determine the significance of print quality when using variable dataprinting to customize printed matters. In this study three levels of colour print quality andthree levels of personalization; entirely static, personalized with name, and personalizedwith name, text and image, were established. Sample material was obtained by creatingfictitious advertisements in the personalization levels, which were then printed at the printquality levels. A panel of respondents was asked to arrange the fictitious advertisementsin order of preference. At all print quality levels, personalizing with only name led to arather small increase in respondent preference compared to the static advertisements.However, personalizing with name, text and image led to a significant increase inpreference compared to a static or name personalized advertisements. Hence, to attractthe respondents a higher level of personalization should be used. The respondents weremore forgiving towards low print quality when the advertising information waspersonalized. Furthermore, personalization contributes more at lower print quality levels,indicating that print quality is more significant in static printed matters or printed matterswith a low level of personalization.

  • 12.
    Jahnke, Isa
    et al.
    University of Missouri.
    Mårell-Olsson, Eva
    Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad utbildningsvetenskap, Interaktiva medier och lärande (IML).
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Organizing teaching in project teacher teams across established disciplines using wearable technology: digital didactical designing, a new form of practice2016Ingår i: Organizing academic work in higher education: teaching, learning, and identities / [ed] Liudvika Leisyte and Uwe Wilkesmann, Routledge, 2016, s. 169-185Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 13.
    Kvarnbrink, Per
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Fahlquist, Karin
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Biometric interaction: A case study of visual feedback and privacy issues in new face recognition solutions2013Ingår i: CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013, s. 2367-2370Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This case study describes how to convert a gate system from using magnetic keycards to face recognition. The gate is placed at one of Europe's biggest indoor training facilities, IKSU. The goal with this case study was to make the system efficient, easy to use and friendly.

  • 14.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Building relationships for survival: Coping media industry dynamics2014Ingår i: Field Guide to Case Study Research in Business-to-Business Marketing and Purchasing / [ed] A. G. Woodside, R. Marshall, & H. Pattinson, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014, s. 39-59Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    For several hundreds of years printing has been the only effective channel for spreading mass communication. During the 1900s several new media channels have been invented and, with the addition of the Internet, this has both changed the way media is consumed and has increased the competition between different channels. This qualitative case study of 37 firms reports on how relationships are used in the printing industry to relieve some of the impact of the competitive forces from new, and easily accessible, media as a means for marketing and, furthermore, on the impact on the printing industry as an industry. The results from the case study show that there are both internal and external effects of forming relationships and those vertical, as well as horizontal, relationships are of great importance to create a sustainable competitive situation for the printing industry. Relationships are used to increase both the strategic flexibility of the firm and the flexibility of the print media channel. Furthermore, the study illustrates that the printing industry, and print as a medium of communication, is drifting gradually away from the actual customer due to the new paradigm of value creation.

  • 15.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    KTH.
    Competitive and Flexible Company Structures using Vertical Integration and Cooperation: Empirical studies of the Commercial Printing Industry2009Ingår i: 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009: Sustainability Management and Marketing, 2009Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates how company structures, with respect to vertical integration and cooperation, affect the competitive advantages and resource flexibility within the fragmented and highly competitive Swedish printing industry. The results are based on five qualitative case studies and one quantitative survey study. The results demonstrate that vertical integration is widely used and is important to get competitive advantages within the industry. The main reasons are customers call for a full service provider and the need for integrating adjacent activities in the value chain to ensure fast deliveries and steady and appropriate input to production units. However, the findings suggest that due to heavy costs, cooperation is used to increase firms’ resource flexibility to control necessary resources.

  • 16.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Concurrent sourcing as a competitive advantage: a case study of the graphic arts industry2013Ingår i: ANZMAC 2013 Conference Proceedings, Auckland: The University of Auckland Business School , 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports on a case study showing how the printing industry, by arranging their organizations, cope with the competition from new media and enable a high value proposition to their customers in terms of database driven print. The study is based on interviews with 24 firms in the graphic arts industry and a survey of 136 firms. The results show that even though the use of print in general is declining, print in campaigns is sometimes regarded as exclusive due to general noise in digital channels. The firms in the printing industry have engaged in partial vertical integration to get closer customer contact and, thus, increase the amount of customized print for marketing purposes.

  • 17.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Enhancing customer relations using customized printing2011Ingår i: ANZMAC 2011 Conference Proceedings, Perth: Edith Cowan University , 2011Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper illustrates how information from CRM systems and other customer inputs are used in print production to enhance customer relations. The results identify three common ways user data is obtained and used focusing on more advanced customized solutions; (1) Data mining of stored customer data, illustrated by a case where transpromo based on purchase patterns are sent to customers, (2) use of pre-stored data depending of e.g. customers' orders, exemplified by production of customized instruction manuals based on customers' orders, and (3) user input in connection to the production, represented by a web-based service providing customers with the opportunity to customize photo books. The identified and illustrated scenarios give good examples of the importance to use these different concepts in the marketing mix to enhance marketing efforts.

  • 18.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Industry based projects and cases: A CDIO approach to students' learning2015Ingår i: Proceedings of the 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu University of Information Technology , 2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Just as the media industry, media technology and interaction design are fast moving areas. Even though grounded in theoretical models, the problems that the students face after graduation are constantly changing and contemporary, which makes a CDIO approach to education important. This paper reports a case study concerning a project spanning two consecutive courses with the main objective to renew the digital news platforms of the media group VK Media. The project was carried out in 2013 with students from the five-year Master of Science program in Interaction Technology and Design at Umeå University, Sweden. The results illustrate how project-based learning and real case-based group projects can enhance both students learning and the internal process at the external industry partner. The results clearly show how that not only goals in the CDIO Syllabus 2.0 have been met during the project but also actual value has been created for the industry as the students’ design proposals have been implemented and launched publicly.

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  • 19.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Integrating business skills in engineering education: Enhancing learning using a CDIO approach2016Ingår i: The 12th international CDIO conference: proceedings - full papers / [ed] Jerker Björkqvist; Kristina Edström; Ronald J. Hugo; Juha Kontio; Janne Roslöf; Rick Sellens; Seppo Virtanen, Turku: Turku University of Applied Sciences; CDIO Initiative , 2016, s. 689-698Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    University degrees, such as engineering, that focus on professional competences are becoming increasingly popular in Sweden. However, there is still a need to not only include but to integrate different interdisciplinary skills in courses and education programs. This paper reports and analyzes a case study of the integration of business skills in two different courses on different study programs and levels. The results show that by shifting the actual foundation of a project course from technology to business development, a high level of engagement are achieved, among the students, to work with technology in a more realistic context. By integrating teaching of different professional skills alongside disciplinary knowledge and by putting disciplinary engineering courses into context, e.g. a business context, the students tend to work more systematically and rigorously both in conceiving, designing and implementing their technical projects. Hence, the situation becomes more similar to a real situation in the industry, where value driven development is a necessity. Additionally, by integrating teaching of such skills into the curriculum of several courses during a engineering program according to the CDIO Approach, a better understanding and a shift in the students' individual choices on project courses towards value driven development can be seen.

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  • 20.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Internet of things and co-creation of value2011Ingår i: 2011 IEEE International Conferences on Internet of Things, and Cyber, Physical and Social Computing / [ed] Feng Xia, Zhikui Chen, Gang Pan, Laurence T. Yang, and Jianhua Ma, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2011, s. 672-677Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper introduces a discussion and a conceptual model on value creation considering the concept of the Internet of Things. It is proposed that value creation occurs in different layers that take advantage of the development of the Internet of Things. The three parts are based on manufacturing, supporting and co-creative behavior of things. These parts of value creation are not mutually exclusive and value creation can, and should, coexist in all these layers. Hence, for different phases in the development, firms and situations, the layers fit differently into a value creation process.

  • 21.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Lärande för ingenjörsrollen: Ömsesidigt värdeskapande i samverkan mellan utbildning och näringsliv2016Ingår i: Proceedings från 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges Ingenjörsutbildningar: Uppsala, 18-19 november 2015 / [ed] Stefan Pålsson och Björn Victor, Uppsala: Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University , 2016, s. 106-109Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [sv]

    Många av de studenter som tar examen från våra ingenjörsutbildningar ställs inför komplexa, samtida, problem som ska lösas i deras yrkesroll. Det är en stor utmaning för lärare inom dagens ingenjörsutbildning att ge studenterna förutsättningar att, under studietiden, sätta sig in i processer och metoder för att lösa dessa typer av problem. Ett sätt att skapa dessa typer av problem är näringslivsbaserade projekt och case. Denna artikel rapporterar och analyserar en fallstudie rörande två, efter varandra följande, kurser involverande studentprojekt mot ett och samma företag. Resultaten visar på att genom ett longitudinellt länkande över flera kurser och långsiktiga samarbeten mellan akademin och näringslivet, är det möjligt att skapa ömsesidigt värde för både studenter, utbildning och näringsliv. 

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  • 22.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Lärande för yrkesrollen: värdet av affärsmässigt tänkande inom dagens ingenjörsutbildning2015Ingår i: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: gränslös kunskap / [ed] Katarina Winka, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet , 2015, s. 43-45Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 23.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Media industry dynamics: competitive and flexible company structures using concurrent sourcing2015Ingår i: Proceedings: 11th world media economics and management conference, Rio de Janeiro: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro , 2015, s. 942-967Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports on how company structures, with respect to combining vertical integration and cooperation, so-called concurrent sourcing, affect the competitive advantages and resource flexibility within the fragmented and highly competitive Swedish graphic arts industry. The results are based on a case study approach and consist of data from seven interview series carried out 2004-2012. The results show that vertical integration is widely used and is important to get competitive advantages within the industry. The main reasons are customers call for a full service provider and the need for integrating adjacent activities in the value chain to ensure fast deliveries and steady and appropriate input to production units. However, the findings suggest that due to heavy costs, cooperation is used to increase firms' resource flexibility to control necessary resources. In order to create flexible company structures, so-called concurrent sourcing is important to level the need for high competitive advantage and low costs.

  • 24.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Moving closer to the customers: Effects of vertical integration in the Swedish commercial printing industry2013Ingår i: Competitive Intelligence, Analysis and Strategy: Creating Organisational Agility / [ed] Sheila Wright, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013, s. 181-193Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports on a study regarding how vertical integration is used to increase customer relations in the printing industry and illustrates the competitive consequences with vertical integration towards customers. Results show that since direct customers are perceived as more loyal and profitable than advertising agencies and/or print brokers, integration of content creation is common to increase relations with direct customers. However, as direct customers' part of total production is still very small, integration of content creation gives rise to a potentially competitive situation between printing firms and advertising agencies. Printing firms recognized this problem as they try to avoid this competition. Two different approaches to the problem are illustrated. Printing firms either focus on simple jobs that are not of advertising agencies' interest or they isolate these services in a separate firm, and consequently can compete for direct customers and still be a printing firm to advertising agencies.

  • 25.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Moving closer to the customers: Effects of vertical integration in the Swedish commercial printing industry2010Ingår i: Journal of Strategic Marketing, ISSN 0965-254X, E-ISSN 1466-4488, Vol. 18, nr 7, s. 599-611Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports on a study regarding how vertical integration is used to increase customer relations in the printing industry and illustrates the competitive consequences with vertical integration towards customers. Results show that since direct customers are perceived as more loyal and profitable than advertising agencies and/or print brokers, integration of content creation is common to increase relations with direct customers. However, as direct customers' part of total production is still very small, integration of content creation gives rise to a potentially competitive situation between printing firms and advertising agencies. Printing firms recognized this problem as they try to avoid this competition. Two different approaches to the problem are illustrated. Printing firms either focus on simple jobs that are not of advertising agencies' interest or they isolate these services in a separate firm, and consequently can compete for direct customers and still be a printing firm to advertising agencies.

  • 26.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Näringslivskopplad utveckling som lärform: projekt och case inom interaktionsdesign2014Ingår i: NU2014: Umeå 8-10 oktober : abstracts, 2014, s. 134-134Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [sv]

    Lärande är mycket mer än en kognitiv realtidsprocess, det är över tid en viktig plattform för alla de aspekter och färdigheter som behövs för att möjliggöra en students framtida karriär. Projektet NyIng lyfte under slutet av 1990-talet bl.a. fram flexibilitet, näringslivssamverkan och samförstånd mellan människa-teknik-samhälle som framgångsfaktorer för ingenjörsutbildning (Ingemarsson & Björch, 1999). Dessa är fortfarande inte självklara i ingenjörsutbildning (UKÄ, 2013), men alltjämt viktiga. Detta paper rapporterar och analyserar en fallstudie (Stake, 2005; Yin, 1994) rörande ett studentprojekt under 2013 på Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Interaktion och Design som genomförts på två, efter varandra följande, kurser: Produktutveckling i medieteknik med metoden design-build-test samt Prototyputveckling för mobila applikationer. Projektets mål var att förnya digitala nyhetsplattformar och genomfördes i samarbete med dagstidningen Västerbottens-Kuriren och involverade traditionellt projektbaserat lärande (Krajcik & Blumenfeld, 2006) samt ett skarpt case-baserat grupprojekt (Lawrence, 1953) uppdelat på de två kurserna. Syftet med projektet var att uppfylla tre mål: (1) näringslivskopplade projekt för att stärka lärprocessen och studentengagemanget, (2) skapa värde för samhället och näringslivet, samt (3) att jobba med skarpa case i en miljö mellan näringsliv-akademi. Den snabba teknikutvecklingen och det förändrade sociala beteendet har kraftigt påverkat det tvärvetenskapliga medieteknikområdet, vilket gör att inom ramen för medieteknik och interaktionsdesign ställs dagens examinerade studenter inför problem av en komplex samtida karaktär (Churchill et al., 2013), som är problematisk att tillföra och återskapa i den traditionella lärprocessen. Alltså är såväl kontexten, lärsituationen som samspelet mellan studenter och med näringslivet av stor vikt för att ge studenterna förutsättningar till nödvändiga kunskaper inför framtida yrkeskarriär. Projektet har tre primära intressenter: studenterna, näringslivet/samhället och högskolan. Resultaten från studien visar på stor nöjdhet från alla dessa grupper med studenter som tagit stort ansvar för sin egen lärprocess, ett exceptionellt bra slutresultat och uppfyllda förväntade studieresultat. Således är det möjligt att ge studenterna såväl värdefulla praktiska erfarenheter kring skarpa projekt och case, samtidigt som akademins krav uppfylls och bestående värde för samhället och industrin skapas. Kombinationen av ett större projekt med olika beståndsdelar över längre tid ger studenterna en möjlighet att använda tidigare erfarenheter från projekt och kurser och på så sätt låta lärande och resultat baseras på erfarenheter (jfr. Kolodner, 1992; 1997). Ett av de främsta resultaten var att under oktober 2013 lanserade Västerbottens-Kuriren det webbplatskoncept som skapats under projektarbetet på första kursen och under våren 2014 kommer ett av koncepten till nyhetsapp att lanseras.

  • 27.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Näringslivssamverkan för ökat aktivt lärande och konkret värdeskapande2015Ingår i: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 2015, s. 46-48Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 28.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Proceedings of the 11th Student Conference in Human – Information - Thing: Interaction Technology 20152015Proceedings (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Student Conference in Human – Information - Thing Interaction Technology is the grand finale of the course Current Topic in Interaction Technology and Design at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University. The idea and objective of the course is to givethe students a forum where they can actively participate in scientific research and development through developing their own ideas. The course introduces students to independently researching an interesting topic, using a foreign language orally and in writing, writing a scientific article on theirwork and presenting their work at a conference. The conference format was chosen to provide a realistic environment for the presentation of the results. The work has been reviewed both by other participant on the course and members of the department. If the reviews are favourable, the paper is accepted as a full paper at the conference and included in the proceedings. Research that has an interesting topic and potential for future publication is presented as work-in-progress at the conference and the abstract is included in the conference proceedings.

    This year eight papers were accepted at the conference as full papers and are included in this proceedings. Furthermore, one papers was accepted as work-in-progress with included abstract.

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    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Proceedings of the 12th Student Conference in Interaction Technology and Design 20162016Proceedings (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Student Conference in Interaction Technology and Design is the grand finale of the course Current Topic in Interaction Technology and Design at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University. The idea and objective of the course is to give the students a forum where they can actively participate in scientific research and development through developing their own ideas. The course introduces students to independently researching an interesting topic, using a foreign language orally and in writing, writing a scientific article on their work, peer-review and presenting their work at a conference. The conference format was chosen to provide a realistic environment for the presentation of the results. The work has been reviewed both by other participant on the course and members of the department. If the reviews are favorable, the paper is accepted as a full paper at the conference and included in the proceedings. Research that has an interesting topic and potential for future publication is presented as work-in-progress at the conference and the abstract is included in the conference proceedings.

    This year 19 papers were accepted at the conference as full papers and are included in this proceedings. Furthermore, 2 papers was accepted as work-in-progress with included abstract.

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  • 30.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Proceedings of the 13th Student Conference in Interaction Technology and Design2017Proceedings (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
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  • 31.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Relationships for survival: Changes in the media industry2012Ingår i: ANZMAC 2012 Conference Proceedings, University of South Australia, 2012Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This qualitative study of 35 firms reports on how relationships are used in the printing industry to relive the "threat" from new media as a means for marketing and the printing industry as an industry. The results show that there are both internal and external effects of the relationships and vertical, as well as horizontal relationships are of great importance to create a sustainable situation for the printing industry. Furthermore, it is illustrated that due to the new paradigm of value creation, the printing industry and print as a medium of communi¬cation have gradually drifted further and further away from the actual customer.

  • 32.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik. Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Andersson, Britt M.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik. Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Pommer, Linda
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik. Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Karolina, Jonzén
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Kerstin, Ramser
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Wåhlin, Anders
    Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper, Radiofysik. Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Umeå centrum för funktionell hjärnavbildning (UFBI). Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Eklund, Anders
    Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper, Radiofysik. Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi, Biomedicinsk laboratorievetenskap. Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Umeå centrum för funktionell hjärnavbildning (UFBI). Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Lindahl, Olof A
    Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper, Radiofysik. Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF).
    Hallberg, Per
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik. Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Centrum för medicinsk teknik och fysik (CMTF). Umeå universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper, Radiofysik.
    Kan en branschspecifik innovationsmodell öka ”success rate” för medicintekniska innovationer?2019Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 33.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Design för webbgränssnitt2021Ingår i: Introduktion till medieteknik / [ed] Pernilla Falkenberg Josefsson; Mikael Wiberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, 1, s. 107-119Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den generella digitaliseringen av vårt samhälle och snabbheten i den digitala distributionen har bidragit till att alltmer av det som produceras publiceras på webben eller via andra digitala gränssnitt. Informationen syftar till att sprida ett budskap eller initiera en interaktion, vilket ställer krav på webbdesignen att skapa hög användbarhet och därmed öka effektiviteten hos gränssnittet. Konceptet webbdesign är brett och inkluderar kunskap inom alla de discipliner som behövs för att skapa och underhålla webbplatser och webbgränssnitt. Detta involverar såväl webbprogrammering, grafisk design som interaktionsdesign.

    I detta kapitel introducerar vi kortfattat hur man skapar effektiva designer för webbgränssnitt, genom att beskriva och diskutera detta utifrån perspektiven design, funktion och innehåll, kopplat till webbgränssnitt och webbaserade applikationer.

  • 34.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Helen, Cripps
    Edith Cowan University.
    Sustainable international experience: lessons learned from an interdisciplinary teaching project2019Ingår i: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet , 2019, s. 43-44Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The global nature of business means getting international experience during studies at the university is continuously increasing in importance. Many students on the engineering programs in Sweden also make the decision to abroad to gain international experience that is valuable in their future profession. However, this is usually not the majority of the students. Therefore, it is of great importance that engineering students get the possibility to get international experience without having to engage in exchange studies. This paper presents learnings from a pilot study from a project that seeks to create international experience without having to travel abroad (Wen, Zaid, & Harun, 2015; de Marcos, Domínguez, de Navarrete, & Pagés, 2014).

    The project involved the interweaving of the content of two units, an engineering unit at Umeå University and a marketing unit at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia. In 2017, the collaboration was set up between the fourth year engineering unit Prototyping for Mobile Applications and the third year marketing unit Current Issues in Marketing. Consequently, the engineering students created prototypes while the marketing students created marketing material. The virtual communication platform Slack was used to assist collaboration between students (Labus, Despotović-Zrakić, Radenković, Bogdanović, & Radenković, 2015). During the second iteration in 2019, the engineering unit Social Media Technology was the counterpart to the marketing unit. However, the setup regarding the different chores was the same.

    The student reviews of the two units and of the project showed that they liked the idea of international collaboration. However, a more structured approach would be beneficial. Students on both sides struggled with the unknowns, as they were, sometimes, dependent on students on the other side of the planet.

    Evaluating the project among teachers involved, revealed some challenges. However all teachers consider this type of international collaborative curriculum to benefit the students (Chang & Lee, 2013). Major challenges that surfaced during were focused around the stilted exchanges on issues due to time differences, differing understandings of cultural priorities and aligning the timing of assessment of the units' requirements. However, benefits to the students included, experience to give and receive feedback, experiencing a new business culture and technologies, development of online media skills and having to solve real world problems.

  • 35.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Bahtiri, Blerand
    Umeå universitet.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet.
    Use of Image Recognition of Social Media2017Ingår i: ANZMAC 2017: Marketing for Impact: Conference Proceedings / [ed] Linda Robinson, Linda Brennan, Mike Reid, Melbourne: RMIT University , 2017, s. 271-278Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Images are central to firms in their use of social media platforms as part of their marketing strategy. Images are a powerful online marketing tool as they allow for engagement and personalisation of marketing content for individual customers. However, images can be a double edge sword in the web 2.0 world, where consumers are able to post content to branded social media sites. This study evaluates the benefits of integrating image recognition into social media from the users perspective. The pilot study undertaken found the majority of the participants thought the possibilities presented for image recognition technology are useful, however they showed concern in relation to their privacy if this technology were to be in social media networks. The results also showed that prior familiarity with this technology does not have any significant impact in how social media users feel about having this technology in social media.

  • 36.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Blöcker, Christopher
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för fysik.
    Sustainable international experience: A collaborative teaching project2020Ingår i: The 16th International CDIO Conference: Proceedings – Full Papers. Volume 2(2) / [ed] J. Malmqvist, J. Bennedsen, K. Edström, N. Kuptasthien, A. Sripakagorn, J. Roslöf, I. Saemundsdottir & M. Siiskonen, Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology/CDIO Initiative , 2020, Vol. 2, s. 196-205Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Within engineering education, there is an increasing need for providing our students withinternational experiences. This is most often done by exchange studies abroad. However, amajority of the students on engineering programs do not engage in any international exchange.This paper presents insights from a collaborative cross-disciplinary international project to givestudents international experience without having to travel. From both a sustainabilityperspective and a situation where e.g. a global virus outbreak stop students from travelling,solutions that give engineering students experience of working in an international setting arebecoming increasingly important. Initial challenges, for the teachers involved in the project,that were addressed before the project started, included the assessment of students, the useof online collaborative tools, assessment of students and the dependence between the twocourses. The learnings from the first and second iteration of the collaborative project weremainly focused around transparency, introduction of students to each other, communication,real-time issues and deadlines. By gradually remove these peripheral challenges for thestudents, resulting in making the students focus on the actual challenges surrounding theactual collaborative project. Even though this project is ongoing, the initial results clearly showthat by integrating courses between different countries and disciplines, it is possible to createan environment that strengthens the students’ ability in teamwork, communication andaddresses the cultural and professional aspects of working as an engineer in an internationalcontext. 

  • 37.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Dlacic, Jasmina
    University of Rijeka.
    Matia, Torbarina
    University of Rijeka.
    Internationalization of students’ learning using online technology: Lessons learned2019Ingår i: 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2019, s. 1099-1107Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The global nature of business has increased the importance ofstudents’ international experience during their studies at the university. Usinginteractive technologies the projects investigated ways to increase students’motivation to take responsibility for the learning process by creating “real”international co-creation experience online. This paper presents learningsfrom two consecutive international collaborative teaching between EdithCowan University, Australia, and Umeå University, Sweden, in 2017 and EdithCowan University and the University of Rijeka, Croatia, in 2018. Feedbackfrom the students showed they enjoyed working across cultures and academicdiscipline on simulated products and marketing campaigns. Issues raisedincluded: the need to explicitly explain how all parts of project is going to workand how the students execute their role. Incorporation of a formalintroduction process for the students in each location so all students have thesame knowledge about each other. Furthermore, the provision of real-timeopportunities to collaborate in lectures and the setting joint deadlines betweenthe units are of importance. Despite some of the shortcomings of the project,it has provided a firm foundation for the refinement of ongoing collaborativeteaching.

  • 38.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Singh, Abhay
    Macquarie University.
    Collaborative teaching project to increase students’ international experience: Experience from interweaving units in Australia and Sweden2018Ingår i: Abstrakt – NU 2018, 2018, artikel-id 650Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The global nature of business means getting international experience during studies at the universityis continuously increasing in importance. This project seeks to investigate the possibility of increasing students’ motivation to take responsibility for the learning process by creating “real” situations including international experience without having to travel abroad (Wen, Zaid & Harun, 2015; De-Marcos et al, 2014).

    This project involved the interweaving of the content of two units: Prototyping for Mobile Applications at Umeå University, Sweden, a fourth year unit on the five-year MSc engineering program in interaction technology and design and Current Issues in Marketing at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, a third year marketing unit. Consequently, the engineering students created prototypes for mobile apps while the marketing students created marketing material. The virtual communication platform Slack was used to assist collaboration between students (Labus et al,2015).

    The challenge in the design of this collaborative curriculum was that the students must be able to finish their unit in case of collaborative problems. Hence, there was no total dependence between the two units and the lecturers used ad hoc flexibility over the course of the collaboration. It was also decided not to give the students all information about the project at the start of the units but rather on a need-to-know basis.

    The student review of the project showed that they liked the idea of the project but a more structured approach would be beneficial. Students on both sides of dyad often struggled with the unknowns, as they were reliant on students half a world away. However, from the communication platform it could be observed that the students exhibited skills in finding solutions and workarounds to complete their assessments.

    Analysing the project among teachers involved, revealed some challenges, however all teachers consider that this type of international collaborative curriculum can benefit the students (Chang &Lee, 2013). Challenges during the collaborative project included, stilted exchanges on issues due to time differences, differing understandings of cultural priorities and aligning the timing of assessment of the units’ requirements. However, benefits to the students included, experience to give and receive feedback, experiencing a new business culture and technologies, development of online media skills and having to solve real world problems. For the Australian students an added benefit was the visit to Perth of one of the Swedish teachers, which supplement their online experience (Lin, 2016). This may have contributed to a greater positivity toward the project reflected in their course evaluation.

    Experiences and learnings from the project include (1) the need to explicitly explain how all parts of project is going to work and how the students execute their role, (2) supervise a formal introduction of the students in each location so all students have the same knowledge about each other, (3) provide real-time opportunities by setting Swedish lectures in the morning and Australia lectures inthe afternoon, and (4) set joint deadlines between the two units and make clear the consequences offailing to meet deadlines.

  • 39.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
    Blöcker, Christopher
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för fysik.
    International Professional Skills: Interdisciplinary Project Work2022Ingår i: The 18th International CDIO Conference: Proceedings – Full Papers / [ed] Maria Sigridur Gudjonsdottir; Haraldur Audunsson; Arkaitz Manterola Donoso; Gudmundur Kristjansson; Ingunn Saemundsdóttir; Joseph Timothy Foley; Marcel Kyas; Angkee Sripakagorn; Janne Roslöf; Jens Bennedsen; Kristina Edström; Natha Kuptasthien; Reidar Lyng, Reykjavik: Reykjavik University , 2022, s. 453-464Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher education should provide learning situations that prepare students for a future profession and make them world-ready. This paper reports insights from an international interdisciplinary collaborative project aiming to create learning experiences that are close to a professional situation. The collaboration setup simulates a setting of a digital agency with a development team in Sweden and a marketing team in Australia working together to solve a task. The collaborative project has been active since 2017, completing its fifth iteration in 2021. Postcourse survey results show that the students felt that a real situation was created with a high level of collaboration and commitment, internationalization, well selected digital collaborative tools, and that an interdisciplinary community of practice was created among the students.

  • 40.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    Edith Cowan University.
    Blöcker, Christopher
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för fysik.
    Internationalization at home: An international interdisciplinary experience2021Ingår i: 8:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar: Detaljerat program, 2021Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In today’s global society, international experience isimportant for students studying all subjects. This paper providesinsights and learnings from a long-term project with the purposeto provide international interdisciplinary experience forengineering students in Sweden as well as for marketing studentsin Australia. The paper discusses the design of the latest iterationof a long-term collaborative project that enables students who donot have the opportunity to engage in exchange studies in aprofessional international setting. The main objective of this paperis to give inspiration and a starting point to the implementation ofinternational learning experiences as an integrated part ofstudents’ education. 

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  • 41.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Cripps, Helen
    School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
    Fong-Emmerson, Melissa
    School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
    Blöcker, Christopher
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för fysik.
    Enhancing professional skills among engineering students by interdisciplinary international collaboration: Engineering Education for Sustainability2023Ingår i: Book of Proceedings for the 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education: Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings / [ed] Ger Reilly; Mike Murphy, Balázs Vince Nagy; Hannu-Matti Järvinen, SEFI , 2023, s. 2486-2495Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Providing necessary knowledge and skills for engineering students to become successful professionals is a tricky task. Besides disciplinary knowledge, e.g., communication skills, ability to work in teams, and international experience are often mentioned as important. Regarding internationalization, most engineering programs in Sweden rely on either student exchange or low-level internationalization-at-home, such as international literature and lecturers. This paper explores sustainable international experiences for students on their home turf provided through an international interdisciplinary collaboration where engineering students in Sweden and marketing students in Australia work together on a project. The setup simulates a consultancy firm with development and marketing offices in different countries that cooperate to launch an application for the Australian market. The paper is based on interviews and surveys with students and teachers participating in this, since 2017, ongoing project.

    Findings reveal that students encountered several challenges that are hard to simulate in an ordinary university setting, e.g., language barriers, cultural differences, time differences, differences between disciplines, and varying work habits and values. The results also highlight opportunities such as learning from each other's perspectives and expertise, developing a more professional approach, presenting to people from other industry backgrounds, and gaining a better understanding of different cultures. The results show that the students gain professional experience that is of great value for their future profession. From a teacher's perspective, the paper discusses important issues when setting up an international inter-disciplinary collaboration, e.g., alignment of exercises, building a common ground, and the need for flexibility.

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  • 42.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Emma, Parsjö
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Norberg, Ole
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Design friction and digital nudging: impact on the human decision-making process2023Ingår i: IVSP '23: proceedings of the 2023 5th international conference on image, video and signal processing, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023, s. 183-190Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    People make a vast number of decisions every day and these decisions invoke either a reflective or automatic behavior. Using e.g., nudging to influence a person’s behavior in a positive direction can have beneficial sustainable effects. This study aims to illustrate how digital nudging and design friction can be used to induce a reflective behavior in users of digital services during their decision-making. The field of study is the user’s reflection regarding sustainable choices when ordering meals online. The results provided from this initial case study showed that the participants preferred prototypes with implemented design approaches of digital nudging and design friction over a neutral prototype. Nudging had great impact on the decision-making process and provided feelings such as guilt if the participants did not select the option with the lowest carbon footprint. The design approach also induced a reflective behavior among the participants. Introducing so-called design friction provided a reflective behavior but had no impact on the participants decisions. Results also showed that even detailed information in the neutral prototype provided an informative and reflective behavior, which in some of the cases had an impact on the participants’ decisions.

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  • 43.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Frängsmyr, Erik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Norberg, Ole
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Deceptive design: cookie consent and manipulative patterns2021Ingår i: 34th Bled eConference: Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change: conference proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, H. Cripps, A. Sheombar & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2021, s. 397-408Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    As a larger proportion of our lives moves onto the web, so does important and valuable information. This has led to an increase in different kinds of manipulative patterns (dark patterns) in web design with the sole purpose of being deceptiveand tricking users. This paper discusses the comprehensive suite of deceptive design patterns on Internet services where the users are expected to comply with the use of cookies. This was done by analyzing 50 different home cooking recipe websites, regarding their appliance to GDPR and how they use different dark patterns in their design. Even though legislation tries tomove the choices from the website to the user, it is clear that by using deceptive design patterns it is possible to “bypass” the legislation and trick the user into making a favorable choice for the owners behind the website. The results show that out of the websites that were GDPR approved, a majority still use two types of deceptive design patterns - misdirection and sneak into basket.

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  • 44.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Gulliksson, Håkan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Open sustainability: supporting citizen co-creation for sustainability2011Ingår i: ANZMAC 2011 Conference Proceedings, Perth: Edith Cowan University , 2011Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This short paper illustrates how open source and the philosophy behind it can be used to enhance sustainable behaviour. Open source development has been very prominent and successful in the software industry bringing different people together to work for a common cause with ego gratifications and future career prospects being some of the micro level incentives for participating. Taking the incentives from open source and trying to apply this to sustainability issues in a community is proposed as a solution for increasing citizen participation while creating solutions for sustainable society and living.

  • 45.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Gulliksson, Håkan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Holmgren, Ulf
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Affärsmässig ingenjörsutbildning2013Ingår i: 4:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges Ingenjörsutbildningar, Umeå, 2013Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 46.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Hale, Sarah
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Design Friction: How intentionally added friction affect users level of satisfaction2019Ingår i: ECCE 2019: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics / [ed] Maurice Mulvenna & Raymond Bond, New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019, s. 41-44Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This study evaluates if intentionally added design friction affects users level of satisfaction when using a mobile application. Today most applications are designed to have as little friction as possible. An interesting question is if a more mindful interaction will lead to more satisfied users. In this study two prototypes inspired by the Headspace application where tested. One prototype had added design friction and the other had none. The participants were asked to rate their experience and to choose which prototype they preferred. The result shows that most participants of the test would choose the mobile application with added design friction and that they felt more satisfied when they had a clear understanding of the goal of the task.

  • 47.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Hedlund, Jonathan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Norberg, Ole
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Designing call to action: Users’ perception of different characteristics2021Ingår i: 34th Bled eConference: Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change: conference proceedings, University of Maribor University Press , 2021, s. 405-416Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to provide guidance when designing acall to action in a digital system with the purpose to create anintended feeling and user engagement. The paper is based on a test of four different simple call to action constructions. The users clearly prefer constructions that have a high explainability and feels intuitive. Hence, the design should have a high level of transparency and show the user straight away what it demands from the user and what the result of the action is. Furthermore, the design should have a high usability to make it clear how touse the call to action.

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  • 48.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Helen, Cripps
    Edith Cowan University.
    Berglund, Stefan
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    International experience by interdisciplinary collaborative teaching2019Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The global nature of business has made international experience during studies at the university important. This short paper presents learnings and gives insights from a project that seeks to investigate the possibility of giving students international experience international experience without having to travel abroad. The paper describes two test runs of an ongoing collaboration between Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The results show that students want to engage in international collaboration, however, there are many issues to address to create a working collaboration.

  • 49.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Hellman, David
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Reclaiming control over personal data with blockchain technology: An exploratory study2019Ingår i: 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2019, s. 411-425Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    With the digitalization and increasing number of Internet users,more and more personal data breaches occur. Many people are not awareof their personal data rights and have not received any instructions on howto act in situations such as when their personal data is abused. This issomething that illustrates the flaws of the Internet. A technology thatprovides solutions to some of these problems, such as trust andtransparency, is the blockchain technology. Hence, the objective of thispaper is to investigate knowledge about personal data rights and to explorethe design of a prototype of a blockchain application for increased securityand transparency. User tests were conducted, highlighting the greatestneeds for users to feel secure and in control over their personal data. Thisknowledge provide the foundation for a prototype based on blockchaintechnology that gives the users increased security and forces those whostore personal data to be more transparent with the usage.

  • 50.
    Mejtoft, Thomas
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Lagerhjelm, Linus
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Söderström, Ulrik
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Norberg, Ole
    Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.
    Creative Capabilities of Machine Learning: Evaluating music created by algorithms2021Ingår i: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021, artikel-id 12Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of creativity is an important part of human society and the continuous evolution of artificial minds has raised questions on creativity among machines. This aim of the this study is to explore machine learning algorithms' ability to be creative. The study reported in this paper uses short samples of music generated by IBM Watson beats that are evaluated using expert assessment of 51 music teachers together with samples generated by humans as control samples. The results show that one of the machine learning generated samples showed the same level of creativity as the human generated samples. Hence, there are indications that today machine learning algorithms can create music that is hard to distinguish from human created music and can be considered creative.

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