Bosse Westerlund


my publications




Stranz, Anneli, Carol Tishelman, Bo Westerlund, Felicia Nilsson, Rebecca Hilton, Ida Goliath (2022) The call-bell in residential care homes: Experiences of residents and staff in Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 62, article-id 101056.

Westerlund, Bo, Katarina Wetter-Edman (2018) Design beyond service and product – Educating for new vistas of design education. Stockholm: Konstfack

>> Westerlund, Bo, Katarina Wetter-Edman (2017) Dealing with wicked problems, in messy contexts, through prototyping, The Design Journal  Vol. 20 , Iss. sup1, 2017, pp S886-S899.
Presented at EAD12, the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, 2017, April 12 - 14, 2017, Rome, Italy

>> Westerlund, Bo (2016) The use of the absent and Othering in design and critical analysis of PD activities. in PDC '16: Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - Volume 2, August 15 - 19, 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, ACM: NY. pp 29-32

>> Westerlund, Bo & Yngve Sundblad (2016) Design as democratic process – and implications for innovation. In (Eds) Ewa Gunnarsson, Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Action Research for Democracy: New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia. Routledge.

Frögård Maja, Bo Westerlund (2016) Co-design - workshoppar med Upplands Väsby och Varberg. Deltagande och materiella förhandlingar i planprocesser. En rapport från VINNOVA:finansierade projektet Decode 2016:9. Konstfack: Stockholm.

Rylander, Anna & Bo Westerlund (2013) Workshop: Experimenting with design experiments. In proceedings of Nordes 2013: Experiments in design research, Copenhagen-Malmö. pp 460-462.

Sandberg, Fredrik, Bo Westerlund, Erik Widmark, Sophie Andersson (2013) The struggles of co-creation: the highs and lows of involving stakeholders into the service design process, In Proceedings of Collaborative systems for Reindustrialization, Volume 408 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, PRO-VE 2013, Dresden. pp 415-422 SpringerLink

Blomkvist, J., S. Holmlid, F. Sandberg & B. Westerlund (2012) Exploring participatory prototyping of services. A workshop held at PDC2012 in Roskilde. In PDC '12 Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference: Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases - Volume 2, pp 151-152, ACM New York, NY, USA. In ACM DL

>> Westerlund, Bo (2011) Regarding Design as a Constituting Practice Matters, In Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference: 'Making Design Matter', Helsinki: NORDES. pp 308–311.

Sanders, Elizabeth B.-N. and Bo Westerlund (2011) Experiencing, Exploring and Experimenting in and with Co-­Design Spaces In Proceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference: 'Making Design Matter', Helsinki: NORDES. pp 298–302.

>>> Westerlund, Bo (2009) Design Space Exploration, co-operative creation of proposals for desired interactions with future artefacts, Doctoral thesis. Stockholm: KTH. 2009. Trita-CSC-A, 17, ISBN: 978-91-7415-445-0

Sinna Lindquist, Rósa Guðjónsdóttir, Bo Westerlund, Kristina Groth, Yngve Sundblad, Cristian Bogdan (2008) Design methods and work process: From Field studies to design guidelines. Technical report NEPOMUK D1.4, CSC, KTH, February 2008.
Paper in pdf

Bo Westerlund, Sinna Lindquist, (2007) Phoning a deaf person, in Designing with Video, Focusing the User-centred Design Process, by Ylirisku, Salu and Buur, Jacob, 149-155, Springer-Verlag, London. The book is complemented by video excerpts on a DVD showing real, first-hand case studies both in academic and industrial contexts.

>> Westerlund, Bo (2007) Om Önskemål i Under ytan. En antologi om designforskning, Sara Ilstedt Hjelm (ed). Raster förlag, Stockholm (in Swedish) Chapter in pdf.

Westerlund, Bo (2007) A Workshop Method that Involves Users Talking, Doing and Making, Published in the proceedings of International Conference on Human-Machine Interaction, Human07, 12-14 March 2007, Timimoun, Algeria. pp 98-102. Paper in pdf, 600kB.

Sinna Lindquist, Bo Westerlund, Yngve Sundblad, Helena Tobiasson, Wendy Mackay (2007) Co-designing Communication Technology with and for Families – Methods, Experience, Results and Impact. In Streitz, Kameas, Mavrommati, The Disappearing Computer: Interaction Design, System Infrastructures and Applications for Smart Environments. 4500, 99-109, Springer, Heidelberg.

Westerlund, Bo, (2006) How can stories get translated into future artefacts?. In proceedings from Wonderground. Lisbon, IDAE (DRS) paper 160.

Westerlund, Bo, (2006), Design of Communication Interfaces Together with Family Members in interLiving. published in i-com, Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien, Volume 5 | Issue 1/2006, p54-58. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag Abstract   <>

Westerlund, Bo.(2005) Creating shared experiences and aims among stakeholders in a design process. Design for Entrepreneurship – Design for Innovation conference at Växjö University, October 20 – 21 2005. pdf, 1MB

Westerlund, Bo, (2005) Stuck in a material – or why design research about design processes can be useful, in proceedings for Joining forces, Helsinki, pdf, 256kB

>> Bo Westerlund, Sinna Lindquist (2005) Reality based video-prototyping, , Video published in the proceedings of ECSCW'05 in Paris. QuickTime movie, 27MB !,  opens in a new window. Short description.

>> Westerlund, Bo, (2005) Design space conceptual tool - grasping the design process, in proceedings for Nordes, the Nordic Design Research Conference, ‘In the Making’,

>> Lindquist, Sinna, Westerlund, Bo, (2004) Artefacts for understanding, in proceedings for research into practice conference, University of Hertfordshire, 2 July 2004. (pdf, 784kB)

Westerlund, B., Lindquist, S., Sundblad, Y., (2004) interLiving:a multi-disciplinary cooperative design approach. Workshop Proceedings of CHI2004, Wien, April 2004 (pdf, 124kB)

Sundblad, Y., Winberg, F., Lantz, A., Westerlund, B.: User Centred Interaction Design: a multidisciplinary project course. In CHI 2004 Workshop on Exploring the Relationship between Design and HCI, ACM, Vienna, April 2004. CID-281

Sinna Lindquist, Bo Westerlund, Yngve Sundblad. (2004) Vast and scattered empirical material from interLiving, (pdf, 850kB) Presented at the Equator – record and reuse workshop.

Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Stéphane Conversy, Björn Eiderbäck, Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen, Sinna Lindquist, Wendy Mackay, Catherine Plaisant, Nicolas Roussel, Yngve Sundblad, Bosse Westerlund. (2004) interLiving Deliverable 1.3 & 2.3, Studies of Co-designed Prototypes in Family Context, The third and final deliverable from the project. (pdf, 27 MB)

Westerlund, Bo. (2004) Co-designing with and for families – semantic aspects, in Semantic & Aesthetic Functions in Design. Report and papers from the 2nd Nordcode Seminar Helsinki / Espoo, October 1–3 2003, UIAH & HUT, Susann Vihma (ed.) Working papers

Bo Westerlund, Sinna Lindquist, Yngve Sundblad. (2003) Co-designing with and for families,In Haddon, L., Mante-Meijer, E., Sapio, B., Kommonen, K.-H., Fortunati,
L. & Kant, A. (eds) Proceedings for the conference Good | Bad | Irrelevant , COST269: User aspects of ICTs, in Helsinki 3-5 September 2003. pp (pdf, 700kB) CID-227

Bo Westerlund,Sinna Lindquist, Wendy Mackay, Yngve Sundblad. (2003) Co-designing methods for designing with and for families, in proceedings for 5th European Academy of Design Conference in Barcelona, 28, 29 & 30 April 2003 <> (.pdf, 1,3MB) CID-218

Björn Eiderbäck, Bosse Westerlund, Sinna Lindquist. (2003) The Constrained Ink Metaphor (Pdf, 149kB) Proceedings HCI International 2003, CID-220

>> Hutchinson, Mackay, Westerlund, Bederson, Druin, Plaisant, Beaudouin-Lafon, Conversy, Evans, Hansen, Roussel, Eiderbäck, Lindquist, Sundblad. (2003) Technology Probes: Inspiring Design for and with Families, In the ACM CHI 2003 Proceedings. <>
doi>10.1145/642611.642616 • CID-217   PDF

Charlie Gullström-Hughes, Mats Erixon, Sören Lenman, Minna Räsänen, Björn Thuresson, Bo Westerlund, Anders Wiberg. (2003) Samhörighet på distans [in Swedish]
(Pdf,7.1MB) Rapport från fas I, TRITA-NA-D0302, CID-222, Stockholm, January 2003

Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Benjamin B. Bederson, Stéphane Conversy, Allison Druin, Björn Eiderbäck, Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen, Åsa Harvard, Hilary Hutchinson, Sinna Lindquist, Wendy Mackay, Catherine Plaisant, Nicolas Roussel, Yngve Sundblad, Bosse Westerlund. (2002) interLiving Deliverable 1.2 & 2.2, Co-design and new technologies with family users The work done during the second year. CID-174. pdf 16,8 MB

Westerlund, Bo (2002) Form is Function, (2002), published in proceedings for DIS 2002, Designing Interactive Systems 2002, 25-28 July, London. CID-173. .pdf (1,9Mb)

(2002), Bo Westerlund and Sinna Lindquist. (2002) Aesthetic Perspectives on Participatory Design in the interLiving Project, Position paper for the ACM CHI 2002 Workshop, Technologies for Families (pdf 220kB)

Mats Erixon, Charlie Gullström-Hughes, Sören Lenman, Minna Räsänen, Björn Thuresson, Bo Westerlund och Anders Wiberg. (2002) Kommunikation och samhörighet på distans, K, [in Swedish] (2002). CID-150. pdf

Bo Westerlund (Ed). Authors: Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Allison Druin, Åsa Harvard, Sinna Lindquist, Wendy Mackay, Catherine Plaisant, Yngve Sundblad, Bosse Westerlund. (2001) interLiving deliverable d1.1, Cooperative design with Families, A report fom the first nine months of the project. CID-144.
It is available in Adobe Acrobat format, .pdf (19Mb) (interLiving info)

Bo Westerlund, Sinna Lindquist and Yngve Sundblad. (2001) Cooperative design of communication support for and with families in Stockholm, communication maps, communication probes and low-tech prototypes.
Paper presented at the 1st Equator IRC Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing for the domestic environment in Nottingham 13 - 14 September 2001, pp. 68 - 85. It covers the first months of work with interLivng in Sweden. CID-140, pdf (1,5 Mb).

Stefan Ohlsson, John Webb, Bosse Westerlund. (1999) Digital Bild, kreativ bildbehandling i datorn [in Swedish]. Book published by Bonnier utbildning.

Westerlund, Bo. (2000) Less is more, [in Swedish] det visuella uttryckets betydelse för lärmiljöer på webben. CID, (2000). CID-59, pdf (1,6MB)

Rikard Linde, Ambjörn Naeve , Katarina Skantz , Bo Westerlund , Fredrik Winberg, Kristina Åsvärn & Kenneth Olausson. (1997) Kunskapens Trädgård, [in Swedish]. CID, (1997). pdf CID-18, (807kB)


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