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Dr. Helena Karasti


Mail: Helena.Karasti(at)uni-siegen.de

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Vita

Helena Karasti is an interdisciplinary scholar with longitudinal research interests in ethnographic practice studies, participatory design, computer supported collaborative work and information infrastructure studies. Her main empirical domains of investigation include healthcare and environmental research. She has published in the topic areas of scientific data/information management, research infrastructure formation, infrastructuring, integrations of ethnography and participatory/collaborative design, participation, and researcher reflexivity. She has recently co-edited three special issues: ‘Knowledge Infrastructures’ for Science & Technology Studies (2016), ‘Infrastructuring and Collaborative Design’ for Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2017, 2018), and ‘Unfolding Participation over Time in the Design of IT (2018) for CoDesign (2018).

Helena Karasti received her doctoral degree in Information Systems from University of Oulu in 2001, docent degrees in Information Systems with specialization in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) at University of Turku in 2008, and with specialization in Information Systems’ Infrastructuring at University of Oulu in 2015. Karasti has worked as professor at University of Oulu and Turku (Finland) and Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). She has been guest professor in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University (Denmark), visiting scholar in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) in Graz (Austria), and post doc in the Department of Communication at University of California, San Diego (USA).

Publications

2018

Helena Karasti, Jeanette Blomberg (2018) Studying Infrastructuring Ethnographically, Computer Supported Cooperative Work: CSCW: An International Journal 27(2), p. 233-265, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9296-7

Helena Karasti, Volkmar Pipek, Geoffrey C Bowker (2018) An Afterword to ‘Infrastructuring and Collaborative Design', Computer Supported Cooperative Work: CSCW: An International Journal 27(2), p. 267-289, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9305-x

Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Eva Eriksson, Kim Halskov, Helena Karasti, John Vines (2018) Unfolding participation over time: temporal lenses in participatory design, CoDesign 14(1), p. 4-16, Taylor & Francis, url, doi:10.1080/15710882.2018.1426773

Kija Lin Østergaard, Jesper Simonsen, Helena Karasti (2018) Examining situated design practices: Nurses' transformations towards genuine participation, Design Studies, p. 1-23, doi:10.1016/j.destud.2017.12.002

Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Eva Eriksson, Kim Halskov, Helena Karasti, John Vines (2018) Unfolding participation over time in the design of IT, CoDesign 14(1), p. 1-3, Taylor & Francis, url, doi:10.1080/15710882.2018.1426981

Karasti Helena, Volkmar and Pipek, and Bowker Geoffrey C (2018) An Afterword to `Infrastructuring and Collaborative Design', Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 27(2), p. 267-289, url, doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9305-x

2017

Volkmar Pipek, Helena Karasti, Geoffrey C Bowker (2017) A Preface to ‘Infrastructuring and Collaborative Design', Computer Supported Cooperative Work: CSCW: An International Journal 26(1-2), p. 1-6, doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9271-3

Pipek Volkmar, Helena and Karasti, and Bowker Geoffrey C (2017) A Preface to `Infrastructuring and Collaborative Design', Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 26(1), p. 1-5, url, doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9271-3

2016

Suvi Pihkala, Helena Karasti (2016) Reflexive engagement: Orientation for ‘Doing Reflexivity' and Addressing ‘Participation in Plural', Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference on Full papers - PDC '16, p. 21-30, url, doi:10.1145/2940299.2940302

Suvi Pihkala, Helena Karasti (2016) Reflexive Engagement: Enacting Reflexivity in Design and for 'Participation in Plural', Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Full Papers - Volume 1, p. 21-30, url, doi:10.1145/2940299.2940302

Kija Lin Ostergaard, Helena Karasti, Jesper Simonsen (2016) Nurses' journey toward genuine participation, Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference on Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - PDC '16, p. 57-60, url, doi:10.1145/2948076.2948080

Helena Karasti, Florence Millerand, Christine M Hine, C Bowker (2016) Knowledge Infrastructures : Part IV, Science and Technology Studies 29(4), p. 2-9

Helena Karasti, Florence Millerand, Christine M Hine, C Bowker (2016) Knowledge Infrastructures : Part I, Science and Technology Studies 29(1), p. 2-12

Helena Karasti, Florence Millerand, Christine M Hine, C Bowker (2016) Knowledge Infrastructures : Part II, Science and Technology Studies 29(2), p. 2-6

Helena Karasti, Florence Millerand, Christine M Hine, Geoffrey C Bowker (2016) Knowledge Infrastructures: Part III, Science and Technology Studies 29(3), p. 2-9

2014

Helena Karasti (2014) Constructing the field: Methodological reflections for infrastructuring in Participatory Design, International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI), 11(2), p. 29-38

Helena Karasti (2014) Infrastructuring in Participatory Design, Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2014, p. 141-150, doi:10.1145/2661435.2661450

Claus Bossen, Pelle Ehn, Helena Karasti, Carl Di Salvo, Andrew Clement, Volkmar Pipek, Yvonne Dittrich (2014) Infrastructuring, collaboration and evolving socio-material practices of changing our world, Participatory Design Conference, PDC '14, Windhoek, Namibia, October 6-10, 2014, Volume 1 - Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium papers, and Keynote abstracts, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Vincenzo D'Andrea, Ole Sejer Iversen (ed.), p. 221-222, ACM, url, doi:10.1145/2662155.2662211

2013

Jeanette Blomberg, Helena Karasti (2013) Reflections on 25 Years of Ethnography in CSCW, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 22(4-6), p. 373-423, url, doi:10.1007/s10606-012-9183-1

Jeanette Blomberg, Helena Karasti (2013) Ethnography: Positioning Ethnography within Participatory Design, Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design, Jesper Simonsen, Toni Robertson (ed.), p. 86-116, New York, NY, USA: Routledge

2011

Helena Karasti, Nina Janasik, Sanna Talja (2011) Tieteen infrastruktuurit—näkymättömiä tukirakenteita, kansallisia kilpailuvaltteja vai uuden tutkimusvision mahdollistajia?, Tieteessä tapahtuu(3), p. 31-36

2010

Helena Karasti (2010) Participant interventionist. Researcher role integrating ethnography and participatory design, The 3rd Qualitative Research Conference: Developing Research Practices. June 1-3, 2010, p. 1-12, pdf

Helena Karasti, Mari Kangasniemi (2010) ”Like Stewardship or Curatorship, or Shepherding”: Ethics of Care in the Technoscientific Work Practice of LTER Information Managers, Travelling Thoughtfulness – Feminist technoscience stories, P Elovaara, J Sefyrin, M-B. Öhman, C Björkman (ed.), p. 135-150, Department of Informatics, UmeåUniversity, Sweden

Sanna Talja, Helena Karasti, Nina Janasik (2010) Tutkimusinfrastruktuuripolitiikan haasteet Suomessa: Tieteen infrastruktuurit-asiantuntijapaneelin antia, Informaatiotutkimus 29(4), url

H Karasti (2010) Taking PD to Multiple Contexts, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems 22(1), p. 85-92

2009

Netta Livari, Helena Karasti, Tonja Molin-Juustila, Sari Salmela, Anna Liisa Syrjänen, Eija Halkola (2009) Mediation between design and use: Revisiting five empirical studies, Human IT - Journal for Information Technology Studies as a Human Science 10(2), p. 81-126

2008

Helena Karasti, Karen S Baker (2008) Digital Data Practices and the Long Term Ecological Research Program Growing Global, International Journal of Digital Curation 3(2), p. 42-58, UKOLN, url

Helena Karasti, Karen S Baker (2008) Community Design: growing one's own information infrastructure, Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Conference on Participatory Design 2008, p. 217-220

2006

Helena Karasti, Karen S Baker, Eija Halkola (2006) Enriching the Notion of Data Curation in E-Science: Data Managing and Information Infrastructuring in the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 15(4), p. 321-358, url, doi:10.1007/s10606-006-9023-2

2004

Helena Karasti, Anna-Liisa Syrjänen (2004) Artful infrastructuring in two cases of community PD, Proceedings of the eighth conference on Participatory design Artful integration: interweaving media, materials and practices - PDC 04 1, p. 20-30, url, doi:10.1145/1011870.1011874

H Karasti, K S Baker (2004) Infrastructuring for the long-term: ecological information management, 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2004. Proceedings of the 00(C), p. 1-10, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2004.1265077

2001

Helena Karasti (2001) Bridging Work Practice and System Design: Integrating Systemic Analysis, Appreciative Intervention and Practitioner Participation, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 10(2), p. 211-246