Alexandra Weilenmann

Alexandra Weilenmann

Associate Professor in Applied IT: Gothenburg University

Alexandra Weilenmann investigates the use of mobile communication and information technologies. The aim is to reveal how these technologies are brought into play as part of everyday activities, something that has involved exploring different methods for performing ethnographic work. Previous fieldwork includes mobile technology use among hunters, journalists, airport personnel, professional drivers, museum visitors, teenagers and the elderly.

Currently (2013-2015), she is working on a project on mobile phone communication, financed by the Swedish Research Council. This project is carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Language Technology at the University of Gothenburg. Another project involves studies of social media practices, located in museums and science centers. This is part of the University of Gothenburg Learning and Media Technology Studio (LETStudio).

Weilenmann holds a PhD in informatics, and is Associate Professor in Applied Information Technology. She is employed at the Department of Applied Information Technology, Göteborg University.

Recent publications
Weilenmann, A. & Lymer, G. (in press). Incidental and essential objects in interaction: Paper documents in journalistic work. In (Eds) Nevile, M. et al. Interacting with things, John Benjamins.

Weilenmann, A. Säljö, R. & Engström, A. (2013) Mobile video literacy: Negotiating the use of a new visual technology. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer London, September, 1-16.

Weilenmann, A., Normark, D. & Laurier, E. (2013). Managing walking together: The challenge of revolving doors, Space and Culture. Advance online publication, doi:10.1177/1206331213508674.

Weilenmann, A., Hillman, T. & Jungselius, B. (2013). Instagram at the museum: Communicating the museum experience through social photo sharing. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1843-1852.