Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn

Senior Lecturer


My research is originally based on new interaction methods for persons with visual impairment, but has broadened to multimodal interaction at large. In other words how computers, phones and tablets can be designed with tactile and audio interaction, for a broad stakeholder group, for example when people for some reason can't or should't use vision only to interact with technology.

Some of my research also focuses on how to involve the user in the design and evaluation on an equal ground (co-design techniques) and thus to develop prototypes that meet the needs and desires of the end user.

Ongoing project:

  • School contact: a project where the goal is to create recommendations for digital tools with which facilitate information transfer between parents and grade school (PTS)
  • Activables: prototype development and research on smart gadgets to motivate physical exercise after a stroke (NordForsk)
  • STARR: Technology to reduce the risk of a second stroke by offering advice and support in the home (EU)

Earlier projects:

  • NavMem: prototype development and research on a navigation aid for people with memory problems due to dementia and stroke (EU)
  • The use of 3D printers in the practical teaching of students with visual impairments (SPSM)
  • HaptiMap: new interaction methods in mobile navigation applications (EU)
  • Time Machine: A part of the project "Digital Representation" (Region Skåne)
  • HIPP: an audio-haptic drawing tool for use in schools (Arvsfonden)
  • NiviNavi: playful navigation training with a mobile app (Vinnova)


I am responsible for Certec overall educational planning of BA, MA and open curriculum courses. I tech in several coureses:

  •  Advanced Interaction Design MAMN01 (course coordinator)
  •  Universal Design, TFRD35
  •  Interaction MAMN25 (course coordinator 2015), and MAMA15
  •  Rehabilitation Engineering and Design
  •  Universal design, project

I supervise several theses in the subjects of interaction and rehabilitation engneering that have to do with usability, interaction, and e-accessibility.

Recent research outputs

Håkan Eftring, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn & Per Olof Hedvall 2016 Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2016. IOS Press, Vol. 229, p. 211-221 11 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 229)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Charlotte Magnusson & Hedlund, A. 2015 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct . ACM, p. 928-931

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn 2014 Grön Entreprenör: Naturupplevelser för oss alla - forskningen visar vägen. Johnson, L., Lundqvist, S. & Ottosson, J. (eds.). Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, p. 109-115

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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