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Charlotte has currently two particular areas of interest. The first is concerned with non-visual interaction design and how use of other senses than the visual can be used in applications and services. The second is design and design methodology for persons with and without disabilities. Charlotte is also an experienced programmer, with particular experience from interactive multimodal applications. 

When Charlotte started working at Certec in 1993 her work was centered around the needs of people with cognitive impairments and the possibilities offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced computer technologies in this context – and how knowledge based systems/expert systems may be used and developed in areas where the knowledge is mostly so-called soft or tacit knowledge. Since 2001 her area of interest has shifted more towards HMI (human – machine interaction) and in particular towards non-visual interaction design and tangible interaction.

Charlotte has been a member of seventeen PhD examination boards – ten in Sweden (four at Lund University, one at Chalmers, one at Uppsala, two at Linköping University, one at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, one at Luleå University of Technology and two at KTH), one in Italy (Verona University), one in Belgium (Hasselt University), one in Oldenburg, Germany and two at Aalborg University, Copenhagen.  She was the opponent at the dissertation of Yingying Huang at KTH, Sweden (2010) and Daniel Innala Ahlmark (2016). She is the external examiner of a masters programme Interaction and Experience design at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Charlotte also acts as a reviewer for several journals and conferences within the haptics/HCI field. 

Charlotte was the project manager for the Svarne Project from 1993 until its completion in 1997. In 2001, she was responsible for Certec’s participation in ENORASI, a European Union project. She has also been responsible for a number of small to medium sized projects, such as the Social Simulator project or the “Projekt haptik och trafik”.  Recently she has been responsible for the Department of Design Sciences’ participation in the European Network of Excellence ENACTIVE, in the integrated project ENABLED and the STREP MICOLE. She was project leader for the national projects NIVINAVI and UUT. She was the coordinator of the integrated project HaptiMap (EU). In addition to this she participated in the national project HIPP. She was responsible for the department participation in the EU project ABBI and the AAL (ambient assistive daily living) project NavMem. Charlotte coordinated the NordForsk project ActivABLES and was responsible for the department participation in the EU project STARR. Currently she is responsible for the department participation in the EU project ABILITY, leads a nationally funded project on the visualization of universal design in city planning and participates in a MSB funded project on crisis management/crisis planning (led by Chalmers) as well as in a development project aimed at creating innovative musical instruments for persons with disabilities (MISK). In addition Charlotte is a member of the Swedish Braille authority, and ISO/TC 159/SC 4/WG 9 (Tactile Haptic Interaction).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Free keywords

  • Design sciences
  • Interaction design
  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments
  • Rehabilitation engineering research
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • accessibility
  • Universal design
  • Inclusive Design
  • ICT and Digital Technologies


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