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Erik  Stolterman

Erik Stolterman

Professor of Informatics

Chair Informatics

Contact Information
(812) 856-5803
Informatics East 226A


  • Ph.D. in Informatics at Umeå University, 1991

Courses Taught at SOIC

  • I544 Experience Design
  • I604 HCI Design Theory


Erik Stolterman is Professor in Informatics and Department Chair of Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also professor at the Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden. Stolterman is co-Editor for the Design Thinking/Design Theory book series by MIT Press, and on several editorial boards for international journals (The HCI journal, International Journal of Design, Design Studies, Design, Economics and Innovation, International Journal of Designs for Learning, Studies in Material Thinking, Human Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Artifact). Stolterman’s main work is within the areas of interfaces, interactivity, interaction design, design practice, philosophy and theory of design. Stolterman has published a large number of articles and five books, including “Thoughtful Interaction Design” (MIT Press) and “The Design Way” (MIT Press) and the forthcoming “Things That Keep Us Busy--The Elements of Interaction” (MIT Press, 2017).

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