Jeff Winter is a senior lecturer in informatics at Linnaeus University, since 2013. In the spring of 2013, he defended his thesis, entitled “The Rocky Road: Why Usability Work is so Difficult”, at Blekinge Institute of Technology and then moved on to Linnaeus University, where he is currently based in Växjö. He has many years experience of qualitative research cooperation together with industrial and public partners.
Jeff is currently working primarily within graduate and undergraduate education, in courses ranging from system analysis and system development, to courses in the fields of interaction design, user-centred design, participatory design and ethics.
He has participated in research and development projects together with the public sector, within the area of e-government, and with smartphone companies and ABB Corporate research in the field of usability and User Experience.
His most recent research, within the field of software engineering, dealt with usability, particularly usability testing, and user experience. This research began in the Knowledge Foundation financed research environment BESQ (Blekinge Engineering Software Quality). Previous to this, he worked within the EU-financed research project KomInDu, an interdisciplinary research and development project aimed at enhancing local democracy by developing ICT support for the consultation process around the comprehensive plan of a municipality.
In addition to this, he has recently written an application to the Knowledge Foundation, for research financing, and is always looking for companies who are interested in cooperating in research concerning methods for user participation in the design and development of interactive technologies, and the ways in which the results of this participation can be used at different levels of organizations to improve methods for product and process development.
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Winter, J., Rönkkö, K., Rissanen, M. (2014). Identifying organizational barriers : A case study of usability work when developing software in the automation industry. Journal of Systems and Software. 88. 54-73.
- Wohlin, C., Aybuke, A., Lefteris, A., Phillips, L., Dittrich, Y., et al. (2011). The success factors powering industry-academia collaboration. IEEE Software. 29. 67-73.
- Winter, J., Hinely, M. (2011). Examining Correlations in Usability Data to Effectivize Usability Testing. e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal. 5. 25-37.
- Winter, J., Rönkkö, K. (2010). SPI success factors within product usability evaluation. Journal of Systems and Software. 83. 2059-2072.
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Winter, J., Sharp, L. (2016). Teaching PD : Learning from a Small Industrial Project. Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference : Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - Volume 2. 33-36.
- Eriksén, S., Ekelin, A., Elovaara, P., Dittrich, Y., Hansson, C., et al. (2004). What Have We Learned from the TANGO Arena for Regional Cooperation Around e-Government in Southern Sweden?. Electronic Government : Third International Conference, EGOV 2004, Zaragoza, Spain, August 30-September 3, 2004. Proceedings. 156-163.
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Winter, J. (2013). The Rocky Road : Why Usability Work is so Difficult. Doctoral Thesis. Karlskrona, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. 220.