Yvonne Eriksson is Professor and holding the chair in Information Design and chair of the Information Design Research group. She is the head of MDH Living Lab@IPR, in which the research environment Innovation and Product Realisation (IPR) and the undergraduate education develop method for co-creation between academia and external organizations.
The main interest for her research is communication between individuals and groups in complex organizations and how language and culture affect the communication. Focus for her research is visual communication and visual management. Her primary interest is the relation the perceptual and cognitive processes that are involved in interpretation of visuals and build milieus and its relation to cultural context and heritage. Yvonne Eriksson has initiated and lead research in inclusive design, how gender is constructed in visuals (visual art, advertisement, textbooks and teaching material. She has written several books about gender, art and visual communication. Over the year´s she has been running projects concerning pictures role in different contexts such as textbooks for education, storybooks for children and education of children with visual impairment. During the last year´s Yvonne Eriksson has initiated and been involved in research project that takes place in an industrial context, with focus on visual communication for a global market. That involves communication strategies; visual management; assembly instructions and pictures based manuals.
Yvonne Eriksson has her PH.D. education form Tema Kommunikation at Linköping University and she received a Ph.D. in Art History at Göteborg University 1998. She has been working at the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at Göteborg University, Växjö University and at the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille.
Selection of Working Experience
2009 - Professor and chair of Information Design, School of Innovation and research director of Innovation and Product Realisation, IPR, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University.
2013 - 2016 Visting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, since 2013
2007 - 2009 Senior lecturer in Information Design, Design, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University
2006 - 2007 Senior Lecturer, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, Göteborg University, Sweden
2003 - 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, Göteborg University, Sweden
2003 Guest Researcher, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Stanford University, USA
2000 - 2001 Developed undergraduate courses in Art history and Visual Studies and Design Theory at Växjö University, Sweden (now Linné University)
2001 - 2002 Senior Lecturer, and scientific head for visual studies division at Department for Pedagogic, Växjö University, Sweden (now Linné University)
1995 - 2002 Research and development officer at the Swedish Library for Talking Books and Braille with special focus on international collaborations.
2017 - Vice Dean of the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
2016 - Chair of Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds (RJ) postdoctoral program Flexit
2010 - 2016 Member of Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds (RJ) working committee
2010 - 2013 Vice Dean of the Faculty Board with specific responsibility for research and PhD education, MDH
2011 - Member of the drafting committee of Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg’s Minnesfond.
2004 - 2007 President and head editor of the Art Magazine Paletten.
2000 - 2007 Board member of the board for Department of Art History and Visual Studies, Göteborg University
Advisory Board of the research environment Knowledge Intensive ProductRealisation, KIPR, Jönköping University
Advisory Board of research environment GeoMedia, Karlstad university
Scientific council of the Swedish Authority for Accessible Media
Faculty Board of Dalarna University.Steering committee of the Swedish network for workplace related research and development.
Ongoing research projects
VISTA - Visualizing Science and Technology Across Culture
Visual and spatial communication in management from users’ perspectives - Vis´Man
Information Graphics and Visual Studies
An Investigation of Maintenance Technicians’ Information-Seeking Behavior in a Repair Center (May 2018) Jonatan Lundin, Yvonne Eriksson IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (TPC)
Visual management for a dynamic strategic change (May 2018) Yvonne Eriksson, Anders Fundin Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM)
Safety Assessment Strategy for Collaborative Robot Installations (Feb 2018) Sten Grahn, Yvonne Eriksson, Kerstin Johansen InTechOpen (INTECH)
Design challenges for technical communicators (Nov 2016) Jonatan Lundin, Carina Söderlund, Yvonne Eriksson ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC16)
Automation constraints in human–industrial robot collaborative workstation design (Oct 2016) Fredrik Ore, Lars Hanson , Magnus Wiktorsson, Yvonne Eriksson Swedish Production Symposium 2016 (SPS 2016)
|Bildinstruktioner inom monteringsindustrin||finished|
|Blandat lärande i innovationsforskning (Blended Learning in Innovation Research)||finished|
|Development of the master program Innovation & Design||finished|
|Engineering innovation factory||finished|
|IDEA - InterDisciplinary Education Agenda||finished|
|Increased collaboration - Stärkt samverkan||finished|
|INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development||active|
|KLOSS - Kunskapsutbyte och Lärande Om Strategisk Samverkan||finished|
|Language, Lean, and Assemby Manuals||finished|
|Visual and spatial communication in management from users’ perspectives||active|