The European Society for Socially Embedded Technology (EUSSET) and the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI) are pleased to announce that Kari Kuutti has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was handed over during the The 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2020) helt online last week from the University of Siegen: https://ecscw.eusset.eu/2020/
EUSSET is comprised of researchers interested in socially embedded technologies and how they influence our everyday lives. IISI was founded in 2000 to investigate into the design of computer applications in support of social systems, with particular consideration on ethical, legal and social aspects. Recognizing that traditional methods for systems design often do not take into account important aspects of human, social and cultural life, EUSSET and IISI jointly give this award to scholars who have reshaped the computing field with innovative human-centered approaches. The EUSSET-IISI lifetime achievement award recognizes substantial cumulative contributions to the field, a deep Influence on the work of others, and the development of new research directions. The award comes with a prize of 5,000 Euro.
We recognize Kari Kuutti this year for the importance of bringing activity theory into systems design and social computing research and his detailed contributions to the field. His work has fostered new directions to work of others for many years, and materially expanded the research field.
Past Winners of the EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award - http://eusset.eu/awardwinner/
2019 Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine
2018 David W. Randall, University of Siegen
2017 Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
2015 Susanne Bodker, Aarhus University, Christian Heath, King's College, London
2013 Kjeld Schmidt, Copenhagen Business School, Liam Bannon, University of Limerick
2011 Christiane Floyd, University of Hamburg