Scientific leader of the OASIS research group

Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri

Ph.D, Professor

Scientific Leader of the OASIS research group, Principal InvestigatorRelated interests: Persuasive systems design, Behavior change support systems, Webflow user experience, Social web, Innovation creation, Organizational and social knowledge, History of computing, Next generation of the web


Principal Investigators

Pulli, Petri

Ph.D., Professor, Education Dean, Dept. of Information Processing Science
Principal Investigator


Adjunct Professors

Enwald, Heidi



Mäntymäki, Matti



Yetim, Fahri

Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany

Related Interests: Human - Centered Information Systems Design, in Particular Value Sensitive and Motivational Design. Persuasive Systems Design and Behavior Change, Discourse and Participation Support Technology, Personalization, Cultural Aspects of Information Systems


Affiliated Researchers 

Lehto, Tuomas

PhD, Postdoc researcher

Related interests: Persuasive systems analysis, design & evaluation, Behavior change support systems


Oinas-Kukkonen, Henry

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Adjunct Professor
Associate Scientific Leader of the OASIS Research Group, Principal Investigator

Related Interests: History of computing, Social web and innovation, International relations and information networks


Postdoc Researchers

Karppinen, Pasi


Related interests: Webflow user experience, Qualitative research


Oduor, Michael


Related interests: Persuasive systems design and evaluation, Behavior change, Social web, Social Psychology, Social networks


Tikka, Piiastiina


Related interests: Persuasive technology and behaviour change, Cognitive and social psychology, Persuasive user experience


Shevchuk, Nataliya


Related interests: behavioral economics


Doctoral Students

Alahäivälä, Tuomas

Related Interests: Persuasive web design patterns, Persuasive games, Gamification

Chaudary, Babar Shahzad


Firouzian, Aryan

Related interests: Health monitoring systems, Assistive user interface, Prototyping


Halttu, Kirsi

Related interests: Contextual elements in persuasive systems and behaviour change in general, Affective computing and neuroIS, Persuasion as user experience


Kekkonen, Markku

Related interests: Design, implementation, and effectiveness of persuasive technology and persuasive features in information systems; Occupational mHealth/eHealth


Kuonanoja, Liisa

Related interests: Persuasive Systems, Unintended consequences


Leinonen, Eeva


Mian, Salman Qayyum

Related interests: Empowering individuals for healthcare and wellness through persuasion, the role of Affective Computing in Persuasive Technologies, Mobile health, Sensors and the Social Web.


Steiny, Donald

Related interests: Social networks


Project Researchers

Paajala, Iikka

Alasiuru Pekka


Previously part of OASIS research unit

Dr.  Xiuyan Shao

Dr. Li Zhao

Dr. Kaisu Juntuńen

Dr. Petri Puhakainen

Prof. Tuure Tuunanen

Prof. Anssi Öörni

Prof. Ari Heiskanen


Doctoral Graduates

Shevchuk, Nataliya (2019)

Doctoral dissertation: Application of persuasive systems design for adopting green information systems and technologies


Oduor, Michael (2018)

Doctoral dissertation: Persuasive software design patterns and user perceptions of behaviour change support systems


Asghar, Zeeshan (2018) 

Doctoral dissertation: Remote activity guidance for the elderly utilizing light projection

Karppinen, Pasi (2016) 

Doctoral dissertation: Studying user experience of health behavior change support systems : a qualitative approach to individuals’ perceptions of web-based interventions

Hyry, Jaakko (2015) 

Doctoral dissertation: Designing projected user interfaces as assistive technology for the elderly

Pouke, Matti (2015) 

Doctoral dissertation: Augmented virtuality. Transforming real human activity into virtual environments

Niskanen, Ilkka (2015) 

Doctoral dissertation: Semantic visualization for smart spaces – merging the material and digital worlds

Harjumaa, Marja (2014) 

Doctoral dissertation: On the Development of Persuasive Systems: A framework for designing and evaluating behavior change support systems and its applicability for e-Health

Stibe, Agnis (2014) 

Doctoral dissertation: Socially influencing systems: persuading people to engage with publicly displayed Twitter-based systems

Langrial, Sitwat (2014) 

Doctoral dissertation: Exploring the influence of persuasive reminders and virtual rehearsal on the efficacy of health behavior change support system

Lehto, Tuomas (2013) 

Doctoral dissertation: The importance of persuasive systems design in enhancing consumers’ perceptions and adoption of health behavior change support systems


Juntunen, Kaisu (2012)

Doctoral dissertation: Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan soveltamiseen perustuvat toimintaprosessien uudistukset terveydenhuollossa : sosio-teknis-taloudellinen näkökulma

Segerståhl, Katarina (2011) 

Doctoral dissertation: Cross-platform functionality in practice: exploring the influence of system composition on user experiences of personal exercise monitoring

Alahuhta, Petteri (2011) 

Doctoral dissertation: Technologies in mobile terminals enabling ubiquitous services

Räisänen, Teppo (2010) 

Doctoral dissertation: All for one, one for all: organizational knowledge creation and utilization using a new generation of IT tools

Pahnila, Seppo (2006) 

Doctoral dissertation: Assessing the usage of personalized web information systems

Siponen, Mikko (2002) 

Doctoral dissertation: Designing secure information systems and software: critical evaluation of the existing approaches and a new paradigm


Last updated: 13.1.2020