Background and activities

Teaching and supervision

Software engineering

SE subject TDT4140.

Research methods

Methods subjects IT3010, DT8111, og TDT39.

Supervision MSc

Finalized theses.

Current theses.

Veiledning PhD

Jeg er biveileder for Stefan og Anne.



My research interests are within digitalization, mostly within public sector such as health and social services, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), information systems (IS), Human-computer interaction (HCI), co-creation and participatory design methods, digital platforms, and digital empowerment.

Projects and networks


Implementing platforms in public health and social services.


Led by SINTEF Digital. Innovative public procurement.

NTNU-NAV collaboration

Collaboration with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration within digitalization.

Research center in software engineering in collaboration with SINTEF and University of Oslo.

Digital transformation

Research center in collaboration with SINTEF and University of Oslo.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Vilarinho, Thomas; Farshchian, Babak A.; Floch, Jacqueline; Hansen, Ole Gunhildsberg. (2019) Participatory Ideation for Gamification: Bringing the User at the Heart of the Gamification Design Process. Human-Centered Software Engineering: 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Sophia Antipolis, France, September 3–5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers.
  • Farshchian, Babak A.; Vilarinho, Thomas. (2017) Which Mobile Health Toolkit Should a Service Provider Choose? A Comparative Evaluation of Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, and Samsung Digital Health Platform. Ambient Intelligence : 13th European Conference, AmI 2017, Malaga, Spain, April 26–28, 2017, Proceedings.
  • Skinstad, Thor Jarle J.; Farshchian, Babak A.. (2016) Empowerment or concealed compliance?: A review of literature on mobile ICT solutions for patient empowerment. PETRA '16 : Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Corfu, Island, Greece — June 29 - July 01, 2016.
  • Thomassen, Hanne Ekran; Farshchian, Babak A.. (2016) A technology-enhanced service for person-centered dementia care: Preliminary results from a field trial. PETRA '16 : Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Corfu, Island, Greece — June 29 - July 01, 2016.
  • Vilarinho, Thomas; Farshchian, Babak A.; Wienhofen, Leendert Wilhelmus Marinus; Franang, Thomas Aleksander; Gulbrandsen, Håkon. (2016) Combining Persuasive Computing and User Centered Design into an Energy Awareness System for Smart Houses. 2016 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE) Proceedings, London UK, 14-16 Sept. 2016.
  • Vilarinho, Thomas; Farshchian, Babak A.; Bajer, Daniel Gloppestad; Dahl, Ole Halvor; Egge, Iver; Hegdal, Sondre Steinsland; Lønes, Andreas; Slettevold, Johan; Weggersen, Sam Mathias. (2015) A combined smartphone and smartwatch fall detection system. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM, Liverpool UK, 26-28 Oct. 2015.
  • Dahl, Yngve; Farshchian, Babak A.; Kofod-Petersen, Anders; Bøthun, Silje; Holbø, Kristine; Reitan, Jarl. (2013) Ambient Assistive Technology Considered Harmful. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services for Quality of Life. 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part III.
  • Mathisen, Bjørn Magnus; Kofod-Petersen, Anders; McGovern, John; Vilarinho, Thomas; Farshchian, Babak A.. (2013) Social Sub-Group Identification Using Social Graph and Semantic Analysis. Workshop Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments.