Background and activities


My work deals with the intersection between information technology and ethnography. My focus is on developing a systematic, conceptual foundation for understanding, designing and integrating digital material in practice, especially in Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Centred Computing, Sociology of Science and in relation to the digital transformation of the marine technology.

I hold a Dr. Philos. (Ph.D.) in informatics, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

Before I joined Oslo University, I hold a master degree in information systems, Department of Computer Science, NTNU Trondheim

Academic interests

  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Participatory  Design
  • Information Systems
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Qualitative Methodology

A member of EUSSET, EASST, and ACM SIGCHI.

Reviewing for

  • ACM NordiCHI
  • Elsevier Ocean Engineering
  • Technological Forecasting & Social Change
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics book series, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
  • Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Wiley

A committee member of

  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, CSCW in Design

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Pan, Yushan; Pyne, Robyn; Zec, Damir; Appleton, David; Oksavik, Arnfinn; Hildre, Hans Petter. (2019) SkillSea WP1 - Methodology Report. Futureproof skills for the maritime transport sector. 2019.
  • Pan, Yushan. (2018) From Field to Simulator: Visualising Ethnographic Outcomes to Support Systems Developers. Universitetet i Oslo. 2018. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. (2044).
  • Pan, Yushan. (2015) A ten-minute talk - fieldwork stories. 2015.
  • Pan, Yushan; Vederhus, Lillian; Hildre, Hans-Petter. (2015) Procedure verification using customized training facilities in offshore simulator environments: Experiences from a specific subsea case - A report. 2015.
  • Pan, Yushan; Sindre, Guttorm. (2012) Comparison of i*-based and Use Case-based Security Modelling Initiatives for Software Requirements Engineering - An empirical comparison of Secure Tropos and Misuse Cases. 2012.


  • Pan, Yushan; Oksavik, Arnfinn; Hildre, Hans Petter. (2019) Foresight Future Skills in Digitalisation Era: The Role of Participatory Design in Simulation-based Maritime Education. Ergoship 2019 . Western Norway University of Applied Sciences; Haugesund. 2019-09-24 - 2019-09-25.
  • Pan, Yushan. (2018) Why, what and how to access human performance- Operator-centered maritime training. Improve/TARG workshop . NTNU; Norwegian Maritime Competence Center. 2018-05-15 - 2018-05-15.
  • Pan, Yushan; Guoyuan, Li; Hildre, Hans Petter; Nistad, Steinar. (2017) TOWARD OPTIMIZATION OF MARITIME TRAINING ON COMMUNICATIONS: A PILOT STUDY. International Conference ICT, Society, and Human Beings 2017 ; 2017-07-20 - 2017-07-23.
  • Pan, Yushan; Finken, Sisse. (2016) Visualising Actor Network for Cooperative Systems in Marine Technology. HCC12 2016, IFIP AICT 474 ; 2016-09-07 - 2016-09-09.
  • Pan, Yushan; Hildre, Hans-Petter. (2016) Using Actor Network to Enhance Maritime System Design. Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LTC 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016 ; Toronto. 2016-07-17 - 2016-07-22.
  • Pan, Yushan; Homlong, Eirik; Vederhus, Lillian; Hildre, Hans-Petter. (2016) The Grassroots of Strategically Preparing Specialists for Subsea Operations: Using a Simulator as a Tool. 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM 13) . International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessmen; Seoul. 2016-10-02 - 2016-10-07.
  • Pan, Yushan. (2015) Communications, Professionals, and Stressful Offshore Work – Organising, Managing and Improving Communication Channels. Dilemmas for Human Services 2015 ; 2015-09-09 - 2015-09-11.
  • Pan, Yushan. (2015) Evaluating the Interactive Relations of Complex Systems: Offshore Operations as Research Resources - Doctoral Consortium. Dilemmas for Human Services 2015 ; 2015-09-09 - 2015-09-11.
  • Pan, Yushan. (2015) Evaluating the Interactive Relations of Complex Systems: Offshore Operations as Research Resources - Poster. PhD day 2015 . The Science Library and MN Faculty; Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus. 2015-06-05 - 2015-06-05.