Merja Bauters

Person

Further information on the affiliationResearcher, Lecturer, Docent of semiotics

Curriculum Vitae

Education and degrees
Matriculation
    Secondary school of Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, Magna cum laude 31.05.1989

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Institute For Art Research, Aesthetics
Master of Arts (MA), 1995
Doctor Philosophy (PhD), Changes in beer labels and their meaning: a holistic approach to semiosic process 2007

Professional Experience Record
Lecturer, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. 1998-
Subjects: Usability, User interface design, User Centred design approaches, Visual design, Communication, Team & project work

Lecturer, University of Helsinki, 2005-
Subjects: “Semiotics and communication”, “Semiotic methodology”, “Semiotics of Cultural Artefacts” and “Sociosemiotics”

EU-project NetPro (Network-based project learning tools) from 1999-2004, address: http://netpro.evtek.fi/, Project member, 1999-2004

Cooperation project organizer, critical media reading promoting website. Partners: Elisa phone company; University of Art and Design, Helsinki; Eva Saro (Swish artist), address: http://www.youwatchit.net 2000

Developing Knowledge-Practices Laboratory, KP-Lab, (http://www.kp-lab.org/)  – IST project for EU’s Sixth Framework Program (2006-2011) where been a usability and user experience specialist

Coop-PBLinVET, Leonardo Da Vinci 2010-2012, Promoting Project & Practice Based Learning supported by collaborative learning technologies in Initial Vocational Education of Mechanical Manufacturing


Other academic activities:

Member, conference board of EVITech Institute of Technology from 2. –5.6.1999, ENABLE 1999 (Enabling Network-Based Learning) 1999

Guest lecturer, (On-line, real time lecture), Hogeschool in Holland and Kingston University in England “Visual Design in Internet Applications” 2001

Guest lecturer, University of Toulouse (Universite de Toulouse le Mirail) ”Usability issues in visual elements in the interfaces of internet applications”. 2002

Vice-president, Semiosphere association of semiotics, Helsinki University, 2002-2004

Guest lecturer University of Dortmund, Germany, “Application of Peircean Semiotic to Visual Artefacts: Variation and Change of Interpretation”, 2004

Secretary, of the Finnish Semiotic Association, 2005- 2008

Co-Director, Conference on “New Media, New Semiotics, New Mediation?”, Imatra, Finland, June 2005

Member, organisation board, world conference of the IASS in 2007 Helsinki, 2004-2007

Member of organising committee, Conference on Applying Peirce: An International Conference on Peirce’s Thought and Its Applications Finland, June 2007

Member, organisation board, Symposium of Oscar days “Raja ja Rajanvetäminen”, Helsinki, Finland December 2007

President, UMWEB International association of semiotics, 2004 -
Guest lecturer University of Dortmund, Germany, “Application of Peircean Semiotic to Visual Artefacts: Variation and Change of Interpretation”, 2004
Secretary, of the Finnish Semiotic Association, 2005- 2008

SADC Teacher ICT Training Initiative in Botswana, invited advisor in Social Media, 2008

Guest lecturer in seminar on Social Media in Learning Process, IT-Kouluttajat, Tallinn 27-28.3.2009

Guest lecturer in Visual studies, topic: Peirce's theory of interpretants and its use in the analysis of today's visual communication, at Abo Academy University, 10.3.2009

Guest lecturing in XV. Early Fall School in Semiotics EFSS’ 2009 “Sociosemiotics III”. Granted Erasmus intensive programme 5-15 September 2009, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Topic for master students: Labels as means for marketing communication and for doctoral students: Knowledge practices and Peirce concept of habit.

Presentations
Bauters M (2003). “Semiotic Analysis on Beer labels”, paper read at the International Conference of “The Semiotic Web – International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies“, Imatra 6. – 9.6.2003.

Bauters M (2003).  “A Semiotic approach to beer labels”, paper read at the International Conference “The Unifying Aspects of Cultures”, Vienna 7. – 9.11.2003.

Bauters M (2004).  “Multiple Determination and Association: Peirce’s model of mediation applied to visual signs”, paper to be read at the International Conference of “The Semiotic Web International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies “, Imatra 6. – 9.6.2004.

Bauters M (2004). “Artificial Codes of Globalisation” paper to be read at the 8th AIS/IASS Congress of “Signs of the World, Interculturality and Globalisation”, Lyon 7. – 12.7.2004.

Bauters M (2004). “Towards an Inclusive Semiotic Model of Cultural Change”, paper read at the International Conference “Europe – Image & Concept in Cultural Change from a Semiotic and Transdisciplinary Point of View”, Vienna 3. – 5.12.2004.

Bauters M (2005).  “Mediation seen through the sensory eye: An alternative to the “old” and “new” media paradigm”, paper to be read at the International Conference of “The Semiotic Web ¬– International Summer School for Semiotic and Structural Studies “, Imatra, Finland June 2005.

Bauters M and Collavin E.  (2005). “Creativity, innovation and society”, joint paper with Elena Collavin read at the International Conference “Social Reproduction and Cultural Innovation. From a Semiotic Point of View”, Vienna 9. – 11.12.2005.

Muukkonen H., & Bauters M. (2007)Skenaariosta pilottikurssiin: Tietokäytäntöjen tutkimus ja KP-Lab työkalut”. Presentation in Interactive Technology in Education – conference 18.-20 April 2006, Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Paavola S., Lakkala M., Bauters M., & Engeström R (2007).  “Digitaalisten työvälineiden kehittäminen tukemaan ’trialogista’ yhteisöllistä tiedonluomista”. Presentation in The Third Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research (FISCAR 07), (FISCAR’07), 27-28 September 2007, Helsinki, Finland..

Bauters M., Jalonen S., Benmergui L., Lakkala M. & Muukkonen H. (2007).
”Työvälineitä innovatiivisten tietokäytäntöjen tueksi – KP-Lab-hankkeessa kehitettävät Shared Space ja CASS Query”. Demonstration in The Third Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research (FISCAR 07), 27-28 September
2007, Helsinki, Finland

Lakkala, S., Kosonen, K., Bauters, M., & Rämö, E. (2008). Cross-fertilization of collaborative design practices between an educational institution and workplaces. Poster presented at the 4th EARLI SIG 14 Learning and Professional Development Conference, 27.-28.8.2008. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Richter C., Markkanen M., Holi M., Benmergui L., Bauters M.  (2008). “KP-Lab Shared Space: A Web-Based Environment for Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Work around Shared Artefacts”. Demonstration in World Conference on Education Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Ed-Media 30-4 June 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Bauters M., Paavola S., Lakkala M., (2008). ”Knowledge Practices Environment – virtuaalinen työtila yhteisölliseen tiedonluomiseen”. Presentation in Interactive Technology in Education – conference, 16- 18t April 2008.

Bauters M., Markkanen H., Barclay H, and Schrey-Niemenmaa K. (2008). “Case-study experiments of the knowledge practices laboratory (KP-Lab)” presentation in IACC 11th World Conference of Continuing Engineering Education, 20-23 May 2008.

Bauters M., Paavola S., Lakkala M., (2008). ”Knowledge Practices Environment – virtuaalinen työtila yhteisölliseen tiedonluomiseen”. Presentation in Interactive Technology in Education – conference, 16- 18t April 2008.

Paavola S., Kosonen K., Lakkala M., Bauters M., and Hakkarainen K. (2008).
How to examine and design technology-mediated epistemic practices?”. Paper presented in ISCAR, University of California, San Diego, 9-13 September.

Bauters M., Damsa C. and Kosonen K. (2009). “The Knowledge Practice Environment - Collaborative virtual space for work on shared knowledge objects” in Learning by Developing - New Ways to Learn, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Leppävaara, Finland, 12-13.02.2009.

Damsa D., Sins P., Kalgren K., Toikka S and Bauters M. (2009). “The Knowledge Practices Laboratory Technology: Innovative Technology for Supporting Collaborative Knowledge Creation Practices”, in 2009 AERA annual meeting in San Diego, 13-17.04.2009

Bauters M. (2009). “Drafting a Framework for Appropriation of Mediating Tools beyond Dialogue” in International Summer School for Semiotic Studies Imatra, Finland 5-9.06.2009.

Bauters M. (2009). “Drafting a Framework for Appropriation of Mediating Tools Using Peirce's Theory of Signs” in 10th Word Congress of Semiotics, A Coruna, Spain 22-26.09.2009.

Bauters M. and Paavola S. (2009). Ontological models as boundary objects in multidisciplinary technology design. In Model-Based Reasoning In Science And Technology, Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery. Campinas, SP, Brazil 17-19.12.2009. http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/courses/progra4.html

Jalonen S., Bauters M. and Kosonen K. (2010) Verkkoteknologia tietokäytäntöjen kehittämisessä yliopiston semiotiikan metodologia-kurssilla. In Blended Learning Conference in University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland. 11.3.2010

Jalonen S., Bauters M. and Kosonen K. (2010) Teknologian tukemat tietokäytännöt semiotiikan metodologian kurssilla. Interactive Technology in Education – Conference. Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 21-23.04.2010.

Jalonen S., Bauters M. & Kosonen K. (2010). Investigating changing practices and technological affordances in a semiotics methodology course. WCCES (World Council of Comparative Education Societies), XIV WORLD CONGRESS
Bordering, Re-Bordering and New Possibilities in Education and Society
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. 14-18.06.2010

Bauters M. (2010). Tietotyön haasteet ja mahdollisuudet virtuaalitodellisuuden aikakaudella. In XI Oscar Day’s seminar Signs of success (or loss) (Mene(s)tyksen merkit). Helsinki, Finland 03.12.2010 (invited speaker)

Bauters M. and Markkanen H. (2010). Yhteisöllinen työstäminen projektikurssilla. ReflekTori 2010, Symposium of Engineering Education. 9-10.12.2010. http://opetuki2.tkk.fi/p/reflektori2010/_1ohjelma.fi.php


Refereed Proceedings and Publications
Bauters M (2004). A Semiotic approach to beer labels” Semiotische Berichte vol. 28/2004.

Bauters M, Ipsen, G. and Martinelli, D. (2004). (eds.), Semiotics from S to S. [=UMWEB Series in Semiotics 1]. Dortmund/Helsinki: UMWEB, Grunewald GmbH

Bauters M. (2004). “S for Sinebrychoff”, in Martinelli, Dario et al. (eds.), Semiotics from S to S. [=UMWEB Series in Semiotics 1]. Dortmund/Helsinki: UMWEB, Grunewald GmbH, p. 260-279.

Bauters M (2004).  “S for Sixty-nine”, in Martinelli, Dario et al. (eds.), Semiotics from S to S. [=UMWEB Series in Semiotics 1]. Dortmund/Helsinki: UMWEB, Grunewald GmbH, p. 44-60.

Bauters M (2004).  “Towards an Inclusive Semiotic Model of Cultural Change”, on-line publication 11th International Symposium of the Austrian Association for Semiotics ögs/aas, Europe – image & concept in cultural change, From a semiotic and transdisciplinary point of view, Under the Auspices of the IASS–AIS.

Bauters M (2006). “Semiosis of (Target) Groups: Peirce, Mead and the Subject”. Subject Matters 2(2): 73–102.

Bauters M (2006).   ‘Global’/General (Western) Beer Signs: The Case of Italy and Finland”. In Martinelli D. and Navickaite L. (eds.), Finland – Italy: A few comparisons, (1–17). Helsinki: Umweb.

Bauters M (2007). “Mediation Seen through the Sensory Eye: An Alternative to the ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Media Paradigm”. International Journal of Applied Semiotics. 6 ( 1):79-101.

Bauters M (2007). Book, ”Changes in beer labels and their meaning: a holistic approach to semiosic process”, Helsinki: Semiotic Society of Finland, 2007

Bauters M (2008). “Multiple Determination and Association: Peirce’s model of mediation applied to visual signs”, Acta Semiotica Fennica.

Bauters M (2008).” Complexity, biosemiotics and semiotic freedom” of The ”Whole Creature – complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture” by Wheeler Wendy, London: Lawrence & Wishart. 2006. Special Issue on Biosemiotics, The American Journal of Semiotics.

Bauters M, Markkanen H, Barclay H. and Schrey-Niemenmaa K. (2008).”. “Case-study experiments of the knowledge Practices Laboratory (KP-LAB)”. In The Proceedings of IACEE 11th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education. Atlanta.

Markkanen, H., Holi, M., Benmergui, L, Bauters M. and Richter, C. (2008). “The knowledge Practices Environment: A virtual environment for collaborative knowledge creation and work around shared artefacts”. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 5035-5040). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Bauters, M., Paavola, S. & Benmergui, L. (2008) Criteria and Guiding Questions for Evaluation of KP-Lab Technologies: Theoretical and Empirical Implications. In Morch, A. Moen A. & Paavola S. (eds.) Knowledge Practices and Trialogical Technologies. A manuscript submitted for publication

Sins P. H. M., Bauters, M., & Damsa C. I. (2008). Knowledge practices environment: Design and application of technology for trialogical learning. In P. Dillenbourg & M. Specht (Eds.), Times of Convergence: Technologies Across Learning Contexts. Proceedings of the third European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL) (pp.419-430). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Lakkala, M., Paavola, S., Kosonen, K., Muukkonen, H., Bauters, M., & Markkanen, H. (in press). Main functionalities of the Knowledge Practices Environment (KPE) affording knowledge creation practices in education. Proceedings of the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2009 conference.

Bauters M. (2009). ”Käyttäjäkeskeinen suunnittelu ja käyttäjät kehittäjinä –orientoituneisuus” In Luova työ tutkimuksen kohteena. Avauksia design-alojen tutkimusmetodologiaan”(eds Leena Mäkelä-Marttinen). Kymenlaakson ammattikorkeakoulun julkaisuja. Sarja A. Oppimateriaali. Nro 23. Kouvola: Kymenlaakson ammattikorkeakoulu,199 s.

Furnadziev, I., Tchoumatchenko, V., Vasileva, T., Lakkala, M., Bauters, M. (2009). Tool for synchronous communications in collaborative knowledge practices environment (KPE). In A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, & J. Mesa González (Eds.), Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education, Vol. I (pp. 588–592). FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain: Formatex


Bauters M. (2010) Entry on Damasio. In The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. (Eds. Paul Cobley). Routledge, New York/London. (p. 201).

Bauters M. and Markkanen H. (2010). Digitaalisen tuotteen suunnittelu ja toteutus "oikealle" asiakkaalle. In Insinöörikoulutuksen uusi maailma II: Foorumi 2010 - hyvät käytännöt. (Eds., Juhani Keskitalo, Samuli Kolari. Janne Roslöf ja Carina Savander-Rinne). Hämeenlinna : Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu, http://portal.hamk.fi/portal/page/portal/7FCBD18196484AC2E040A8C0C9411967

Muukkonen H. and Bauters M. (forthcoming 2011). Tiedonluominen ja sosiaalinen media korkeakoulutuksessa: Suorittamisesta yhdessä luomiseen ja arviointiin. In Silmät auki sosiaaliseen median.

Pohjola M. V., Pohjola P., Paavola S., Bauters M. and Tuomisto J. T. (forthcoming 2011). In special issue of JUCS I. Knowledge Work, Web 2.0 and Semantic Technologies.

Bauters M. (forthcoming 2011). Semiotics’ contribution into the analysis of popular culture. In Being Cultural (eds., Bruce Cohen).

Revived books and articles
Book Review (2008).  ” Complexity, biosemiotics and semiotic freedom” of The ”Whole Creature – complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture” by Wheeler Wendy, London: Lawrence & Wishart. 2006, In Special Issue on Biosemiotics, The American Journal of Semiotics.

Article review (2008) into International Journal Of Applied Semiotics.

Conference paper reviews into the congress of Learning by Developing – New Ways to Learn: Future Expertise in Higher Education held in Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Leppävaara, 12-15.10.2010

Article reviews into The journal Mind & Society-Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences is edited by the Rosselli Foundation of 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.

Conference paper reviews into the CSCL2011: Connecting computer supported collaborative learning to policy and practice. To be held at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. 4-8.07.2011.

Conference paper reviews into the CogSci 2011, the 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, 20-23.07.2011.

Latest publications

  1. User generated soundscapes activating museum visitors

    Salo, K., Bauters, M. & Mikkonen, T., 13 Jun 2017, SAC 2017 Symposium on Applied Computing . Shin, S. Y., Shin, D. & Lencastre, M. (eds.). New York: ACM New York, p. 220–227 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  2. Tangibility of Sharing Experiences

    Bauters, M. L. M., Jun 2017, Beyond the Ordinary: Aiming Higher in Higher Education . Ranta-Meyer, T. (ed.). Espoo: Helsinki Metropolia, University of Applied Sciences , p. 31–39 8 p. (Perspectives and Practises in HTW Berlin and Metropolia UAS Partnership 2017).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  3. A phronetic approach to educational design-based research: Issues and aspirations

    Bauters, M. & Bardone, E., Jan 2017, In : EDeR – Educational Design Research An International Journal for Design-Based Research in Education. 1, 1, uhh.de/EDeR.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 1st International Workshop on the design, development and use of Knowledge IT Artifacts in professional communities and aggregations (KITA 2015).

    Merja Bauters (Scientific Committee Member)
    12 Nov 201514 Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Future City Challenges

    Merja Bauters (Speaker: Presenter)
    16 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. DEWEY AND THE COGNITIVE SCIENCES, International Conference, The American University of Cairo

    Merja Bauters (Speaker: Presenter)
    15 Oct 201518 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. youwatchit

    Bauters, M. & Saro, E.

    01/02/200021/12/2000

    Project: Other projectEducation

  2. KP-Lab: Developing Knowledge-Practices Laboratory

    Bauters, M.

    01/01/200725/12/2011

    Project: Research project_Research, Education

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Education

Docent of Semiotics

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