Ecomedia is a research project founded by the KK Foundation.
The goal of the project is to generate a comprehensive view of the changing news media ecosystem in order to prepare newspapers for the future. This involves; descriptions of the ecosystem of newspapers, current and future news consumption patterns, identifications of frames and building blocks of business models and models of future media ecosystems, considering the changing media experiences and habits.
The project has several newspaper partners such as: Aftonbladet, Expressen, Göteborgs‐Posten, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Mediabolaget Västkusten AB, MittMedia and Västerbottens-Kuriren.
CHIPS (Children Health Interaction and Participatory Service design) is an interdisciplinary research project in which digital services to support and promote health of children are studied and developed. In CHIPS, children are involved as informants, design partners, testers and evaluators. The research aims at generating both theoretical and empirical outcomes.
The main focus of the project has been supporting children cancer survivors who are transitioning to everyday life. These children often have experiences other children do not, which can lead to complications in their social reintegration. Social support from health care professionals after post-intensive treatment is often offered intermittently in hospital settings. Lack of resources adapted to the needs of children surviving cancer limits their chances of wellbeing and successful social reintegration. In order to tackle this problem the CHIPS project has studied possible digital solutions.
The project has led to a service called Give Me a Break; a digital peer support sevice that connects children with similar experiences. Give Me a Break support children to form long-term friendships and a network of peers that can support each other today and as they grow up.
CHIPS is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the school of Information Technology and the School of Health and Welfare.