I am a Finnish information systems, management, and game studies scholar who also dabbles in service research, sexology and the cognitive study of religion. I hold a master’s degree in theology, a doctorate in information studies and interactive media, and a MBA in service innovation and design.
I work as Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, specializing in information practices, at Tampere University, Finland. I also hold the rank of Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Contemporary Culture Science (particularly games and social information networks) at the University of Jyväskylä.
As other sidelines, I design organizational training and learning games and I co-edit Seksologinen Aikakauskirja, the annual journal of the Finnish Association for Sexology. I am a former editor of the Sage journal Simulation & Gaming, and of the International Journal of Role-Playing, a multi-diciplinary academic journal about role-playing in its various forms. I currently work as one of the regional editors of Information Research.
Trough my own small company, Jinamic, I do consulting in service design, choice architecture and strategy facilitation.
My research interests include information practices, customer value, games as business phenomena, information systems and information seeking, marginalized sexualities, organizational learning, and public sector strategies. Writing about such different topics keeps me agile and creative.