Ilpo Koskinen was a sociologist, but has worked as a professor of industrial design since 1999. His main research interests have been in mobile multimedia, the relationship of design and cities, and methodology in design research. His most recent book is “Design through Research: From Lab, Field, Showroom,” a book on constructive design research. He has been working as professor in Helsinki, Aarhus, Melbourne, and Hong Kong. He has been supervising dozens of projects by students and about 10 large research projects that have lately focused on services for industry but also local communities.