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Olle Bälter

I am on paternity leave one day every week, mostly Thurdays.

Email: balter AT
Phone: +46-(0)8-790 6341
Fax: +46-(0)8-790 9099
Office: Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 5 , room 4541
Mail: HCI Group, CSC, KTH, 100 44 Stockholm
Royal Institute of Technology
SE-100 44 Stockholm

For more information read my personal home page at

Vice Dean of Education at CSC.

Research interests: e-learning, e-mail usage, webb surveys, computer games and web courses.


Current Projects

EC/DC Epidemiological Computerized Data Collection

Science Education for the Internet Age


Previous Projects

KnowHow: Knowledge exchange, communication and context in electronic networks

Communication patterns in CSCW

(KnowHow project) Management and organisation of information in electronic communication

Heavy users of email

ARTUR - a multimodal ARticulation TUtoR


Publications within the HCI Group

Olle Bälter, Moa Söderhielm, Elinor Fondel, Katarina Bälter, Feedback as Incentive to Increase Compliance. Technical report TRITA-NA-, NADA, June 2011.

Elinor Fondel, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Carl Johan Sundberg, Mats Lekander, Olle Bälter, Ken Rothman, Katarina Bälter, . Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, February 2011.

Olle Bälter, Duane Bailey, Enjoying Python, Processing, and Java in CS1 Inroads, December 2010.

Elinor Fondel, Sara Christensen, Olle Bälter, Katarina Bälter, Adherence to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations as a measure of a healthy diet and upper respiratory tract infection. Public Health Nutrition, 21, September 2010.

Olle Bälter, Ideas for Engineering Education Inspired by Liberal Arts Colleges, Part One.. In Den 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, December 2009.

Olle Bälter, Diagnostic Web-based Monitoring in CS1. In Arnold Pears and Carsten Schulte, Proceedings of the 9th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, November 2010.

Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Olov Engwall, Sherif Abdou, Olle Bälter, Audio-visual phoneme classification for pronunciation training applications. In Proceedings of Interspeech, Antwerp, Belgium, August 2007.

Olov Engwall, Olle Bälter, Pronunciation feedback from real and virtual language teachers. Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning, 20(3), July 2007. 235-262.

Olov Engwall, Olle Bälter, Anne-Marie Öster, Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Designing the human-machine interface of the computer-based speech training system ARTUR based on early user tests. Behaviour and Information Technology, 25(4), September 2006. 353-365.

Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Olov Engwall, Olle Bälter, Reconstructing tongue movements from audio and video. In Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2238-2241, September 2006.

Olov Engwall, Olle Bälter, Anne-Marie Öster, Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Feedback management in the pronunciation system ARTUR. In Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (extended abstracts), 231-234, April 2006.

Elina Eriksson, Olle Bälter, Olov Engwall, Anne-Marie Öster, Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Design recommendations for a computer-based speech training system based on end-user interviews. In Proceedings of International Conference on Speech and Computer, 483-486, November 2005.

Olle Bälter, Olov Engwall, Anne-Marie Öster, Hedvig Kjellström (formerly Sidenbladh), Wizard-of-Oz test of ARTUR - a computer-based speech training system with articulation correction. In Proceedings of International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 36-43, September 2005.

Olle Bälter, Email Novices' Changes in Information Flow Over a Four-Year Period: From Centralized Information Filtering to Internal Spamming. In Proceedings of of IADIS International e-Commerce 2004 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal., 369–376, IADIS, January 2004.

Olle Bälter, A longitudinal study of attitude changes in a medical service organization after an email introduction. Interacting with Computers, 14, 5, October 2002. 503-519.

Olle Bälter, Candy Sidner, Bifrost Inbox Organizer: Giving users control over the Inbox. In Bertelsen, Bødker & Kuutti, Proceedings of NordiCHI 2002, 111-118, ACM Press, January 2002.

Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, Olle Bälter, Tessy Cerratto, Kristina Groth, Hee-Cheol (Ezra) Kim, Ann Lantz, Maria Normark, Henrry Rodriguez, Eva-Lotta Sallnäs Pysander, Knowledge Exchange, Communication and Context in Electronic Networks (KnowHow). Technical report TRITA-NA-P0207, NADA, March 2002.

Olle Bälter, Införande av e-post i en sjukvårdsorganisation - en longitudinell studie av fem vårdcentraler. Technical report TRITA-NA-, NADA, January 2001.

Olle Bälter, Bifrost Inbox Organizer: Giving users control over the inbox. Technical report TRITA-NA-P0101, NADA, January 2001.

Olle Bälter, Give the Boss a Break from Email: Managers and their Communication. In J Gulliksen, A Lantz, L Oestericher, K Severinson-Eklundh, Proceedings of NordiCHI 2000, STIMDI, October 2000.

Olle Bälter, How to Replace an Old Email System With a New Interacting with Computers, 12, January 2000. 601-614. (Note: Available from the department)

Olle Bälter, Keystroke Level Analysis of Email Message Organization. In Proceedings of CHI 2000, 105-112, January 2000. (Note: Via ACM digital library)

Olle Bälter, Electronic Mail in a Working Context. Doctoral thesis, TRITA-NA-9820, Royal Institute of Technology, October 1998. (Note: Version 2 with correction of some grammatical errors)

Olle Bälter, Negligera inte erfarenhet. In STIMDI'97, 9-16, Linköping, September 1997.

Olle Bälter, Strategies for organising email. In Thimbleby, H., O'Conaill B., and Thomas P., Proceedings of HCI'97, 21-38, Springer, London, UK, August 1997.

Olle Bälter, Kommunikation i ett teknikföretag. Technical report TRITA-NA-P9707, NADA, May 1997.

Olle Bälter, Vad orsakar problem med datorpost?. In STIMDI 1995, 17-20, Uppsala, January 1995.

Olle Bälter, Ann Lantz, What causes problems with email?. In Proceedings of Information Technology Interfaces, 179-186, Paula, Croatia, January 1995.

Olle Bälter, Electronic mail from a user perspective: Problems and remedies. Licentiate thesis, TRITA-NA-9510, Royal Institute of Technology, January 1995.

Olle Bälter, CoMail - ett användarvänligt datorpostverktyg. Technical report TRITA-NA-, NADA, January 1994.


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