Eeva Raita

Social Psychologist (MSSc)

Doctoral Student, Researcher in the Department of Social Sciences, Social Psychology University of Helsinki

Associate at Social Interaction and Emotion (SIE) research group at HIIT

email: eeva.raita (at) / eeva.raita (at)


I study how experiences of using IT are situated in material and social contexts. I combine various theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic interactionism, sociology of consumption, and HCI, to create a theoretically solid yet practical model of user experience. I’m also interested in rituals, creativity, and routines as a part of human-human and human-computer interactions


I'm organizing the Annual Social Psychology Days 2014 to be held in Helsinki in November, 21-22. Looking forward to meeting you there!


Raita, E. & Oulasvirta, A. (accepted). Mixed Feelings? The Relationship between Perceived Usability and User Experience in the Wild. To appear in Proc. NordiCHI ’14.

Tamminen,S., Raita, E., Lehtinen, V., Silfverberg, S. & Ravaja, N. (2012). Teknologian sosiaaliapsykologinen tutkimus. Psykologia, 47, 410-422.

Raita, E. (2012). User Interviews Revisited: Identifying User Positions and System Interpretations. Proc. NordiCHI ’12, 675-682, ACM, NY.

Oulasvirta, A., Rattenbury, T., Ma, L., & Raita, E. (2012). Habits make smartphone use pervasive. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16, 105-114.

Raita, E. & Oulasvirta, A. (2011). Too good to be bad: Favorable product expectations boost subjective usability ratings. Interacting with Computers, 23, 363–371.

Raita, E. & Oulasvirta, A. (2010). Too good to be bad: Effects of favourable expectations on usability perceptions. Proc. HFES’10.

Kukkonen (nee), E. (2009). Teknologinen innovaatio ja käyttäjien asenteet: Kätevä-työkalun arvottaminen julkisen hallinnon organisaatiokontekstissa. Master Thesis, Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki





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