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Revolution of Knowledge Work

Revolution of Knowledge Work was funded by Tekes, as a large strategic opening. The first funding period was 1 September 2013 - 30 April 2015 and the second funding period was 1 April 2015 - 30 June 2017.

The goal of the project was to create information-seeking and sense-making methods supporting a revolution of knowledge work.

Our symbiotic human-information interfaces to heterogeneous data sources were context-aware user-controlled explanation-giving and interactive.

By combining the potential of human creativity and the capability of computers to handle data, we could support human cognition, freeing the knowledge worker’s time to sense-making, collaboration and creative thinking.

Research groups

This multidisciplinary research project was conducted by the Brain and Work Research Centre at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) and seven research groups at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.

FIOH is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety. HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.


The project built on previous research undertaken at FIOH and HIIT. Information about the HIIT wide focus area can be found here.

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