Master Theses 2019

Bettina Tilrem

My master thesis is about lean thinking and hypothesis-driven development, focused around the trends and practices in the Norwegian industry. Lean focuses on waste-reduction, efficiency and flow, while hypothesis-driven development is a tool to build, test and learn early and constantly to improve based on data from live tests in the market. I will review and challenge the role of the IT consultants in a possible shift towards efficiency and sustainability when it comes to how IT projects are procured, run, funded and managed. I will interview individuals with some experience with hypothesis-driven development and assess the maturity in the use of this method in Norway through a survey.

Linn Caroline Gjestad Næss  

In my master thesis I am looking into privacy and access control within health records, and the project is a smaller piece of the eHealth directorate’s “one citizen - one record”. The purpose is mainly about centralizing the patient as well as getting control over all health data and making it more accessible for both the patient and the health care professional. Today our health data is stored in many different silos which many people have limited overview over. With more open e-health records there are multiple challenges regarding privacy and access management which I will look deeper into by interviewing people within the health sector and privacy experts.

Charlotte Latini and Henriette Veiby 

The average person says he or she is concerned about privacy on social media. However, their behaviour often tell something else. In our master thesis we want to study this phenomenon called the privacy paradox. Especially, we want to understand what users actually know about privacy issues and what they actually do to protect themselves on social media.

Anne Staaby

Digitalization, automation of work and software robots are said to be essential parameters for how service organizations stay competitive for the future. Automation of work and software robots are often most relevant for trivial work tasks. On one hand, there has been a general fear that this development reduces job possibilities, on the other hand, employees are increasingly prioritizing jobs with meaningful work experiences. In my master thesis project, I am investigating if the introduction of software robots, such as Robotic Process Automation, is leading to more meaningful work experiences.

Christian Fredrik Broch and Sean Michael Peters Tønnesen

RQ: To what degree can health monitoring technology facilitate for elderly to live longer and safer at home, instead of moving to health institutions?

The topic of interest for our master thesis is to investigate the possibilities for elderly individuals to live longer and safer in their own homes supported by IoT-technology, more specifically health monitoring technology, instead of being institutionalized. We want to investigate this topic form the elderly users perspectives, in regards to how they think and feel about having sensor technology monitoring their health in their own homes in relation to security and trust. Further, we hope to get insight from our connection to the industry on what challenges needs to be solved before implementing this type of technology in Norway and why it hasn’t been done yet.

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