Guido Peter Grassel

Research Leader

Guido Grassel is the Team Leader of the Web User Interface and User Experience team at Nokia Research Center Helsinki. His research interests include interactive application run-time environments, Web technologies, user interfaces, and user experience.

He currently works on technical and user interface solutions for deep integration of Web services into mobile devices. The Linked Internet UI Concept, first shown at Nokia World 2009, supports the user to keep track of the most relevant on-line activities of his contacts. This intelligent UI understands the content and offers the user the ability to navigate relevant, related content, across multiple services.  By using HTML5 for developing the entire presentation layer we push the technical limits of Web technologies and Widgets further.

In earlier project and team leader positions at Nokia Research Center, Guido co-invented the Mini Map Web page navigation method, a usability breakthrough for full Web browsing on mobile devices. The team was first to show the open source browser engine WebKit on a mobile device, a solution widely adopted in mobile industry today. This research paved the way for the Nokia S60 “Mini Map” Browser released in 2005.

Earlier, Guido's research into synchronized multimedia presentation formats and content adaptation contributed to the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) support on S60 devices, and also to the MMS message adaptation feature of the Nokia Networks Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC). Guido has been the co-chair of the W3C Synchronized Multimedia (SYMM) Working Group, a co-editor of the SMIL 2.1 specification, and a contributor to several more W3C working groups, and to 3GPP.

Guido has contributed to the creation, prototype development, and standardization of ISO MHEG-5, an interactive application interchange format for digital TV applications, in his early years at Nokia Research Center and while at IBM Germany.

Guido has been with Nokia Research Center since 1995, and with IBM European Networking Center, a former research division of IBM Germany in Heidelberg, from 1993 to 1995. 

Guido holds approx. 20 granted or pending patents. Guido received his MSc in Computer Science and Business Administration (eq.) from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 1994.