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Past Seminars: Slides, Photos, Abstracts

  • Launch event 26.3.2015: Codesign Journey Planner 26 Mar 2015 - Codesign, UX, Human centred design, and open innovation are proliferating rapidly. Finding a suited approach is hard as there is a method jungle out there. The problem is not finding just any approach, but sorting out which approach might suit you.
  • Inuse: Collaborative futuring and Living lab research 16 Dec 2014 - Two recent papers are presented: Collaborative futuring with and by makers, What difference does a living lab make? Comparing two health technology innovation projects
  • Juntunen: Active Energy Consumer 27 May 2014 - Welcome to the next inuse-seminar on Monday June 6, 2014 @Aalto/BIZ. Please register!
  • Hakkarainen: Learning and Conflicts in Living Lab Collaboration 25 Feb 2014 - The presentation focuses on two specific challenges that can be faced in a living lab project: power issues between the actors and end-user reluctance to participate in the development of new technology.
  • Johnson: Unexpected Overlap Between ERP and Social Media 24 Feb 2014 - Johnson's seminar talk elaborates on the significant contextual factors in comparing and contrasting apples and oranges, or in this case: social media and ERPs.
  • Pollock & Hyysalo (2014) Business of Being a User 27 Jan 2014 - This article extends the concept of “user” to account for a new, more formalized role that some client organizations play in the diffusion of packaged enterprise systems.
  • Marttila, Botero & Hyysalo: Openness turn in co-design 14 Nov 2013 - Building upon both design research theory and practice, this presentation explored the evolving field of co-design in digital media, and interrogates the antecedent and contemporary orientations of the field, which can be identified as turns to usability, sociality, and designability.
  • Holopainen: Narrative Approach to Innovation 17 Oct 2013 - In this presentation Mari Holopainen discussed narrative approaches to innovation and in particular how an insurance e-services innovation got presented by the official corporate voice, employees and customers.
  • Kaasinen: Design for Life – Renewing Human-Centred Design 26 Sep 2013 - In this presentation Eija Kaasinen introduced for discussion VTT's Design for Life White paper with four areas that need to be developed in human-driven design: understanding future consumers, coping with complexity, user experience driven business, and co-design.
  • Johnson: How Social Media Changes User-Centred Design 16 May 2013 - In this presentation based on his doctoral dissertation, Mikael Johnson distilled lessons for designers, managers, and researchers from an in-depth case study of a pioneering digital service, Habbo Hotel by Sulake Corporation.
  • Toivonen: User-Based Service Innovation 18 Apr 2013 - Marja Toivonen, Research Professor at VTT, talked about the past, present, and future of service innovation and especially about the role of users.
  • Niinikoski: Mini-publics and user-driven innovation in the public sector 29 Jan 2013 - This talk elaborated how different techniques of involving citizens and users in policy making can be applied at the municipal level.
  • Salovaara: Creative Technology Use 20 Nov 2012 - In his thesis, Salovaara theorized people’s creative workarounds as appropriations, for which he proposed three distinct cognitive process explanations.
  • Leminen: User roles in living lab networks 09 Oct 2012 - In his presentation he describes living labs as open innovation networks, identifies the distinct structures of living lab networks and analyzes the users roles in diverse living lab networks.
  • Olava: Strategiatyökalujen organisaatiopoliittinen käyttö muutostilanteessa 11 Sep 2012 - Olava tarkastelee strategiatyökaluja organisaation sisäisen politikoinnin ja vallankäytön välineinä. Hän esitelmöi väitöstutkimuksestaan, jossa hän puretui siihen, miten johtajiston erilaiset toimijaryhmät ajavat omia intressejään ehdottamillaan strategiaprosessin malleilla.
  • Sarvas: User studies are a waste of money 05 Jun 2012 - "To be honest, often at Futurice our design relies fully on 'genius design': the designer has a vision that s/he executes quickly together with the developers. There are practically no user studies and still the end results are most often quite successful."
  • Rask & Hyysalo: In the gray zone of participation 08 May 2012 - Dr. Mikko Rask elaborates the cognitive, structural and operative roadblocks to large public deliberation projects. Prof. Sampsa Hyysalo recounts the manipulated/ive participation in user participation in packaged software development.
  • Helle: Designing Media Concepts 03 Apr 2012 - Head of Research, Dr. Merja Helle, presents the notion of the media concept, which has been the main idea and theme for several years of the Media Concepts Research Group, Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture, founded in 2006.
  • Helkkula & von Koskull: Always a Happy Ending? 06 Mar 2012 - This project aims to create a holistic view of the multiple types of user engagement that are appropriate and functional in different contexts, while taking into account the nature of the service, the goals and offering of the firm/public organization and the users.
  • INUSE Project Get-Together 07 Feb 2012 - Users and Innovation research INUSE is a cross Aalto university research group that creates in-depth knowledge on the role of Continue reading
  • Rask: Vaikuttava osallistuminen – Kuinka teknologian arviointi muuttaa maailmaa 12 Dec 2011 - Tarkastelen esityksessäni miten teknologian arviointihankkeiden vaikutusta sosiaaliseen oppimiseen ja hallinnollisiin käytänteisiin on arvioitu. Kirjallisuuskatsauksen pohjalta erottelen eri tapoja jäsentää ja arvioida osallistumisen vaikuttavuutta.
  • Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila: Ubiquitous and embodied user experience 07 Nov 2011 - Prof. Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila presented the research domains of IHTE (Human-Centered Technology) unit in Tampere University of Technology and some recent projects that addressed user experience of ubiquitous and embodied systems.
  • Tamminen (Gemic): Asiakaslähtöinen liiketoiminnan kehittäminen 17 Oct 2011 - Gemic on konsulttitoimisto, joka auttaa yrityksiä ja yhteisöjä kytkemään tarjontansa ja innovaatiotoimintansa saumattomasti ihmisten arjen toimintaan, sosiaalisiin suhteisiin ja ympäröivään kulttuuriin. Kerromme toimintaperiaatteistamme ja menetelmistämme enemmän seminaariyleisölle muutaman esimerkki-casen kautta.
  • Kujala: Long term UX 26 Sep 2011 - What is the role of users in design? How about in industrial contexts and designing for user experience? How to involve users if there are millions of them all over the world? Sari Kujala will discuss these questions in her presentation and pick up some new research results related to long-term user experience.
  • Botero: Design-in-use 16 May 2011 - Andrea Botero’s presentation revisits material from two distinct research and development processes she has participated in the past, to exemplify several aspects of every day design-in-use relevant for contemporary collaborative design practices.
  • Kotro: Tuotekehittäjät, käyttäjät ja käytänteet 11 Apr 2011 - Tanja Kotro alustaa keskustelua esityksellä tuotekehityksen ja yritysmaailman kuluttajasuhteesta empiiristen esimerkkien kautta.
  • Pitkänen & Suhonen: OtaSizzle Living Lab 14 Mar 2011 - Kuvaus ja kokemukset OtaSizzle Living Labsistä, Otaniemen ubiikin yhteisömedian testiympäristöstä. Kassi-palvelu, jonka avulla käyttäjät voivat tehdä toisilleen palveluksia, ostaa, myydä ja lainata tavaroita, järjestää kimppakyytejä sekä paljon muuta. Sopimukset living labs käyttäjien kanssa.