Launch event 26.3.2015: Codesign Journey Planner26 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.
Marttila, Botero & Hyysalo: Openness turn in co-design14 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 Innovation17 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 Design26 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 Design16 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 Innovation18 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.
Salovaara: Creative Technology Use20 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 networks09 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.
Sarvas: User studies are a waste of money05 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 participation08 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 Concepts03 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.
Tamminen (Gemic): Asiakaslähtöinen liiketoiminnan kehittäminen17 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 UX26 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-use16 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.
Pitkänen & Suhonen: OtaSizzle Living Lab14 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.