Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila: Ubiquitous and embodied user experience: Design cases with children, dogs and families

I will start my talk by presenting the research domains of IHTE (Human-Centered Technology) unit in Tampere University of Technology. I will then present some of our recent projects where we have addressed user experience of ubiquitous and embodied systems. These cases are rather explorative and they have included aspects of design research in order to generate new understanding of user experience. I would like to reflect our findings with the seminar participants’ experiences in user experience design studies.

Prof. Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila is a full professor of usability and user experience in Tampere University of Technology, where she’s leading the unit of Human-Centered Technology. Kaisa has 20 years of experience in human-centered design and user experience research, both in academia and industry. Her research covers user experience design and evaluation of various domains, communication products and services. Kaisa is an editor for Interacting with Computers. Currently Kaisa is also a part-time visiting professor at Mobile Life Centre @ Stockholm University, where she’s exploring embodied interaction and service user experience.


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