For two weeks during 4 - 15.6.2018 we have had two highschool students doing their summer traineeship in the UX Lab where they worked on a game under the supervision of Joni Rajala and Mikko Rajanen. Read more.Read more
As part of our BCI (Brain-Computer Interaction) research initiative, on 8.6.2018 we have presented a "mind reader" Emotiv demo at Nokia. The demo was invited and hosted by Juha Hannula at the Open Day event at Nokia Oulu Garage facility. Emotiv is a commerical BCI system. It consists of a wireless EEG headset with 14 channels and a gyroscope. It can detect facial expressions, psychological states and conscious thoughts. Using the BCI feature the system is able to respond to up to four trained thoughts such as to interact with an object on the screen or a remote device. During the demonstration, the following commands have been trained and used: move upwards (lift), move down, move left, move right, make disapper, rotate clockwise, rotate counter-clockwise, pull and push.Read more
Summer trainee positions and scholarships for trainees in INTERACT Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland) to conduct practical training for two months. The scholarship for trainees is 1500 euros. Maximum of eight trainees will receive the scholarship. It is possible to continue to a master’s thesis on the topic. The applicants are asked to select 1 or maximum of 2 topics that they consider relate most to their expertise and interest.Read more
Leena Ventä-Olkkonen (MSc) defends her thesis "The characteristics and development of urban computing practices. Utilizing practice toolkit approach to study public display network" on December 8, 2017 at 12 o'clock in Lecture Hall L10, University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus.
Opponent: professor Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University
Kustos: professor Netta Iivari
Heidi Hartikainen (Phil.Lic) defends her thesis “Malice in Wonderland: Children, Online Safety and the Wonderful World of Web 2.0” on December 5, 2017 at 12 o'clock in Lecture Hall IT115, University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus.
Opponent: professor Ole Sejer Iversen, Aarhus University
Kustos: professor Netta Iivari
SIGCHI Finland organizes this year's World Usability Day (WUD) in Oulu together with Interact Research Unit.
The event takes place at University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus, TellUs stage on 9th of November time 12.15 - 16.00.
The theme of this year WUD is Inclusion Through User Experience.Read more
Eija Halkola and Dorina Rajanen received grants for post-doctoral studies from Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foudation:
- Eija Halkola: Opettajien rooli kouluverkon infrastrukturoinnissa - teknologiavälitteisen opetuksen kehittäjinä
- Dorina Rajanen: Climate change in the news: a study of how media messages impact the perceptions, emotions, attention, and behavior
The paper "UX Professionals’ Definitions of Usability and UX – A Comparison between Turkey, Finland, Denmark, France and Malaysia" by Dorina Rajanen, Torkil Clemmensen, and Netta Iivari et al. has been awarded the Reviewer's Choice Award of INTERACT 2017. This award is granted to 15% of accepted full papers submissions based on reviewers’ ratings for review. Congratulations Dorina and others!Read more
Creativity, innovation & digital fabrication for business and education – boosting the Oulu ecosystem
INTERACT Research Unit, Center for Ubiquitous Computing and Martti Ahtisaari Institute, University of Oulu arrange a seminar on Digital fabrication for business and education 15.11.2017, 9.00-16.00 at University of Oulu, Linnanmaa CampusRead more
Hosted by INTERACT:
- Quality-of-Life as a Transformative Framework for Human-Centered Design, October 30, 2017, at TellUs Stage, University of Oulu main campus
Hosted by INTERACT:
- Business Model Development Driven by Radical Circles – examples from the video game industry and beyond, October 4-6, 2017, in University of Oulu main campus
A paper written as a result of a Master’s thesis project of Information Processing Science student MSc Juha Häikiö in supervision of Prof. Minna Isomursu has been nominated as the most impactful paper of ACM MobileHCI 2007 at the MobileHCI conference in Vienna, 7th September. The paper is called ”Touch-based user interface for elderly users.” It presents and evaluates implementation of meals-on-wheels service for old adults, which used touch-based user interface technology. The research was carried out in the context of ITEA SmartTouch project in collaboration with VTT.Read more
Tietojenkäsittelytieteen Seura ry palkitsi kunniamaininnalla FM Petteri Ponsimaan (Oulun yliopisto, INTERACT-tutkimusyksikkö) pro gradu -työn Discovering value for health with grocery shopping data.Read more
Vasiliki Mylonopoulou's paper nominated as one of the best papers in the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 22-24Read more
LUNO - Lukiolaisista nostetta ohjelmistoalalle - project: Battling the gender segregation on our field by making IT field more interesting for female senior-highschoolers by teaching them programming and designerly thinking as well as giving them more information about our field in generalRead more
Vasiliki Mylonopoulou's paper in video form!
Gentile, V., & Mylonopoulou, V. (2017, June). Exploiting social comparison using pervasive displays and mobile notifications for reducing energy consumption. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (p. 22). ACM.Read more
Check out the videos produced by our PhD students who work hard in CHESS project.Read more
Hosted by INTERACT:
- Intensive course: Game Design Thinking for Healthcare, November 24-25th 2016, in University of Oulu main campus, at TellUs Stage
- Connected Health Winter School, November 28-30, 2016, in University of Oulu main campus
From field to desk: A transdisciplinary qualitative method course facilitated by INTERACT, October 3-4, 2016 at Ice Breaker Stage, TellUs Innovation Arena, University of Oulu, Finland
New publications for Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Arto Lanamäki, Netta Iivari and Kari Kuutti!Read more
Our people are on the move and presenting papers: UK (Manchester/IDC, Preston/FabLearn), Turkey (Istanbul/ECIS) and also here in Oulu (PerDis). Kari Kuutti got a paper accepted in 4S/EASST in Barcelona, in August 2016.Read more
Arto Lanamäki, Netta Iivari and Kari Kuutti participate in the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP) in Trento, Italy. Jouni Lappalainen participates the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE) in Austin, Texas, USA.
Netta Iivari and Marianne Kinnula got a paper accepted in Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS).
Our group members got papers accepted in the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP), in the Interaction Design and Children conference, and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016).Read more
Minna Pakanen defending her PhD thesis 18.12.2015 on "Visual design examples in the evaluation of anticipated user experience at the early phases of research and development". Eija Halkola defending her PhD thesis 9.12.2015 on "Participation in infrastructuring the future school - A nexus analytic inquiry".Read more
Inforte course on Value-Oriented Design for Children and Young People on November 25th-26th at Oulu University. World Usability Day 2015 event on November 12th, 2015 at University of Oulu, Auditorium GO101.Read more
Mikko Rajanen has two presentations in Germany, first at Interact 2015 Conference in Bamberg, Germany, and then he talks at FAU, Computer Science Department, Open-Source Software Research Group, in Erlangen-Nurenberg.Read more
Karin Väyrynen and Arto Lanamäki participated at the Int'l Summer School on CSCW in Como, Italy. Two papers were accepted at HICSS 49 Conference: Dorina Rajanen et al. (2016) and Arto Lanamäki et al. (2016). Netta Iivari and Minna Isomursu spoke at Inauguration of Professors at University of Oulu. INTERACT research group co-organized the SCIS 2015 conference and IRIS38 workshop in Oulu.Read more
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