PhD Seminar: Quality-of-Life as a Transformative Framework for Human-Centered Design
A One-Day Doctoral Seminar (2 ECTS)
on Monday 30th October, 2017
at TellUs Stage & Frost Club, University of Oulu main campus
Center of LifeLong Learning & Design (L3D)
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Local contact & organizer: Arto Lanamäki (Interact, ITEE, University of Oulu)
Registration through this form latest on Monday 23 October 2017.
Creating a transformative framework to foster, nurture, and support “Quality of Life (QoL)” is one of the most challenging design problems of the digital age. QoL is a broad concept without a precise, generally accepted definition. In design, trade-offs are universal because there are no best solutions independent of goals, objectives, and values, specifically for systemic, ill-defined, and wicked problems such as QoL.
Grounded in research activities from a broad spectrum of different disciplines and an analysis from our research over the last two decades, this presentation will explore specific design trade-offs. The insights and arguments are summarized in requirements for the design of socio-technical environments to address future challenges for human-centered design grounded in a QoL perspective.
Gerhard Fischer is a Professor Adjunct and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the Computer Human Interaction Academy (CHI; 2007), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; 2009), and a recipient of the RIGO Award of ACM-SIGDOC (2012). In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
His research has focused on new conceptual frameworks and new socio-technical environments for human-centered computing, design, and learning, working, and collaborating,. His recent work is centered on quality of life in the digital age, social creativity, meta-design, cultures of participation, design trade-offs, and rich landscapes for learning (including MOOCs).
The course will be organized in the spirit of "flipped classroom". All participants are required to prepare before the seminar:
- Read Dr. Fischer's working paper "Exploring Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life in Human-Centered Design". Be prepared to comment and discuss.
- Answer the questionnaire on the registration page latest on Monday 23 October.
- Identify one article that you consider relevant to the theme ("quality of life" from an ICT context), read the paper and be prepared to present a summary statement in the seminar.
October 30 schedule:
9:15-9:30 Introduction (Tellus Stage)
9:30-11:00 Dr. Fischer’s Lecture (Tellus Stage)
11:00-11:45 Discussion about Fischer's working paper (Tellus Stage)
11:45-12:30 Lunch break
12:30-14:30 Students' paper presentations (Tellus Frost Club)
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-17:00 Discussion (Tellus Frost Club)
17:00 End of seminar