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World Usability Day - 9.11.2017

Published: Wednesday 8 November 2017

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.

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Reviewer's Choice Award of Interact 2017 Conference

Published: Friday 6 October 2017

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!

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The most impactful paper of ACM MobileHCI 2007

Published: Thursday 7 September 2017

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.

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Best paper nomination

Published: Thursday 22 June 2017

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 22-24

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Funding from ESR for battling gender segregation in IT field

Published: Thursday 22 June 2017

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 general

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August 2016

Published: Saturday 20 August 2016

New publications for Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Arto Lanamäki, Netta Iivari and Kari Kuutti!

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June 2016

Published: Friday 3 June 2016

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.

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May 2015

Published: Friday 20 May 2016

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).

April 2016

Published: Wednesday 20 April 2016

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).

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December 2015

Published: Tuesday 1 December 2015

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".

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October 2015

Published: Saturday 10 October 2015

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.

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September 2015

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2015

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.

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August 2015

Published: Monday 31 August 2015

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.

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