TU01: Google Design Sprints -101 (Cancelled)

Dr. Marta Kristin Larusdottir, Reykjavik University, Iceland

Audience: IT professionals, PhD students and HCI researchers interested to know more about what Google Design Sprints are and how these function.

The aim of a Google Design sprint is to answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with 5 users during 5 days with a team of 7 – 10 people. If you have an idea for a new product, system or service or a new part of a currently running system, weather it will be used in research or practice, Google Design sprints could help to structure the work. Particularly, if you have vague ideas about how good the idea is, Google design sprints could be a suitable process to get the ideas tested with users in 5 days.

The tutorial will go through the structure of the Google Design sprints, the suggested schedules and checklist that are provided. The participants will do one exercise to see how to work in the Google design sprints. Additionally, it will be explained how Google design sprints can be used in HCI education and student projects.

TU02: Experience Goal-Driven Design for Meaningful Experiences at Work

Saturday 29 September 2018
Dr. Yichen Lu and Dr. Virpi Roto, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland

Time: 13 – 16.

Location: Informatics building: shell

Meaningful experiences at work contribute significantly to human flourishing. Experience-focused design approaches have been well developed for the entertainment contexts, but few of them address how to design for desirable experiences in the work contexts. We collaborated with heavy engineering companies and explored design methods in various projects that concentrated on enabling targeted experiences at work. Based on the research findings of this five-year academy and industry collaboration, we propose the experience goal-driven design approach for evoking meaningful experiences at work. This tutorial aims to share this approach with participants in a half-day workshop regarding what meaningful experiences at work are and the means to enabling them in the work contexts.

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