Third year students Anna Sonesson, Anna Rosén and Johanna Levall in the Digital Design and Innovation programme were awarded diploma for best project in the final design studio themed sustainability. The diploma is awarded by Hemsida 24.
The motivation reads: The project is thoroughly carried out with a carefully completed preliminary study that leads to an exciting concept, incorporating gamification in the health context. Several of the incorporated game elements have an excellent potential to motivate and engage users into physical activity, supporting both social and socio-economic sustainability.
On April 10, Susanne Lindberg successfully defended her PhD thesis “Ethics of User Involvement in Sensitive Design Situations”. Opponent was Maja van der Velden, associate Professor at University of Oslo. Big congratulations Susanne from all of us!
Foto: Esbjörn Ebbesson
The PhD defense of Susanne Lindberg will be held on April 10th, 13:00-15.30 in Wigforss.
Title of the thesis: Ethics of User Involvement in Sensitive Design Situations
Opponent: Maja van der Velden, associate Professor at University of Oslo
Foto: Joachim Brink
Summary: While this era of digital technology brings great possibilities for improving the lives of many people with digital healthcare services, the design of these services in turn present challenges that are ethical in nature. Participatory Design (PD) values user involvement in design from a democratic, empowerment and ethical perspective. However, the design of digital healthcare services constitutes sensitive design situations, that is, situations that have the potential to negatively impact the participants. As a consequence, participation in these design situations involves risks, causing ethical dilemmas. The ethical dilemmas that designers face in sensitive design situations are situated, dynamic, diverse, unpredictable, and occur in-action. Yet, it is a complex field with little in situ support for designers who intend to involve users in sensitive design situations, and high complexity and risk increase the need to understand ethics in these situations. Consequently, this thesis intends to answer the question: How can users be involved in sensitive design situations?
It is once again time for Arena Affärssystem, a yearly event where students present project work that has been conducted in collaboration with industry. Projects encompass various challenges within business development and working with ERP systems. The event takes place on tuesday 20th of March.
Read more: http://www.hh.se/arenaaffarssystem
On March 1, Lars-Olof Johansson successfully defended his PhD thesis “Engaged in Digital Service Innovation” at Högskolan Väst, Trollhättan. Opponent was Dr. Harald Holone, Østfold University College. Big congratulations Lars-Olof from all of us!
The development of our new master programme in Digital Service Innovation continues. Thursday 25th of January we had a kick-off meeting to give everyone an overview of the master programme and the fundamental program idea. A model for program development and management was presented as well as program and course teams.
Forty DDI students visited the Semcon office at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. Semcon showcased their facilities and presented some of their digital design work that they were currently engaged in. The students also met the design manager of Semcon as well as several interaction designers who talked about their work and their personal journeys from students to consultants.
Text: Jesper Lund Foto: Esbjörn Ebbesson
The new design studio is up and running. Lot’s of creativity and activity! Feel free to come visit us and discuss how you can collaborate with our students!
Foto: Jesper Lund