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!
Lars-Olof PhD. Foto: Ulrika Lundh Snis.
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.
Digital Service Innovation
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
Last week Jesper Lund was the official instagrammer for employees at HH.
You can find the posts here
Students Hedir Saad Khazaal and Per Sonberg received award for “Best Thesis in Informatics 2017”.
In their thesis, an important subject for digital service innovation is discussed which has implications for individuals and society at large. Through a well implemented design study, the thesis contributes to guidelines for which services within e-health aids human-centered care.
Congrats Per and Hedir!