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Magnus Bergquist – Faculty Opponent at Luleå University of Technology

September 26 Magnus Bergquist was faculty opponent at Luleå University of Technology when Ali Padyab successfully defended his thesis ”Exploring Impacts of Secondary Information Use on Individual Privacy”.

Standing from left to right: Professor Netta Iivari, University of Oulu, committee member; Docent Riitta Hekkala, Alto University, committee member; Professor Tero Päivärinta, Luleå University of Technology co-supervisor; Doctor Ali Padyab, Luleå University of Technology respondent; Professor Magnus Bergquist, Halmstad University, opponent; Professor Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, committee member; Professor Anna Ståhlbröst, Luleå University of Technology, main supervisor.

Pontus Wärnestål – Get Your Gear in Order – Building a Toolbox for the Future

Pontus Wärnestål’s talk on From Business to Buttons, on May 15 2018 in Stockholm. From Business to Buttons is the meeting place for everyone who wants hands-on advice on how to generate business value by creating great user experiences.

Utbildningsradion/Kunskapskanalen featured several talks on digital design, where Pontus Business to Buttons talk was featured at 10:35. Watch the episode here.

Listen to an interview with Pontus on Service Design for the future, and how we can design our own design tools has been released on The Weak Spot podcast:

LittleFish Runs Workshops with ESP

Students at the Enterprise Systems Program frequently get acquainted with different kinds of current ERP systems. On september 13th, alumni Jessica Hesselgren och Victoria Hellquist at Little Fish visited our 2nd year students to introduce SAP Business One. Program Director Christer Rehnström is seen in the second picture, introduced to the system by Gunnar Thomassen, Solution Adviser at SAP Danmark and Information Services Consultant.


Students were awarded diploma for best project in the design studio

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.

Anna Sonesson, Anna Rosén, Johanna Levall

Anna Sonesson, Anna Rosén, Johanna Levall

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.

PhD Defense – Susanne Lindberg

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

Susanne Lindberg

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?

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