Summer School: Researching Human Centred Design Processes

1-5th June, Aalto ARTS Department of Design,  Helsinki, Finland                  

Prof Jack Whalen, Aalto University

Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK

Prof. Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

The last few years have seen an erosion in confidence towards normative human centred design (HCD) process models and overly schematic portrayals of codesign processes. The 1990s achievements such as ISO standard models and foci on HCD evaluation methods, isolated projects and focus on concept design phase have provided a too narrow a view of human centred design and user collaboration in design to guide practitioners and research in 2010s. This summer school explores what is involved in researching HCD and codesign processes currently and some of the state of the art for how to do so. The summer school features five noons of open public lectures followed by afternoon small group discussions on student presentations. The list of lecture topics can be found below. 

The noon sessions are open, afternoon small group sessions are limited to 15 participants. To apply for the whole summer school including afternoon sessions: send freeform max 2 page application sampsa.hyysalo@aalto.fi by 15th May. Participation in all the noon sessions and readings yields 2 cu, whole summer school with ones own paper presented 6 cu. 

Venue: Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 C, 8th Floor, Class 885.

Mon 1.6.2015, 9-12

Introduction:  Researching Human Centered Design processes 

Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK

Prof Jack Whalen, Aalto University

Prof. Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

 

Tue 2.6.2015, 9-12

1) Paradigms, Processes, Arenas, Approaches, Resources and Functions: A Structure for Design Work

2) Revealing the Structure and Dynamics of User-Centred Evaluation Work

Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK

 

Wed 3.6.2015, 9-12

1) Framing effects in studying collaborative design projects

2) How to Study HCD across time and space: Biographies of technologies and practices approach

Prof. Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

 

Thu 4.6.2015, 9-12

“Thick description” and design

Prof Jack Whalen, Aalto University

 

Fri 5.6.2015, 9-12

Design Research for Resource Innovation: Exposing, Enhancing, Expressing and Entangling Worth

Prof. Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK