Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Cooperative design - experience and future

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Yngve Sundblad

DATE: Tuesday, May 17th 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 16.30

Cooperative design, also called participatory design, was introduced in IT projects in the 1980s.
A seminal project was Utopia on IT tools for graphic workers, conducted in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and the approach of strong involvement of users is often called the Scandinavian model of IT design.
I will give an overview of methodology, examples, lessons learnt, developments of the approach over the years and ideas of future developments.

Co-operative Design - perspectives on 20 years with 'the Scandinavian IT Design Model'
Susanne B°dker, Pelle Ehn, Dan Sj÷gren, and Yngve Sundblad, Proc NordiCHI'2000, invited paper, pp.1-10.

Usability and Interaction Design - new challenges for the Scandinavian tradition Susanne B°dker and Yngve Sundblad, BIT (Behaviour & Information Technology), vol.27, no.4, pp 293-300.

Yngve Sundblad is professor emeritus in Computer Science / Human-Computer Interaction at KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has a background in mathematics and object-oriented methods and interaction design and has been involved in more than 20 IT projects with strong user involvement, from Utopia to Nepomuk.

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