Course schedule and topics

All lectures take place on Fridays from 12.15 to 13.45. Hervanta lectures are held at the Auditorium of Kampusareena (A223) and City Center sessions at Pinni B, B1096. Each session includes a 15-minute introduction by each of the three speakers, followed by a 45-minute panel discussion.

All lectures are open to public. ITC staff members are particularly encouraged to attend!

Fri Oct 4 (City Center Campus): Games and Usability

  • Elina Koskinen: Player Experiences in Pokémon GO
  • Lobna Hassan: User Experience in Gamification
  • Thomas Apperley: (Title to be announced)


Fri Oct 11 (Hervanta Campus): Children and Usability

  •  Sumita Sharma: Technology for Children with Special Needs
  • Aino Ahtinen: Learning and Teaching with Social Robots
  • Jussi Okkonen: Minors and AI


Fri Oct 25 (City Center Campus): Artificial Intelligence

  • Riku Roihankorpi: Hypernormality and the (Post)human Ethics of Bots
  • Pertti Huuskonen: Death to Black Boxes! Call for explainable AI
  • Mary Nurminen: Why Should I Care About Patent Professionals? A Long-Term Use case for Machine Translation


Fri Nov 8 (Hervanta Campus): Interaction and Accessibility

  • Camilla Lindholm: Dementia, language and interaction
  •  Maija Hirvonen: Using User Potential in Accessibility: Shared Cognition in Interaction
  • Markku Turunen: Accessibity in Human-Technology Interaction and Technology Mediated Communication


Fri Nov 22 (City Center Campus): User Experience (UX)

  • Tuuli Keskinen: User Experience and its Evaluation with Different User Groups
  • Tytti Suojanen: The Role of Communication in User Experience
  • Jari Varsaluoma: Designing E-Democracy Services for Youth and Officials: Accessibility and Gamification Viewpoints