PhD Research Fellow in Open Service Innovation

A position as a PhD Research Fellow in “Service Innovation – Open and co-creating service innovation platforms” is available at SINTEF in relation to Center for Service Innovation (CSI), from the spring of 2013.

The PhD position at SINTEF is part of the CSI-theme ”Open and co-creating innovation processes”. It is mainly associated with the CSI work area on “Open and co-creating service innovation platforms”.

Mer informasjon

Kan vi lese brukernes tanker? Veien til den optimale brukeropplevelse

Norwegian Game Conference 2013

Norwegian Game Conference 2013 arrangeres 7. februar. Tema for konferansen er hva som gjør spill og digitalt innhold underholdende.

Microsoft, Norsk Tipping, Troll, Gnotter, Postmann Pat og Dag Inge Fjeld fra Markedshøgskolen/BFI Målgruppeinnsikt kommer til konferansen for å fortelle hva som gjør spill og annet digitalt innhold underholdende, og fortelle om fremtidens brukeropplevelse på digitale flater. Amela Karahasanovic fra SINTEF forteller om veien til den optimale brukeropplevelse.

Hold av dagen og gjør deg klar til en spennende opplevelse på Hamar den 7. februar.

Mer informasjon

Ungt engasjement - hvordan bevare engasjement i rastløshetens tid?

delTA-konferansen den 6. februar 2013 vil gi deg og din virksomhet innsikt i hva engasjementet i rastløshetens tid består i. Hva som skal til for å holde på et ungt og utålmodig publikum over tid i dagens hyperaktive mediesamfunn. I et mediesamfunn hvor øyeblikket er i fokus. Finnes det fenomener i dag som greier å opprettholde oppmerksomhet over tid, utover øyeblikket, og hva kjennetegner de? Og, hva består egentlig dagens samfunnsengasjement blant unge i – i rastløshetens og øyeblikkets tidsalder?

Mer informasjon

Participatory design and ethnographic methods.

Momoko Nakatani and Takehiko Ohno from NTT in Japan (a big telecom company like Telenor) will visit us at 10:00 on Monday 7th January to have a discussion about participatory design and ethnographic methods.

Where: Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (Ole Johan Dahls Hus, Gaustadalléen 23 B,meeting room at the 7th flour)
When: 10:00-12:00 Monday 7th of January

- Brief introduction of the DESIGN group.
- Brief introduction of the researches at ICT Design Center, NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories.
- Discussion on methods

Best Student Project Award

The winners of the very first Best Student Project Award are:

First place – Hilde Bakken Reistad, Jeongyun Choi, Lena Drevsjø, Saq Imtiaz and Therese Slang with the project Bookworms.

The jury appreciated the fact that it is an app developed by students for students (user driven innovation). It was judged as the app with potentially big impact. Involvement of users and other stakeholders was appropriate.

Second place – Audun Karlsrud Larsen, Håvard Lundberg, Rebekka Soma, Martine Birketvedt Eklund and Denis Ligonja with the project Puzzled.

The jury appreciated that the project members really went into learning processes of the 5 year olds and the fact that they obviously read the literature about the learning and development. Good work with children.

Third place – Arild Birkeland, Martin W. M. Evensen, Emil Lie Hatlelid and Persijn Kwekkeboom with the project Child play Unit.

Overall fun and nice inclusion of users, also in the final design (user designed fishes).

Fourth place – Andreas Bergli Sætre, Evy Litovchenco, Martin Braaten Grina, Rebekka Bjørneberg Castro and Siripong Jongsathitsathian for the project Minesweeper.

The jury appreciated user driven innovation and social aspect of the design.

Student projects can be found here.

Guest lecture with Victor Kaptelinin on Thursday 22. November 10.15-12.00

Victor Kaptelinin will give a guest lecture about affordances on Thursday 22. November at 10.15-12.00 in Kristen Nygaard’s room (5th floor Ole Johan Dahls Hus, Gaustadalléen 23, Oslo, B building). The talk will address interaction design and discuss some of the theoretical challenges in this research area.

Victor have written about this with Liam Bannon, see here .

Victor Kaptelinin is professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen. He works in the Interaction Research Group and the Tvertek research group (Tverrfaglig teknologiforskning). He also is (adjunct) professor at the Department of Informatics at Umeå University. His main research interests are interaction design, activity theory and educational use of ITCs. He has published several papers and books about these topics, including “Acting with Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design” with Bonnie Nardi and “Beyond the desk top metaphor” coedited with Mary Czerwinski.

All are welcome!

Forskningsrådet om Gemini senter UX

Les mer om User Experience senter her .

Best Student Project Award

Gemini Centre User Experience proudly sponsors the first Best Student Project Award.

Best Student Project Award rewards the students who come up with the most innovative and best project in the Interaction Design Course (INF2260 and INF4060).

Time: 10:15 – 12:00, 26th of November, 2012.
Place: Room 3437 (Room C, 3rd floor) Department of Informatics, Ole Johan Dahls Hus, Gaustadalléen, Oslo

Independent jury will judge the projects based on the presentation.

The jury members are:
- Ingjerd Straand Jevnaker, Logica
- Marie Stenbeck, Logica
- Naci Akkøk, Oracle
- Leif Verdu Isachsen, Norsk Form

Each group will have 5 minutes to present their projects.
The evaluation criteria:
- Is the idea novel and innovative?
- Is the idea presented clearly?
- Is the potential impact of the project well described?
- Is the idea validated with users?

Innovating with users

Do you want to know more about how to involve users in innovation? Learn about social software for user involvement? Share experiences with fellow practitioners?

You are invited to a full day seminar with interesting presentations, engaging cases, and novel research; from the Nordic research projects SociaLL and SmartIES, as well as Morten Falch / Lene Tolstrup Sørensen (Aalborg University Copenhagen), Martin Bekkelund (Posten), and Bengt Lerpold (Visma).

Place: SINTEF, Oslo
Date: December 4

Participation is free of charge. Lunch and coffee breaks included.


The seminar is for industry and public sector professionals who work to involve users in innovation and development processes.

Hope to see you there.

On behalf of the seminar organizers
Asbjørn Følstad, SINTEF | e-mail: | Phone: 22067515


Senter for rettsinformatikk inviterer til Personvernkonferansen 2012, fredag 7. desember 2012 09:30 – 15:30, på Hotel Bristol i Oslo.
Les mer her