NordiCHI’14 proudly presents a selection of four tutorials over two days. Tutorials offer attendees the opportunity to extend their knowledge into new areas of expertise, to explore new communities of practice and to learn about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognized experts.

Tutorials on Sunday 26 October

T1 (Full day, 10:00-18:00)
Medical devices and Human-Computer Interaction

Patrick Oladimeji, Paolo Masci, Karen Yunqiu Li (Swansea University, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Hands-on tutorial on designing safer user interfaces for interactive medical devices. Case studies and examples will be discussed on reducing use error and possible solutions to common design issues.

Tutorial website

T2 (Full day)
Experimental Interaction Design – From Ideas to Paper Prototype Testing CANCELLED

Valeria Gasik, Daria Tokranova, Zahhar Kirrilov (Sokeri, Finland/Estonia)

A hands-on tutorial on fundamental user-centered design approaches for rapid prototyping and low-fidelity testing; learn to express and test initial application concepts in a friendly tutorial atmosphere.

Tutorial website

T3 (Afternoon, 14:00-18:00)
User Interface design in Agile projects

Michael Holler, Tuomas Husu, Karri-Pekka Laakso, Mikko Romppainen (Reaktor, Finland)

We’ll introduce the design method we use at Reaktor through hands-on exercises with paper prototypes. We’ll also show examples and share lessons learned from 10 years of agile projects.

Tutorial website

Tutorials on Monday 27 October

T4 (Morning, 9:15-12)
Designing for Services: From Single Interventions towards Organisational Practice

Kirsikka Vaajakallio, Juho-Ville Matveinen, Juha Kronqvist (Diagonal, Aalto University, Finland)

Understand how service design serves as a holistic approach for achieving sustainable organizational change towards customer-centricity. Learn the value of using service design for more than mere single interventions.

Tutorial website

T5 (Afternoon, 13:00-17:15)
Creative Worthwhile Interaction Design

Gilbert Cockton (Northumbria University, UK)

An introduction with practical exercises to dynamically balancing user-focused activities with strategic creative opportunities, integrated via a generous focus on worthwhile experiences and outcomes, and underpinned by systematic critical reflection.

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Tutorial venue

All the tutorials will be held together with the workshops and the doctoral consortium, on the premises of Aalto University’s ARTS school. The venue is located at Arabia, Helsinki, in an old factory building which was refurbished in 1986 and has since been the home of university-level art and design education. We will arrange bus transportation from the city center to the workshops venue and back.
The details of the schedule and transportation are provided on the pre-conference program page.


You can register for the tutorials at the same time as registering for the main conference. See Registration page for more information.

Tutorial chairs

Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Reykjavík University, Iceland
Ismo Rakkolainen, University of Tampere, Finland