Kaisa Väänänen

CV

Professional work experience

Since October 2015, I am a member of Academy of Technical Sciences of Finland (Teknillisten tieteiden akatemia).

Since 2013, I am a member of the Ethics Committee in Human Sciences of the Tampere Region.


Programme committees and reviews of conference and journal papers

Reviewer of EC IST projects MIMOSA and MINAMI in the topics of ambient intelligence in 2005-2010.

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) in CHI’2009: User Experience Evaluation – Do you know which Method to use?, together with Marianna Obrist and Virpi Roto.

Special Interest Group (SIG) in Interact’09: Postgraduate studies in the field of HCI, together with Teija Vainio, Kari-Jouko Räihä and Poika Isokoski.

Special Interest Group (SIG) in CHI’11: UX Research: What Theoretical Roots Do We Build On – If Any? together with Marianna Obrist, Virpi Roto, Effie Law, Arnold Vermeeren and Kari Kuutti.

Expert member of Doctoral Consortia in MobileHCI 2008 and MobileHCI 2009.

Co-organiser of Doctoral Consortium in NordiCHI 2010.

Organiser of Doctoral Consortium in MobileHCI 2013.

Keynote in Smart Systems’08, Seinäjoki, Finland: From usability to user experience of machinery automation systems.

Keynote in COMSWARE’09, Dublin, Ireland: User experience of mobile and ubiquitous services: How to build in the user value?

Invited talk at EU COST Action TwinTide closing conference, Bari, Italy, Oct 11th, 2013: Evaluating the user experience of ubiquitous systems.

Invited talk at Intel European Research Conference, ERIC'13, Nice, France: Mobile user experience: Challenges  and opportunities.

Plenary talk at Intel European Research Conference, ERIC'13, Nice, France: User experience design: Better technology, better society.


TEACHING AT UNIVERSITY

Coordinator of UBINET doctoral training network, in cooperation with University of Oulu and University of Tampere.


Development of study programmes:


Individual courses:

In 2000, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Internationalisation and cultural user interfaces.

In 2001, development and teaching of a seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Accessibility and needs of special user groups for user-centered information technology.

In 2004, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Consumer research and user-centered design.

In 2005, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Quantitative analysis of user experience.

In 2006, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on Theories and approaches of human-centered technology.

In 2008, development and teaching of a post-graduate seminar in Tampere University of Technology on User Experience (UX) in Design of Interactive Products and Services.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008, development and teaching the course in Tampere University of Technology on User-Centered Product development.

In 2008-2010, responsible teacher of Usability research methods
in Tampere University of Technology.

In 2008-2017,
responsible teacher of Introduction to user experience courses in Tampere University of Technology.

In 2012, responsible teacher for the postgraduate seminar in HCI at Tampere university of Technology on Experience-Driven Design.

In 2013 and 2014, responsible teacher at TUT for a postgraduate course on User Experience in Open Source Software Development, a global cooperation network with 12 universities, coordinated by Stanford University prof. Jay Borenstein.