Floris van der Marel, Pauliina Mattila, Tiina Tuulos Developing Purposeful Innovation Fitness Throughout this course we have received a wealth … More
Final Project Presentations
The Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis course had its last session on September 2. The session’s agenda started with … More
Skills for the AI future
What skills and capabilities do professionals and leaders need for the future and does ‘AI understanding’ make the list?
The use of artificial intelligence is exponentially growing as the world further digitizes. As addressed in the lectures, as all … More
Evolution of ICT ethics
In this blogpost, I like to highlight the history of ethics relating to ICT in order to highlight their importance … More
Without diverse representation, there is no empathy for diverse experiences
I went into this course hoping to gain new tools which I could use to tackle my thesis during these … More
Summary of Project Concept Presentations
Participants in the Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis course are taking a two-week break from July 15-30. This provides … More
Voice for Urban Mobility platform elaboration
Throughout the first part of ‘Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis’ course, I’ve been interested in both international covid-tracing apps … More
Purposeful Innovation Fitness as a Vehicle to Unlock Opportunities in Crises
In this article, we outline our quest to explore how design approach can be enhanced by incorporating more elements of resilience and genuine reflection, to support professionals to imagine and create futures that are better for themselves, their organisations, and society at large.
Reforming HCD for Contact Tracing Technologies
This blog is written by Kiko and Divya who collaborated as a team based on the similar interest in the … More
Discovering, unlearning and relearning the thinking and doing
During the beginning of the summer I participated in the Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis course, taught at Department … More
How does foreign aid look in Finland?
For the third assignment of this course I decided to focus on my thesis topics. The above created mapping of … More
The Role of Social Media in Times of Crisis
In the previous lecture of Human-Centered Research and Design in Crisis course, different approaches on how Instagram can be used … More
Reforming HCD in Relation to Challenges of Contact Tracing Technologies
During the previous sessions, our discussions opened up topics about reflections and critics on Human-centered Design (HCD) as a dominant … More
What would a decolonised world (within design and beyond) look like?
The concept “Decolonise Design” represents a multitude of ideas about how we should be changing the way we think about … More
Designing for limited senses
During the last weeks, we’ve discussed different users, who might not necessarily have abled body, good health or the ability … More
Sustainable ICT Innovation
The potential of technology in transforming humanitarian assistance has been recognized for sometime now. But the use of technology has … More
Beyond Resilience: Crisis as an Opportunity for Sustainable, Social Transformation
Crises often render existing operating toolkits useless, commonly resulting in organisations experiencing a stage of paralysis. Furthermore, an initial crisis … More
From Technology-centered to Human-centered
Contact tracing technologies has reached it peak times amid the pandemic. From last weeks’ lectures and readings, we compared different … More
Can Physical Tokens take over?
With plenty of articles and discussions relating to contract tracing apps, the physical tokens proposed by EIT arouse my huge … More
A Utopian Experience: Voice-Enabled Service for Crisis
As the next frontier, human-centered mobile services are being developed that offer different user experience and interaction possibilities for use … More
Tracing for the people
All over the world contact tracing apps have been developed as digital responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are designed … More
Should contact tracing apps be centralized, distributed, or somewhere in between?
Initially, I was highly skeptical of contact tracing as a solution. However, I very much enjoyed the talk by Karri-Pekka … More
Challenges in developing proximity tracking apps
“Contact tracing is the process of identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to disease to prevent onward … More
Covid-collaboration – joining forces between Helsinki and Tallinn
It has been noted that numerous countries are developing covid-19 applications on national level, while more coordinated or regional solutions … More
Mobile technology in Disaster Preparation
Aiding a disaster prone area requires gathering plenty of information from the locals and community, from shadowing, statistics on resources, … More
The devil is in the detail
During the lecture this week we heard a presentation about the Ketju contact tracing application. Given the sensitive nature of … More
Proximity Apps For COVID-19 Contact Tracing
COVID-19 has changed the world to its core. New normals have been developed and socialization has been transformed into a … More
Volunteering, Voluntourism and Why
How do you make people want to volunteer their time and skills? Then, once you’ve done that, how do you … More
How might we channel community creativity and willingness to help in the most effective way?
I would love to help but I don’t know how? What can I do to help? Who needs help the … More
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