Key phenomenonadmin 29/09/2022
Can we measure with facial expression analysis, how well does a designer understand a user?admin 18/02/2022
What did we study? A key element of product development is understanding the user. In design interviews, the designer tries to understand what the user thinks and feels, and what are their needs.
Third time’s the charm has never been more accurate. If you land at Helsinki Airport, you can get in your car and reach three different design factories within an hour. The Design Factory Global Network is honoured to welcome Viikki Food Design Factory from University of Helsinki to the network.
How accurately can you understand a person?admin 20/10/2021
As a designer, how well are you really able to understand users when you are empathizing with them? Our research shows, some factors may increase or decrease your empathic understanding. Do you know what they are and how do they influence your understanding accuracy? Users are not always thinking about the product during an interview.
Culture differences in user understandingadmin 07/06/2021
In the global economic integration, we do not design products only for local users but for users all over the world. Successful product development depends on how well meet the customer need, how well we understand the users. The diversity of users leads to a diversity of needs.
From waste streams to raw materialsadmin 18/05/2021
You may have heard of this equation: growing populations with higher demands and incomes require more natural resources. This has led us to the situation where human-made things, such as consumables, cars, and infrastructure, now exceed all living species’ weight on Earth.
Towards circular prototyping – Part 1admin 21/04/2021
Today, makerspaces are becoming increasingly popular on university campuses by providing an opportunity to design, fix, and prototype physical artifacts to a growing number of makers. This quick increase in the maker initiatives has also brought up the discussion around environmental impacts of the makerspaces.
Inside the empathic brainadmin 07/01/2021
User understanding is a key part of empathic design, but have you thought about what happens in the brain when we try to understand another person?
Being in sync, being connectedadmin 06/11/2020
For designers it is important to connect, build trust and a good relationship with the user. Building a relationship has been studied elsewhere. Let’s see what we can learn.