Articles by Kaisa Savolainen

Ms. Savolainen (M.Sc. Tech.) is a doctoral student in Department of Design, Aalto University. She has over 10 years of working experience in the private sector in user experience and user research related positions. Her doctoral research focuses on the utilization of end-user information in product development.

Cumulative and Combined: Analyzing Methods Use in a Human-Centered Design Mature Company

Abstract Human-centered design (HCD) has developed an impressive number of methods for gaining a better understanding of the users throughout the design process. The dominant orientation in HCD research has been to develop and validate individual methods. However, there has been growing amount of criticism towards this dominant orientation, as companies and designers seldom design […] [Read More]