The second lecture of Designing information systems covered stakeholders / interest groups. My assignment was to look at an information system and answer questions about its' stakeholders, user groups and different kinds of developers involved. I'll look at the information system owned by Mannerheimin lastensuojeluliitto by which I can book a babysitter. This IS has … Continue reading Interest groups in information systems
A new course has started from the University of Oulu. This one focuses on designing information systems (IS). First task was to recognise different information systems I utilise. In the university (Oulu and Helsinki) I use Weboodi, Moodle and also Microsoft Outlook. In Oulu I also still use Optima, although I am relieved they will … Continue reading Designing information systems
One method to creating more usable software is to utilise usability heuristics in evaluation. These are memory lists that experts in usability utilise when testing software. As an evaluation method it differs from user-input in that the evaluators are experts. If experts are unavailable, then newbies can be used, but it needs to be someone … Continue reading Usability heurestics – one approach to more usable software
I started to learn to code a while back through several online resources. Always it came to a grinding halt. The style of instruction just did not speak to me as basically it was just "type this". I was left with a whole bunch of unanswered questions, the biggest one being "why?". So with this … Continue reading Not very good, yet, but persistent
It seems that I just can't get enough of studying IT. On top of my university courses I have started studying about web development in The Odin Project. It remains to be seen how active I can progress with this one once my courses begin, but I will return to this in the summer if … Continue reading How the internet works?
In this module I thought I would feel right at home with my background as a researcher. However, even though the topic is very close to home, there are some clear differences. With the term scientific study, I refer in this post to the scientific study done in my field of expertise in education. Also, … Continue reading HCI study
My first reaction to hearing all that the term user experience entails was to groan. It is topic of the latest module in ITKK course from Oulu I have mentioned before (on at least 4 previous posts, since this module is number 5). The ISO 9241-210 standard defines it as person's perceptions and responses resulting … Continue reading UX and all it entails