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
In a previous post, I focused on the 26% who cannot use the computer. For developers of it-solutions, they are not of much importance, because they will not use our/the solutions. However, the OECD-report had some interesting stuff about the rest of us that is of great importance for anyone developing it-solutions and that is … Continue reading Some thoughts about the computer skills of the rest of us
That is the percentage of people between ages 16-65, who in the OECD-countries cannot use a computer (OECD 2016). That is 26%. That is an enormous amount of individual people. After I got over the "how do they survive?"-part of my reaction, which just describes myself and the extent to which computers form the basis … Continue reading 26%
The most recent module of my course "humans as developers and users of technology" covered user-centered designThe focus was on the principles laid out in ISO standard 9241-210:2010. The first principle is that the design is based upon the explicit understanding of users, tasks and environments. This first principle connects with basically the entire course … Continue reading User-Centered design principles