Posts Tagged ‘design for all’

VIPP symposium 2010: Seeing Red, final day 21.1.2010

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Enoshima, the island of Benzaiten

Speakers’ presentation notes and related discussion forums can be found at:

Moderator: Suvi Kitunen

09.30-10.00 Opening by Antti Raike and Suvi Kitunen: Practical issues (wlan, webcasting etc.)

10.00-10.30 Kirsikka Vaajakallio: Designing with colours

Kirsikka will ground her presentation to her personal experiences as being a color blind person in the color coded world. Thus the presentation will highlight the “users” perspective instead of the designers’ view and try rather to promote discussion than provide academic knowledge.

10.30-11.00 Discussion: How to select the colour chart for the interface

11.00-11.30 Sonja Iltanen-Tähkävuori: Colours, aesthetics, and values

Values are connected to the visual elements of products in at least two ways: designers’ values may become visible in the products, and visual elements may have consequences that raise ethical questions. In this presentation, design of patient clothing is discussed from these perspectives.

11.30-12.00 Discussion: Colours and values

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-13.30 Akira Sano: Computer Vision (CV) and the future of imaging

Computer vision (CV) is a technology of recognition and analysis images by computers. If computer can watch and recognize images as human do, the possibility of imaging will expand dramatically. Especially in these days, Augmented Reality (AR) has a big progress. I will introduce CV and AR technology and applications, and show some applications which I made.

13.30-13.45 Discussion

13.45-14.30 Markku  Hauta-Kasari: Applications of Spectral Colour Research

In my presentation I will introduce the spectral color research at the University of Eastern Finland from the application point of view. I will show industrial applications in which the spectral color is key technology to solve the color related task. Also the research center called InFotonics Center Joensuu at the University of Eastern Finland will be introduced.

14.30-15.00 Discussion

15.00-15.30 BREAK

15.30-16.00 Lecture by Harald Arnkil: Colours in context

Colour exists only in context, but we are still able to name and conceptualize colour in our heads. How is this done and how accurately can we remember colours? Colour also seems to change constantly in juxtaposition with other colours and with changes in lighting, but we are still able to identify objects by their colour in widely varying situations. In order to fully understand colours’ relativity and constancy, we need to address human ecology and evolution.

16.00-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.00 Conclusion by Jussi Lohijoki and Antti Raike: How to visualise the film post-production manual?

Registration: Join the LeMill group for Seeing Red

Read the paper of the final day before the fourth symposium session, please: Blue or Red? Exploring the Effect of Color on Cognitive Task Performances


VIPP symposium 2010: Seeing Red, second day 14.1.2010

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Speakers’ presentation notes and related discussion forums can be found at:

09.30-10.00 Opening: Antti Raike

10.00-10.30 Markku Reunanen: Subcultural visual practices

The presentation deals with the visual language of the underground community known as the demoscene. Starting from the 1980s the scene has reflected the technology, society and popular culture of its time. The developments have all contributed to the audiovisual artifacts produced by the community, and here we will look into some of those factors.

10.30-11.00 Discussion:

11.00-11.30 Tommi Jantunen: On the perception of  allegedly word-like units in signed language

The talk demonstrates two experiments dealing with sign (cf. word) perception in signed language. The results of the experiments indicate that there exists a categorical difference between what the sign is argued to be in (and by) the linguistic theory and what the sign actually appears to be on the basis of perceptual experiments. Consequences of this conflict are outlined.

11.30-12.00 Discussion

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-13.30 Philip Dean: Digital photography, perception  and colour management

Long White Cloud

13.30-14.00 Discussion: Reproduction of colours

14.00-14.30 Antti Raike and Jyrki Messo:  Results of colour naming test

14.30-15.00 Discussion:

15.00-15.30 BREAK

15.30-16.00 Lauri Ahonen: Lessons of eye-tracking

The speech will present the foundation of the eye tracking. The basic physiology behind the eye movements will be introduced but focus is in the today’s eye tracking methods. Examples of the existing systems for eye tracking will also be listed

16.00-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.00 Conclusion

Registration: Join the LeMill group for Seeing Red

Read the paper of the second day before the second symposium session, please: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Users’ Perceptions of a Webpage: With a Focus on the Cognitive Styles of Chinese, Koreans and Americans


VIPP symposium 2010: Seeing Red, first day 12.1.2010

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Speakers’ presentation notes and related discussion forums can be found at:

09.15-10.00 Opening: Antti Raike

10.00-10.30 Raija Talvio: Film production workflow and post production

How to keep the story alive through pre production, production and post production – and is this possible? The different forms the story takes before it reaches the screen.

10.30-11.00 Discussion: How to visualise film production

11.00-11.30 Anna Heiskanen: Film production manual fort the students and staff

Post production workflow has gone through rapid change and keeps on changing. Presenting up-to-date material to the students is a challenge as seems to be understanding the process to the students. So this opportunity for understanding visualizing this maze of phases is very much appriciated.

11.30-12.00 Discussion: The use of film production manual

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-13.45 Simo Vanni: Visual cortex: one for all and all for one

A single neuron in the visual cortex is sensitive to stimulation not only locally, within classical reseptive field (CRF), but also to stimulation outside the CRF. This extra-CRF sensitivity modulates neural responses, and we have proposed a hypothesis that this modulation render neural responses to distinct visual objects more independent throughout the visual system. This hypothesis connects the well known psychological and physiological principles of contextual modulation to efficient coding of sensory information, and is in line with a view that the hierarchical system of visual cortices comprise a functionally homogenous, but multidimensional network of representations, reflecting learned regularities in the visual environment.

13.45-14.15 Discussion:

14.15-14.45 Samu Mielonen: Data visualisation & colour blindness

14.45-15.00 Discussion:

15.00-15.30 BREAK

15.30-16.00 Markus Koskela: Content-Based Video Analysis

Digital video has become commonplace both in professional use and in various consumer products, and the capturing, storing, and transmitting of digital video has steadily become easier and more cost-effective. However, the current methods for the analysis and semantic representation of the video content are considerably less mature. In this talk, I will introduce the research done at Aalto University ICS Department on content-based video analysis, and present some applications such as automatic video summarization and mobile augmented reality.

16.00-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.00 Conclusion

Registration: Join the LeMill group for Seeing Red

Read the paper of the first day before the first symposium session, please: Measuring visual clutter


Design for All workshop 2009

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

DfA workshop 2009, the PROGRAMME. Lectures are open for all!

Wednesday 21.1.2009

10-11 Workshop in practice: introductions of the participants, agreements for the outcomes etc.
11-12 Introduction: Collaboration in DfA and projects improving accessibility (Antti)
12-12.30 Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Päivi Rainò: SYKE-PULSE – a different project in Dfa. Visualizing rhythm and music for the deaf and hard of hearing.

13.30-15.00 Presentation of the participant: Suvi Kitunen’s pre-assignments exposed.

Programme ends, but participants should continue working with own texts and an assignment given by Antti

Thursday 22.1.2009

10-12 Marketta Kyttä: Theory of affordances and softGIS methodology in person-environment research
12-12.30 Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-17.00 Presentations of the participants, pre-assignment exposed:
– Joanna Saad-sulonen
– Tarja Toikka
– Hans Põldoja
– Kati Heljakka
– Batsirai Chivhanga
– Juhani Tenhunen

Friday 23.1.2009

10-12 Sonja Iltanen: Aesthetics in DfA and special needs design
12-12.30 Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Discussion and conclusions

Welcome to listen (and watch) the lectures!

Let’s roll!

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Designers are artists? Painters? Hackers? Researchers? Do they design “for all”, i.e. users, or for themselves? Surely designers vary a lot, as the users do. But would it be reasonable to think that designers awareness of the principles of human cognition and biological constraints and collaboration with users will improve the accessibility of project visualisation? Or that designer’s tacit and cultural knowledge of the users supports more accurate project visualisations?

The aim of VIPP is to a) Explain how colours could be used in visualisations to augment accessibility; b) Find interdisciplinary tools and methods for project visualisation practises, which can be understood equally by all technical and artistic project members; c) Clarify how design for all principles could be rationalised in project visualisations; d) Describe what are the constraints and limits of the design for all principles in complex technologically driven media projects, and e) Generate cross-disciplinary dialogue between art, design and technology projects.

The methodology is based on participatory action research and advanced codesign (collaborative design having a focus on human and social factors in design) due to complexity of the phenomena involved. Triangulation for the data collection will be used, thus the research questions will be studied from versatile data and points of view. Data will consist of researcher’s observations in the research log, recorded e-mail comments by participants and designers, results of the eye-tracking tests, concept maps made by participants and project visualisations of the design experiments.

Expected results will — hopefully — contribute to design of accessible and universal interfaces for information and communication technology (ICT) in rich media project management. I like to think that results will improve and propagate the project visualisation methodology in media and design productions to augment better financial and content conduction of the projects.

– Antti