About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

 

About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

 

About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

 

About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

 

About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

 

About

7 Experiences – Aalto Experience Summit to endorse Experience Research as a multidisciplinary research field

Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Our goal is to establish a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research. How to characterize experiences, how to communicate them to others, how to understand others’ experiences, how to create new experiences? Methods and theories from different fields of sciences and art are needed in this enterprise.

7 Experiences Summit is a place for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research.

The summit will take place 1–2 September 2020 online, and at Aalto University, Finland.

Program

TUESDAY Sept 1, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST, Finland
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Virpi Roto, Markus Ahola (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Kristian Kiili, Experiential Learning
Antonella Carù, Experiential marketing
Pieter Desmet, Experience design
Carolyn Ellis, Lived experience

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Day 1

WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020
3pm-7pm EEST
(Convert to your time zone)

Opening: Markus Ahola, Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
Keynote talks (see speakers’ bios below):
Inez Myin-Germeys, Psychotic experience
David Howes, Sensory experience
Xinran Lehto, Tourist experience  

Break

Workshops – 7 experiences (Limited participation):

1. Importance of experience theories 

2. Evaluating experiences
3. Creating experiences (art, products, spaces, events, …)
4. Mapping experience research

5. Publishing experience research
6. Societal impact – Experience research for grand challenges
7. Experience research agenda

More information on the workshops

Conclusions & Closing of Summit

Keynotes

1. Experience design

Pieter Desmet, TU Delft (Netherlands). Pieter holds a TU Delft MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. Combining this with a PhD in the domain of Emotion Psychology, he has been active in developing tools and techniques to support designers in their attempts to design for meaningful experiences and human flourishing.

2. Experiential marketing

Antonella Carù (Italy) is Professor of Marketing at the Bocconi University where she is the Dean of the Graduate School. Her research focuses on experiential perspective in consumption and marketing. She is also interested in consumer behaviour and management in contexts pertaining to the arts. She has published on these topics in books and in various international journals.

 

3. Sensory experience

David Howes (Canada) is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. His main fields of research include sensory anthropology, cross-cultural aesthetics, culture and consumption, and the anthropology of law. His many publications include Ways of Sensing: Understanding the Senses in Society (Routledge 2014), co-authored with Constance Classen.

4. Psychotic experience

Inez Myin-Germeys  (Belgium) is Professor of Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, Belgium. Inez does research on person-environment interactions in the development of psychopathology in general and psychosis specifically. She is an international expert in the field of Experience Sampling Methodology and one of her research lines is first-person accounts of psychosis.

5. Experiential learning

Kristian Kiili

Kristian Kiili (Finland) is a professor of game-based learning at Tampere University. He has studied game-based learning, playing experience and educational game design since 2005. Currently, his research focus on situational interest, self-efficacy, flow experience, and emotional engagement in game-based learning environments.

6. Lived experience

Carolyn Ellis (USA) is Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the University of South Florida. She has contributed to the narrative and autoethnographic study of human life through integrating ethnographic, literary, and evocative writing to portray and make sense of lived experience in cultural context. She co-edits the Routledge book series, Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives.

7. Tourist experience

Xinran Y. Lehto

Xinran Y. Lehto, Purdue University (USA). Prof. Xinran Lehto’s expertise area is tourism experience design, management and marketing. Her research addresses how destinations can effectively market experience-based vacation products to unique traveler segments. Much of her work is concerned with developing understanding of how travelers interact with a destination through leisure activities and hospitality services.

Organising Committee

Virpi Roto (General Chair, Aalto), virpi.roto@aalto.fi
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto), markus.ahola@aalto.fi
Elisa Mekler, Aalto
Mikko Sams, Aalto
Pia Fricker, Aalto
Antti Salovaara, Aalto
Johanna Moisander, Aalto
Eric Arnould, Aalto
Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto
Teija Vainio, Aalto
Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Aalto
Pentti Kujala, Aalto
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto
Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto
Jouni Paltakari, Aalto

Registration

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration by August 5, 2020. Please register here

Contact

Twitter:
#7xsummit

Contact for general and registration inquiries:
Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) markus.ahola@aalto.fi

 

 

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