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, organized by Aalto University, Finland.
17:40 Workshops – 7 experiences (more info here) 1. Theories of Experience 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
18:45 Greetings from Workshops 19:00 Mingling
// WEDNESDAY Sept 2, 2020 // 3pm-7pm EEST
15:00 Opening – Teemu Leinonen, Ossi Naukkarinen, Virpi Roto and Markus Ahola (Aalto University) Slides 15:15 Keynote: Psychotic Experience – Inez Myin-Germeys Video / Slides 15:45 Keynote: Sensory Experience – David Howes Video / Reading material 16:20 Keynote: Tourist Experience – Xinran Lehto Video / Slides 16:55 Break
17:10 Workshops – 7 experiences (more info here) 1. Theories of Experience 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
18:15 Conclusions & Closing of Summit Slides 19:00 Mingling
1. Experience design
Pieter Desmet (Netherlands) is professor of Design for Experience at Delft University. He is founder of the Delft Institute of Positive Design and partner of Emotion Studio. His research focuses on the question how design can evoke positive emotions and support subjective well-being. He developed a framework of positive design, emotion measures, and systematic design approaches.
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 (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, 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.
General Chair of the Summit: Virpi Roto, Professor of Experience Design, Aalto Experience Platform, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aalto University organizing committee: Eric Arnould, Professor of Marketing Pia Fricker, Professor of Computational Methodologies in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Katja Hölttä-Otto, Professor of Product Development Guy Julier, Professor of Design Leadership Turkka Keinonen, Professor of Industrial Design Pentti Kujala, Professor of Marine Technology Elisa Mekler, Professor of User Experience and Game Psychology Johanna Moisander, Professor of Organizational Communication Antti Oulasvirta, Professor of User Interfaces Sofia Pantouvaki, Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film Antti Salovaara, Senior University Lecturer, Interaction Design Mikko Sams, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Nitin Sawhney, Professor of Human-Machine Interaction
Teija Vainio, Research Fellow, Aalto Experience Platform Eero Tiainen, Coordinator, Aalto Experience Platform
Registration to the summit was closed 31.8. 8 am GMT.
Contact for general and registration inquiries: Markus Ahola (Conference Secretary, Aalto) email@example.com