Experience Platform kick-off event


TUE 13.2.2018 at 13 – 18


Dipoli, Kaleva auditorium, Otakaari 24, Espoo

Welcome to the grand opening of the Aalto University Experience Platform!

Today, consumers and businesses invest in experiences that enhance subjective pleasure and well-being, rather than in material possessions. Aalto Experience platform fosters and promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and designing for experiences by combining scientific, artistic, business, and technological angles to human experiences.

This kick-off event aims to highlight the multi-disciplinarity of human experiences by keynotes and networking activities between academia and industry, and between different disciplines.


13:00    Opening – Introducing Experience Platform

Virpi Roto, Professor in experience design, Aalto, Finland
Markus Ahola
, Project Manager, Aalto, Finland  

13:20    Hannu Seristö, Vice President, External relations, Aalto, Finland       

13:25    Kristina Höök, Professor in interaction design, KTH, Sweden

User Experience – designing with aesthetics through bodily and emotional engagements

14:30    Coffee

15:00    Anne Stenros, Chief Design Officer, City of Helsinki, Finland 

Citizen Experience – From Audience to Actor

15:30   Eric Arnould, Professor in marketing, Aalto, Finland

Consumer Experience – the consumer culture theory perspective

16:00  Demos & posters by experience researchers @ Aalto


Snacks, drinks, and coffee


Thank you for participating! Pictures from the event can be found from our Facebook page.


Virpi & Markus: Introducing Experience Platform

Kristina Höök: User Experience

Eric Arnould: Consumer Experience


Kristina Höök

Eric Arnould

Anne Stenros

Hannu Seristö

Virpi Roto & Markus Ahola

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