In the 70’s and 80’s a consensus emerged among the practitioners and researchers in organizations that were utilizing the new and exciting computer technology in their operations. Computer scientists, engineers and cognitive psychologists jointly came to the conclusion that there was a problem in the way that computers and software user interfaces were designed. People resisted re-training to follow the software designer’s ideas of how they should do their work. In some cases computer systems intended to make the organization work more efficiently were found to do the opposite. In other cases users found creative ways to misuse the systems when they did not understand how to accomplish their daily tasks with the new technology.
User Experience in Robotics course work: Pepper as an interactive tour guide to the solar system
In this project of User Experience in Robotics course we worked in conjunction with the Tampere University's childrens and youth STEM unit Juniversity (Part of the finnish national LUMA network) to create a robotic application to support their "Science Stop" ("Tiedepysäkki") events. Read here our story of our robotic concept about Pepper as an interactive tour guide to the solar system.
**Happy New Year 2020**
Computing Sciences celebrates its first full year in the new Tampere University. Year 2019 was but construction work also continuation of excellent research and teaching thanks to our noted research groups and professional teachers. All of our 450 staff members wish the readers wonderful year 2020 and look forward to get in touch with you in face-to-face or social media!