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12 to 14 May 2010
Lisbon, Portugal
Panu Korhonen
Panu Korhonen is a pioneer of user experience since early 90’s. He founded usability and human-computer interaction research area at Nokia. In his leadership, the team expanded from one member to over 40, to cover all aspects of user experience. He worked at Nokia in several key UX roles, in research, concept design, process development, strategy, management and leadership. He and his team contributed to the UI styles of S30 (“navi-key”) and S40, participated in original S60 UI concept design, and until recently, was lead UI designer at Maemo for Nokia’s mobile Linux devices. Currently, Panu is a UX strategist and concept designer at Nordkapp.

Panu has been active in international communities. He chaired CHI conference in 2003 together with Gilbert Cockton, and as a strong proponent of the role of interaction design in product and service development. He is an inventor in tens of patents, including one that covers kinetic scrolling for touch screen UIs.

Panu’s passion is to create flawless design stories. Every design decision must have a reason, that can be traced back to the business targets of the company providing the product or service.

Panu Korhonen


Interaction Design Leadership: Lessons Learned

I had the opportunity to lead an exceptionally large and challenging design project for a year. The team consisted of 20+ interaction designers, a group of ten visual designers, half a dozen usability experts, and prototypers.

Although the designs are still confidential at the time of UX LX, I will present insights about how to lead the design effort in such a complex design project. I will discuss topics related to design direction, process, tools, and people. The findings will be condensed to a dozen practical insights that will help and inspire people who work in design direction role in large projects, and it will help designers in such projects to understand better the point of view of their design leaders.

Thursday, 13 May @ 14:20-14:40
20 minutes
Auditorium III

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