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  • Role of Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis

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      Lecture (June 2)Introduction to Crisis and Human-Centred Design, Prof. Nitin Sawhney, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University

      Workshop (June 4)Real-world Challenges of Crisis and Disaster Management, Marko Korhonen, Disaster Management Coordinator at Finnish Red Cross

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      Lecture (June 9): Role of ICT in Humanitarian Sector & Crisis Communication Strategies

      Role of Information & Communication Technologies in Humanitarian Sector, Ilpo Kiiskinen, Communications Director at Finnish Red Cross

      Crisis Communication Strategies at Aalto UniversityJaakko Salavuo, Communications Director, Aalto University

      Workshop (June 11): Contact Tracing for COVID-19: Role of Interaction Design & Data Science

      Designing the Ketju Contact Tracing App: Interaction Design, Technology and Privacy ImplicationsKarri-Pekka Laakso, Lead Designer (Interaction), Reaktor

      Privacy-Preserving Contact Statistics Collection using COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps, Prof Antti Honkela, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki and Coordinator of Research Programme in Privacy-preserving and Secure AI, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)

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      Lecture (June 16): Why Contact Tracing is Neither Secure or Privacy-Preserving, Prof. Janne Lindqvist, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University (PDF slides)

      June 18th - No class session scheduled for weekend of 
      Juhannus, mid-summer’s day in Finland.

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      • Lecture (June 23): Designing for Healthcare Experiences from a Multistakeholder Perspective. Prof. Johanna Kaipio, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University
      • Lecture (June 25): Data-Driven Approaches to Healthcare Research during the COVID-19 PandemicMiika Leminen, Head of Analytics and AI Development, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS)
      • Participatory Workshop (June 26, 10:00 - 12:00): Rethinking Critical Crisis Themes and Design Directions, Prof. Nitin Sawhney, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University and Dr. Salu Ylirisku, Design Teacher (Senior University Lecturer) at Aalto University

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      Lecture (June 30): Designing Multi-modal Interfaces for Demanding Conditions in Crisis, Paula Valkonen, Master of Arts, Aalto University and Dr. Jari Laarni, Principal Scientist, VTT 

      Workshop (July 3, 10:00 - 12:00)Mapping Ecologies of Crisis using Design Thinking, Prof. Nitin Sawhney, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University and André Santos, PdP Course Coordinator, Aalto Design Factory, Aalto University

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      Lecture (July 7): How do Health Agencies use Instagram for Crisis and Emergency Communication? Aqdas Malik, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University

      Workshop (July 9): EUvsVirus: Ethical and Transdisciplinary Practices when Designing for Societal IssuesCristina Zaga, Assistant Professor, Human-Centred Design Group, University of Twente

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      • July 14: Project Concept Presentations - 10:00 - 13:00
      • 2-week holiday: July 15 - July 29