S+I Research Seminar – Abiodun Ogunyemi

Title: HCI values and approaches implementation in software development companies

Abstract: As our societies have evolved quickly into information societies, the need for human-centred software developments has become critical. The field of HCI consistently produces new findings, which could enhance the design, implementation and evaluations of interactive systems for human use. However, these findings are hardly incorporated into software development practice. One way to deal with this gap is to develop effective methods, techniques or tools to translate research results into practice. At the moment, there are a couple of empirical proposals and a systematic review of these proposals indicates that there is no single best proposal. Moreover, many of the current proposals lack methodological strength and theoretical guidance. What is needed is to establish the theoretical evidence underlying the causes of the many gaps between HCI research results and the process of their integration into software engineering processes. Considering that both HCI and software are components of socio-technical system, the use of theories that have been successfully applied in the field of social sciences, may provide a basis for developing proposals for effectively promoting implementation of HCI values and approaches in software development companies.

This presentation discusses the preliminary results emerging from a field study in Nigeria and a recent survey in Estonia.

Bio: Abiodun Ogunyemi is a PhD student in the School of Digital Technologies at Tallinn University, Estonia. He received an M.Com in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2011. He has worked as a systems engineer and a computer science lecturer. His research interests include HCI implementation, human-centred software engineering and usability/UX evaluation. Currently, Abiodun is a doctoral trainee researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University and is working with Jan Stage.

Where and When: Room 0.2.11, 13th of November 2015, 09:30-10:30

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