SIGCHI Finland Spring Seminar Thu 21.4: The Future of Cars and Driving


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Welcome to the SIGCHI Finland Spring Seminar on Thursday 21.4. 11:30-17:00 in the Aviation Museum (Aviapolis, Vantaa). This year's seminar's theme is the future of cars and driving. 

The event is free of charge, but we only have space for 200 participants, so please register to the event here: If you have to cancel, please send a message to, so we can invite someone else in your place.

Getting to the venue
- The venue address is Karhumäentie 12 (Tietotie 3), Vantaa
- If you are coming with public transportation, we recommend taking the I- or P-train to Aviapolis. The museum is only 150 meters from the railway station. You can also use buses 615, 451 ja 561 leaving from Helsinki (Rautatientori, Elielinaukio & Itäkeskus) and bus 540 from Espoon keskus.
- If you are coming by car, just follow the guidance towards Helsinki-Vantaa airport until there is a sign for the Aviation museum (Ilmailumuseo) and follow the guidance from there on. There is free parking space at the museum, but it might be crowded because of the event.
- For further informations and maps, please see (in Finnish) or (in English)

Automated vehicles are just around the corner. What does this mean to the experience of driving, the experience of passengerhood and dashboard design? Come and find out. The seminar will be held at the Aviation Museum in Aviapolis and the museum exhibition is free of charge for all attendants.

11:30-12:00 Registration and networking
Possibility to visit and hear about the UI of Volvo XC90 cockpit

12:00-12:30 Timo Tokkonen, Chairman, Sigchi Finland
Welcoming words and info about Sigchi Finland. Quick flashback from 2002-03 User Centered Concept Car for 2015.

12:30-13:00 Tuomo Kujala, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
Driving distractions - From mobile devices in cars to embedded distraction

13:00-13:30 Tuomo Sippola, UX Function Owner, Volvo Cars
Today's high-end car UI, case Volvo XC90

13:30-14:00 Timo Salminen, CEO, Ficonic Solutions
Driving centric tablet UI for cars

14:00-14:50 Coffee and networking
Possibility to visit and hear about the UI of Volvo XC90 cockpit

14:50-15:20 Mikko Nirhamo, Creative Director, Ixonos
The role of design and designer in designing today's and future car experience

15:20-15:50 Ilkka Kotilainen, Project Manager, Finnish Transport Agency
Facilitating future traffic environment – Automated driving action plans and Nordic C-ITS projects

15:50-16:20 Mikael Wahlström, Senior Scientist, VTT
Human Factors Challenges in Unmanned Ship Operations – Insights from Other Domains

16:20-17:00 Wrap-up, Discussion, Interviews
Possibility to visit and hear about the UI of Volvo XC90 cockpit

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