User Experience in Smart Spaces

The team explores ways for bringing to end users future-oriented user interface design and concepts containing smart space technology.

Research topics

  • Usability and testing
  • End-user needs and evaluation
  • UI design
  • Concept creation
  • UI graphics
  • UI prototyping


Holleis P., Häkkilä J., Huhtala J., 'Studying Applications for Touch-Enabled Mobile Phone Keypads'. Tangible and Embedded Interaction '08, Bonn, Germany, 18 February 2008

Ahtinen A., Nurminen J., Häkkilä J., 'Developing a Mobile Reporting System for Road Maintenance - User Research Perspective'. Mobility 2007, 10 September 2007

Haveri M., Blom J., Virtanen J., Tarkiainen M., Häkkilä J., mCell: Platform Independent Communication Tool for Small Groups, Mobile HCI 2007, 10 September 2007

Ahtinen A., Mattila E., Koskinen E., Häkkilä J., 'Small Things Matter - The User Evaluation with Wellness Diary Application'. Ubiwell 2007, 16 September 2007

Paasovaara S., Darianian M., Häkkilä J., 'harting User Expectations on Mobile Shopping - Role-playing Study on Mobile Interaction with RFID Technology'. PERMID 2008, 19 May 2008

Dey, A., Häkkilä, J., 'Context-Awareness and Mobile Devices' in Lumsden, Joanna (ed.), Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation for Mobile Technology, IGI Global 2008.


Several European, American and Indian universities and research institutes collaborate with the team's projects.


Jani Mäntyjärvi, Team Leader