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Mejtoft, Thomas, UniversitetslektorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9283-9246
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Söderström, U., Carlsson, L. & Mejtoft, T. (2019). Comparing millennials view on minimalism and maximalism in web design. In: M. Mulvenna & R. Bond (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: . Paper presented at ECCE 2019 (pp. 92-95). New York, NY: ACM Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing millennials view on minimalism and maximalism in web design
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics / [ed] M. Mulvenna & R. Bond, New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019, p. 92-95Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study evaluates how Generation Y, also known as millennials, perceive different web design approaches. Two web design approaches were compared, using methods in User Experience design. The first approach is minimalism and the second one is maximalism. Minimalism has been a recurring web design trend ever since the end of the twentieth century. Maximalism is claimed to be the most important web design trend of 2018. The interesting question is if millennials who have grown up with minimalism in web design are interested in a new approach – the maximal approach. This study probe the opinions, thoughts and emotions of millennials after they have browsed two websites, one developed with minimalism and one developed with maximalism. The results show that the participants in this study were more exited by the maximal design. However, combining quantitative and qualitative data, the conclusion is that the different design approaches are more or less suitable to use depending on the message that the website is supposed to convey.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Interaction Technologies Human Aspects of ICT Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166750 (URN)10.1145/3335082.3335104 (DOI)978-1-4503-7166-7 (ISBN)
Conference
ECCE 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Hale, S. & Söderström, U. (2019). Design Friction: How intentionally added friction affect users level of satisfaction. In: Maurice Mulvenna & Raymond Bond (Ed.), ECCE 2019: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. Paper presented at ECCE 2019, Maryland, USA, Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2019 (pp. 41-44). New York, NY: ACM Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design Friction: How intentionally added friction affect users level of satisfaction
2019 (English)In: ECCE 2019: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics / [ed] Maurice Mulvenna & Raymond Bond, New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019, p. 41-44Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study evaluates if intentionally added design friction affects users level of satisfaction when using a mobile application. Today most applications are designed to have as little friction as possible. An interesting question is if a more mindful interaction will lead to more satisfied users. In this study two prototypes inspired by the Headspace application where tested. One prototype had added design friction and the other had none. The participants were asked to rate their experience and to choose which prototype they preferred. The result shows that most participants of the test would choose the mobile application with added design friction and that they felt more satisfied when they had a clear understanding of the goal of the task.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019
National Category
Media and Communication Technology Human Aspects of ICT Interaction Technologies Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166748 (URN)10.1145/3335082.3335106 (DOI)978-1-4503-7166-7 (ISBN)
Conference
ECCE 2019, Maryland, USA, Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Söderström, U., Hellman, M. & Mejtoft, T. (2019). Evaluating electronic ink display technology for use in drawing and note taking. In: Maurice Mulvenna, Raymond Bond (Ed.), ECCE 2019: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. Paper presented at ECCE 2019 (pp. 108-113). New York, NY: ACM Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating electronic ink display technology for use in drawing and note taking
2019 (English)In: ECCE 2019: Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics / [ed] Maurice Mulvenna, Raymond Bond, New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019, p. 108-113Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, electronic paper – a display technology known for its low power consumption and paper-like appearance has started emerging in several consumer products, replacing reading and writing on regular paper to some extent. In this paper, the capabilities of electronic ink technology is evaluated in the context of drawing and note taking. Our tests were done by letting test participants use two different tablet devices as replacements for daily activities that usually require pen and paper; the reMarkable, using an electronic ink display, and the Apple iPad, using an LCD screen. The results from the tests showed that for writing, the reMarkable was superior to the iPad, although insufficient when it comes to software and user experience. This shows that the nature of tasks performed throughout a day benefits from a less niched, more do-all device such as an iPad. In summary, the results from this evaluation shows that while the technology has come a long way mimicking the look and feel of paper, integrating electronic paper technology into a tablet in this case demands a little too much of the technology itself. Ultimately, electronic paper still has some way to go before being the go to paper replacement that has been long sought after.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: ACM Press, 2019
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Human Aspects of ICT Interaction Technologies Media and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166749 (URN)10.1145/3335082.3335105 (DOI)978-1-4503-7166-7 (ISBN)
Conference
ECCE 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Helen, C. & Berglund, S. (2019). International experience by interdisciplinary collaborative teaching. In: : . Paper presented at 7:e utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Luleå tekniska universitet, Sverige, 27-28 november, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International experience by interdisciplinary collaborative teaching
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The global nature of business has made international experience during studies at the university important. This short paper presents learnings and gives insights from a project that seeks to investigate the possibility of giving students international experience international experience without having to travel abroad. The paper describes two test runs of an ongoing collaboration between Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The results show that students want to engage in international collaboration, however, there are many issues to address to create a working collaboration.

Keywords
Engineering education, Engineering Students, Curriculum development, International relations, Collaboration, Collaborative tools
National Category
Didactics Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166752 (URN)
Conference
7:e utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, Luleå tekniska universitet, Sverige, 27-28 november, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Cripps, H., Berglund, S., Dlacic, J. & Matia, T. (2019). Internationalization of students’ learning using online technology: Lessons learned. In: A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Ed.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019 (pp. 1099-1107). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internationalization of students’ learning using online technology: Lessons learned
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2019 (English)In: 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2019, p. 1099-1107Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The global nature of business has increased the importance ofstudents’ international experience during their studies at the university. Usinginteractive technologies the projects investigated ways to increase students’motivation to take responsibility for the learning process by creating “real”international co-creation experience online. This paper presents learningsfrom two consecutive international collaborative teaching between EdithCowan University, Australia, and Umeå University, Sweden, in 2017 and EdithCowan University and the University of Rijeka, Croatia, in 2018. Feedbackfrom the students showed they enjoyed working across cultures and academicdiscipline on simulated products and marketing campaigns. Issues raisedincluded: the need to explicitly explain how all parts of project is going to workand how the students execute their role. Incorporation of a formalintroduction process for the students in each location so all students have thesame knowledge about each other. Furthermore, the provision of real-timeopportunities to collaborate in lectures and the setting joint deadlines betweenthe units are of importance. Despite some of the shortcomings of the project,it has provided a firm foundation for the refinement of ongoing collaborativeteaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press, 2019
Keywords
Higher education, Online technologies, International collaboration, Learning experience, International
National Category
Pedagogical Work Interaction Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160875 (URN)10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.59 (DOI)978-961-286-280-0 (ISBN)
Conference
32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-10-30Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Andersson, B. M., Pommer, L., Karolina, J., Kerstin, R., Wåhlin, A., . . . Hallberg, P. (2019). Kan en branschspecifik innovationsmodell öka ”success rate” för medicintekniska innovationer?. In: : . Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2019, Linköping, Sweden, 2-3 oktober, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kan en branschspecifik innovationsmodell öka ”success rate” för medicintekniska innovationer?
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2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166751 (URN)
Conference
Medicinteknikdagarna 2019, Linköping, Sweden, 2-3 oktober, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Hellman, D. & Söderström, U. (2019). Reclaiming control over personal data with blockchain technology: An exploratory study. In: A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Ed.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019 (pp. 411-425). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reclaiming control over personal data with blockchain technology: An exploratory study
2019 (English)In: 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society: Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2019, p. 411-425Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the digitalization and increasing number of Internet users,more and more personal data breaches occur. Many people are not awareof their personal data rights and have not received any instructions on howto act in situations such as when their personal data is abused. This issomething that illustrates the flaws of the Internet. A technology thatprovides solutions to some of these problems, such as trust andtransparency, is the blockchain technology. Hence, the objective of thispaper is to investigate knowledge about personal data rights and to explorethe design of a prototype of a blockchain application for increased securityand transparency. User tests were conducted, highlighting the greatestneeds for users to feel secure and in control over their personal data. Thisknowledge provide the foundation for a prototype based on blockchaintechnology that gives the users increased security and forces those whostore personal data to be more transparent with the usage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press, 2019
Keywords
Blockchain, Personal data, User test, Exploratory Study, Internet
National Category
Interaction Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160870 (URN)10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.22 (DOI)978-961-286-280-0 (ISBN)
Conference
32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-10-30Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Berglund, S. & Helen, C. (2019). Sustainable international experience: Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary teaching project. In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019 : Helhetssyn på undervisning - kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå universitet, Sverige, 10-11 oktober, 2019 (pp. 43-44).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable international experience: Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary teaching project
2019 (English)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, 2019, p. 43-44Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The global nature of business means getting international experience during studies at the university is continuously increasing in importance. Many students on the engineering programs in Sweden also make the decision to abroad to gain international experience that is valuable in their future profession. However, this is usually not the majority of the students. Therefore, it is of great importance that engineering students get the possibility to get international experience without having to engage in exchange studies. This paper presents learnings from a pilot study from a project that seeks to create international experience without having to travel abroad (Wen, Zaid, & Harun, 2015; de Marcos, Domínguez, de Navarrete, & Pagés, 2014).

The project involved the interweaving of the content of two units, an engineering unit at Umeå University and a marketing unit at Edith Cowan Univer-sity (ECU) in Perth, Australia. In 2017, the collaboration was set up between the fourth year engineering unit Prototyping for Mobile Applications and the third year marketing unit Current Issues in Marketing. Consequently, the engineering students created prototypes while the marketing students created marketing material. The virtual communication platform Slack was used to assist collaboration between students (Labus, Despotovi´c-Zraki´c, Radenkovi´c, Bogdanovi´c, & Radenkovi´c, 2015). During the second iteration in 2019, the engineering unit Social Media Technology was the counterpart to the marketing unit. However, the setup regarding the different chores was the same.

The student reviews of the two units and of the project showed that they liked the idea of international collaboration. However, a more structured approach would be beneficial. Students on both sides struggled with the unknowns, as they were, sometimes, dependent on students on the other side of the planet.

Evaluating the project among teachers involved, revealed some challenges. However all teachers consider this type of international collaborative curriculum to benefit the students (Chang & Lee, 2013). Major challenges that surfaced during were focused around the stilted exchanges on issues due to time differences, differing understandings of cultural priorities and aligning the timing of assessment of the units’ requirements. However, benefits to the students included, experience to give and receive feedback, experiencing a new business culture and technologies, development of online media skills and having to solve real world problems.

National Category
Pedagogy Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166754 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019 : Helhetssyn på undervisning - kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå universitet, Sverige, 10-11 oktober, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T., Ristiniemi, C., Söderström, U. & Mårell-Olsson, E. (2019). User experience design and digital nudging in a decision making process. In: A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar (Ed.), 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Societ: Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019 (pp. 427-442). Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>User experience design and digital nudging in a decision making process
2019 (English)In: 32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Societ: Conference Proceedings / [ed] A. Pucihar, M. Kljajić Borštnar, R. Bons, J. Seitz, H. Cripps & D. Vidmar, Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press , 2019, p. 427-442Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When using online nudges to steer people in the right directionwhile they are making a decision, there is usually one preferable outcome.What might happen if the user experience is inadequate, will the nudgesstill work or might they be undermined? In this paper we investigate thecorrelation between user experience and digital nudges in a decisionmaking process. A user A/B test was conducted to investigate theproblem. The test participants visited one of two websites that includedthe same nudges where they were nudged to choose option (a) instead of(b). The only difference in the websites was the quality of the userexperience, one website design had a good user experience while the otherone offered an inadequate user experience. The results showed thateveryone who was assigned the good user experience chose (a), while twoof the inadequate experience participants chose (b). The results indicatethat user experience design can be used for digital nudging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maribor, Slovenia: University of Maribor Press, 2019
Keywords
Digital Nudging, User Experience, Decision Making Process, Decision, User
National Category
Interaction Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160874 (URN)10.18690/978-961-286-280-0.23 (DOI)978-961-286-280-0 (ISBN)
Conference
32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing technology for a sustainable society, Bled, Slovenia, June 16-19, 2019
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-10-29Bibliographically approved
Mejtoft, T. & Winka, K. (2019). Vad ger ett lärarutbyte. In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019 : Helhetssyn på undervisning - kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå universitet, Sverige, 10-11 oktober, 2019 (pp. 45).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad ger ett lärarutbyte
2019 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019: Helhetssyn på undervisning – kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, 2019, p. 45-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-166753 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2019 : Helhetssyn på undervisning - kropp, känsla och kognition i akademin, Umeå universitet, Sverige, 10-11 oktober, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-26 Created: 2019-12-26 Last updated: 2020-01-02Bibliographically approved
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