Articles by Anu Kankainen

Anu Kankainen, Ph.D. is a psychologist with thirteen years of experience in user-centered design. For the last ten years she has worked primarily on strategic design projects ,exploring new product and service concepts utilizing the latest and future technologies. She can be reached at

The World’s a Stage: Using Acting to Validate a Wearable Product Concept with Users

Acting, when used to validate a wearable product concept, describes the right target group, identifies use situations, and contextualizes issues to be addressed in product development. [Read More]

Finding Uses For New Technology: Moving with a Magic Thing

The user cannot always be the starting point for new products but involving users provides us with a way to find applications for technology-driven innovations. [Read More]