Virpi Roto

My mission is to make user experience work more systematic by clarifying the concept of user experience and providing means for evaluating and designing for experiences. This site (allaboutux.org) shows some important outcomes from these activities.

During my 15-year career in Nokia Research Center I learned a lot about the move from usability tests to user experience evaluation, about product development processes in a corporate setting, and about the differences between industrial and academic research. And yes, about the user experience of Web browsing on mobile phones, my PhD topic.

My current interests in Aalto University are in investigating how people feel and think about products, and how to design for meaningful experiences. Personally, I am not a gadget person, I just want the products to serve and delight me. I hope this page serves you and provides the information you are looking for.

Contact

You only need one address to reach me:

virpi at allaboutux dot com

Due to my rare name, you can easily find me at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter as well.

Current position

Research Fellow
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
1.4.2015 –

Past positions and visits

Post-doctoral researcher
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
1.1.2014 – 31.3.2015

Acting Professor
Research Team Leader, Engaging Co-design Research
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
1.1. – 31.12.2013

Visiting Researcher
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Host: Evangelos Karapanos
11.3.-21.3.2013

Post-doctoral researcher
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
1.4.2011 – 31.12.2012

University researcher
University of Helsinki
Department of Computer Science
Software Factory
1.10.2010 – 31.12.2011

Visiting Researcher
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Department of Industrial Design
Host: Arnold Vermeeren
13.-30.6.2011

Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland
15.7.1995 – 30.9.2010
Latest position as Principal Scientist, User experience

Visiting Researcher
Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
Human-Centred Technology
Host: Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila
1.3.2009 – 28.2.2010
Grant from the Academy of Finland

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy: Helsinki University of Technology 2006, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Usability Research (major), Cognitive Technology (minor). Overall grade: Pass with distinction.
Doctoral Thesis: Web browsing on mobile phones – Characteristics of user experience
Helsinki University of Technology (current Aalto University), 2006

Master of Science: University of Helsinki 1993, Computer Science (Mathematics and Social psychology as minors)
Overall grade: Laudatur.
Master’s thesis: Applicability of Task Analysis Methods in Designing a User Interface.

Invited talks and panels

  • Invited talk @ Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, 7.12.2016: “Towards Distinctive User Experiences”. Madeira, Portugal.
  • Keynote speaker @ INTERACT 2015, 18.9.2015: “Towards Distinctive User Experiences“. Bamberg, Germany.
  • Invited talk @ Design Club Työpäivä, 17.11.2014: “Brändikokemus” (“Brand Experience”). Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Invited talk @ World Usability Day, 13.11.2014: “From Usability to User Experience”. Oulu, Finland.
  • Invited talk @ Tulevaisuuden Apteekki, 21.1.2014: “Palvelumuotoilulla kohti uudistunutta apteekkia – mitä asiakkaat arvostavat nykypäivän apteekkipalvelussa?”. Jaana Hyvärinen & Virpi Roto, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Invited talk @User Experience Conference, 14.11.2013: “User experience as a driver of success”. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Guest lecture @ University of Oslo, 11.11.2013: “User Experience: Why, What, How?”. Oslo, Norway.
  • Invited talk @ Usability and User Experience Day at Haaga Helia 2013: “From Usability to User Experience”. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Talk @ Alihankintamessut 2013: “Käyttäjäkokemus menestystekijänä”. Tampere, Finland.
  • Talk @ Manufacturing Performance Days 2013: “FIMECC UXUS Program – User Experience as a Driver of Success”. Maaria Nuutinen, Virpi Roto, Harri Nieminen, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland.
  • Invited talk @ UX SIG event by SIGCHI Finland 2013: “Towards the 4th Wave of HCI”. Oulu, Finland.
  • Guest lecture @ University of Helsinki, 6.2.2013: “User Experience: Why, What, How?”
  • Invited talk @ Käytettävyys ja käyttäjäkokemus 2012: “Käyttäjäkokemus menestystekijänä”. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Keynote speaker @ Estonian World Usability Day 2011: “User experience in industry and academia – Two different planets?” Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Keynote speaker @ CHI Sparks conference 2011: “User experience in industry and academia – Two different planets?” Arnhem, The Netherlands.
  • Panelist in “Designing for User Experience: Academia & Industry” panel @ CHI 2011. Vancouver, Canada.
    Panelists: Elizabeth Buie (Luminanze Consulting, USA), Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research, The Netherlands), Kristina Höök (Mobile Life Center, Sweden), Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki, Finland), Scott Jenson (Google, USA), Peter Wright (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Keynote speaker @ human.interaction.design conference 2010: “Setting User Experience Targets to Improve Your Competitive Advantage”. Brussels, Belgium.
  • Keynote speaker @ SAICSIT 2010 conference: “User Experience Design – Enabling Enjoyment”. Bela Bela, South Africa.
  • Invited industry talk @ INTERACT 2009 conference: “User Experience – From Business to Research and Practice”. Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Invited talk @ Swansea University, Departmental Colloguium, October 2009: Improving Mobile Internet User Experience.
  • Panelist in “User experience as a business factor” panel @ ECCE conference 2009. Espoo, Finland.Panelists: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Hannu Paunonen (Metso Automation), Anne Stenros (Kone), Kaarle Mänty (Desigence)
  • Keynote speaker @ Persuasive Technology 2008 conference: “User Experiences, Attitudes, and Behavior – Case Mobile Internet”. Oulu, Finland.
  • Keynote speaker @ ACM SIGCHI Finland Autumn Seminar 2008: “User Experience, from Business to Theory”. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Keynote speaker @ Exploring User Experience & User Generated Content Seminar 2008: Impact of User Experience Research on Product Development. University of Salzburg, Austria.

Chairing conferences, conference tracks, workshops, tutorials, panels, SIG sessions, seminars

  • General chair @ NordiCHI conference 2014
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Jonna Häkkilä (University of Oulu)
  • Workshops chair @ Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) conference 2014
    Chairs: Paolo Cremonesi (Politecnico di Milano), Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
  • UX community chair @ CHI conference 2013
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Arnie Lund (GE Global Research)
  • Conference chair @ Eyes on User Experience conference 2009
    Chairs: Marc Hassenzahl (Folkwang University of Arts), Virpi Roto (Nokia)
  • Industrial programme chair @ INTERACT 2011
    Chairs: Stacy Hobson (IBM), Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki),Oscar Pastor (Valencia University of Technology), Antonio Câmara (Portugal), Miguel Dias (Portugal)
  • Industrial case studies chair @ MobileHCI 2011
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki), Tim Paek (Microsoft Research)
  • Industrial case studies chair @ MobileHCI 2010
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Manuel Sequeira (Zon)
  • Chair of Dagstuhl seminar on Demarcating User Experience, 9/2010, Germany
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Arnold Vermeeren (Technical University of Delft), Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research)
  • Course on User Experience Evaluation Methods – Which method to choose @ CHI 2013
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Marianna Obrist (Newcastle University)
  • Course on User Experience Evaluation – Which method to choose @ CHI 2012
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Marianna Obrist (Newcastle University)
  • Tutorial on User Experience Evaluation – Which method to choose @ INTERACT 2011
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Effie Law (University of Leicester)
  • Tutorial on User Experience Evaluation – Which method to choose @ NordiCHI 2010
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology)
  • Tutorial on User Experience Evaluation – Methods to Reveal How Users Feel about Your Design @ SAICSIT 2010
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (Nokia)
  • Tutorial on User Experience Evaluation Methods (Käyttäjäkokemuksen arviointimenetelmät) @ SIGCHI Finland autumn seminar 2010.
    Instructors: Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki)
  • Workshop on Experience Design for Multiple Customer Touchpoints  @ NordiCHI 2016
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Heli Väätäjä (Tampere University of Technology), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Rachel Powers (Tata Consultancy Services)
  • Workshop on How to Utilize User Experience Goals in Design? @ NordiCHI 2012
    Chairs: Heli Väätäjä (Tampere University of Technology), Thomas Olsson (Tampere University of Technology), Paula Savioja (VTT Technical Research Center of Finland), Virpi Roto (Aalto University)
  • Workshop on Theories behind UX Research and How They Are Used in Practice @ CHI 2012
    Chairs: Marianna Obrist (Newcastle University), Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology), Kari Kuutti (University of Oulu), Elizabeth Buie (Luminanze Consulting)
  • Workshop on Experiential Evaluation Methods @ DPPI 2009
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research)
  • Workshop on User Experience Evaluation Methods @ Interact 2009
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology)
  • Workshop on User Experience Evaluation Methods in Product Development @ CHI 2008
    Chairs: Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (TUT), Virpi Roto (Nokia), Marc Hassenzahl (University of Koblenz-Landau)
  • Workshop on Mobile Internet User Experience @ MobileHCI 2008
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Eija Kaasinen (VTT)
  • Workshop on Mobile Internet User Experience @ MobileHCI 2007
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Eija Kaasinen (VTT)
  • Panel on Demarcating User Experience @ Interact 2009
    Panel chair: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Panelists: Nigel Bevan, Jettie Hoonhout, Kristina Höök, Ilpo Koskinen, Gitte Lindgaard
  • SIG session on On Top of the User Experience Wave – How is Our Work Changing? @ CHI 2013
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Aalto University), Arnie Lund (GE Global Research)
  • SIG session on UX Research: What Theoretical Roots Do We Build On – If Any? @ CHI 2011
    Chairs: Marianna Obrist (University of Salzburg), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology), Virpi Roto (University of Helsinki), Arnold Vermeeren (Technical University of Delft), Kari Kuutti (University of Oulu)
  • SIG session on User Experience Evaluation – Do you know which method to use? @ CHI 2009
    Chairs: Marianna Obrist (University of Salzburg), Virpi Roto (Nokia), Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology)
  • SIG session on Towards a Shared Definition of User Experience @ CHI 2008
    Chairs: Effie Law (University of Leicester), Virpi Roto (Nokia), Arnold Vermeeren (Technical University of Delft), Joke Kort (TNO), Marc Hassenzahl (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Expert assignments

  • Member of Editorial board of Springer journal Quality and User Experience 2016-
  • Guest editor of Designing Interactive Systems for Work Engagement special issue of the Human Technology journal. In preparation 2016.
  • Guest editor of Mobile Internet User Experience special issue of the International Journal of MobileHCI, Vol. 1, Issue 4, October 2009.
    Guest editors: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Eija Kaasinen (VTT)
  • General chair @ NordiCHI conference 2014
  • Chair of Dagstuhl seminar on Demarcating User Experience, 9/2010, Germany.
    Chairs: Virpi Roto (Nokia), Effie Law (University of Leicester), Arnold Vermeeren (Technical University of Delft), Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research)
  • MobileHCI 2006 (organizing committee member)
  • Co-organizer of numerous SIGCHI Finland seminars 2009-2015
  • Finnish representative and the treasurer of IFIP TC13, Human-Computer Interaction 2015-

Reviewing theses and scientific publications

  • Phd Assessment Committee member for Tina Øvad, Aalborg University, Denmark (2016).
  • Phd Examination Committee member for Charlott Lorentzen. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden (2014).
  • Pre-examination of doctoral thesis: Yogasara, T. Anticipated User Experience in the Early Stages of Product Development. Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2013).
  • Pre-examination of doctoral thesis: Ervasti, M. Value in Experience – Evaluation Framework based on Case Studies of Novel Mobile Services. Tampere University of Technology, Finland. (2012)
  • Pre-examination of doctoral thesis: Jääskeläinen, A. Integrating User Experience into the Early Phases of Software Development. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. (2011)
  • Supervision of Doctor of Arts thesis by Yichen Lu (in progress), Markus Joutsela (in progress), Maria Assis (in progress).
  • Supervision of Master of Arts theses by Vladimir Abramov (2012), Yongsun Bae (2012), Daoxiang Zhang (2013), Iris Tomaszewski (2013), Chien-Ting Hsu (2014), Erdem Tutal (2015), Lassi Leino (2015), Dongjin Baeyon (2015), Samuli Räisänen (2015), Elina Hilden (2015), Netta Korhonen (2015), Jaeyong Lee (2016), Arto Kuusisto (ongoing), Jenni Huttunen (ongoing), Maritta Toivola (ongoing), Janne Palovuori (ongoing).
  • Editorial Board member for journal Quality and User Experience
  • Associate Chair for NordiCHI 2012 & 2016, ECIS HCI track 2014, INTERACT 2015, CHI’16 Late-breaking Works, DIS’17
  • Reviewer for
    • Journals: Design Issues, Journal of Design Research, Human – Computer Studies (IJHCS), Human-Computer Interaction, Interacting with Computers (IwC), Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT), etc.
    • Conferences: CHI, INTERACT, NordiCHI, DIS, DPPI, etc.

Publications

Articles in refereed scientific journals and full papers in refereed conference proceedings

  • Väätäjä, H., , Hildén, E., Roto, V., Uusitalo, K.: Case Study on Participatory Approach to Support Shift to Experience Design of Work Tools in B2B Context. Proc. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Ireland. (2016)
  • Hildén, E., Väätäjä, H., Roto, V., Uusitalo, K.: Participatory Development of User Experience Design Guidelines for a B2B Company. Proc. Academic Mindtrek, Tampere, Finland (2016).
  • Joutsela, M., Latvala, T. & Roto, V.: Influence of Packaging Interaction Experience on Willingness to Pay. Packaging Technology and Science (online 2016)
  • Lu, Y. & Roto, V.: Design for Pride in the Workplace. Psychology of Wellbeing (6)6, Special issue on Positive Computing. Springer Open (2016)
  • Joutsela, M., Roto, V.: Introducing Experience Goals into Packaging Design. Design Research Society 50th anniversary conference, Bristol, UK (2016)
  • Vermeeren, A., Roto, V, Väänänen, K.: Design-inclusive UX research: design as a part of doing UX research. Behaviour & Information Technology, 35(1):21-37 (2016)
  • Lu, Y. & Roto, V.: Evoking meaningful experiences at work – a positive design framework for work tools. Journal of Engineering Design, Special issue on Interaction and Experience Design 26(4-6):99-120 (2015).
  • Kaasinen, E., Roto, V., Hakulinen, J., Heimonen, T., Jokinen, J., Karvonen, H., Koskinen, H., Keskinen, T., Lu, Y., Saariluoma, P., Tokkonen, H., Turunen, M.: Defining User Experience Goals to Guide the Design of Industrial Systems. Behaviour & Information Technology 34(10):976-991 (2015).
  • Fagerholm, F., Ikonen, M., Kettunen, P., Münch, J., Roto, V., Abrahamsson, P.: Performance Alignment Work: How Software Developers Experience the Continuous Adaptation of Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments. Information and Software Technology, Volume 64, pp. 132–147, August 2015.
  • Lu, Y., Roto, V.: Towards Meaning Change: Experience Goals Driving Design Space Expansion. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI’14), Helsinki, Finland. ACM (2014)
  • Fagerholm, F., Ikonen, M., Kettunen, P., Münch, J., Roto, V., Abrahamsson, P.: How do Software Developers Experience Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments?. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2014), London, UK. ACM. (2014) Best paper award.
  • Law, E., van Schaik, P., Roto, V.: Attitudes towards User Experience (UX) Measurement. International Journal on Human-Computer Studies 72(6) June 2014, pp. 526–541 (2014).
  • Kujala, S., Roto, V., Vaananen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Karapanos, E., Sinnela, A.: UX Curve: A Method for Evaluating Long-Term User Experience. Interacting with Computers (2011).
  • Kujala, S., Roto, V., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K. and Sinnelä, A.: Identifying Hedonic Factors in Long-Term User Experience. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interface (DPPI 11), pp. 137-144. (2011)
  • Vermeeren, A., Law, E., Roto, V., Obrist, M., Hoonhout, J., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K.: User Experience Evaluation Methods: Current State and Development Needs. Full paper in NordiCHI 2010, Reykjavik, Island (2010)
  • Roto, V., Rantavuo, H., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K.: Evaluating User Experience of Early Product Concepts. Proc. Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI’09. Compiegne, France. (2009)
  • Väätäjä, H., Koponen, T., Roto, V.: Developing Practical Tools for User Experience Evaluation – A Case from Mobile News Journalism. Proc. ECCE’09. Espoo, Finland. (2009)
  • Ketola, P., Roto, V.: On User Experience Measurement Needs: Case Nokia. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 5(3), 78-89, July-September 2009.
  • Law, E., Roto, V., Hassenzahl, M., Vermeeren, A., Kort, J.: Understanding, Scoping and Defining User eXperience: A Survey Approach. Full paper in Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009, Boston, MA, USA. (2009)
  • Kaasinen, E., Roto, V., Roloff, K., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Vainio, T., Maehr, W., Joshi, D. & Shrestha, S. (2009). User experience of mobile internet: analysis and recommendations. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 1(4), 4-23.
  • Vartiainen, E., Roto, V., Kaasalainen, J.: Graphical History List with Multi-Window Support on a Mobile Web Browser. Proc. Third International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW’08), Athens, Greece. (2008)
  • Cui, Y., Roto, V.: How People Use the Web on Mobile Devices. Proc. 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’08), Beijing, China. (2008)
  • Vartiainen, E. Roto, V., Popescu, A.: Auto-update: A Concept for Automatic Downloading of Web Content to a Mobile Device. Proc. Mobility Conference 2007, Singapore. (2007)
  • Roto, V., Popescu, A., Koivisto, A., Vartiainen, E.: Minimap – a Web Page Visualization Method for Mobile Phones. Full paper in Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006, Montréal, Canada. (2006)
  • Roto, V.: Search on Mobile Phones. In Vaughan, M., Resnick, M. (eds): Perspectives issue of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Best Practices and Future Visions of Search User Interfaces. Vol 57, number 6 (2006), pp. 834-837.
  • Roto, V., Oulasvirta, A.: Need for Non-Visual Feedback with Long Response Times in Mobile HCI. Proceedings of the 14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’05), Chiba, Japan (2005)
  • Oulasvirta, A., Tamminen, S., Roto, V., Kuorelahti, J.: Interaction in 4-second Bursts: The Fragmented Nature of Attentional Resources in Mobile HCI. Full paper in Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA. (2005)
  • Roto, V., Kaikkonen, A.: Perception of Narrow Web Pages on a Mobile Phone. Proceedings of Human Factors in Telecommunications (2003)
  • Roto, V., Kaikkonen, A.: Acceptable Download Times in the Mobile Internet. In Stephanidis, C. (ed.): Universal Access in HCI. Volume 4 of the Proceedings of HCI International 2003, pp. 1467-1471. (2003)
  • Kaikkonen, A., Roto, V.: Navigating in a Mobile XHTML Application. Full paper in Proceedings of ACM CHI 2003, pp. 329-336. (2003)

Short papers etc. in refereed scientific publications

  • Roto, V., Joutsela, M., Nuutinen, M.: Brand Experience Goals Guiding the Design of Multiple Touchpoints. Workshop Proceedings on Experience Design of Multiple Customer Touchpoints, in conjunction with NordiCHI’16, Gothenburg, Sweden. (2016)
  • Roto, V., Nuutinen, M., Kaasinen, E., Seppänen, M.: UX Expeditions in Business-to-Business Heavy Industry – Lessons Learned. Extended Abstracts of CHI’16, San Jose, CA, USA. (2016)
  • Roto, V., Lu, Y., Nieminen, H., Tutal, E.: Designing for User and Brand Experience via Company-wide Experience Goals. Extended Abstracts of CHI’15, Seoul, South Korea. (2015)
  • Roto, V.: Ecological UX Studies. In CHI’15 workshop Ecological Perspectives in HCI: Promise, Problems, and Potential. Seoul, South Korea. (2015)
  • Law, E., Hassenzahl, M., Karapanos, E., Obrist, M., Roto, V.: Tracing Links between UX Frameworks and Design Practices: Dual Carriageway. Proc. SIGCHI Premier Sessions in HCI Korea 2015. Seoul, South-Korea. (2014)
  • Roto, V.,  Kim, T.Y., Markgren, H., Rebelo, C., Sundeson, K., Lindborg, I.: Trusted to Deliver Excellence – Trust Design in All Touchpoints. In Proceedings of workshop A Turn for the Worse: Trustbusters for User Interfaces, in conjunction with SOUPS’13 conference. July 24, 2013, Newcastle, UK. (2013)
  • Rantavuo, H., Roto, V.: Heuristic Evaluation of User Experience – Case Nokia. Made for Sharing: HCI Stories of Transfer, Triumph and Tragedy. Workshop paper @ CHI’13, Paris, France. (2013)
  • Abramov, V., Roto, V.: Accounting for Intermediate Parties in Experience-driven Product Design for Business-to-Business Environment. Proc. Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) working conference. 5.-6. December, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. (2012)
  • Roto, V., Uibo, E., Vienamo, T.: Experience Design for Forklift E-learning Tool. Proc. Workshop on How to Utilize User Experience Goals in Design, pp. 27-31. In NordiCHI’12, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 15th, 2012. Workshop proceedings (2012)
  • Obrist, M., Roto, V., Vermeeren, A., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Law, E., Kuutti, K.: In Search of Theoretical Foundations for UX Research and Practice. A Work-in-Progress paper in Extended Abstracts of CHI’12, Austin, TX, USA. (2012)
  • Roto, V., Kujala, S.: Studying six months in two hours. Workshop on Theories, methods and case studies of longitudinal HCI research, in conjunction with CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA. (2012)
  • Hyvärinen, J., Teräs, S., Vaajakallio, K., Fräki, J., Roto, V.: Enhancing the transparency of the local and organic food supply chain. Workshop on Food and Interaction Design, in conjunction with CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA. (2012)
  • Roto, V., Väätäjä, H., Jumisko-Pyykkö, S., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K.: Best Practices for Capturing Context in User Experience Studies in the Wild. Proc. 15th Academic MindTrek conference. Tampere, Finland. (2011)
  • Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Kaasinen Eija, Roto, V.: User Experience in the Cloud: Towards a Research Agenda. CHI’11 workshop on Designing Interaction for the Cloud. May 7, 2011. Vancouver, Canada. (2011)
  • Roto, V., Law, E., Vermeeren, A., Hoonhout, J. (eds.): User Experience White Paper – Bringing clarity to the concept of user experience. Outcome of the Dagstuhl Seminar 10373 on Demarcating User Experience, Germany. (2011)
  • Väätäjä, H., Roto, V.: Mobile Questionnaires for User Experience Evaluation. CHI 2010, Work-In-Progress track. Atlanta, USA. (2010)
  • Roto, V., Väätäjä, H.: Utilizing Contextual Data in Mobile Applications Development. CHI’10 workshop on Bridging the Gap: Moving from Contextual Analysis to Design. April 10, 2010. Atlanta, USA. (2010)
  • Roto, V. Obrist, M., Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K.: User Experience Evaluation Methods in Academic and Industrial Contexts. In workshop on User Expererience Evaluation Methods, in conjunction with Interact’09 conference, August 24-28, Uppsala, Sweden. (2009)
  • Väätäjä, H., Roto, V.: Questionnaires in User Experience Evaluation. In workshop on User Expererience Evaluation Methods, in conjunction with Interact’09 conference, August 24-28, Uppsala, Sweden. (2009)
  • Roto, V.: Temporal and Granular Nature of User Experience. Nordic Conference on Experience 2008, Vaasa, Finland. (2008)
  • Roto, V., Rautava, M.: User Experience Elements and Brand Promise. International Engagability & Design Conference (Idec4), in conjunction with NordiCHI’08 conference. Lund, Sweden (2008)
  • Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K., Roto, V., Hassenzahl, M.: Towards Practical User Experience Evaluation Methods. Proc. 5th COST294-MAUSE Open Workshop on Valid Useful User Experience Measurement (VUUM). Reykjavik, Island (2008)
  • Ketola, P., Roto, V.: Exploring User Experience Measurement Needs. Proc. 5th COST294-MAUSE Open Workshop on Valid Useful User Experience Measurement (VUUM). Reykjavik, Island (2008)
  • Roto, V., Ketola, P., Huotari, S.: User Experience Evaluation in Nokia. Proc. Now Let’s Do It in Practice – User Experience Evaluation Methods in Product Development workshop in CHI’08, Florence, Italy. (2008)
  • Hassenzahl, M., Roto, V.: Being and Doing – A perspective on user experience and its measurement. Interfaces Magazine 72, British HCI Group. (2007)
  • Roto, V.: User Experience from Product Creation Perspective. Proc. Towards a UX Manifesto workshop, in conjunction with HCI 2007, Lancaster, UK. (2007)
  • Kostiainen, K., Rantapuska, O., Moloney, S., Roto, V., Holmström, U., Karvonen, K.: Usable Access Control Inside Home Networks. Proc. The Third IEEE International Workshop on Trust, Security, and Privacy for Ubiquitous Computing, Helsinki, Finland. (2007) (Long version of the paper as a technical report)
  • Grassel, G., Roto, V.: Comparing Mobile Internet User Behaviours in Beijing. W3C workshop on Mobile Internet in Developing Countries. (2006)
  • Roto, V.: User Experience Building Blocks. COST294-MAUSE Workshop on User Experience – Towards a Unified View. In conjunction with NordiCHI’06 conference. (2006)
  • Roto, V., Geisler, R., Kaikkonen, A., Popescu, A., Vartiainen, E.: Data Traffic Costs and Mobile Browsing User Experience. MobEA IV workshop on Empowering the Mobile Web, in conjunction with WWW2006 conference. (2006)
  • Roto, V., Laakso, K.: Mobile Guides for Locating Network Hotspots. Workshop on HCI in Mobile Guides. (2005)
  • Roto, V.: Browsing on Mobile Phones. MobEA III workshop on Customer Focused Mobile Services, in conjunction with WWW2005 conference. Chiba, Japan. (2005)
  • Roto, V., Oulasvirta, A., Haikarainen, T., Kuorelahti, J., Lehmuskallio, H., Nyyssönen, T.: Examining Mobile Phone Use in the Wild with Quasi-Experimentation. HIIT Technical reports (2004)
  • Kaikkonen, A., Roto, V.: XHTML in Mobile Application Development. In Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices. Short paper in Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2002 pp. 344-348 (2002).

Book chapters

  • Vaajakallio, K., Mattelmäki, T., Roto, V., Lu, Y.: Customer experience and service employee experience – two sides of the same coin. In Miettinen, S. (ed), An Introduction to Industrial Service Design. Routledge (2016)
  • Roto, V., Korhonen, N., Hilden, E., Hu, Y., Sundberg, H., Seppänen, M., Nieminen, H.: Touchpoints – Opportunities for Engagement. In User Experience and Usability in Complex Systems – UXUS, FIMECC Publication Series no. 8, 104- 109. (2015)
  • Co-author of Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, K. & Vilminko, S. (eds): Landmarks for the User Experience in the Cloud. Authors: Marjo Jaakola, Kaarina Karppinen, Kaisa Koskela-Huotari, Raija Kuusela, Kati Kuusinen, Ville Nore, Jarmo Palviainen, Päivi Romppanen, Virpi Roto, Andrey Sirotkin, Sari Vilminko & Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila. Cloud Software Finland (2013)

 

Teaching

Experience-Driven Design (in Industrial Environment). Masters’ level course at Aalto ARTS, Department of Design, in collaboration with UXUS research programme. Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.

Patents

  • US7516402: Presentation of Large Objects on Small Displays
  • US7716580: Shortening Web Page Titles
  • US8583090: Transferring task completion to another device
  • KR100795590: Method of navigating in application views, electronic device, graphical user interface and computer program product
  • 11 patents pending

Hobbies

  • SIGCHI Finland chair 2011, vice-chair 2012-2013
  • SIGCHI Finland board member 2009-2015
  • Gardening
  • Misc. gymnastic exercises, also some yoga

I’m happily married since 1997. We have two lovely daughters, born 1998 and 2000.