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  • 1.
    Fröberg, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Nu slipper jag fråga någon: En studie om hur man förklarar termer i en text utan att läsbarheten påverkas.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hockey is one of Sweden's most popular sports and involving many pepole, both on and off the rink. Hockeyligan.se is Elitseriens Official site and offers visitors the opportunity to follow the games directly from a computer via a text flow. In the live stream, there are many abbreviations that are difficult to understand. The objective of this study is to find a solution to how explain them without affecting the readability negatively.

    The focus is on the textual piece and not the graphics and how information is presented. By doing textual analysis and an environmental scanning I hope to get enough knowledge to finally be able to make a design that achieves my goal of the study. That is to include all visitors.

    The pilot study consisted of a readability analysis and a text analysis. The text analysis showed that the information currently provided is relevant but that the abbreviations should be explained in order to increase the ability to understand the content. Which my survey also confirms. They flew namely 77 percent said they felt that there is a general need for explanations of the terms.

    The result was a design where the user uses his computer mouse to get the explanations of the abbreviations. By dragging the mouse over the word to bring up the explanation into a box called a tooltip, which does not affect readability. Briefly, we can say that the results of the study gives the reader the opportunity to decide if he / she wants to share the information or not. In this way, a box called a tooltip, it will not affect the readability

    As for the textual study has given me the following results in terms of how to write explanatory texts for a tooltip on the Web:

    • Be brief.
    • Write it as required. 
    • Think of your audience.
  • 2.
    Gillström, Emilia
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Att fastna i det interna nätet: Ett arbete i att inkludera hela organisationen i informationssystem som intranät.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis was to, with the principles of Informationdesign, find a way to help and encourage computer novices to use new information systems like intranets.

     

    The cognitive load is higher if the user doesn’t have any previous experience or knowledge in similar tasks, which is shown in both previous studys and in my own.

     

    Swecon, who is a part of Lantmännen, has a new intranet which the workers don’t use. The unused intranet is a problem because it results in lack of information, in other words the workers doesn’t get all the information they need to do their job in a correct and safe way.

    The results from my quantitative and qualitative studies show that the lack of knowledge motivations and information contributes to the problem

  • 3.
    Hultström, Pauline
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Wayfinding – för den som gått vilse: En studie om att finna sin väg i en likformig flervåningsbyggnad2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about the complexity that is present in wayfinding and wayshowing in a multilevel building where the floors are uniform and how this problem can be solved. Åva gymnasium is a municipal upper secondary school whose facilities span over multiple levels, many of which look the same. The uniformity of the building contributes to difficulty in navigating the building. It is this practical problem that is at the root of this study. The purpose of the study is to clarify the interior navigation at Åva gymnasium, thus facilitating for pupils and teachers in everyday life. In addition, the hope is that the work can provide a deeper understanding of how wayfinding theories can be applied in a complex multilevel building. The study connects several different aspects of wayfinding and wayshowing. By analysing theories of wayfinding and various aspects of this subject, such as signing, distinction and wayshowing the comprehension of what can be improved has been formed. An increased understanding of the space and the problem has been achieved through the following methods; observation, site analysis and notation analysis. The methods showed that there is a problem that is based on the fact that the floor plan in the building is uniform and little work has been done to change this The result of the study is visualized through a design proposal. With the help of clearer distinctions between the different levels of the building and simple but efficient signage, the environment may become more structured and easily understood.

  • 4.
    Karlsson, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Johansson, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Backström, Tomas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Cedergren, Stefan
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Andersson, Jennie
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Assessment competence and its importance for IMA-tool use2017In: XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Midgley, Gerald
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, United States .
    Wilby, J.
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, United States.
    Learning across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of Systems Theory and Practice2015In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 509-513Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Nicholas, Graeme
    et al.
    Inst Environm Sci & Res, Christchurch, New Zealand..
    Foote, Jeff
    Univ Otago, Otago, New Zealand..
    Kainz, Kirsten
    Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA. Univ Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, N Humberside, England..
    Midgley, Gerald
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Univ Queensland Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia.;Victoria Univ Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.;Univ Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand..
    Prager, Katrin
    Univ Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland..
    Zurbriggen, Cristina
    Univ Republica, Inst Ciencia Polit, Montevideo, Uruguay..
    Towards a heart and soul for co-creative research practice: a systemic approach2019In: Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, ISSN 1744-2648, E-ISSN 1744-2656, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 353-370Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The language of co-creation has become popular with policy makers, researchers and consultants wanting to support evidence-based change. However, there is little agreement about what features a research or consultancy project must have for peers to recognise the project as co-creative, and therefore for it to contribute to the growing body of practice and theory under that heading. This means that scholars and practitioners do not have a shared basis for critical reflection, improving practice and debating ethics, legitimacy and quality. White seeking to avoid any premature defining of orthodoxy, this article offers a framework to support researchers and practitioners in discussing the boundaries and the features that are beginning to characterise a particular discourse, such as the one that is unfolding around the concept of co-creation. The paper is the outcome of an online and face-to-face dialogue among an international group of scholars. The dialogue draws on Critical Systems Heuristics' (Ulrich, 1994) questions concerning motivation (revealing assumptions about its purpose and value), power (interrogating assumptions about who has control and is therefore able to define success), knowledge (surfacing assumptions about experience and expertise) and legitimacy (disclosing moral assumptions). The paper ends by suggesting important areas for further exploration to contribute to the emerging discourse of co-creation in ways that support critical reflection, improved practice, and provide a basis for debating ethics and quality.

  • 7.
    O’Brien, D.
    et al.
    DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
    Sharkey, P. S.
    DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
    Andersson, Ulf
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Subsidiary management’s horizontal boundary spanning activity as entrepreneurial behaviour2019In: Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan , 2019, p. 169-202Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To date, the rich subsidiary literature has largely overlooked the individual entrepreneurial behaviours required by subsidiary managers to build crucial linkages and access vital knowledge. This chapter addresses this issue and takes a microfoundational approach to develop a typology of subsidiary managers’ attentional engagement on key boundary spanning strategic activities. By substantiating middle managers’ strategic activities outside the realm of the direct TMT perspective, the chapter proposes an integrated framework of middle managers’ horizontal boundary spanning activities in multinational corporations (MNCs). Furthermore, this chapter reveals insights on the true levels of strategic coordination required to manage large complex organizations, and how managers focus their attention on different horizontal activities to drive corporate entrepreneurship depending on the specific agenda of their management context. 

  • 8.
    Omorede, Adesuwa
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Innovative Technologies Shaping Lives of Men and Women in Nigeria2018In: Nordic African Days NAD, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The global world over the years, witnessed significant transformations, where innovative technologies are shaping lifestyles, lifting millions from poverty, providing alternative and sustainable sources of income and stretching the reach of quality life to rural and remote areas. Africa is not an exception, and in this regard, Nigeria is witnessing a new page in its socioeconomic development, where the country is leveraging innovative technologies to unlock its technological potentials. Using desk and document reviews, coupled with online interviews with some young Nigerian innovators, the results showcase several Nigerian home-grown technology companies that have achieved global recognition. The companies include ccHub, Andela, PagaTech, BudgIT, Hotels.ng, Konga, Wakanow and MainOne among others as the country’s success stories, making immense opportunities for technological growth and job creation. The paper further sees the Facebook founder’s visit to Nigeria as validation for betting big on the countries innovative technology industry. The paper however found that the scientific narrative on Nigeria’s technology and innovative industry is under-appreciated across the world due to lack of information and support systems. This scientific contribution is a page turner to reposition Nigeria’s innovative technological ecosystem on the global map. The paper hereby recommends a public–private support to this young Nigeria’s innovative technological ecosystem to accelerate the socioeconomic development of the country.

  • 9.
    Rajagopalan, R.
    et al.
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom.
    Midgley, Gerald
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia .
    Knowing Differently in Systemic Intervention2015In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 546-561Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper makes the case for extended ways of knowing in systemic intervention. It argues that the deployment of formal (even reflective) thinking and dialogue methods are inadequate, on their own, to the critical tasks of comprehending larger wholes and appreciating others' viewpoints. Theory and techniques need to go further and access other forms of knowing, held in experiential, practical or symbolic ways. This could offer a better basis to incorporate marginalized people and other phenomena that are affected by interventions but do not have a voice, such as ecosystems and future generations.

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