I am a part-time doctoral student at the Department of Design. My background is in industrial and strategic design. I started my doctoral studies at the end of 2010 and since 2011 I am also member of the Embodied Design Group. My research interest is in the design and evaluation of novel interactive products and services. I am focusing on concept development and the involvement of users in the design process. I am particularly researching the User eXperience (UX), hence how people experience, interact and value novel designs – how they perceive products and attribute meaning.
From 2010-2012 I have been involved in the UX Tools project, a joint research project with Nokia Research Center on the development of UX evaluation methods.
Together with Mikael Runonen we developed AXE (Anticipated eXperience Evaluation), an approach for testing early product concepts with users on experiential qualities. If you are interested you can find more detailed information about AXE on axe-hub.com.
Gegner and Runonen. “For What It Is Worth: Anticipated eXperience Evaluation.” In 8th International Conference on Design and Emotion, London, UK: Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London with the Design and Emotion Society, 2012.