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Researchers’ breakfast

What would be a better way to start a working day than by having a breakfast while listening to inspiring speeches by your colleagues? The Researchers’ Breakfast is organized jointly by the Aalto Factories, with the next breakfast being organized on Tuesday the 8th of December, starting at 8.30AM in the Engine Room. Come listen to what our researchers are up to, this time Kevin Otto and Miko Laakso will present their work. Sign up here.

What would be a better way to start a working day than by having a breakfast while listening to inspiring speeches by your colleagues? Launched by Media Factory in 2012, the Researchers’ Breakfast is organized jointly by the Aalto Factories. The event travels between different Aalto campuses and it is organized in turns at Design Factory at Otaniemi campus, Service Factory at Töölö campus and Media Factory at Arabia campus.

The next breakfast is organized on Tuesday the 8th of December, starting at 8.30AM in the Engine Room. Come listen to what our researchers are up to, this time Kevin Otto and Miko Laakso will present their work:

Kevin Otto: Modularity and current design science research
Department of Applied Mechanics, School of Engineering

Kevin Otto presents an overview of his research in modularity, as well as some key questions in current design science research. Having previously held associate professorships at the Singapore University of Technology and Design and MIT, Kevin joined Aalto University this Fall as an adjust professor. He is also the owner of Robust Systems and Strategy LLC, an innovation and quality engineering consultancy.

Miko Laakso: Concept decision making in design agency – client interaction
Aalto University Design Factory

There is still an aura of mysticism surrounding the nature of creativity in design work. Out of the various approaches to demystifying design creativity, design decisions present one option. The design process is widely acknowledged to involve iterating between divergence and convergence. The study discussed here investigates the divergent-convergent concept development activity in Finnish design agencies with specific attention to the decision-making in designer-client interaction that shapes the outcome of the design.

Miko is working on his PhD at the Design Factory. His research focuses on creative practices in the early phases of design.

Don’t forget to sign up, see you on the 8th!

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