Research finds opportunities for improvement in energy saving design

Most work in sustainable product development focuses on energy and resource efficient design. While this is a valuable and worthy tactic, it does not always result in actual energy saving during device use. This is because users may not want to, or know how to, use the device in an energy efficient manner. In fact,

The second Design Factory Bootcamp

The Second Design Factory Bootcamp was held last week. The one-week intensive hands-on experience of the Design Factory concept was organized to help five institutes from all around the world to help them build their own interdisciplinary platform. The participants took the first steps in planning the DF concept for their home institution.

Design Factory virus is spreading around the world

7th Design Factory launched in Portugal, as the Porto Design Factory inauguration took place on Monday May 11th Design Factory Global Network is a group of innovation platforms around the world, which are all based on the Design Factory model developed in Aalto University.

Arjen harmi tekee keksijän

Mikä yhdistää maastopyörän, Post-it-lapun, lenkkitossut, internetin ja energiapatukan? Niiden kehittäjillä menivät hermot. Tieteen keinoin voidaan selvittää, mitä keksitään seuraavaksi.

Inspired by Design Factory: Students’ room at Helsinki French-Finnish School (HRSK)

As part of the We Learn-it EU project related to educational development, the Finnish French School of Munkkiniemi was one of three Schools part of the We Learn-Design course run through Aalto Design Factory.  The course was an intensive 3 week programme dealing with design thinking, product and service development, teamwork, communication, prototyping and presentation

ME310 Paper robot challenge

Paperbot is one of the numerous challenges ME310 students take and maybe the funniest one: 1 week to build a robot while starting from scratch in electronics! The point of Paperbot is to get started with electronics and not being afraid of prototyping with them later on. Anyone can prototype basic electronics and Paperbot is