Series Part 1: Introduction to ADF ways of working
This series explores different topics surrounding pedagogical development. Aalto Design Factory uses the principles of Design-based learning to provide a physical platform for passion-based learning, or problem-based learning (PBL).
What happens when Mathematics meets Art and Architecture? This is what Senior Lecturer Kirsi Peltonen set out to find out when creating this course at Design Factory, and it is an example of what happens when experimental teaching meets the DF teaching platform.
Whether you’re starting the new semester refreshed or already behind of schedule, this can be the fall that you start following through on your great ideas. Make some new habits to avoid becoming a full-time firefighter.
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 skills. The theme or case study that was addressed by the participants was that of “Improving the High School experience”.
The annual Product Design Gala was held again at Aalto Design Factory on Friday May 16th. This day filled Design Factory with 17 student projects (14 from Finland and 3 from Graz University of Technology) presenting their final prototypes and findings. Visitors were able to test the new product ideas and challenge the teams with their tricky questions.
Design Factory collaborated with “change agents” from various ministries in Finland on Friday January 31st as ideation workshop for future ideas was organized at Startup Sauna. The facilitators wrote their experience (in Finnish) – cheap jerseys how did it actually go?