The more we talked with different founders, the more evident it became that modern ventures do not need to make a stark distinction between business and a wider impact.Full post
To meet the international demands’ the founders of Helsinki Wildfoods and the new company METTÄ Nordic, decided to create a brand that would be specifically tailored for export.Full post
When the three founders of 3 Kaveria (“three friends”) were designing their first products, they created quick prototypes of the packaging and took these to the freezer aisle of a store to test them in context. This testing led to a crucial turn:Full post
Applying design thinking in non-design organisations requires a change in mindset, which is easier said than done. Buying into the logic of the iterative approach requires fluctuating between divergent and convergent thinking, and this can be a struggle for people accustomed to a more linear approach.Full post
On the brink of the Finnish Independence Day on the 5th of December, we (Aalto Design Factory & the global network) celebrated the launch of the new Passion-based co-creation -book and the growing DF global network.Full post
At best, visuals can help covey a message more effectively, build empathy and help to get everyone on the same page in a project. But how to get started? These few tips will help you get tuned into your creative side and help you to incorporate more visuals into your everyday work.Full post
We at Design Factory get frequently asked about what is our method. There seems to be a strong assumption that there is a “DF method” that can be summarized in a few clear steps. Our answer – that there isn’t one – seems often to be met with surprise, confusion or even disappointment. So why do we not have a clear-cut method or process… and should we?Full post
Most ideas don’t die, they get stuck in hibernation. Research points to some useful ways to incorporate development into a life in which empty calendar space is only a utopia.