Research

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Managing for knowledge creation in exploratory projects

I recently defended my PhD thesis looking into how practitoners with little or no experience on creative problem-solving practices approach ambigious problems and, on the other hand, how this type of work should be supported. My research got started at the Design Factory and the data was gathered from Design Factory-based industry project courses and from companies involved in research projects based at DF. Below is the transcript of the introductory lecture I gave at my defence. 

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Satu RekonenManaging for knowledge creation in exploratory projects
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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, (VEGAN) ICE CREAM

Since its founding, 3 Friends has established a permanent place in customers’ hearts and freezers with its delicious ice cream. However, when the three founders decided to venture into the realm of vegan products, they faced a completely new development challenge: how to create a vegan ice cream on a par with their quality standards?

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Erika PerttunenI SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, (VEGAN) ICE CREAM
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DESIGNBITES REPORT 2018/2019

Learn about experimentation, co-creation, product development, the role of design amongst other topics from our study of Finnish food and beverage entrepreneurs. We’ve compiled interesting case examples and learnings in this document for everyone to look into.

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Erika PerttunenDESIGNBITES REPORT 2018/2019
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MEET THE EMPATHIC ENGINEERING TEAM

Rarely (if ever) big endeavors are achieved in solitude. This premise fully embodies the nature of our collaboration. In this post, we want to introduce ourselves to all of our readers. We want to show who we are, what do we bring into the project and why were we interested in being part of it.

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DF ResearcherMEET THE EMPATHIC ENGINEERING TEAM