Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.




Credits: 3

Schedule: 14.01.2019 - 06.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Michihito Mizutani

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Michihito Mizutani, Matti Niinimäki

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  • Applies in this implementation:

    The lecturer has 10-years experience in designing and prototyping mobile phones, applications, IoT devices, wearables and augmented reality solutions. The course provides a journey of design process from developing concepts to prototyping the experience and services. 

    The course contains four phases as a design process: Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver. In the Discover phase, the students will understand and empathize with users. Based on the user data, the students will crystallize their findings and create a vision for the service in the Define phase. The Develop phase will help the students to ideate concreate service concepts. Finally, the students will work in groups and prototype the service design ideas in the Delivery phase.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    26h teaching. The weekly seminars focus on learning new technics, tutoring and discussions therefore actual building prototypes is expected to be done outside of the weekly seminars.

    Students are expected to present both design and technical assignments during the course. The students also work to develop a concept and build a prototype. The project should be presented in the DemoDay.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:



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Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is held weekly. Students will create concepts of services. During the service creation, the students will exercise various service design methods through hands-on experience. The goal of the course is to create prototypes of the service concept. As service designs embraces multiple touch points for targeted users, the students can create prototypes for those different touch points through user journeys. The prototypes can be devices, mobile UI / wearables, augmented reality and so forth. The final outcome will be presented in Spring Demo Day.

    • MON 14.01.19 -04.02.19 – 15.15-17.00
    • MON 25.02.19 -01.04.19 – 15.15-17.00
    • MON 15.04.19 – 15.15-17.00
    • MON 29.04.19 – 15.15-17.00


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