Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2020 - 14.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Meri Kuikka

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible teacher:

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

-Understanding the possibilities and limitations of emerging technologies from the perspectives of design, business and engineering. Each iteration of the course focuses on one emerging technology, which is chosen at the start of the course

- Ability to ideate and reason applications for emergent new technologies (business opportunities, product design, scientific advances)

- Ability to use on-line data sources. Finding, gathering, and analyzing data.

- Applying team work skills within a project setting

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Digital transformation is changing the landscape of product design by introducing new technologies such as additive manufacturing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and digital platforms. Each year, the course will focus on an emerging technology that is determined at the start of each course.  During the course, students create a value proposition / business plan that is made possible by, or builds on the chosen emergent technology. The outputs include a business model canvas, prototype / demo, and a pitch.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Please see MyCourses for updated weekly schedule.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Evaluation criteria:

- Activity and participation during the course

- Clarity and quality of presented work

- Quality of teamwork

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

  • Final pitch presentation 35%
  • Halfway checkpoint expert evaluation 25%
  • Weekly assignments (individual/teamwork) 25%
  • Participation in class activities 10%
  • Self/peer evaluation 5%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures & exercises. Teamwork. Total hours 135 (for 5 credits), 270 (for 10 credits).

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Activity Breakdown, hoursTotal time, hours
Classroom hours3333
Reflection, time to think2327
Weekly assignments (these are examples, actual topics and times will vary for each course)48
1. Problem identification6
2. Miniconference6
3. Choosing an idea and technology6
4. Gathering feedback for prototyping 6
5. Testing prototypes6
6. Making a 3D model6
8. Excursion preparation6
9. Assessing the role of AM in your product6
Final pitch assignment20
Total 128

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Variable study materials

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

This is a hands-on course with relatively little additional reading. Reading materials, when used, will be given in conjunction with the assignment brief.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

AAN-C2003 ADD BASICS: Working in the Digital Paradigm

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The grading system is 0-5, where 0 is fail and 1-5 are pass grades.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students can conduct integrated language and communication studies in English (3–6 cr) during the course. For further information, please contact Maurice Forget (

See also


Registration and further information