Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 03.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II 2018 - 2019 (autumn)
I-II 2019 - 2020 (autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


After completing the course, the students are able to identify key differences and similarities between engineering and design work. They can also explain the key phases of design process with appropriate working methods and tools.



After completing the course, the students will have an experience of completing a complete concept design project in a group. They have experience of conducting context studies, interpreting context study materials, generating concept alternatives, conducting user tests with a prototype, and presenting a design concept. They have also experience of writing reflective learning diary as well as participating in design critique.



After completing the course, the students are able to conduct a basic concept design project for a simple electronic product in a group. They are able to present a design concept with contextually grounded arguments.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers the topics of what is design, the design process, design methods, field studies, sense making, sketching, prototyping, and presenting.  Technical work in the course is supported with a programming course. The course activities include project work, lectures, tutoring, peer reviewing, and learning diary keeping.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  1. active participation in collaborative sessions
  2. collaborative design process (rigour, management, documentation)
  3. collaborative design outcome (relevance, functioning, presentation)
  4. individual reflection (coverage, use of references)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 32.5 hours, attendance compulsory

Teamwork 63 hours

Independent work 40 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The study materials include tailored course literature and online media. Supplementary materials are announced during the course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration occurs through WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


Registration and further information