Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 25.05.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Period V (2018-2019), Otaniemi Campus
Period V (2019-2020), Otaniemi Campus
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Upon successful completion of the course, students should hold a general understanding about the new roles for design and design thinking in dynamic business environments; equipping them with cross-disciplinary business understanding about design to approach development opportunities on the strategic, operational and tactical level. In specific, students should be able to:
• Recognize the immediate development implications posed by an increasingly complex and dynamic environment for business and design.
• Articulate a position for design and design thinking in exploring and developing new business opportunities
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Game-changing products and services break industry conventions and challenge us to reconsider the way we live. The creation of products and services challenge us to reconsider the scope of design and business studies. Leading companies are not only using design. They manage design and designers strategically in new business development and value creation. Moreover, they pursue design and design thinking to add agility and flexibility to their processes. However, the repeated delivery of new products and services remains a moving target for business, which sets unique challenges for future design and business leaders.
In the Design and Creativity in Business course, we explore this new intersection between design and management studies with the goal to understand how design and design thinking add value to contemporary business. The overarching goal of the course is to help students to prepare for future careers in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment for design and business as well as for further studies at the intersection between design and business studies. The course addresses the interplay between design and management studies through lectures, workshops and group assignments; with an emphasis on practices and tools for problem-solving in fast-paced businesses.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Students must attend and display active participation in at least 80% of the contact sessions in the course. They must also pass the group assignment(s) as well as the written exam at the end of the course.
The final grade for the course is based on the grades for the group assignment(s), individual work and the written exam. The grade on the written exam is partly determined by submitting weekly deliverables on the readings for the course.
60% Group assignments
20% Individual assignments
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact teaching 30h
Individual work 127h
Total 160h (ECTS)
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Readings and other material will be distributed through MyCourses. More information on Syllabus.
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
JOIN-C7001 Business + Design (only one can be included in the degree)
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)
The order of priority is as follows:
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
- exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
- students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
- students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
- other students.
Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.
This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.