Credits: 10

Schedule: 24.02.2020 - 02.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teppo Vienamo

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

Responsible teacher: Teppo Vienamo,


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV, 2018 – 2020.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

●     Identify new material and method types and processes and sources of innovation 

●     apply a innovation process to develop  product concept using chosen new materials or means of production and demonstrating those with models prototypes  and / or visualisations.

●      write short scientific text about a new material or method

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Application of emerging materials and technologies for explorative designs

Cross-disciplinary collaboration to productize material and technology inventions

Articulate the value of design

Develop capabilities in prototyping and physical 3-dimensional demonstrations

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignment briefs and debriefs by discussion. Learning is constructed and summarized in a case study where a student or team of students design and present a concept utilizing emerging materials and techniques. Evaluation will be based on team and independent assignments and will be evaluated by student, peer and teacher.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

Lectures, excursions, assignment briefs and debriefing sessions 56 h (7 x 8h)

Team tutoring 14 h

Team work with the design assignment 130h

Individual material and method research 30h

Personal reflection 40h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 




Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 30 students, priority to Collaborative and Industrial Design students who have this course accepted in their personal study plan (HOPS) up to 20.


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