Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


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

(1) Master form giving and aesthetical design to be able to produce and manufacture physical design prototypes with high standards

(2) Understand the benefit of physical design prototype in comparison with digital design concept

(3) Estimate the resources needed for physical prototyping in product development

Credits: 10

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 13.02.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Simo Puintila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Simo Puintila

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students get to experiment with and perfect their skills with a range of physical materials and they get to know material workshop/studio practices to be able to explore and develop the form giving of physical products. The course contains the required workshop "driving license(s)", material workshops including related studio practices and prototyping. The students work in design studio mode and utilise different material workshops related to their design assignments under the super vision of the instructor(s).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    After successfully completing this course students should be able to master physical prototypes with high standards. Evaluation criteria: process, participation, concept development, design/aesthetics, prototype, general evaluation.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    270 h

    Workshop licence 40h

    Intermediate reviews and group activity 30h

    Prototyping 170h

    Personal reflections 30h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Thompson, Rob (2007). Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. London: Thames & Hudson. Additional material will be announced in the beginning of the course. Additional reading will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course replaces course MUO-E3022 in the old degree requirement

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Completed the foregoing Product and Form I course.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption