Credits: 2

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 18.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

University Lecturer Antti Pirinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I 2019–2020 (autumn). Not organised in 2018–2019.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course, the student:

  • Understands the interaction of space and services.
  • Has a critical overview on the potential of service design in the context of interior architecture.
  • Commands basic service design methods and is able to apply them in interior architecture.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides an introduction to service design methods in the context of spatial design and interior architecture. We study the reciprocal relationship between space and services, learn basic service design methods and rehearse the application of the methods in interior architecture. The course consist of two parts: theory and method part (2 cr) that builds the knowledge base through lectures, reading tasks and weekly assignments, and design part (3 cr) where the methods are applied into a design project. Interior architecture students should complete both parts while students from other programmes have the option of taking only the theory part. The course is suitable to master's students from any area of design or architecture.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The theory and method part comprises lectures, reading tasks and weekly assignments done individually or in groups. The design part consists of independent design work and documentation with tutoring meetings and a final presentation. Passing the course requires 80% attendance and submission of all assignments. Assessment is based on the assignments (theory part) and the quality of the design project (design part).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

54-135 h: contact teaching 16-30 h, independent work 38-105 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Announced in the beginning of the course

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

One thematic cross-disciplinary course in Interior Architecture MA.

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Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi. 25 places filled in order or registration with priority to students in Master's Programme of Interior Architecture who have the course in their personal study plan.


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