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.


after successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Continue development of an existing concept to add maturity still keeping the essence of the original idea..
  • Plan and execute prototypes and their development of a conceptual design to a validated concept level, demonstrating a strong design intent.
  • Perform assessment of a design in multiple dimensions, including manufacturability, and sustainability related impact of conceptual decisions.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 08.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Teppo Vienamo

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Oscar Person, Severi Uusitalo, Teppo Vienamo

Contact information for the course (valid 08.02.2021-21.12.2112)

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:

    The course has a lecture and workshop series, that supports a team design projects starting from an existing design concept which then is iteratively developed to more mature design. Students will use various physical and digital models to develop and evaluate projet.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The evaluation is based on student activenes, execution of several subtasks, quality of the product concept, and final presentation. Self-evaluation and peer evaluation is also used.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    To be agreed with during the first lectures of the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • 48h lectures / workshops
    • 10h team tutoring
    • 170h independent / team work
    • 10h presentations
    • 32h reflection

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Please see above


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be informed during course

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MUO-E3000 New Materials and Means of Production, MUO-E3001 Product Architecture Design, MUO-E3019 Form Exploration

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Emerging Designs course or Interaction Design

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Details on the schedule