Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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 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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 16.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Antti Pirinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti Pirinen

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:

    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 elements: theory and method part that builds the knowledge base through lectures, reading tasks and weekly assignments, and design part where the methods are applied into a concept level design project. The course is suitable to master's students from any area of design or architecture.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    135 h: contact teaching 30 h, independent work 105 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Announced in the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course replaces SARK-E5022 Service Design for Interior Architects. Interchangeable with another thematic cross-disciplinary course in Interior Architecture MA.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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