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.


- identify and analyze the dynamics between the individual, the team, and the community, in the context of creative transdisciplinary problem solving

- identify and analyze the reasoning and practice of design-driven ways to solving ill-defined problems

- as a team, collectively apply the problem-solving methods to a real-life societal challenges

- as a team, collectively create a solution to the challenge

- individually and collectively reflect the design outcomes and the learning progress

Credits: 10

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 13.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ville Eloranta

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Readings, project work in multidisciplinary teams, pre-assignments, class work, individual and team assignments

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Pre-assignment

    - Participation

    - Individual reflections

    - Event preparation and presentation

    - Team reflection

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Classroom hours 23h

    - Class preparation 38h

    - Teamwork 57h

    - Individual assignments 17h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be announced prior to the first session on the course website in MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teacher in charge,

    NOTE: To ensure your place in the course, you must be present in the first session.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    The course is only for IDBM students.