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 the course, students will

  • be familiar with a variety of research methods in design and innovation studies
  • understand the research process when studying human subjects and working with case companies
  • be able to plan collaborative research processes to investigate design and innovation phenomena

Credits: 5

Schedule: 20.09.2021 - 20.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teo Keipi, Tua Björklund

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


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in workshops and completion of related assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is organized as an ongoing seminar with hands-on workshops on specific topics and related assignments throughout the year. The amount of rewarded study credits depends on the amount of sessions attended and assignments completed, the full 5 credits can be gathered within two years.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    Course Homepage:

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

    Please contact the teacher-in-charge.