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 interdisciplinary, creative problem solving

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

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

- as a team, create a solution to the challenge

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

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 12.10.2022

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 interdisciplinary 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:

    Workshops, teamwork, individual assignments


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    The course is only for IDBM students.