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.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Learn visual packaging design.

2. Learn structural packaging design.

3. Learn testing and iteration.

4. work with a print house.

5. Create a professional presentation.

6. Learn to justify design solutions.

Credits: 9

Schedule: 24.10.2023 - 08.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markus Joutsela

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:

    The course focuses on visual and structural packaging design.
    The course continues the user-centered design process that was started in the previous Design Insight course. The design project progresses from concept design to prototyping, testing, and iteration. The best-performing packaging designs are made into proof-of-concept prototypes and printed in collaboration with a print house. The fully developed packaging and branding concept is presented at the end of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    9 ECTS ≈ 243h

    The same design project that started in the previous Design Insight course continues in this course. The study methods consist of project-based learning, problem-based learning, teamwork, lectures, workshops, excursions, industrial collaboration. Minimum 80% attendance.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    This course is for students enrolled in Pack-Age minor.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.