the situation with the Corona virus is developing around the Globe, I'm
writing this to ensure you that we try to run a productive PAD-course
in the fifth study period. There may a bit more reading materials, but
we'll have lectures and an assignment as well. And, there will be
exciting, reflective essay-writing to do as well! Let's all do our best
in creating a great learning experience, I promise to do my share - we
all are in a privileged situation with the chance to academically
In PAD-course, there is a material element
included. We may not have the studios available for us during the
course, but let's use digital tools and rough, homemade prototyping
means, to provide us the essential element of design, i.e. the creation
of representations to guide the generation of design knowledge.
that in mind, if you have free time due to circumstances, and are
inclined that way, you may want to take a peek at 3D-modelling tools
available at download.aalto.fi for your home computer, and refresh your
skills. If you aren't inclined that way, don't fret, this will be a team
assignment and we'll create the teams in a way sufficiently concerning
the skillsets of students.
Youtube and LinkedIn Learning (ask for credentials from me if needed) has a wealth of tutorials about software.
importantly, let's stay safely isolated physically for now, but in
contact with each others in other means. If you know a fellow student
who may be on their own and you wonder how they are doing, take contact
by phone, email, some. Let's be available for each others.
my Syllabus was thrown upside down, and I'm preparing it now for
release. It should be available at the end of next week.