Welcome to the Creative Sustainability Thesis Platform!
This page is a place for second+ year Creative Sustainability students in the Department of Design and their supervisors/advisors to track and manage thesis progress.
Here you'll find helpful resources regarding thesis in CS and the Department of Design, a forum for discussion, and information on thesis milestones. This page is for use by CS Design thesis students, their supervisors/advisors, and the CS study coordinator.
If you are a CS Design thesis student, enrol yourself using the 'self-enrolment' button, which you'll find behind the 'syllabus' button, in order to get updates on thesis and access to assignment submission features.
- The Preliminary Thesis Plan is to be presented during week 3 of period 1. This plan, which consists of text written while keeping thesis plan guidelines in mind, is submitted at least 5 days in advance of visual presentations here. The presentation should be short and visual, and possible to give in less than 10 minutes.
- Milestone 1: The Extended Thesis Plan is to be presented to the thesis supervisor, within a month or so of presenting the Preliminary Thesis Plan. This should include a preliminary literature review, conceptual framework, research questions, methodology and plan for the overall work. Check here for guidelines on Milestone 1.
- Milestone 2: This is an interim submission about your Fieldwork and Analysis including an overall view on data/materials, preliminary analysis and pending findings. Check here for guidelines on Milestone 2.
- Milestone 3: This is the final submission and presentation of the thesis.
Creative Sustainability thesis supervisors are assigned to students in connection with submission of the Preliminary Thesis Plan, or alternatively the student agrees with a supervisor on his/her availability, and gets approval for this from the CS program director (Mikko Jalas) in connection with the Preliminary Thesis Plan.
Potential supervisors from Creative Sustainability are:
It's also possible to have a supervisor from outside of Creative Sustainability, if it is pertinent to the thesis topic and agreed upon with the program director.
Separately, advisors can be from Design department faculty, or in some cases from elsewhere in Aalto, other research institutions, or professional practice. The supervisor can also act as an advisor. Advisors are agreed with the supervisor.