• Schedule 2015

    LabOurWard! - Innovating to save women's and babies lives in low resource settings

    The study project meets regularly on Wednesdays (3 to 5 pm). Tutoring/coaching times can be reserved individually or in teams (with Andrea or others depending on needs). Participants organize their time, individual input and group work, according to their timetables for the rest of the week.

    30.9. Wed 15-17 KICK OFF
    at Service Factory, School of Business, main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki (Co-create room)

    • Intro to the study course and the people involved
    • Portfolios of the students
    • Bold Initiative
    • Assignment 1: Interview 2 women who have been giving birth + homework reading (deadline: 14.10.)
    7.10. Wed 15-17 ORIENTATION
    at M4ID, Vironkatu 7, Helsinki
    • Walkthrough the existing design research and insights collected by BOLD
    • Intro to the first stage of the study project: Opportunity mapping.
    • Brainstorming together what needs to be mapped and what needs to be done. Results: Action points.
    • Start building the opportunity wall
    14.10. Wed 15-17 OPPORTUNITY WALL AND FIELD WORK
    at Service Factory, School of Business, main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki (Co-create room)
    • Presentations of the Assignment 1
    • Group discussion: What to ask from field work?
    • Reviewing possibilities of using an online platform for knowledge building and sharing
    • Building the wall
    21.10. WORKSHOP WEEK no class
    • Independent work in pairs on building the wall (The wall is in M4ID)
    28.10. Wed 15-17 OPPORTUNITY WALL 
    at M4ID, Vironkatu 7, Helsinki
    • Finalizing the wall 
    • Discussion about the wall 
    • Choosing topics for further studies
    • Assignment 2: Teams to explore Products / Spaces / Services ideas and opportunities are formed (deadline: 25.11.)
    4.11. Wed 15-17 TEAM WORK STARTS
    at Miestentie 3, Otaniemi (seminar room 429)
    • Cardboard hospital - prototyping and service design, Design Researcher Juha Kronqvist
    • First round of teams' ideas* and quick presentations
    11.11. WS Week no class 

    • Independent team work
    18.11. Wed 15-17 DEEPENING KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPT DESIGN 1
    at Service Factory, School of Business, main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki (Co-create room)
    • Colors and materials in birth, Professor Jaana Beidler
    • Noona App - How to support breast cancer patients during recovery?, Petra Jäntti, Kaufmann
    • A day for a Midwife in Ghana - Cheryl Jemmott (Maternal Health consultant)

    25.11. Wed 15-17 FEEDBACK AND CRITIQUE
    at Service Factory, School of Business, main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki (Co-create room)

      • Presentations of the Assignment 2 (Each team 10-15 min + deliver an annotated PDF of the presentation with links, references, etc to the whole group)
      • Feedback and critique 
      • M4ID status report (own work through BOLD)
      2.12. Wed 15-17 DEEPENING KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPT DESIGN 2
      at Miestentie 3, Otaniemi (seminar room 429)
      • Space, well-being and birth, Professor Pentti Kareoja 
      • Developing concepts and presenting 
      9.12. Wed 15-17
      at Service Factory, School of Business, main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki (Co-create room)

        • Lecture, Andrea Botero 
        • What we have done, what we will do next, are there any problems? Preparing for Demo Day
        15.12. (TUE) 13-17 DEMO DAY at Media Lab

        at Miestentie 3, Otaniemi (seminar room 429)

        • Demo day Presentation 2-3 min on stage and 4 floor spots for each project


        2016 is in the making but here some important deadlines:
        13.1.2016: Midterm presentation materials ready (To be sent to a stakeholders meeting in London)
        30.3.2016: Plans for "cardboard” prototype(s) for the exhibition ready!
        16.5. 2016: LabOurward exhibition in Conference in Copenhagen starts