18.03.2013 Decisions concerning innovations in the early stages of product development arise mostly from intuition. Olli Hyppänen has studied development work in strongly innovative ICT companies in his doctoral dissertation for the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management in Aalto University. He shows that innovative decision making is often remarkably intuitive.
14.03.2013 The divide between users and developers requires extra attention in the design of social media services. M.Sc. (Tech.) Mikael Johnson of Aalto University School of Science claims in his doctoral dissertation that the principles and practices of user-centred design have to face serious reconsideration.
13.03.2013 Ville Pulkki is an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics. Mr Pulkki’s field of expertise as a professor is acoustics.
12.03.2013 Replacement of prostheses is unpleasant to the patient and expensive to society. Replacement of failed hip prostheses gives rise to an expenditure of about 10 million euros yearly in Finland. A usual reason for the need to change a prosthesis is its becoming detached from bone. A recent doctoral dissertation at Aalto University has come across several methods with which the adhesion of implants to bone can be improved.
07.03.2013 Professor Hannes Jónsson from the University of Iceland joined the Aalto University Multiscale Statistical Physics research group in January. The group is part of the Computational Nanoscience Center of Excellence at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto School of Science. Jónsson is a physical chemist and one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of theoretical and computational materials research. His research work in Finland is part of the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme, FiDiPro, led and funded by the Academy of Finland and Tekes.
04.03.2013 Netradar is a free service that provides neutral, accurate information about the quality of mobile Internet connections and mobile devices collected by end users themselves throughout the world.
28.02.2013 Aalto University celebrates its Tenured Professors with popular lectures presented by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.
26.02.2013 According to a recent study, fear of owing a debt of gratitude and reluctance to ask for help are slowing the success of online services that facilitate joint use, borrowing and exchange of services. People who engage in exchange activities were not as concerned about becoming the target of unfair accusations about being a ‘free rider’.