Aalto University Design Factory was born from a research project focused on creating an ideal physical and mental working environment for product developers and researchers. Today, ADF is one of the spearhead projects and one of the first physical manifestations of Aalto University's goal of encouraging and enabling fruitful interaction between students, researchers and industry professionals.
The Design Factory concept has been adopted by several universities around the world. The Design Factory Global Network consists of Design Factories that operate on the same principles and philosophies and also provides the same familiar environments in which to operate.
Our product development research covers product development methods, including conceptual design, modularisation, integrated product development processes and industrial design and design for manufacturing.