Aalto.fi website

Updates on the demo

The demo version of the new aalto.fi is now public for everyone to see and browse. Some big updates have taken place during the past weeks, and the development of the site continues towards the final version due later this year.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, a view from the second floor to downstairs reading area. Photo by Aalto University / Tuomas Uusheimo

Languages and translations

Currently, the demo version hubs are available mainly in one language, in Finnish or English. If a language version is missing, the page has a link at the top of it to direct the reader to the available language version. The translation work for the missing language versions will start during the summer.

What’s new?

The most recent updates to the site are the News and Events components, as well as the automatic research output component and people liftup. In addition, the first version of the search function now in use.

News and Events

Drupal now offers components for creating news and events! Both news and events can be added by using specific content types designed for them. After adding some news or events, automatic event liftups and automatic news liftups can be used to automatically show some of them in an article or a hub.

Some news and events from the present aalto.fi have already been added manually to the new site to demonstrate what the new components look like. Below, you can see an example of both liftups.

News liftup example

This is an example of the news liftup.

Havainnekuva A Blanc -ostoskeskuksesta
Campus, Press releases Published:

Shopping centre A Blanc opens in Otaniemi during summer

Designed by Alvar Aalto, the building previously known as Otaniemi’s old shopping centre, currently shopping centre A Blanc, was modernised to serve diverse business operations with respect to its historical value.
Takeout - No entrance!
Campus, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Väre Takeout closed during entrance exams

Väre Takeout is closed during entrance exams 1.6. and 7.-10.6.
Pathway among birch trees
Campus, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Summer break at Arts infra workshops

All ARTS infra workshops and Väre Takeout will be closed 17.6 - 9.8.2021.
Sähköpyörien latauskaappi, käyttäjä ja pyörä A Blocissa
Campus Published:

First in Finland: Fireproof charging cabinet for electronic bicycle batteries at Aalto University metro station

The City of Espoo and LatausPolku Oy are launching charging cabinets for electronic bicycle batters at three major transport hubs in Espoo: A Bloc in Otaniemi, Pikkulaiva in Espoonlahti and Iso Omena in Matinkylä. Finland’s first fireproof charging cabinet was put into service in Otaniemi, Espoo, in April.

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

väitös Erkki Laurila
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Erkki Laurila, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the thesis is "Numerical modeling of gas-liquid flows in a swirl nozzle".
Image of Helena Sandman
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of design, Architect M.Sc. Helena Sandman

The title of the thesis is Empathy Matters: Architecture for the world's majority
marine technology
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Liangliang Lu, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The title of the thesis is "Risk management of ship source oil spill in ice conditions in the Northern Baltic Sea".
Press release Arja Karhumaa_ Nocturne
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Visual Communication Design, MA Arja Karhumaa

The title of the thesis is Epä/igenesis: Tekstin muotoilu uusmateriaalisena kirjoitta/umisena. Tutkielma Y

Research group members and research outputs

Research groups have now been added to Drupal using their own content type. Two new components, especially useful for these pages, are automatic research outputs and people liftup.

The component for automatic research outputs collects a research group’s publications from the research.aalto.fi database, and displays them on the page. People liftup can be used to show the group members. This information also comes from the same database.

Research group publication example

Search

The search can now be used by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the top right-hand corner of a page. This is the first version of the search, which will be improved during the coming months.

Search example

Feedback

The demo version helps the project team in developing the site further when we receive even more feedback through the site. We have added an easy way to give feedback directly on the site, by clicking on the feedback button.

Go and check the demo at beta.aalto.fi!

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