Pack-Age

Aalto Pack-age student project

Pack-Age is an innovative packaging design course uniting visual communication, design, business, and engineering thinking to sustainability and project-based learning. Students from different programmes work in interdisciplinary teams with real projects from the industry. Creative problem-solving is a key concept. The idea is to use students' background and prior knowledge as a resource for creative group work. The project work is supported by a wide range of theme lectures.

What can the company expect from taking part in this project?

By collaborating with different programmes we are able to offer a more complete understanding and more innovative approach to packaging design including various perspectives to creativity, branding, prototyping, production, service design and user experience. Teachers from Aalto University, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and University of Helsinki partner up to provide insightful theme lectures and workshops for our students. We also collaborate with international specialists and guests from the industry. 

What do the students receive?

Pack-Age is intended for students who are interested in learning packaging design in a comprehensive but fun way as a part of a multidisciplinary team working with a real design challenge. Pack-Age prepares students for a project-based working and cooperation of different fields. Students learn how to iteratively design, communicate, evaluate, test and justify their solutions for various stakeholders.

Course details

  • Contact: Markus Joutsela, [email protected]
  • Duration of the project: 4 months (September -December), 15 ECTS
  • Number of students per project: 4-5
  • Project fee for the company: 10 000€, negotiable for smaller companies
  • The application period for companies: March - June
  • See more projects on our website: http://pack-age.aalto.fi
Process of package design
Package design process
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Fiskars Iittala student project developed a branded and sustainable e-commerce packaging for fragile products.
Student Business Projects
These carton mock-ups were created by students without any tape or glue as part of learning folding techniques for packaging. 
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