Department of Design

Codesign and Human-Centred Design

Codesign and Human-Centred Design research includes co-design, service design, interaction design, user experience, end-user innovation and open design.
Aalto Sustainability Hub community

The research area holds close links with the INUSE, Embodied Design and ENCORE research groups as well as the Collaborative and Industrial Design Master’s programme (CoID).

Examples of current funded projects

Sea For Value Fairway logo and photo of small island with radio tower

Sea for Value – Fairway

Sea for Value – Fairway DIMECC program is the first program initiative under the One Sea ecosystem.

Department of Design

Industrial Data Excellence (InDEx)

Industrial Data Excellence (InDEx) researches the value of data as an enabler for the next industrial revolution centered around artificial intelligence in the Finnish manufacturing industry.

Department of Design
Students working with solar panels research

Smart Energy Transition

The Smart Energy Transition project (SET) has examined the impact that the global energy transition is having on Finland.

Department of Management Studies

See the other foci of Aalto Design Research

Julia Lohmannin Hidaka Ohmu. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Design for Sustainability

Development of new sustainable materials, research on product/service systems for sustainability, sustainable consumption and research on sustainability transitions.

Department of Design
Shimmering Wood photos by Eeva Suorlahti

Materials, Textile & Fashion Design

Research on fashion and textile design and design strategies, and textile and fashion knowledge building, particularly sustainable fashion and textiles.

Department of Design
Prof. Maarit Mäkelä and her work

Practice-Based Design Research

Practice-based design research includes artistic research, design-driven exploration on emerging technologies and materials, and the action research–oriented development of new design methods and approaches.

Department of Design
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