Design Factory

Design Factory develops creative ways of working, spatial solutions and enhanced interdisciplinary interaction to support world-class product design in educational, research and practical application contexts.
Two students working at the Aalto University Design Factory's PrintLab

 

Aalto University Design Factory is a platform for co-creation across disciplinary, organisational and even geographical boundaries. Born as one of the first physical manifestations of Aalto University, a network of over 20 Design Factories across the globe has been formed to support reimagining higher education around product development. 

Whether you're a staff member, student, alumni or represent the surrounding societal and industrial ecosystem, Design Factory aims to lower the threshold for the first steps of experimentation in our university. We pilot new forms of practices in education and development, host a number of courses and research groups, as well as offer prototyping facilities that any student can make use of with the help of our lab masters. 

For more information, visit our complete website at designfactory.aalto.fi.

Key personnel

Latest publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory

Meaningful Moments at Work : Frames Evoked by In-House and Consultancy Designers

Publishing year: 2019 Design Journal
Design Factory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory

FROM INVENTION DISCLOSURES TO INNOVATION - CHALLENGES IN TRANSFORMING PRACTICE

Publishing year: 2019
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design Factory

A Decision Tree Based Methodology for Evaluating Creativity in Engineering Design

Publishing year: 2019 Frontiers in Psychology
Design Factory, Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

To classify or combine: The effects of idea generation mechanisms on the novelty and quantity of ideas

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Media, Design Factory

Alt+Ctrl+Aalto (game installations)

Publishing year: 2018
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Design Factory

The Characteristics of Innovative, Mechanical Products-10 Years Later

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Mechanical Design
Design Factory

Early-career engineers at the workplace: meaningful highs, lows and innovative work efforts

Publishing year: 2018
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design Factory

Assessing the development of empathy and innovation attitudes in a project-based engineering design course

Publishing year: 2018
Design Factory

Implications of contextual empathic design for engineering education

Publishing year: 2018
Design Factory

Coding for culture, diversity, gender, and identity: the potential for automation in research

Publishing year: 2018
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Niti Bhan

Niti Bhan

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Maria Clavert

Design Factory
Development Specialist

David Leal-Martinez

Design Factory
Senior Specialist

Elina Kähkönen

Design Factory
University Lecturer

Markku Koskela

Design Factory
University Teacher

Teemu Ronkka

Design Factory
Senior Specialist

Paul Savage

Design Factory
Postdoctoral Researcher
Senni  Kirjavainen

Senni Kirjavainen

Design Factory
Project Researcher

Paula Saratlieva

Design Factory
Research Assistant

Pauli Haimilahti

Design Factory
Research Assistant

Simon Andsten

Design Factory
Research Assistant

Maria Mikkonen

Design Factory
Doctoral Candidate

Shreyasi Kar

Design Factory
Research Assistant
Floris van der Marel

Floris van der Marel

Design Factory
Doctoral Candidate

Klaus Castren

Design Factory
Research Assistant

Marja Mattila

Design Factory

Anna Kuukka

Design Factory
Project Researcher
Teo Keipi

Teo Keipi

Design Factory
Postdoctoral Researcher

Sine Celik

Design Factory
Postdoctoral Researcher

Erika Perttunen

Design Factory
Project Employee
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