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A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development

A new innovation by University of Helsinki and Aalto University makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
Research & Art
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lapsi älypotkupuvussa kuva: sampsa vanhatalo / helsingin yliopisto

Aalto ARTS Annual Review celebrated the highlights of 2019

Nine awards and prizes were presented 5 February 2020 at the traditional get-together for Aalto ARTS faculty, staff and students.
Honoured, Press releases, Research & Art
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Annual Review: Dean Tuomas Auvinen, professor Jenni Reuter, HR Coordinator Hanna Nurmela. Photo: Enni Grundström

Internship in Japan: Working as an Industrial Designer at Mitsubishi Electric

Janne Pärssinen, a master student in Industrial Design, is delighted he had influence on the projects as an intern.
Studies
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Janne Pärssinen seisoo Mitsubishi Electronicin rakennuksen edessä Japanissa.

Building with wood is a climate-friendly option – the Wood Wonders exhibition provides five interesting viewpoints on construction

Forest wood used in buildings can bind carbon for centuries. Wood is a strong and versatile building material that improves indoor air quality, reduces the need for heating and air conditioning – and provides pleasure.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Wood Wonders: Kokoon house scale model. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Small tech companies meet summer design school: reveals a great potential for customer-driven success stories

Companies around the world use design to grow their business. The three-year research project looks for ways to speed up the transformation of small businesses to become more design-driven. The first year has already given great results.
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Design students Christopher Gros and Molly Balcom Raleigh worked on a brand refresh at Tume, and and studied how farmers express the pride in their work.

Young Finnish fashion designers work together with famous brands

Adidas, Fiskars and Terinit renew their brands with collections by fashion designers Anna Isoniemi, Maria Korkeila and Rolf Ekroth.
Cooperation, Studies, University
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nuori nainen istuu ostoskärryissä maitopullo kädessään, yllään Anna Isoniemen suunnittelema värikäs mekko

Design is the mission of life for Eero Miettinen

Professor in industrial design has always loved drawing cars. Miettinen is delighted that the understanding of design has expanded in society.
Research & Art
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Portaikossa kuvattu mies katsoo kuvaajan ohi vasemmalle ja hymyilee

Metex Award to Ville Piippo

The thesis, in the field of design, focuses on driving ergonomics and sustainable design of an electric motorbike.
Honoured, Research & Art
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two men shaking hands

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion encourages leaders to make difficult decisions and establish a ‘do-tank’ way of collaborating at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos.
Research & Art, Studies
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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Nominees for the Metex Awards announced

The four Metex Prize nominees are graduates at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Technology Industries of Finland's Centennial Foundation awards the Metex Prize 23 January.
Cooperation, Studies
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Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun Metex-palkintoehdokkaat

Revival of garment mending: communal reskilling addresses global issues of textile waste

Dissertation of the month: Mending clothes, one of the oldest practices known to humankind, nowadays stands for global awareness of the textile waste problem.

Research & Art, Studies
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Marium Durrani

Visual design enables communication between cultures

Award-winning designer Chao Yang sees visual communication design as a means to communicate across borders.
Honoured, Research & Art
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Hymyilevä tummapukuinen Chao Yang esittelee juuri saamaansa palkintoa Red Dot Awards -palkintoseremoniassa

Concrete is cast stone moulded by humans

The Betoni–Concrete exhibition presents concrete and its use from the point of view of engineers, architects, designers and artists. The exhibition opens up on the 23 January in Dipoli.
Research & Art
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Concrete

Pattern Lab 20 designers present new collection in Heimtextil Messe Frankfurt 7–10 January

Pattern Lab has an impressive history of more than twenty years of selling successful designs to Scandinavian and international markets. A number of today’s top textile designers in Finland are Pattern Lab alumni.
Research & Art, University
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project group with men and women in black and white

Architecture and design for healthcare

The Health Talks @ Aalto event discusses how design and architecture can be used to benefit different patient groups.
Research & Art
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Health Talks @ Aalto

Growing demand for climate-friendly construction: could wood architecture become one of Finland’s exports?

The Wood Wonders exhibition to be opened at Helsinki Airport on the 5th of February will show passengers the innovations related to wood construction and display the sector’s latest developments.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Luukku House was designed to have a low carbon footprint. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

Aalto students awarded for their master’s theses in the field of human-computer interaction

SIGCHI Finland promotes research and education in the field of human-computer interaction and organises a Master's Thesis Competition once a year
Honoured
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Aalto-yliopisto / Otaniemi Campus Art / photo: Julia Weckman

Students develop tools for Helsinki to evaluate the impact of design

Aalto University’s Department of Design and the City of Helsinki initiated collaboration last spring to evaluate the impact of the City's design activities. The evaluation represents the first extensive survey of the City’s design projects and the benefits and challenges of those projects.
Cooperation, Studies
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Strategid Co-Design -kurssin opiskelijat tekivät ratkaisuehdotuksia Helsingin kaupungin muotoilutoiminnan vaikuttavuuden arvioimiseksi.

Finland Prizes awarded to professor, designer Pirjo Kääriäinen and alumna, artist and activist Marja Helander

Among this year’s prize recipients were Professor of Practice of Design driven fibre innovation Pirjo Kääriäinen and Aalto ARTS alumna, photographer, filmmaker and activist Marja Helander.
Cooperation, Honoured, Research & Art
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Pirjo Kääriäinen

The Kone Foundation awarded grants for academic researchers and artists

Bigger grants awarded to the researchers and artists at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture enable longer-term work than earlier.

Honoured, Research & Art
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