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.

Raide-Jokeri havainnekuva Ainonaukio, Otaniemi Kuva: Raide-Jokeri
Campus, University Published:

Maarintie to be closed to vehicles in September

Light rail construction work is underway at Maarintie. Pedestrian and cycling routes remain open, while route changes are possible
stocker speech
Campus, Research & Art Published:

Gerfried Stocker: Creativity requires nurture

The Director of Ars Electronica brings up how artists are the experts we have in the human-technology encounter – but creativity can’t be used as a never-ending raw material.
Aalto University flags. Photo: Aino Huovio
Campus, University Published:

Aalto University releases capital through property sales

The university frees up capital for university’s research, teaching, digitalization and campus development.
Raide-Jokeri havainnekuva Ainonaukio, Otaniemi Kuva: Raide-Jokeri
Campus, University Published:

Construction of the Jokeri Light Rail to begin at Maarintie

The route for pedestrians and cyclists will be moved during the first week of June.

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Communications Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Risto Öörni

Title of the thesis is “Agile Evaluation Methods for Intelligent Transport Systems – Definitions of Agile Charasteristics and Assessment Criteria”
Water use of diets in changing food, photo Maija Taka
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of water management, Mika Jalava, M.Sc. (Tech.)

The water we eat: Methods for estimating water use of diets in changing food.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemistry, Ph.Lic. Leena Otsomaa

The title of the dissertation is Design of selective Sodium Calcium Exchanger inhibitors for cardiac indications: Chronic treatments and acute on/off use
Lee
Dissertations

Defence in the field of Design: MA Bang Jeon Lee

The dissertation aims to enhance the well-being of children through their participation and collaboration in both design and education. The objectives of this study are to understand the value of children’s participation in design, to position the designer’s role in designing for and with children, and to provide practical guidance for adult design practitioners and researchers working with children.

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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