Good design benefits us all – welcome to open Design Talks lecture series

Join us for open lecture series discussing about the relevance of design in different contexts.
Illustration: Sabina Friman

In an increasingly complex world, being able to simplify and make complexity understandable is extremely useful and valuable. Good design strives for best possible sense-making, usability, attractiveness and style. 

DesignTalks series will have eight lectures during December 2021–May 2022. Each event will have its own theme discussing the relevance of design in different contexts such as sustainable development goals, corporations, cities, business-to-business, research, accessibility, creative projects, and many more.  

All lectures will feature a speaker from Aalto University and one visiting professional. The first three talks will be held via Zoom, you can check the links for these talks below.

The series will complement and continue our introductory on-line course to design: Design Bits. The series of talks is open for everyone, but Aalto students can get one ETCS study credit upon participating to all lectures and returning a learning diary. 

Lecture series is organized by the Design Inside initiative in collaboration with Radical Creativity. If you have any questions about this event, send a message to Paulo Dziobczenski - Designer in residence at Aalto University: [email protected]

The relevance of design for sustainability

#1 DesignTalks: The relevance of design for sustainability

The first Design Talks will discuss why design is relevant for sustainability transformations with Idil Gaziulusoy (Aalto University) and Kimmo Timonen (Adventure Club). Everyone is welcome to join!

The relevance of design for corporations

#2 DesignTalks: The relevance of design for corporations

All companies can substantially benefit from design. Tua Björklund (Aalto University) and Juho Paasonen (Posti) will share their findings. Everyone is welcome to join!

The relevance of design for cities

#3 DesignTalks: The relevance of design for cities

Why design is especially useful for cities? Núria Solsona (Aalto University) and Päivi Hietanen (City of Helsinki) are sharing their insights. Everyone is welcome to join!

Design Bits is Aalto's introductory online course to design for non-designers. Illustration: Paulo Dziobczenski

Design Bits online course for non-designers (external link)

Become more creative problem-solver by learning how to learn through exploration and experimentation.

Radical creativity illustration: Anna Muchenikova

Radical creativity

We build an outstanding creative community for new thinking.

Our strategy
  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!

Read more news

Studies Published:
Isoisänsilta Helsingissä.
Studies Published:

Apply for grants from the Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Fund - deadline 31 January 2022

Grants will be admitted in recognition of studies completed either in the field of bridge engineering or in the field of structural engineering and building physics, or as support for postgraduate studies in these fields.
No entry sign over workshop image
Campus, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Special opening hours at Arts infra workshops and Väre Takeout

Special opening hours and exceptions at Arts infra workshops and Väre Takeout.
Students discussing around a laptop on an outside terrace during a summer course at Aalto University Summer School.
Studies Published:

Why is human interaction and lifewide learning so important in the changing working landscape?

To keep up with the fast-changing working landscape we need to constantly develop ourselves and learn new things.