Tua Björklund

Tua Björklund

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Tua is one of the co-founders of the Aalto University Design Factory, a multidisciplinary platform for experimentation and co-creation. As an assistant professor in creative practices in engineering and the head of Design Factory research, her work revolves around understanding, teaching and developing innovation efforts, turning ideas into improvements in organizations and education. She combines engineering design with organizational psychology, her work spanning from design thinking and product development to new venture creation.

In addition to her work at Aalto University, Tua is a senior associate editor at the Journal of Engineering Education. She has a DSc degree in industrial management from the Aalto University School of Science, and an MA degree in cognitive science from the University of Helsinki. In addition to the Design Factory, Tua has worked as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University.

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Tua Björklund 2022 Designing Change : New Opportunities for Organisations

Social networks as enablers of design cultures: An analysis of multiplex relationships among members of a creative hub

Sine Celik, Tua Björklund 2021 Design Culture(s) : Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021

Expanding entrepreneurial solution spaces in times of crisis

Tua A. Björklund, Maria Mikkonen, Pauliina Mattila, Floris van der Marel 2020 Journal of Business Venturing Insights

From crisis to creativity : entrepreunial action in Finnish packaged food & beverage products

Tua Björklund, Maria Mikkonen, Erika Perttunen, Anna Kuukka 2020

Integrating Design into Organizations: The Coevolution of Design Capabilities

Tua Björklund, Hanna Maula, Sarah Soule, Jesse Maula 2020 CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW

Creating value in project-based multidisciplinary design courses

Klaus Castren, Sine Celik, Tua A. Björklund, Niina Nurmi 2020 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference

Educating future engineers - student perceptions of the societal linkages of innovation opportunities

Sine Celik, Senni Kirjavainen, Tua Björklund 2020 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

Co-creating the Future of Food

Anna Kuukka, Maria Mikkonen, Tua Björklund, Erwin Laiho 2020

Connecting people and ideas: Making sense of a research lab through creating a shared frame

Sheri Sheppard, Tua Björklund, Helen Chen, Shannon Gilmartin, Sara Atwood, Eric Reynolds Brubaker, KJ Chew, Philipp Christov, Catie Cuan, Patrick Danner, Barbara Karanian, Abisola Kusimo, Leif Luehmann, Vikas Maturi, Chieloka Mbaezue, Fabian Schäfer, Christian Schnell, George Toye, Marsie Trego 2020 International Journal of Engineering Education