Tua Björklund
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tua Björklund

Professor of Practice

Contact information

Postal address
Betonimiehenkuja 5
Mobile phone
+358505113182
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Tua is one of the co-founders of Aalto University Design Factory, a multidisciplinary experimentation platform in Aalto University, and strives for research projects which have immediate theoretical and practical implications for development efforts. She leads research projects investigating turning ideas into improvements in product design, entrepreneurship, management, and teaching.

Tua is particularly interested in combining design and entrepreneurial perspectives with psychology to understand how to better sustain innovation and idea advancement efforts in organizations. She has a DSc degree in industrial engineering and management from the Aalto University School of Science and an MA degree in cognitive science from the University of Helsinki. Tua has also worked in the Center for Design Research at Stanford University in the United States.

Publications

Design Factory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Design Factory

FROM INVENTION DISCLOSURES TO INNOVATION - CHALLENGES IN TRANSFORMING PRACTICE

Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Connecting People, Process and Output: Making Sense of a Research Lab through Creating a Shared Frame

Publishing year: 2019 Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XI
Design Factory

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

Publishing year: 2018 2018 ASEE annual conference & exposition proceedings
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 2018 ASEE annual conference & exposition proceedings
Design Factory

Implications of contextual empathic design for engineering education

Publishing year: 2018 2018 ASEE annual conference & exposition
Design Factory

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

Publishing year: 2018 2018 ASEE annual conference & exposition proceedings
Design Factory, Department of Management Studies

Constructing the future of design : How design professionals perceive their changing role

Publishing year: 2018 21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference
Design Factory

Measuring the impact of design, service design and design thinking in organizations on different maturity levels

Publishing year: 2018 Proceedings of the ServDes2018 Conference
Department of Management Studies, Design Factory

Artist, explorer or co-creator? A narrative analysis of designers' career stories

Publishing year: 2018 34th EGOS Colloquium
Design Factory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Perceived long term value of industry project-based design courses: Alumni reflections from two decades of the Product Development Project

Publishing year: 2018 Proceedings of NordDesign 2018, Linköping, Sweden, 14th - 17th August 2018