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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.

Kauppakorkeakoulun kierreportaat Kuva: Roope Kiviranta / Aalto-yliopisto
Campus, University Published:

School of Business building staircase invited art competition

New artwork will be located in the newest building on campus.
Main doors
Campus Published:

New opening hours serve the evening teaching and other activities better

Undergraduate Centre, Väre and Ekonominaukio, also Harald Herlin Learning Centre are now open later than earlier.
Materials Matter Erasmus School Visit. Photo by Glen Forde / Aalto Materials Platform
Campus, Research & Art Published:

School and Erasmus+ Programme Visit to Materials Matter Exhibition

Kilonpuisto School and their Erasmus+ programme receive a guided tour of the exhibition from Product and Spatial Design Master's student Ariane Relander on 01 March 2019.
Aalto-yliopisto A Grid Mordor Kuva: Unto Rautio
Campus, University Published:

The startup space to explore

How Aalto University’s campus became the hottest startup hub in the Helsinki region.

Event liftup example

This is an example of the event liftup.

Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in Marketing, M.Sc. (Econ.) Matti Kautto

The title of the dissertation is "Liiketoimintamallien sisältö, logiikka ja muutos. Tapaustutkimus K-ryhmän liiketoimintamalleista ajanjaksolla 1985–2015."
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of energy technology, Mikko Wahlroos, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Smart low-carbon district heating networks supporting the energy system transition
Lisa Erdman´s dissertation
Dissertations

Defence in the field of Art Education: MFA Lisa Erdman

The dissertation, Performing false hope, examines the dialogical outcomes and ethical issues that emerged from Finnexia®, the primary artistic production of this artistic research. The Finnexia production consisted of a multimedia advertisement campaign for a (fictitious) medication that helps people learn the Finnish language. Finnexia was presented as a performance intervention in the Helsinki Railway Station over the course of three days, in 2012. The performance intended to generate a space for public dialogue about the experience of the foreigner in Finland and the process of learning the Finnish language. As a secondary goal, Finnexia aimed to present a satirical critique of overmedicalization and the proliferation of pill-based treatments for human ailments.
Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi
Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in Organization and Management of Teresa Haukkala, Master of Social Sciences

The title of Teresa Haukkala's dissertation is: ”The wicked problem of a low carbon energy transition. Structure, agency and framing in the multi-actor process of solar PV deployment in Finland”.

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!