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This weekend I participated in a design event called DASH organized by Aaltoes. The main event Dash “is the largest design-focused hackathon ever organized in Europe” like they state on their website. The event I went to was their first DASH conference with a theme of AI + design.  The speakers were from Forekind, Hellon and Zalando. Overall, the...
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My first year in the Master studies in Aalto University is now over. The year has been full of teamwork, ideation, problem-solving, sensemaking, thinking and doing as well as emphasizing with different kind of users in different contexts. The summery of this year: 3 joint courses with all of the design students (design and culture, design research...
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On 27th of January, the guide how to develop schools into learning environments was published by the Finnish National Agency for Education. It is written and illustrated by me and my colleague Marko Kuuskorpi. The launching of the publication happened in the fair Educa which is the largest event for the education and training sector in Finland...
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“Millenial Board is a movement to rethink our future – one company at a time.” – millenialboard.fi Late last year I met the host of the millenial community in one seminar. She recruited me to be part of their millennial community. The concept is based on the idea of bringing millennials together with companies CEO:s and other management...
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Have you heard of HundrED? It is a non-profit global company with a mission to help all young people to flourish by seeking and sharing inspiring innovations in K12 education. Every year they select 100 innovations through 3 criteria: values, innovations, and trust. Their goal is that by 2020 the world of education will be...
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The fall has gone quickly with my new life as a student and freelancer. I love the freedom that I have. The school even supports my own passions and gives opportunities to do what I love. This year I have a course called a personal project. This is a one-year long project that gives me...
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This spring has been an inspiring one. A couple of weeks ago I got a place in the Master´s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design. Someone might ask, how does that support my career as an interior architect? As an interior architect, I am interested in the spaces we learn and work in. As a designer and a workplace consultant, I...
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Experimentation is the key to creating innovations. There is definitely a need for a transparent, bold and inexpensive culture of experimentation. Especially in our planning culture. The Finnish National Agency for Education is trying to answer to this demand. They will open an experiment, development and innovation centre this month which will support the cultural development in the...
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Join me for the seminar on 17th of January in Lappeenranta. The topic is “The future of the learning environment”. My presentation is based on an on-going book project with Marko Kuuskorpi. In a nutshell, we have created a vision of the future “classroom”. In this seminar, I will show how we did it and how anyone can develop their own vision. The title of...
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