Course Leaders

Tuuli

Tuuli Mattelmäki is an associate professor in design, especially product service systems, the head of CoID programme and the leader of ENCORE (Engaging Co-design Research) group. The starting point of her work is empathic design and explorative methods in human-centred design. Tuuli’s current research interests concern design for services, as well as the new application contexts of designerly approaches.

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Links

tuuli.mattelmaki@aalto.fi

Teppo

Teppo Vienamo is University Lecture, Prototyping in Design and he teaches New Materials and Means of Production to MA students and Materials and Production Technologies to design students. He is also teaching in multidisciplinary bachelor program Aaltonaut and works in a rotational molding company in his free time. Previously Teppo was Managing Director of design consultancy Muodos and he has been designing different tools and objects for professional use since his studies.

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Links

teppo.vienamo@aalto.fi

Simo

Simo Puintila has a background in industrial design, but is more interested in greater social, ecological and ethical content of the design process. Apart from his extensive teaching practice, he works on solutions for rural areas that are facing crisis or lack of resources and designs composting dry toilets, rural kitchens or briquette stoves.

COURSES

  • Form Exploration

Links

simo.puintila@aalto.fi

Eero

Eero Miettinen graduated as an industrial designer from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and worked in Finnish automobile and truck industry in the beginning of his career. Eero was the design director of Nokia in 1998-2009 received Kaj Franck Design Prize in 2001. Currently he is a Professor of Practice teaching at MA and BA levels.

Courses

eero.miettinen@aalto.fi

Jack

Jack Whalen is Adjunct Professor, Design and Ethnographic Research and leader of EDG (Embodied Design Group). Jack teaches courses on Design Ethnography and User Inspired Design. He is also a project manager for Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, an international NGO, where he is leading work on analysing the socioeconomic impact of new management regulations for Indonesian blue swimming crab on the fishers and designing measures to mitigate that impact. In addition, Jack is working with SFP on designing a methodology for evaluating the socioeconomic performance of fisheries. Previously, Jack was a Principal Scientist at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Centre (Xerox PARC) where he led ethnographic studies of workplaces and customer sites.

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Links

jack.whalen@aalto.fi

Peter

Peter McGrory is a Professor of Design Management, director of the International Design Business Management (IDBM) Programme and Academic Head of the Master of European Design (MEDes) Programme. His research interests involve exploring the breadth and strategic potential of integrated platform strategies, systemic innovation and entrepreneurial practice.

COURSES

  • Design & Entrepreneurship

Links

peter.mcgrory@aalto.fi

Oscar

Oscar Person is an Assistant Professor and leader of SDIM — Strategic Design Integration and Management research group. He received his doctorate from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, department of Product Innovation Management. Oscar is interested in the management of design and the organisational adoption, implementation and leadership of designers and design-based practices.

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oscar.person@aalto.fi

Turkka

Turkka Keinonen, Doctor of Arts, is a professor of industrial design and the head of the Department of Design at Aalto ARTS. He has designed among others paper machinery, communication technologies, and wellbeing solutions. His current research deals with justice and human centered design.

COURSES

Links

turkka.keinonen@aalto.fi

Virpi

Virpi Roto is a Research Fellow and a member of ENCORE research group. She worked for Nokia Research Center in 1995-2010 and completed a doctoral research about the user experience of Web browsing on mobile phones. She studies user experience and how to design for positive experiences during product or service development. Currently Virpi is a part of two research projects — ValuePack and Brand New.

COURSES

Links

virpi.roto@aalto.fi

Severi

Severi Uusitalo is Digital Design Lecturer at Aalto ARTS. In the Department of Design, he is responsible for ensuring that the students have a good understanding of the role of digital design (3D modeling systems) in design process, as well as for them to have the ability to adapt such systems to the problem in hand. He has gained experience in industry as an industrial designer, UX designer, researcher and design leader.

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severi.uusitalo@aalto.fi

Andrés

Andrés Lucero is Associate Professor of Interaction Design and leader of EDG (Embodied Design Group). His work focuses on the design and evaluation of novel interaction techniques for mobile devices and other interactive surfaces. He received his MA degree in Visual Communication Design from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (1999), PDEng in User-System Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology (2004), and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology (2009). His research interests include human-computer interaction, design, and play.

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andres.lucero@aalto.fi

Guy

Guy Julier is Professor of Design Leadership. His research and teaching focus on practices in social design, design activism and public sector innovation and, more broadly, design cultures and economies. He has authored several books on these topics and worked with cultural institutions, policy advisory groups and universities across Europe and Latin America.

COURSES

  • Design Strategy and Leadership
  • Design and Cultures

LINKS

guy.julier@aalto.fi