Developing good, better and BEST products

General description

Do you want to be a professional innovator? Have you ever had ideas you haven't put in practice just because you didn?t know how to do it? Have you ever dreamed about developing future products? Do you love to work in a team, in an innovative environment?

Do you want to be, are you ready to be?

good ? -> NO!

better? -> NO!

BEST? -> YES?!

The high-tech paper production technology, the world?s largest cruise ships and Nokia cell phones? What do these have in common? All results of Finnish innovative product development! Together with Future Lab of Product Design who educate the world?s best product designers we will ensure you a once in a life time experience. From theory to practice, from ideas to real products, from dreams to a success story. All this you can learn and experience by attending our great course in Helsinki.

During the two weeks you will learn about product design, user innovation, and create products in practice. The learning will happen in interactive environment and after the course you will have a picture of how to develop an idea to a product.

Where do the innovative Finnish get all the crazy ideas? After you have experienced the Finnish nature, sauna and Minttu, you will know the answer! We will take you to a remarkable trip to the Finnish way of life.

Academic information

Content and topics:
Theory of Product Development, Industrial Design, User innovation/usability, Project Management, Company visits
Learning goals and objectives:
To learn about the process of product development and get some hands-on experience.
Examination type:
Written test.
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter. Interest in topic.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Lodging:
In two student union's guest rooms. Kind of hostel style. Really close to University, sauna┬┤s and some shops. About 10km from Helsinki city center.
Meals:
Student canteen and cooked by organizers.
Transportation:
Public transportation and rented bus for longer distances.