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Design Factory
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Design Factory

DESIGN FACTORY

PASSION FOR DOING

Design Factory is an interdisciplinary product and service design and learning platform uniting students, teachers, researchers, and industry. Our goal is to build passion-based learning culture at HAMK.

As product and service design platform Design Factory brings HAMKs education facilities and equipment as well as research units’ expertise to industry use. In Hämeenlinna the product development laboratory of Degree Program in Design offers design expertise and services for 3D-scanning, modeling and printing (clay&plastic), digital paper and textile printing as well as laser cutting.

Design Factory spaces are located in Hämeenlinna University Centre E-building.

 

 

Welcome to a new kind of learning environment! In Design Factory the work takes place in interdisciplinary teams making use of and strengthening each students’ own area of expertise. The idea of Design Factory is to enable learning by doing in authentic industry projects. The participating organizations are involved in the projects during the whole journey, not just at the beginning and end of the project. In essence, the journey together is more important than just the end results. Thus, in Design Factory projects the interaction between company and inside interdisciplinary teams is emphasized.

STUDIES

Courses 2019-2020:

 

Design Factory is a product and service development platform, where students learn by doing industry projects. Design Factory highlights the importance of the journey together, not just the end results. Therefore, this requires regular interaction both from students and companies to learn from the journey and achieve the best possible learning result.

As product and service design platform Design Factory brings HAMKs research units’ expertise and laboratory equipment to support research and development activities in companies. In Hämeenlinna University Center the product development laboratory of Degree Program in Design offers design expertise and services for 3D-scanning, modeling and printing (clay&plastic), digital paper and textile printing as well as laser cutting.

Rapid Product Development 

HAMK and TAMK organize an intensive course in rapid product development in Sep-Oct 2019. Research and development (R&D) is a key source of competitive advantage for technology firms. Working under pressure of competition and rapid technological changes, the firms have to decide how to use their limited R&D capabilities in the best possible manner

Course topics include e.g.

  • Tools and techniques of rapid product development
  • Networked innovation and R&D
  • Customer / user involvement
  • Quality management in R&D process
  • Rapid prototyping

Course time schedule:

Fri Aug 30, 10:00-14:00 HAMK Visamäki – Introduction to Innovative concept engineering design ( ICED) methodology
Fri Sep 6, 14:00-18:00 TAMK – Basics of system engineering and product development methods
Fri Sep 13, 12:00-15:30 HAMK Visamäki – Organizing R&D and innovations and product development strategy
Fri Sep 20, 14:00-18:00 HAMK Visamäki – Design thinking, customer experience and proto development
Fri Sep 27, 14:00-18:00 TAMK – Quality management, verification and validation
Fri Oct 4, 12:00-15:30 HAMK Visamäki – Running agile R&D prototyping projects

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IoT Project 9.9. – 31.12.2019

In IoT Project students work with problems that are given and sponsored by organizations, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers.  IoT project typically includes phases discovering customer needs, planning, searching for information, creation of concepts, decision making, and detailed computer-aided design. The product phases of manufacturing, assembling and testing at customer premises are strongly related to the most valuable learning experiences.

By applying service design methods students ideate an IoT product that combines physical and software interfaces to match the needs of a customer organization. The working takes place in interdisciplinary teams making use of and strengthening each students’ own expertise. In addition to IoT design, the students are familiarized with design thinking, business design, and customer-centered design principles.

PDP 21.1. – 5.5.2020

Studying in PDP is based on problem-based learning (PBL) philosophy. Most of the problems are given and sponsored by manufacturing companies, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers. At the start, much attention is directed to the forming of highly motivated interdisciplinary team.

A project typically includes phases of planning, searching for information, creation of concepts, decision making, and detailed computer-aided development. The product phases of manufacture, assembly, and testing are strongly related to the most valuable learning experiences. In PDP students have an opportunity to learn more in specific areas while working as a safety officer, business shark, team manager or economy manager.

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Amazing Business Train 21.10. – 20.12.2019

Amazing Business Train is literally the fastest workshop in HAMK (160 km/h). During the ABT the work is done is multidisciplinary teams, developing either your own or the teams business idea. Amazing Business Train starts from Hämeenlinna and goes up to Oulu via Tampere.

In addition to the credit units (5), ABT also offers the possibility to develop your skills together with the fellow travelers, HAMK’s coaches and all the other participants of that attend the ABT. In Amazing Business Train, you’ll have to the possibility to create a network that is operational and beneficiary to you even after the trip has ended.

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Data Analytics Project 19.3. – 7.5.2020

In Data Analytics course students learn the basics of data analytics and the possibilities of using data-analytics in work-life. Through case tasks, students can apply data analytics in developing applications. Teams are a combination of students from Bioeconomy Engineering, Business Information Technology, Computer Applications, and International Business that have skills and knowledge needed to develop data analytics solutions for companies.

Data Analytics Project is an 8 weeks-long sprint, where a data analytics solution is developed to the topics presented by project sponsor. A project sponsor is a company that describes the topic and problem and supply the student team with relevant data. The students learn the basics of data mining and the use of Excel and Power-BI in data-analytics. After completing the project, the students have a thorough understanding of the possibilities of data analytics.

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Values

In HAMK Design Factory

– Students come first
– Doors are always open for discusssion
– There is no hierarchy
– You are empowered to do new things, with new people
– You are a part of a co-creation community
– We all belong to the Design Factory family

Through collaboration we create the PASSION FOR DOING

Example

First examples are coming soon!

DESIGN FACTORY @TWITTER

HAMK Instagram and Twitter walls have a good overview of recent activities in @hamkdf 😄@vtuomela @jjussila @evetoivonen #socialselling #businessdesign #smartdesign

Personal brand consists of: Being, channels, presence, action. Who are you, where are you, what's your content and how and when do you react. #personalbranding #socialselling

Personal brand and social selling workshop today at Design Factory

You don't have to know how to use the machines if you want to study and build prototypes in DF. We offer you proper training and help with the machines when needed. Read more about the process on the blog!
https://blog.hamk.fi/designfactory/laser-corner-from-a-business-students-perspective/

Tech training of live stream - we have new qualified staff to broadcast events @HAMK_UAS #Livestream

Prototype for monitoring wellbeing of employee during work day - integrated measurement of temperature and heart beat on clothing #SmartClothing #SmartDesign by Jonna Lahti

Functioning prototype of smart work clothing and Android native mobile app for measuring heartbeat and temperature in close-proximity of the employee by Jonna Lahti #hamkdf #SmartDesign @FiskarsGroup

The first Bachelor's thesis completed for HAMK Design Factory. Jonna Lahti presenting today A prototype of a smart workwear Case: Iittala Glass Factory @FiskarsGroup https://www.slideshare.net/hamkdf/lykkn-tyvaatteen-prototyyppi-case-iittalan-lasitehdas #SmartDesign

Intense day of work by @ambientia crew at #hamkdf @HAMK_UAS

Entrepreneurship is rocket science - first-year business students designing commercial space vehicles. Sometimes the travel matters more than the outcome. More about the workshop! #hamkdf #entrepreneurship #rocketscience #creative #problemsolving https://blog.hamk.fi/designfactory/entreprenurship-is-rocket-science/

Sometimes confusion brings clarity! Better learning moments with lightboard teaching! #laiskalehtorilearning
#betterlearningmoments
#businessdesign
#hamkdf

We are co-creating Design Factory studies - core module will feature basics of design thinking, design thinking process, business design tools and our instructions on how to put these to use in practice #designfactory #cocreation

Design Factory article in the new HAMK Stories including an interview with @AaltoDF Kalevi "Eetu" Ekman and @hamkdf @jjussila. Read more about the DF concept and cooperation! #hamkdf #aaltodf #cooperation #hamkuas https://issuu.com/hamkuas/docs/hamk_stories_international_edition_2020

Learning by doing is one of the main aspects of the Design Factory and we think that it's important to offer students learning possibilities as many ways as possible. Read more about one of the ways in learning by doing on the blog! https://blog.hamk.fi/designfactory/learning-by-doing-kristiina-as-a-trainee-in-design-factory/

Today @jjussila and @jmtorkkel gave @hamkdf tour and presentation about beneficial uses of game engines to international visitors. #ostfalia @hsduesseldorf

How can we save the world? The Black Sheep team investigated solutions to solve the last 5 kilometers of post packages transportation that typical cause most of the carbon emission waste @jmtorkkel #Posti #RPD2019

Proposed self driving shuttle bus routes @HMLkaupunki #RPD2019

Proposed hot spots for parking of city bikes in @HMLkaupunki #SmartMobility #CityBikes #RPD2019

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