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.
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
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.
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.
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.