PASSION FOR DOING
Design Factory is a multidisciplinary product and service development learning environment that connects companies, students, teachers and researchers. In Design Factory projects, solutions to companies’ challenges are sought through service and product design using Design Thinking methods. In our projects, you get to participate in a multidisciplinary, challenging and inspiring learning experience, where solutions are developed together, valuing different perspectives and utilizing different skills.
As a rule, Design Factory courses are multidisciplinary and based on genuine assignments from working life. During the projects, you get to expand your own thinking and work into a multidisciplinary field and thereby find new perspectives and ideas. During your studies, you will also learn new methods and tools and develop teamwork skills and self-management. Companies are heavily involved in our operations, so you can network with operators from different fields and potential employers already during your studies.
At Design Factory, we aim to participate in answering the challenges of the future by creating a common language, cooperation and innovations between different fields. Come join us to build solutions and network!
WELCOME TO A NEW KIND OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENT!
In Design Factory the work takes place in interdisciplinary teams strengthening each students’ own area of expertise. The idea of Design Factory is to enable learning by doing in authentic industry projects solving development challenges. All Design Factory courses follow Design Thinking processes where students emphatize with the users, defines the problem, ideates, prototype and test their ideas.
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 FOR COMPANIES
Design Factory is a product and service development platform, where students learn by doing in industry projects. We work around real company projects which is why we are actively searching for collaboration partners who need product or service development for their company. Working with interdisciplinary student teams is a great way to find solutions from different point of views and have knowledge from different fields.
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. So if your company have a development problem – contact us and let’s do a project together!
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.
Product Development Project
Data Analytics Project
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
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