Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Department of Media at DIS 2012

The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems is one of the top ranking international conferences on Human Computer Interaction. The Department of Media of Aalto ARTS is well represented at this year’s conference, which will be held in Newcastle, UK, from June 11th to 15th:
  • Post-doc Till Boverman will present a demo of The Weather at your Fingertips: An Auditory Augmentation Application, with René Tünnermann and Thomas Hermann (
  • Post-doc Koray Tahiroglu is organizing a workshop on Designing Musical Interactions for Mobile Systems ( together with Atau Tanaka, Adam Parkinson and Stephen Gibson. The workshop will be held on 12.06 at Culture Lab Newcastle.

Future packaging concepts at PACK-AGE gala 16.5.2012

The Pack-Age 2012 is a new interdisciplinary studying experience both for teachers and students of Aalto. Students are working in six interdisciplinary teams producing future packaging concepts and prototypes based on company briefs and working with new innovative materials. Six teachers from four different schools have provided a viewpoint to packaging design and related issues while tutoring the team work. Also visiting experts and packaging specialists are part of the program. The course covers themes like: packaging as communication, packaging engineering, materials and systems, sustainable product design, user-centered package design, packaging constructions and graphics, branding, marketing and consumer lifestyles.

Students have created future concepts for clients like Atria, Nokia, Verman, Saarioinen, Valio and Kanniston leipomo based on their briefs.