Monthly Archives: September 2014

Aalto Research Day 9 OCT at 12.30-15 in Otaniemi TUAS house

You are cordially invited to the third annual Aalto University Research Day on Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 12.30-15.

The event will be held in lecture hall TU1, 2nd floor, Otaniementie 17, TUAS House, Otaniemi.

Aalto Research Day is an event to present, discuss and celebrate research by faculty and students from all the schools of Aalto University. This year, Research Day is organised as part of our Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees 2014 and the theme is Societal Impact of Research.

The event features keynote speakers, presentations, posters, demos, performances, and networking. The highlight will be a panel discussion on Doctoral education and its impact on society featuring several of our honorary doctors.

Research Day is aimed at all researchers at Aalto University. Everyone from doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers to professors and students is welcome. The special guests are the honorees of the 2014 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees: recipients of doctoral degrees and honorary doctorates.

To sign up, visit


Welcoming address, Dean Gary Marquis

Opening words, Provost Ilkka Niemelä

Alumnus of the Year 2014, School of Science, presented by Dean Risto Nieminen

Alumnus of the Year 2014, speech

Panel: Doctoral education and its impact on society, with initial remarks by the recipients of honorary doctorates

·  Mr Jorma Eloranta, Chairman of the Board

·  Professor Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University

·  Professor Torgeir Moan, NTNU, Norway

·  Professor H. Vincent Poor, Princeton University, USA

Coffee & Exhibition of Posters and Demos in the entrance hall, 1st floor

Kind Regards

Professor Gary B. Marquis. Dean of the School of Engineering

Aalto University


Media Lab 20 years anniversary seminar 25.9.2014

Welcome to the Media Lab 20 years anniversary. The seminar will be held at the LUME facilities in the Arabia campus. Below is a schedule of the events.

9:30-10:15 Arrival & coffee

10:15-10:30 Welcome
Philip Dean and Anna Valtonen

10:30-11:00 Observations, reflections and propositions about media, design, and research
Klaus Krippendorff, Ken Friedman, Lily Díaz (coord Lily Díaz)

11:10-11:55 The Art of the Long New
Minna Tarkka & Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola host Heidi Tikka, Leena Saarinen, Minna Nurminen, Teijo Pellinen, Petri Kola & Pia Tikka (coord Mika Tuomola, Minna Tarkka)

12:00-12:30 New Media Approach: Future of Sound in Arts and Design
Andy Farnell and Koray Tahiroğlu (coord Koray Tahiroğlu)

12:30-13:30 lunch break

13:30-14:00 The future of work and learning
Kirsi Juva, Esko Kilpi, Teppo Säkkinen, Minna Aslama (coord Teemu Leinonen)

14:10-14:55 Sound in New Media
Ava Grayson, Aki Päivärinne, Ville Wallenius (coord Antti Ikonen)

15:05-15:45 Digital Dystopia
Ville Oksanen, Jari Arkko, Rasmus Vuori, Kari-Hans Kommonen (coord Kari-Hans Kommonen)

15:55-16:35 Killing the games industry
Ste Curran (coord Miikka Junnila)

16:40-17:00 Closing words
Philip Dean

17.00 Book Launch: Media Lab 20 Years book
Author Olli Sulopuisto

We reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Posted on 19.9.2014

Materialization of Processes: At the Interstice of Photography and Sculpture

A lecture by curator and art historian Ann-Christin Bertrand from C/O Berlin

“The relationship between photography and sculpture has perhaps been the most imposing signature of contemporary photography of the twenty-first century so far.”
Charlotte Cotton in aperture magazine 2013

Time: Thu 25.9.2014 at 6-8pm
Place: The Finnish Museum of Photography
Address: Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1G
How to get there: tram line 8 or metro to Ruoholahti

The lecture is a collaboration between the unit of Photography at the Department of Media at Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the Finnish Museum of Photography. It is open for everybody interested.

For more information contact Sara Ronqvist, course assistant, Meet the Critics, +358 50 597 0393

Digital Economy 2014

Digital Economy 2014
Imperial College Business School
South Kensington, London
3-5 December 2014

As you may be aware, the All Hands Symposium is the principal annual event of the Research Councils UK Digital Economy programme. With its aim to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on the economy and other aspects of society the programme covers a broad range of technical fields. The symposium is unique in bringing together the UK’s most innovative research thinkers with key members of the industrial, entrepreneurial and finance communities. More information is available at:

This year’s event, DE/2014, is hosted by the Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College, at our South Kensington campus, London, and has an overarching theme of “The application of digital innovation.” The conference will explore the concepts at the heart of the global digital economy; from the cutting edge in digital economy research, technical challenges,  and user engagement, through to latest thinking on privacy and data sharing to exploring how to create value from digital data. These issues will be explored through a mixture of curated activities and open submissions, and there will be a Digital Economy Exhibition featuring posters, videos and  technical demonstrations.

DE/2014 is seeking Submissions! New Deadline – Monday 15th September 2014 midnight BST

Submissions are welcome from anyone in the research or industrial community whether funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Theme or not. We also welcome submissions from others active in or impacted by the Digital Economy.

DE/2014 submission relate to any aspect of the Digital Economy; topics may include, but are not limited to:

Innovation for the individual

•       Democratisation of IT
•       Anywhere Working
•       Personal Cloud

Innovation for society

•       Healthcare
•       Connected Home & Community
•       Digital Inclusion
•       IT as a Utility
•       Sustainable Society
•       Communities & Culture
•       Future Cities

Innovation for industry

•       E-commerce
•       New Economic Models
•       Creative Industries
•       Transport
•       Energy

Cross-cutting innovations

•       Sharing of Data
•       Visualisation
•       Trust, Security & Privacy
•       Computational Techniques
•       Evaluations of Impact

Submissions can be made via  or can be emailed

Submissions from doctoral students are particularly welcome, whether associated with one of the Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training or indeed other Digital Economy activity, and such papers will be reviewed separately to ensure representation of this body of work at the event.
For more information on submissions to DE/2014 please see

With kind regards,


Dr David Stokes
Programme Coordinator (Cross Faculty) – Digital City Exchange
Imperial College Business School
Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

T: +44 (0)20 7594 5218
Twitter: @DCExchange<>

International Journal of Design, Volume 8, Issue 2 available online

International Journal of Design
Vol. 8(2) August 2014 | Table of Contents

Original Articles

Tools for Participation: Intergenerational Technology Design for the Home
Sonja Pedell , Frank Vetere , Steve Howard , Tim Miller , Leon Sterling

Investigating the Unexplored Possibilities of Digital–Physical Toolkits in
Lay Design
Guido Hermans

Understanding Design for Dynamic and Diverse Use Situations
Mieke van der Bijl – Brouwer , Mascha van der Voort

The Boundaries of Public Space: A Case Study of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit
Tianjiao Zhao , Kin Wai Michael Siu

The Emotional Characteristics of White for Applications of Product Color Design
Nooree Na , Hyeon-Jeong Suk

Design Case Studies

Designing to Bring the Field to the Showroom through Open-ended Provocation
Janet Kelly , Stephan Wensveen

Empathy or Inclusion: A Dialogical Approach to Socially Responsible Design
Carla Cipolla , Roberto Bartholo


Exploring ‘Immaterials’: Mediating Design’s Invisible Materials
Timo Arnall

Changing your Hammer: The Implications of Paradigmatic Innovation for Design
Paul Gardien , Tom Djajadiningrat , Caroline Hummels , Aarnout Brombacher

International Journal of Design