WHAT IS PDP?

Product Development Project (PdP) course is primarily aimed at master students in technology (ENG & SCI)business (BIZ), design (ARTS) and last year Bachelor design students in design (ARTS).  However, the course is also open for other students from various master’s studies, e.g. cognitive science, anthropology, and biology.

You can sign up for the course on WebOodi.

WORK ON REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES FROM THE INDUSTRY

The course follows a problem-based learning (PBL) methodology. The challenges are given and sponsored by industry partners, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers.

LEARN IN INTERDISCIPLINARY GLOBAL TEAMS

At the start, a lot of attention is directed to the forming of highly motivated interdisciplinary teams. A project typically includes phases of understanding the challenge, planning, research, concepts generation, prototyping and testing.

BUILD THE PRODUCTS OF THE FUTURE

The project concludes with the Product Design Gala where the teams present their final functional prototypes of a tangible product or service solution for their industry challenge.

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA

For over 20 years PdP has brought students of business, design, and technology together to tackle industry challenges and develop state of the art solutions to real problems. At the Final Product Design Gala, the interdisciplinary teams show the result of their hard work to the visitors, engage with the visitors, explain the project and answer their questions, and mostly be proud of their work!

The visitors will have a chance to hear about the teams’ accomplishments and processes, as well as to get familiar with the people themselves together with their amazing prototypes.

COURSE STAFF

Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman
Course Professor

kalevi.ekman@aalto.fi

+358 (0) 50 555 3566

André Santos
Course Coordinator

andre.santos@aalto.fi

+358 (0) 40 164 0620

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Course Assistant

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