May 2020

Final Call for Receipts – 29.05.2020 at 08:00-17:00

Aug 2020

2nd DL for deliverables – 15.08.2020 at 23:59

Sep 2020

Product Design Gala 2020 – 04.09.2020 at 09:00-17:00

  • Events
  • CPMs
  • Deliverables
  • electronics
  • Final Gala
  • Lectures
  • PD6
  • Presentations
  • Project Managers
  • Sponsors
  • Training
  • Workshops

Project Manager Candidates Evaluation

Project manager candidates will have an evaluation session on Monday, 16th Sep 15:30 at Design Factory. So, what’s the role all about? The manager’s role may be challenging in various ways from keeping the project plan under control to managing and leading the team through different issues. But there is also something special for you: Extensive

Project Managers Training

On Saturday, 28 September is the PMs training. We will train the Project Managers to be more awesome than they already are! It will be a whole day full of activities that will prepare the Project Managers for any challenges that they might face throughout the project. PdP Staff

Project Managers Training – Winter Camp

The project managers are taken into the woods and trained for the second and last time. An opportunity to discuss what you’ve learned so far, the ups and downs of the project, and much more. Mandatory for all project managers.

Project Manager Candidates – Profile Submission

Dear Project manager candidates, If you are interested in becoming a Project Manager you must send your A4 profile page by Friday, 13th Sep 17:00. In the A4 page you should relevant information about yourself, your background studies, your interests and what projects you want to work on.

Performance Training I (Group 1)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training I (Group 2)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training II (Group 1)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training II (Group 2)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training III (Group 1)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training III (Group 2)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training IV (Group 1)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Performance Training IV (Group 2)

Presentation is one of the important skills that a product developer should have. Two presenters (usually the project manager + 1) from each team will get training and learn how to be confident by our beloved Elina Aalto. Elina is a professional actress that has been training PdP’ers for more than 10 years! It is

Safety Training – Session 1

The Safety training will be held on Friday, September 27th, from 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning. In the safety training, you’ll get to know how to work with the several machines we have at Design Factory. In addition, you’ll also know what to do in case of an emergency. It’s highly recommended that all

Economy Training

In the economy training, you’ll get to know how to work with M2 system and how to apply for reimbursements. All the teams must be represented by their economy officer. The training will be held in Engine Room. Please bring your laptop with you.

Safety Training – Session 2

This is a second session for the safety training. This will be held on Friday, September 27th, from 13:00 to 15:00. This session is for those safety officers who can not attend the first safety training session in the morning on the same day. In the safety training, you’ll get to know how to work

Halfway Presentations Consulting

The presentations consulting will be held on Monday (20th January) and Tuesday (21st January), and you will be checking your presentation material with Elina Aalto. Representatives from each team should come with their Halfway Show material ready to present.

Halfway Show Rehearsals

The Halfway Show rehearsals will be held this week on Wednesday, 22nd January and Thursday, 23rd January at Stage. You will deliver your final presentation material to George Atanassov, who will assist you with the video/audio equipment. If you have any special requests concerning lights/video/sound discuss with George beforehand, you can send him an email to george.atanassov@aalto.fi

Halfway Show 2020

The halfway show presentations are upon us, and preparations are ongoing to make it a great event! If you haven’t discussed the event within your team yet, it’s a good idea to put it on top of your agenda of your first team meeting after the holidays 🙂 What’s the event all about? How to

PD6 Week

PD6, short for “Product development in 6 hours”, it’s a whole day event that takes place during the week 14th – 18th October. The whole team (local + global) and the sponsor will get together to work on the project for 6 continuous hours. The outcome result (prototype) will be presented to an audience of other teams at 15:00 sharp.

PD6 Kick-off day

PD6, short for “Product development in 6 hours”, it’s a whole day event that takes place during the week 14th – 18th October. The whole team (local + global) and the sponsor will get together to work on the project for 6 continuous hours. On Monday 14th October, all the teams must be available the whole day. On this

PD6 Mystery Eve

On Friday 18th October evening, all the teams (global teams included) must be available to join our Mystery Eve. This will be the closing event of the PD6 week. It’s one of the best events in PdP course. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone! PdP Staff

Lecture 3 – Sponsor Matching

On Wednesday, 26 September, is the sponsors matchmaking session. We will start at 16:15 like usual at Stage. All contact persons from sponsoring companies will be present. Parallel sessions of sponsors’ pitches will start, each session will have a group of sponsors. Each sponsor will have 5min in total (1min pitch followed by 4min Q&A).

Lecture 4 – Team + Sponsor meeting

On Wednesday, 2 October, the student teams will officially meet the sponsors. Before meeting them, there will be a short lecture about next steps and what the students should discuss in the meeting. We will start at 16:15 like usual in Stage.  After the lecture, the teams and their respective sponsors will meet in different

CPM 3 with Sponsors

CPM 3 will be held between 2nd to 13th December. Please make sure you book your 1h time slot on MyCourses as a team by 29th November, at the latest. Invite your sponsor to participate in this meeting, and be prepared to share with us the achievements of the Fall, as well as a plan and

DL for Brochure Text and Picture

The brochure showcases all the projects in a compact form. It will be distributed to Gala visitors and guests and will serve as a guide to choose which project stand they are more interested to visit. The text should be more about your project and what your team is doing. Also, the picture should support

Final Call for Receipts

Dear Economy officers, The last day to put in your team’s money claims is 29.5.2020. If you have not managed to put your bills on the M2-system latest on this particular day, you risk not seeing your money ever again!    

Lecture 1 – PdP Introduction

Product Development Project course is just about to start, and we are so excited. The first lecture with other activities starts Wednesday, 11th September, at 16:15 at Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5C). The first lecture starts with an introduction to course arrangements. The course introduces teamwork in a context that is new to most participants: global

Lecture 2 – Team Forming

Wednesday, 18 September, we will have lecture 2 and the team forming exercise. We will start at 16:15 at Design Factory with a lecture about product development. Then, we will give instructions for the team forming activity. The team forming will start at 16:45 with 1 min pitches from project managers, who were selected last Friday.

CPM 1

Checkpoint Meeting 1 is just around the corner. We ask the project managers to inform us on MyCourses when and where you are having your team meeting during week 43 and 44 (21st October – 1st November). We’ll drop by to check on you and see if everything is going smoothly, so far. PdP Staff

DL for Project Plan

As you might know before CPM 2 you need to have the first draft of your Project Plan ready by 8th November and returned to MyCourses. The Project Plan is a dynamic document meant to be used as a tool to set the project path and guide you throughout your project and be updated whenever needed. It’s to

Facilitated Feedback Session

The facilitated feedback sessions are for all the teams during the weeks right after the halfway show from Monday, 27th January to Friday, 7th February. The Facilitated Feedback Sessions are compulsory for all the PdP teams, where feedback is shared according to “I like, I wish” method. The activity is an opportunity where team members

Lecture 7 – IPR consulting

On the 12th of February, Wednesday at 16:15, we’ll have a lecture with representatives from the Finnish Patent and Registration office. They will talk about IPR and how to register and patent your ideas and new inventions.

Product Design Gala 2020

Here it is! The day to present your projects to hundreds of people visiting Design Factory to see your projects. PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 4.9.20 9:00-17:00 Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland For 23 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business together to tackle

Safety Officer Submission

Dear Safety officers Fill out your name and submit it by 23rd September at 17:00.

Economy Officer Submission

Dear Economy officers Use the sheet to fill in your personal data and submit it by 26th September at 17:00. The personal data is needed by Aalto to open an M2 system account that will be used to reimburse the expenses throughout the project.

1st DL for deliverables

All teams should submit a draft of their final report to MyCourses by today. Those teams that will not continue their project over the summer should also submit their project story video by today.

2nd DL for deliverables

Those teams that continue their project over the summer should submit their final report and project story video to MyCourses by today.

Workshop – Electronics 1

This session 1 is about basic electronics, like what is the difference between voltage and current, or how to solder a simple circuit with an LED and a battery. By attending all sessions 1,2,3 + by doing homework, you can earn 1 more credit as a part of PdP! Sign up link is on MyCourses.

Workshop – Electronics 2

This session 2 is about sensors and Arduino programming, so take your laptop with you. Sign up link is on MyCourses.

Workshop – Electronics 3

This session 3 is about Internet of Things (IoT) programming, with something like ESP8266, so take your laptop with you. Sign up link is on MyCourses.

Lecture 8 – Peer to Peer Tutoring

Peer to Peer tutoring session on Wednesday, 26th of February, at 16:15. The teams will be divided into small groups and give feedback about their projects and progress to each other.

Aurora CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Aurora team.

WPET CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the WPET team.

Airbus CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Airbus team.

Imagine CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Imagine team.

Futudent CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Futudent team.

ABB CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the ABB team.

Winco CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Winco team.

Heimdall CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Heimdall team.

Rocla CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Rocla team.

Trenox CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the Trenox team.

HitSeed CPM 1

PdP teaching team will meet the HitSeed team.

DL for CPM 3 time booking

Each team shall have booked a time slot for CPM 3 in MyCourses.

Patent Application

This is the deadline of applying for any patent application if you have one, consult your sponsor and the teaching team.

Project Gallery

Let the world know what you are working on! For that we need you to deliver a brief explanation of the project and a picture that represents your project. This will be posted on the PdP website, in the project gallery page. Check the previous PdP projects gallery for examples here. You can find the

Team Poster

Let the world know who you are! For that we need you to deliver a poster of your team. The PdP team poster (A3 size) must contain (but not limited to) the following information: – Team name – Team project – Short project description – Team members’ names, photos, team roles, study background… – Sponsor

PdP team of the week submission

Each team should book one week in MyCourses by today.

Lecture 5 – Idea Generation Methods

A lecture by Aimane Blej. Aimane has been a student and teaching assistant in PdP. His lecture will be focusing on creative idea-generation methods that will help you in your PD6 Workshop, and also at the beginning of your project. Lecture location: Stage.

Lecture 6 – Design Traceability

Design Traceability and Testing What is the design process? How can you trace your design back to user needs? Do you even test, bro? The lecture will be given by Bijan Bayat Mokhtari. But who is Bijan? Bijan is the manufacturing manager at Surgify Medical. He is a PdP alumnus and ex-TA. All the teams must

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