Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman
Course Professor

kalevi.ekman@aalto.fi
+358 (0) 50 555 3566


Eetu is Professor of Machine Design at Aalto University School of Engineering and the Professor responsible for PdP. He is also the Director of Aalto University Design Factory, an experimental co-creation platform for education, research and application of product design. His research and education activities relate to integrated product development process, conceptual design phase, prototyping, and especially interdisciplinary co-creation between engineers, designers, and business professionals.

Sara Figueiredo
Course Coordinator

sara.santosfigueiredo@aalto.fi
+351 914 749 346


Sara is an optimist chatterbox that sees design as an act to impact society positively. She takes care of course practices by crafting methods to trigger collaborative work and support the different course parties. She helps student teams to bring forth innovative products that impact the users and the real industry. Prior than joining Aalto Design Factory, Sara has studied and worked in various countries, which contributed to gain skills to collaborate with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Sara is currently concluding her master degree, based on the Master of European Design exchange program, at Aveiro University.

Aimane BlejCourse Staff