Design Plugin Intensive

5 ECTS | 75€ | On-site in Turku | 1-18 August 2023 with contact teaching 7-18 August 2023

Curiosity, creativity, and empathy are key elements of design, and they are very much needed in surviving and thriving in an ever-changing world.

Design Plugin Intensive offers an effective and fun way for designer-attitude, design methods, design thinking and service design. The course includes independent online part (pre-task), introduction lectures and several workshops with hands-on team working on real challenges. The lecturers and coaches are an experienced team of design teachers.

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to…

  • understand the possibilities of design
  • approach various phenomena and challenges with a designer’s attitude
  • use basic design methods for different development needs, like
    • gather user-information and find relevant needs from that by using design methods
    • ideate, create, prototype and present alternative design/service design concepts based on found needs

Independent online studying (pre-task), lectures, workshops, group & project work, presentations.

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Mervi Vuolas, Päivi Katajamäki, Hannu Parkkamäki and Tarmo Karhu

Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field.

Pre-task 50 h, lectures, mentoring and workshops 40 h, project work in groups 45 h = 135

Will be informed before the course start

Grading 1-5

Max. 25 students