In PACK-AGE packaging design course students get up-to-date knowledge about packaging design and packaging research and the teams are equipped with practical tools and means for managing their project work and its problems. This year’s theme is “green luxury”. The design teams have worked with new packaging solutions for chocolate, jewelry and sushi clients. Come and enjoy the results that the teams will present for the first time publicly on 17 May 2013 9:00-12:00 at Aalto Media Factory. Brunch for the quick. Welcome!
PACK-AGE is an innovative packaging design course uniting design, business and engineering thinking to project-based learning. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with real packaging projects from the industry. The idea is to use student’s competences, background and prior knowledge as a resource for creative group work. The project work is supported by a wide range of theme lectures. We have 6 teachers and spesialists from 4 schools teaching packaging design from different perspectives.
Combining clothing with computational capabilities immediately triggers people’s imaginations. The possibilities seem immense but going a bit deeper one soon realises that the actual implications of combining the two medium go beyond just integrating electronic devices into wearable artefacts.
Being creative practitioners, we have experimented with the medium, learnt the basics, conceptualised and created novel artefacts, and engaged and shared with the community. But what comes next? How do we envision the world with soft technology- What is their relevance? What roles can they play? As designers of smart clothing how do we take wearable/soft technology design to the next level?
13.00 Welcome (by Ramyah Gowrishankar)
13.10 Wearables in ARTS 2012, short overview in general (by Pirjo Kääriäinen)
13.20 Overview of wearables in the research groups of the Department of Design (by Jussi Mikkonen)
13.45 Talk by Kimmo Pernu, Innovation Architect, Suunto
14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14:45 – 16:00 Demonstration of prototypes in apparel integrated sensors by Kimmo Pernu
This talk is organised by Textile Interaction Lab – An Aalto Media Factory funded project with collaboration from the Department of Design. www.textileintlab.wordpress.com