Watch Games Now! lectures on video!

Interested in the game industry? Watch the broadcasts from the Games now lecture-series 2013 here:

30.9.2013 Creating Gameworlds: The Art of Gameplay, Interaction and Story – Matt Costello

28.10.2013 New Interfaces – Panel by Finnish experts

25.11.2013 Game Jams and Hobbyists – Gorm Lai

Next: 9.12.2013 What Is This Indie Anyhow? – Panel by Finnish indie developers

Emotional Window Workshop 16.-18.9.2013

Interested in exploring visual programming and interactive visualizations of emotions in multi touch environment?

Participate at the intensive 3 day workshop at Media Factory called Emotional Window on 16th – 18th September 2013

Confirm your participation by sending a confirmation email to:

Jari Kleimola
Department of Media Technology

Sasa Kerkos
Department of Media

PACK-AGE course closing show 17 May

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.

Wearable computers, e-Textiles and Smart Clothing Design – What’s next? 13.12.2012

Talk and discussion by Kimmo Pernu, Innovation Architect, Suunto.

Date: 13.12.2012
Venue: Aalto Media Factory Auditorium
Time: 13pm – 16:30 pm

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.