Co-Design Workshop for European Design and Innovation Policy

In 2011, the European Commission launched the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) to exploit the full potential of design for innovation. The initiative is steered by the European Design Leadership Board, involving organisations and experts in the field of design, industry and higher-education.

On 21st of March, 2012 a co-design workshop for European design and innovation policy was organized in Brussels. The workshop results are used by the Design Leadership Board to prepare policy recommendations for European Design Innovation. The report will be published in September 2012.

This video is a short summary of the workshop. To view all the presentations of the workshop results, see:

More information on EDII:

Wearable electronics course project demos

at Muu gallery 5.12.2011. More about the course and the projects:


Performance garment
Laura Haapakangas, Timo Muurinen, Heidi Tikka

Dancer: Alpo Aaltokoski

Opodiphthera Incognita
Matti Niinimäki, Emmi Pouta

Forrest Oliphant, Liisa Pesonen, Hannele Romppanen

Dancers: Minja Mertanen, Helena Romppanen

Sound Gloves
Carmen Brecheis, Minna Holkkola, Chi-Hsia Lai

Soft Step Sequencer
Andy Best

Metti Nordin, Valtteri Wikström

Computational Photography in Pixelache 2011

Pixelache Helsinki 2011 Festival took place 10-13 March. One of the key themes of the festival was computational photography, organised as collaboration between Aalto Media Factory and the Pixelache crew.

The Aalto University course ‘Experimental Project in Computational Photography’ brought together students with multi-disciplinary backgrounds from media design, technology and visual arts to think from the scratch what computational photography is, or could be. The resulting eight course works were presented in the ‘Encoded Views’ exhibition as part of the Camp Pixelache event in Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna.

More on the course blog:​

The ‘Return of the Unexpected – Computational Photography’ exhibition in Muu Gallery featured four artistic approaches to the topic of computational photography, each of them challenging either existing or arising photographic conventions in its own way.

About the Muu gallery exhibition:​helsinki/​festival-2011/​programme/​computational-photography/​exhibition/​

Read more about computational photography as an artistic approach:​?p=884

Aalto on Tracks the movie – Trans-Siperia opettaa

The Aalto on Tracks project took 81 Aalto students and staff-members to Shanghai through Siberia on a private Russian train and Aalto Media Factory’s film crew followed! The week in the train was filled with enthusiastic people and self-organized program: workshops, company cases, sports and of course – parties and vodka. The train was managed by a Russian staff, who spoke only Russian and a little German. The story is about brief moments during the journey, encounters, and friendship.

>> Read more about the Aalto on Tracks project.