Fri, Apr 27. 2012 - Fri, Apr 27. 2012
Fri, 9:00 - Fri, 17:00
Aalto Design Factory
Betonimiehenkuja 5c Espoo, Finland
The Product Design Gala is an annual seminar celebrating the hard work done during the year.
Final results of the interdisciplinary Product Development Project course (www.pdp.fi) are featured to the public. In addition to seminar sessions the audience is welcome to get familiar with the teams and take a closer look at the prototypes.
This year we are also hosting projects from the Design for Extreme Affordability course and Product Innovation Project in TU Graz, Austria. The event is part of the official World Design Capital program. More info coming soon to http://pdp.fi/?page_id=890
12:00 Flexibility, ergonomics and sustainability have been significant design drivers for these five industry projects. See how the student teams approached these real mechanical engineering and design challenges that major industry companies have provided.
Projects: Arc (Ensto), Nimble (Konecranes), CITA (Ruukki), XWOS (Vaisala), incLEDible (Outotec and Greenlux)
BLOW UP EXPERIENCE
14:00 Usability of products, systems or processes is a big part of our everyday life even though we don't always realize it. This part of the seminar will present five prototypes, demonstrating how business and everyday life can be made more efficient and enjoyable.
Projects: BeCareless (Ericsson), Imagein (GE), ABBdroid (ABB), Innovator (Kone), TU Graz (Philips)
THREAD OF LIFE
16:00 People dreams of safer, healthier or more comfortable living. Sometimes these needs are easily satisfied, sometimes they are not. Experience how these five teams have taken life closer to these needs that are common to all of us.
Projects: BeyondBasil (Biolan), Safety Wizard (Wiicotec), Labrary (Helsinki City Library), Aalto Unicef Finland (Unicef), Hometelligence (Panasonic)
Are you a future sponsor, a future team member, a representative of the media, a friend, anyone? Take your time and enjoy the Gala!
- Eetu, Justus & Peter