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Future of the book – workshop

by Juho Hyvärinen

My course fellow Anu. K. Nousiainen arranged a year ago a workshop regarding her thesis. The idea was to create ideas in order to help her to get material for the thesis and help with the research part. Anu only had a one problem: She needed qualified facilitators to keep the discussion flowing and ensuring everybody had a great time.  I decided to grab the opportunity in order to be able to write an essay for my current topics course.  It is a pity it has taken 13 months to do that but I guess better late than never.

Anu’s workshop turned out to be a splendid occasion which also gave me plenty to think about regarding my own workshops which took place a couple of months later. I was able to form an understanding about different service design methods and what is needed to be able to utilize them as well as possible.

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Service Design Breakfast: Integration of Service Design and Elearning

by Juho Hyvärinen

Thursday 29 November Facebook alerted me that I had enrolled for the Service Design Breakfast at Otaniemi. So, it was time to print out the tickets and head for the Aalto University, formerly known as TKK campus at Espoo.

I arrived at Aalto University’s Start Up Sauna and after a freebie breakfast it was time to listen up the presentation of the day. This time it was Jouni Tuominiemi from HIQ discussing about Elearning and service design. The actual topic was “Service acceptance boosted by e-learning”, an hour long presentation and discussion about how Elearning can be utilized when implementing new services on market.

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Design Meets Business

Posted by Juho Hyvärinen

I had an honor to participate in a design seminar in Helsinki City Hall on Thursday 18.11. Although having lived my whole life in Helsinki I think this was the first time I actually visited the city hall inside. The surroundings were grand and in my opinion proper setting for afternoon of Finnish service Design discussion. The occasion was hosted by Director Antti Oksanen from AmCham (The American Chamber of Commerce in Finland). He kept a strict discipline regarding timetables and we were actually able to go through all of the cases in schedule.

The seminar had been put together by several different organizations and people. The stated goal was to help participants in issues regarding both design and intellectual property rights (IPR).  This was to be achieved with the help of several case studies ranging from Kekkilä, company specializing into growing mediums and mulches to Mendor, a manufacturer of a new kind of blood-glucose meter. Continue reading

Doctoral Dissertation of Anna Salonen

Posted by Juho Hyvärinen

I had an honor of participating in Doctoral Dissertation of Anna Salonen in wonderful settings of Runeberginkatu 22-24. The title of dissertation was “Essays on globalization and evolving competitive strategies of Finnish MNEs: Transitioning from products to services and solutions”. As opponents were Professor, PhD Kazuhiro Asakawa from Keio University and Professor, PhD Peter W. Liesch from University of Queensland. Professor Elizabeth L. Rose acted as custos.
This study focuses on four different Finnish companies in different industries. These are Wärtsilä, Kone, Perlos and Nokia.  Continue reading