Teach creativity, innovation and Service Design

Teach creativity, innovation and Service Design

My speciality is to teach how to think about the role of design, innovation, beauty and functionality in our society. I teach you to observe, synthesise your emotions and thoughts, step back and reflect. All these actions and steps combined, form practical tools in your toolbox. Teaching deals with communication, knowledge transfer, listening, anticipating and reacting, stimulating and questioning.

give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

My lectures are an adventure and never the same. I avoid needles repetition and never teach from a book. Instead of reading from a book, we explore, discover and reflect.

On my blog I have written a broad selection of teaching related posts, you find them through this link.

History

In 1985, I taught an art class when I was still at high school. I took over a few times the art class as the teacher was away, and she saw my enthusiasm for helping my fellow students. I liked it, but I was not very much aware of me doing some topical teaching.

When I arrived in Finland in 1995 my first teaching was in a pretty much similar situation: taking over a class. Gradually I began to teach more, see the list below.

Teaching Experience

Lahti University of Applied Sciences – 2018

BA Courses on UX Design and Interactive Content Design at LAMK

Aalto University – MediaLab – 2017

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

Tallinn University – 2017

Workshop on creativity in education for the teaching staff at the Tallinn University

Aalto University – 2017

2 workshops “Ajatus” (Ideas) for 1st year art and design students

Aalto University – MediaLab – 2016

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

Aalto University –Art -2016

workshop “Ajatus” on how to get ideas for 1st year art and design students

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – 2016

Lecture about the practical use of intuition for researchers at VTT biotechnology

Aalto University – MediaLab – 2015

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

Aalto University – MediaLab – from 2009 to 2014

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University) – 2008

Lecturer on Design strategies for MA design students

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University) – 2008

Lecturer on Information Visualization for MA design students

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences – 2007

BA course Infographics and understanding the media

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences – 2006

BA course Information Visualisation

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences – 2006

BA course Infographics and understanding the media

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences – 2005

BA course product development

University of Tampere – 1999

Lecture at the department of Information Sciences on Future Interfaces

Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam – 1997

Lecture on the use of ICT in teaching

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University) – 1996

BA course on spatial planning