Teach creativity, innovation and Service Design

My speciality is to teach how to think about the role design, 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.

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

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2018

Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

4 day workshop “management of creativity and innovation” at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

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2018

Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Courses on UX Design and Interactive Content Design at LAMK

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2017

Aalto University – MediaLab

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

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2017

Tallinn University

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

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2017

Aalto University

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

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2017

Tallinn University of Technology

Workshop on creativity in education for the teaching staff and students

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2017

Estonian Business School

Workshop on creativity in business for the teaching staff

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2016

Aalto University – MediaLab

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

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2016

Aalto University

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

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2016

Estonian Art Academy

Open lecture on Imagination

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2016

Estonian Art Academy

5 day workshop on creativity for MA students

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2016

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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

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2015

Aalto University – MediaLab

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

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2014 – 2009

Aalto University – MediaLab

MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)

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2008

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University)

Lecturer on Design strategies for MA design students

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2008

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University)

Lecturer on Information Visualization for MA design students

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2007

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences

BA course Infographics and understanding the media

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2006

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences

BA course Information Visualisation

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2006

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences

BA course Infographics and understanding the media

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2002

Tampere University of
Applied Sciences

BA course product development

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1999

University of Tampere

Lecture at the department of Information Sciences on Future Interfaces

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1997

Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam

Lecture on the use of ICT in teaching

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1996

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University)

BA course on spatial planning