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Symposium Summary by Lassi Liikkanen 
Slides of Ingrid Kihlander 
Slides of Joachim Lyon 
Slides of Juha Kronqvist  view at SlideShare 
Slides of Päivi Pöyry-Lassila and Timo Haukola 
Slides of Miko Laakso 
Slides of Paul Rodgers 
The detailed schedule is available for download here 
Thank you all for registering on time. Here is the updated schedule:
|9:30||Morning coffee and networking|
Morning program opens up with a welcome introduction by Lassi A Liikkanen and followed by a keynote from
- Ingrid Kihlander: Design research with industry - a happy marriage? (KTH/Volvo)
- Päivi Pöyry-Lassila & Timo Haukola: Technological interventions in product innovation practices (Aalto University, Simlab)
- Iris Summanen: Co-developing a new technology for product concept testing with remote users (Aalto University, HIIT)
Afternoon program starts with a keynote from
- Joachim Lyon: Design practice and the distribution of labor (Stanford University)
- Miko Laakso: Designer reflections on practice (Aalto University, Design factory)
- Paul Rodgers: Design activism as a driver of new practices (Northumbria University)
- Juha Kronqvist: Embedding design in large organizations: Reflections from the field (Aalto University, MediaLab)
and concludes by Panel discussion
At Aalto Töölö campus, downtown Helsinki, Finland. Aalto School of Economics, Arcadia building (Adress: Lapuankatu 6) Map  Room OP-Pohjola (E-107)
"Design is great but we can make it better"
Join our symposium on the future of product design in Aalto University. This event is aimed for both researchers and practitioners of design. We present the selected local and global research in the area. Our highlights include two international keynotes on the empirical studies of design practice at international companies by Stanford University (U.S.) and KTH (Sweden) researchers. Two Aalto research projects, LUTUS  and VISCI  share their results from collaboration with leading Finnish design companies.
Call for participation:
Researchers: if you would like to present your own results from industry collaboration in this event, please submit a 100 word abstract for Lassi Liikkanen via email (contact below) by first of August (1.8.2012).
In this event you will learn and discuss the latest and upcoming research in product design. Get inspiration for your own research or ideas for developing your product design organization.
Learn how design practice can be studied and improved successfully. Meet researchers and progressive company R&D people
Our guest speakers are:
PhD Ingrid Kihlander, Concept Leader at Volvo, recent graduate from KTH, Stockholm
Ingrid studied decision making processes at Volvo in close relationship for several years. She will share her experiences of improving design practice through research.
Joachim Lyon, PhD student at Stanford University, working with Prof. Pamela Hinds at Center for Work, Technology & Organization.
Joachim has been observing design practices at global design companies for several years and will discuss emerging findings from a study of design practice across continents and between functional departments within organizations.
Opening coffee reception and networking
Keynote: Ingrid Kihlander (Volvo & KTH)
Aalto research showcase: Empirical studies of design product in Finland
Aalto research showcase: Improving design practice
Keynote: Joachim Lyon (Stanford University)
We cordially welcome you and your associates to attend
How industry and academia can successfully grow
Register before 30th Aug  (for free) to reserve your seat and meal in this exciting event in September!
You are welcome!
On behalf of LUTUS and VISCI project teams
Lassi A Liikkanen, Dr.
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Last update: 17 Sep, 2012. Page content by: Lassi Liikkanen.