Miikka J. Lehtonen
Visiting Assistant Professor, Aalto University
“ Hey there! I'm a multidisciplinary academic with a research and teaching focus on engineering, design, and business. I believe in learning by doing, and this belief is reflected in my teaching methods. As a consequence, in 2018 my colleagues and I established Nordic Rebels, an award-winning movement transforming learning. My research interests focus on visual methodologies, management and creativity in game companies, design practices in MNCs, and a couple of dodgy side projects. ”
Three Faces of Business Design Thinking: Practice, People, Process.
Understand how design has expanded from physical products to services and systems, and why organizations should care about this
Explore and experience some of the essential business design tools, and how they can support your team’s project
Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of business design, and how to articulate them
Videos, podcasts, readings
Class preparation materials
Norman Doors: Don’t Know Whether to Push or Pull? Blame Design.
Leyla Acaroglu: Paper Beats Plastic? How to Rethink Environmental Folklore (TED Talk)
Chew, Lehtonen and Schilli (2019): The Rise of Design Dyslexia and How to Overcome It https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/drev.12156 / Available in Teams