Product Development Project (PDP) course is primarily aimed at students of engineering, industrial design, and business who are interested in product development of investment or consumer goods. PDP-course is hosted by Design Factory, which is an experimental co-creation platform of Aalto University. PDP has become the standard methodology for hands-on education at DFs all around the world.
At DFK, seniors from the three TAD majors take the course Techno-Art Capstone Project where they conceive, develop and generate innovative services and products. To create a product that satisfies the values of innovative design, manufacturability and marketability, students will go through four stages in product development: observation, conceptualization, prototyping and evaluation.
In order to support students from different majors:
(1) professors hold workshops about theories and skills needed in each of the four stages,
(2) companies provide the problems and financial support necessary in coming up solutions,
(3) coaches from respective industries offer practical advice and guidance for the design, and
(4) Design Factory staff worldwide provide technical and theoretical knowledge needed in the manufacturing and executing process.
Bark Bark is an application platform that provides media contents to connect humans with abandoned dogs. Our goal is to create a society with the shared value to protect abandoned dogs as our own. All you have to do is watch the energizing videos of the dogs and they are saved!
Cheeze Cheeze is a behavior-inducing entertaining service that helps prevent traffic accidents related to kindergarten shuttle buses.
Doughman Doughman is a smartphone application targeting college students, who need instant help and who want to be a hero to those in need.
LookToon Designed mainly for teenagers, LookToon combines the Korean trend of growing popularity of good-looking people in internet communities (eoljjangs) and high readership of webtoons. It creates a place where teens can express their identities, both through their individual fashion styles and unique story contents.
Memory Miner How do you want to be remembered? Memory Miner is a service and product that can record, commune and eternize precious memories.
Penguin Our goal is to make a system or a community where people can share their stories and concerns, support and heal each other regardless of who you are and where you are positioned in our society.
Poco Poco is trying to sell a curated travel-kit pouch that are compoased of cosmetic samples to tourists visiting Korea. Tourists no longer have to pack their own beauty products, and also can purchase full-sized products just by texting or calling before their departure.
Spicki Spicki is a daily, emotional and tangible messenger for anyone who wants to play with recordable sound.
Ticket Stalker The answer to all tickets! Our goal is to create a green secondary market where users can exchange unused tickets: buyers can buy safely, sellers can minimize refund losses.