Coordinator: Satu Miettinen
Address: Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 ROVANIEMI, FINLAND
Hosting institution: University of Lapland
Director: Satu Miettinen, email email@example.com
Scientific Coordinators: Satu Miettinen, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Hanna-Riina Vuontisjärvi, e-mail: email@example.com, Simo Rontti, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tomi Knuutila, e-mail: email@example.com
Background and Objectives
University of Lapland Artic Design Lab is founded in 2015 in the Arctic Circle of Northern Finland. Arctic Design Lab represents the northernmost laboratory on DESIS lab network and it concentrates on a pluralistic and multicultural art and design in northern regions as well as on finding various creative art and design solutions to meet the needs of the northern services. Arctic design at the University of Lapland means a type of design that begins with understanding the Arctic environment and conditions and also takes into account the adaptation of people to the Arctic conditions. Arctic Design Lab has wide network that consists of organizations in the academic and non-academic sectors in the areas of European Union, United States, Asia and Africa. One of the main goals is also to support University of Lapland students’ design education by offering holistic hands-on approach to service design, co-creation and user-experience-driven innovation activities.
Primary Research Areas
- Traditional craft
- Ubiquitous computing
- Luxury products
- Arctic Design
- Service Design
- Ecologically sustainable design
- Economically sustainable design
- Culturally sustainable design
- Socially sustainable design
- Visual communication design and research
- Environmental art
- Communal art
- Winter art
- Media art
- Fine art
- Applied visual art
List of Projects and Research
- 2014 – 2017 N4S-Program: Finnish Software Companies Speeding Digital Economy / Funded by TEKES
- 2015 – 2016 Humanizing Service Experiences with Design Methods – HumanSee / Funded by TEKES
- 2015 – 2018 PARTY – Participatory Tools for Human Development with the Youth/ Funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), RISE
- 2014 – 2016 Digital Health Revolution – DHR / Funded by TEKES
- 2015- 2016 Naked Approach – Nordic perspective to gadget-free hyper-connected environments / Funded by TEKES
Satu Miettinen (Coordinator), Hanna-Riina Vuontisjärvi, Simo Rontti, Tomi Knuutila, Jonna Häkkilä, Jaana Jeminen, Piia Rytilahti, Essi Kuure, Mira Alhonsuo, Heikki Tikkanen, Laura Laivamaa, Titta Jylkäs
- Häkkilä, J., Miettinen, S., Rontti, S. & Alhonsuo, M. (2014). Utilizing Large Screens in Experience Prototyping The workshop paper for ARea 14 – Future City as Open Mixed Reality Space. Oulu University of Applied Sciences: 12-13 June 2014
- Rontti, S., Lindström, A. (2014) Tools and Methods for Technology-Aided Prototyping of User Experience – SINCO Environment as a Pilot (“The SINCO handbook”). Available also in Finnish / suomenkielinen versio)
- Miettinen, S., Rontti, S., Kuure, E. & Lindström, A. (2012). Realizing Design Thinking through a Service Design Process and an Innovative Prototyping Laboratory – Introducing Service Innovation Corner (SINCO). In Israsena, P., Tangsantikul, J. & Durling, D. (eds.), Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok. Conference Proceedings: Volume 3. ISBN 978-616-551-570-2, pp. 1202–1214.
- Rontti, S., Miettinen, S., Kuure, E. & Lindström, A. (2012). A Laboratory Concept for Service Prototyping – Service Innovation Corner (SINCO). SERVDES2012, Service Design and Innovation Conference, 8-10 February 2012, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Espoo, Finland.
- Miettinen, S. (2011). Service Prototyping in Action. Touchpoint Service Design Journal: Touchpoint 3#2, “Organisational Change”, 2011. The article describes the working principles of prototyping at SINCO. Service design process and methods are introduced through KL-Kopio and Ranua Zoo cases.
- Miettinen, S., Rontti, S. & Jeminen, J. (2014). Co-prototyping emotional value, (in Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, p. 1228-1246.)
- Miettinen, S. & Kuure, E. (2013). Designing a Multi-Channel Service Experience. Design Management Review, The Changing Nature of Service & Experience Design, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2013, 30-37.
- Konttinen, J., Smedlund, A., Rilla, N., Kallio, K., & van der Have, R. (2011). Knowledge Transfer in Service Business Development – Transfer mechanisms and intermediaries in Finland. VTT Publications (pdf). Pages 61-68 introducing SINCO as a successful knowledge transfer mechanisms.
- Kuure, E. & Miettinen, S. (2013). Learning through Action: Introducing the Innovative Simulation and Learning Environment Service Innovation Corner (SINCO). E-Learn 2013, 21-24 October 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- Kuure, E. & Lindström, A. (2012). Voices of the Users – How Technology Can Help in Co-Innovation. In Lena Farias, P., Calvera, A., da Costa Braga, M. & Schincariol, Z. (eds.), Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts and Technologies. Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies – ICDHS 2012, 3-6 September 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edgard Blücher Ltda, Sao Paulo. ISBN 978-85-212-0692-7 (e-book), pp. 391–395.