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WHAT IS THIS PUBLICATION ALL ABOUT? I had a recent chance to browse old photos from a forgotten server. Photos of the historical Future Lab, and the very early days of the Design Factory on the Otaniemi campus. In those days we had many plans that are now realised, some others that were thrown aside, and new ones that are still in progress. But if someone thinks that there was also a plan for a Design Factory Global Network, that person couldn’t be more wrong.The amazing actions captured from the sister and brother Factories described in this booklet just made me hold my breath. One has the mind-blowing feeling that things are moving so fast, towards the preferred direction and mostly out of control. DFGN has grown in numbers, and the track record shows evidence that we are at a very good end of our beginning. And certainly, we cannot see any kind of beginning of an end!

Kalevi Ekman (The Janitor of Aalto Design Factory)

BEFORE READING THIS... DFGN Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) is a network of innovation hubs in universities and research organisations on five continents of the world. DFGN is on a mission to create change in the world of learning and research through passion-based culture and effective problem solving.

DF Design Factory is an experimental learning platform for interdisciplinary education and innovation. Each Design Factory is unique, but they all share a similar passion to drive change.

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STORIES

DFGN family activities through the eyes of the community... Each family has its own stories, and so does the family of DFGN. As a family with 18 different members, there are a great number of projects, courses, and events that we have experienced together and the activities are expanding even as you are reading this booklet. DF stories present some of the most recent highlights that unite us as a network.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Where? Aalto Design Factory

Since:

1997

113 254 Different sponsors:

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/PdP

When? Gala 19th May 2017

Product Development Project course, in short PdP, is open to students from various masters studies. It focuses on the fuzzy front end of product development process and is based on cooperation between students, companies, and teachers. At the start, much attention is directed towards forming of highly motivated interdisciplinary and international teams. A project typically includes phases of planning, searching for information, creation of concepts, decision-making, and detailed computer-aided development. The project phases of manufacturing, assembly, and testing are strongly related to the most valuable learning experiences. All the project teams have “remote team members” from different partner universities. DFGN plays an important role here since often PdP projects are the first concrete linkage for collaboration when new Design Factories are established.

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Santeri Vanhakartano, Sponsor, ABB Marine, Finland

“I think PdP is a great opportunity for companies to find new ideas and recruit new talents. It gives students a chance to take their ideas a little bit further and test them in real situations.’’

Rui Coutinho, Director, Porto Design Factory, Portugal

“In a project like PdP with the collaboration between the factories when students feel they come first, it empowers them by making them accountable.”


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Danielle Ran, Student, PACE University, USA

“For me personally, the main benefit of PdP is that I met people who think like me. They have the same intentions of creating, developing, and making things.�

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CERN DESIGN + SCIENCE COLLABORATION

A3 CBI

/A3 CBI

is a brand new collaboration with roots in IdeaSquare

@CERN and Design Factory Melbourne. This short trial project, begun in February 2017 and it connects CERN technology with United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The project involved Swinburne Design and Science students working remotely, and integrated digital touchpoints with CERN coaches in art and science. The first full version involving other Design Factories in Portugal and Korea will start in September 2017.

Elizabeth Bradbury Student, Swinburne University of Technology Australia

Anthony Canepa Student, Swinburne University of Technology Australia

Yuri Tanaka Artist coach CERN

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“I really enjoyed my time at the DF and learnt a lot. It was interesting and initially difficult coming into a design project from a science background with no design experience, but everyone was helpful and welcoming. Before I knew it, we were all brainstorming, thinking up new ideas and working together smoothly.” “There were many benefits when working with others internationally. The biggest benefit, however, was acquiring the ideas that came from entirely different sources and contexts, which gives the project a greater depth and breadth.”

“What surprised me most was the passion and creativity of the students. The way they tried to find out the problem, the way they tried to figure out an optimal design -- these are the things I found extremely interesting. In the end, we were also very impressed how their proposals surprisingly got improved throughout the course.”


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Steven Goldfarb Coach, Swinburne University of Technology Australia

What are you seeking from collaboration with the DFGN (IdeaSquare, DFM)?

Why should people be involved in A3CBI?

What surprised you as a coach during A3CBI?

I hope to draw on the expertise of the students to help me with problems that interest me. Working with them inspires me and teaches me how to become a student again -- how to take on challenges that might be considered big without hesitation.

It is an amazing learning experience. As a student, you are put in touch with experts who are ready to provide knowledge and direction to help you build your own solutions. As a coach, you get to learn about problems you might not have considered in the past and you get to interact with bright students. I personally find it very energising to be involved in this.

I think I was surprised by the speed with which the students were able to work together to find solutions to difficult problems. I love the fact that they are not afraid of taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges, as if they are simply just another problem posed in a textbook. No fear.

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RAT RELAY Rat relay

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is a global product design hackathon that

simulates real-world situations in industrial product development. An individual person or team is only working on a project for a limited time and not from beginning to the end. Projects are rotated around the world in slots and are provided by sponsoring companies, startups, or NGOs.

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LUCAS IVORRA PEÑAFORT COACH

BOGOTÁ COLOMBIA

“As a teacher, the Rat Relay allowed me to have a closer and more informal relationship with the students, which leads to better pedagogical processes when one meets them again in the classroom. It caught our attention that there were people quite interested in the Rat Relay from unexpected academic backgrounds, such as theology. It confirmed that this is a neutral and a very open space for anyone who wants to participate.”

GLENN VAN DER LAGEWEG PARTICIPANT

MICHEL BECKS SPONSOR

RED CROSS THE NETHERLANDS

“By dedicating a whole range of knowledge centres to address a concrete challenge, a lot can be achieved in a very short timeframe. Whilst some of the ideas may not be achievable, I have also gained completely new insights to the particular challenge. It shows that entrusting “my” challenge to others, I can enrich my thinking.”

FRISIAN DESIGN FACTORY THE NETHERLANDS

“Rat Relay challenged my flexibility and adaptability. I cooperated with people I just met. We had only six hours to work on one project brief. We had to work very quickly. Six hours seems long, but it really really really isn’t.”

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THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PASSION-BASED CO-CREATION

/DF BOOK

To celebrate the approaching ten-year anniversary of the Design Factory, staff from both Aalto and other Factories in the Global Network have collaborated to compile a book jam-packed with the science and practical experiences behind our take on passion-based co-creation. The book aims to help anyone interested in introducing new ways of working or promoting creative development in their organisation. We’ve aimed for a tought-provoking, yet light reading experience regardless of your professional background. Grab the book when it comes out this fall!

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“We are running co-creation marathons instead of a single make-or-break sprint. As a result, we need to take care of our development energy levels and make our efforts sustainable in the long haul. Adopting a strategy of small wins achieves this by breaking down development into smaller, visible, more palatable pieces, both in human and economic terms.”

“My chapter is about a visualisation. It tells more about how to summarize and deliver powerfully what is discovered in our field with users. How to communicate the idea for a new service to team members, and then to the customer. How to get all stakeholders of a project on the same page.”

From chapter “Small wins as footholds for co-creation” by Tua Björklund

From chapter “Show, don’t tell! - The importance of visualization in conceptualizing and sharing abstract knowledge.” by Stefania Passera


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EIRO FORUM SCHOOL ON INSTRUMENTATION (ESI)

When? 19-23 of June 2017

25 institutions

56 participants

EIROforum

/ESI

Where? Hamburg, the European XFEL

is formed by eight intergovernmental scientific

research institutions in Europe. Amongst other cutting-edge research activities, EIROforum organises a biennial summer school for young researchers (PhD, Post doc) in order to promote collaboration and understanding on topics related to instrumentation. Inspired by DF ways of working, DFGN was asked to organise a project day for ESI2017, where participants would engage in a learning-by-doing culture as well as in design thinking methods by building prototypes for different physics-related topics. During the event, the teams were pushed through the product development process in six hours, starting from ideation to building rapid tangible prototypes. From a DFGN perspective, this was also a great opportunity to seek out collaboration opportunities in top-notch research infrastructures in Europe.

Markus Kuster

Organiser, European XFEL

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“Last Autumn I visited Aalto Design Factory and saw how interdisciplinary student teams worked on industry projects. After the social dinner with the Aalto students, we were struck by the idea of trying DF-style working methods at ESI2017. In the beginning, our Scientific Organizing Committee was reluctant about the idea, and it took a bit of time to get them convinced that the project day would work. I think these kinds of workshops would be useful in our organisation to change the mentality of people, to bring us even closer together to work fluently. Therefore, I’m looking forward to collaboration with DFGN also in the future.”


Participant Technical University of Denmark

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Anne Hansen

“I was familiar with some of the creativity methods that we used on project day, but I had never used them in such a combined way. Since the project work was compressed to only one day, it created lots of pressure and tension because we needed to deliver a prototype and also pitch it at the end of the day. It was especially interesting to see and learn how differently people work together and how you can find a working style that fits for the whole team.”

Laura Gavardi

Participant Technical University of Dortmund

“In the beginning I was very skeptical about the project day, but it turned out to be way better than expected. Since the project day was first of all a team exercise, I understood that you can only learn team work by practice. This kind of a project day should be kept as a part of the ESI program in order to make people from specific fields to realise practical ways of working.”

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LATIN AMERICAN BOOTCAMP

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New Design Factories get started when passionate people drive change. However, to scale up activities, the community of changemakers has to grow. This was the goal for the Latin American Bootcamp–to bring the DF experience and ways of working to a wider group of changemakers in Design Factory Javeriana. Building on the experiences of the DF Bootcamp organised annually at the Aalto Design Factory, the Latin American Bootcamp was an intensive, four-day, hands-on experience. During the Bootcamp, the participants became familiar with how the DF works, and they were given the opportunity to plan the first DF experiments they would do. The Bootcamp brought together 24 participants from both Design Factory Javeriana Bogotá and Cali.

OMAR RAMÍREZ COORDINATOR DESIGN FACTORY JAVERIANA COLOMBIA CARLOS TORRES BOOTCAMPER 2017 COLOMBIA

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“It is complex to start ideas and projects in this complex and super specialised world. During this week, I saw people talking and people listening, smiles, jokes, friendship coming up from participants. That is the foundation a of meaningful project.”

“It was a wonderful experience and we are anxious to apply what we learned in a real case. The bootcamp showed us that designing is a way to work as a team– maybe that was the best lesson of the whole week.”


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DFGN–THE GYM OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Design Factory Global Network is on a mission to create change in the world of learning and research through passion-based culture. It consists of experimental platforms that support innovation. Each Design Factory has been set up to serve the unique development needs of its home institution. These platforms bring together passionate people who drive change and share common goals and vision.

From the very beginning, the network has grown organically, without any road map or secret plan to follow. It exists because the DF concept has sparked global interest. During the past few years, the growth of the network has accelerated. Now there are not only more Design Factories but also more mature Design Factories. In other words, the amount of activities hosted by Design Factories is increasing exponentially. From the perspective of the network, this is an interesting development. DFGN is defined by the activities that the Design Factories do together, not a piece of paper that you sign. With more Design Factories, the opportunities and potential for collaboration naturally increase. But as with everything, we also have to consider the challenges that growth brings. Collaboration within the network is built around trust between people. Once a year, the network comes together during the International Design Factory Week to plan for collaboration for the following year. We take steps to ensure that we maintain a familial feeling, even when the family can no longer “fit inside one bus”. And about the headline? To quote Pauliina Mattila, the Coach of Design Factory Melbourne, “the DFGN is a bit like a gym membership. How much you get out of it depends on how much you are willing to put in to it”. If you feel that the above resonated with you, we are always looking for new training buddies. But only if you are not afraid of all the blood, sweat and tears that it requires.

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DESIGN FACTORY GLOBAL NETWORK IN 2017 By the end of 2017, the Design Factory Global Network will have 18 members on five different continents. Completing each other with unique characteristics, the network aims to create a change in the world of learning and research through passion-based culture and effective problem solving. Therefore, the DFGN is a family of like-minded people who share a passion for doing.

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FRISIAN DESIGN FACTORY

FDF

frisiandesignfactory.nl

LAUNCHED November 2015 Leeuwarden The Netherlands

HOI FRISIANS! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? The FDF takes a vanguard position in the choice for a global approach, focusing on local and regional developments placed in national and international contexts. We focus on informal and non-formal learning, creating the conditions in which learning by students, teachers, politicians, cultural institutions, and business can happen. We make cross-border and trans-disciplinary connections, for example with ADF, METU DF, and WDF. For us, activists, individual designers, and collectives movements are central. We also organise international projects, such as the Rat Relay, with other DFs . There is space to work in multidisciplinary regional and international student teams on different projects and cases. Projects can also transform into long-term partnerships, het logo hoek in 7graden with partners from the public sector, relevant experts the+ tekst field of innovation (design thinking, ethics, sustainability, business), students, and handymen jointly building prototypes.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? Our interactions are connected to course collaboration, student projects, and feedback. Within the Frisian Design Factory minor, the students can search for help from students in other DF’s. We also actively visit other DF’s and communicate about collaboration in international student projects and trainings.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? The FDF is located in an old prison building called “Blokhuispoort”, which will work as a hub for creative industries as Leeuwarden will be the European Capital of Culture 2018. In addition to us, the old prison is home to small business owners, cafes, restaurants, and students from other local high schools. The goal of the FDF is to design the future together!

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UPV DESIGN FACTORY

UPV DF generacionespontanea. upv.es

LAUNCHED March 2017 Valencia Spain

HOLA VALENCIANOS! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

We interact with amazing people, we learn from each other, and we make friends! It’s also a way to provide an international dimension to our DF. Nowadays it is impossible to think about a project like this without an international approach. We therefore provide our students with a fantastic learning experience that can, in the meantime, be complemented with short stays at other DFs.

Mainly by participating in the International Design Factory Week, but also through other activities like shared projects. We have also visited some other DFs, like Porto, Aalto, and CERN. We would like to commit to other DFGN members on EU projects as well.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

Our DF model is based on student empowerment and the creation of communities of practice. We understand this as a way to promote a real student-centric culture and soft skills. Our DF is based on multiple locations by creating a network of spaces that provide multiple services to students: coworking spaces, machinery, workshops, auditoriums, etc. Through this approach we can reach a wider audience within the university, though we also have plans to build a new infrastructure where most of the workshops will be located.

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PORTO DESIGN FACTORY

OLÁ PORTO! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

PDF

Exchange and learning is at the core of our DNA. Sharing experiences with fellow DF’ers and learning about best practices, passionate inspiring people, and creative ways to change and improve student-centred education is paramount to PDF. The fact that we are not alone in this journey is absolutely essential to our path.

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LAUNCHED May 2015 Porto Portugal

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

Our goal is to empower a new generation of global innovators through an integrated three-stage model, which includes education, innovation, acceleration of co-creation, knowledge exchange, and interface between university, industry, and society.

We collaborate with many DFs in education programs like PdP, ME310, Rat Relay, etc. We have been pushing an agenda of a more structured collaboration between DFs in innovation and EU-funded projects that address topics of common interest. We always have our kitchen video-connected with a DF kitchen somewhere in the world, and we enthusiastically host staff, researchers, and students from other DFs. PDF is always willing to share its management and business model, as well as our ramp up strategy.

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NEXUS DESIGN FACTORY

NDF

LAUNCHED September 2015 Philadelphia USA

philau.edu

HELLO PHILADELPHIA! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? DFGN gives us the world! We’re used to collaborating close to home, and this lets us take it globaly and work with perspectives, disciplines, and people outside the US. DFGN provides PhilaU students the opportunity to experience the world beyond the borders of our campus and country. It prepares students for successful participation and competition in an increasingly interdependent world, and allows them to perform with distinction in the international and multicultural contexts that are increasingly shaping their professional lives. DFGN enhances the PhilaU global portfolio experience that provides students the knowledge and skills needed to embrace global opportunities and challenges in their profession.​

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

We are used to working on PDP projects, but we are looking forward to expanding interactions with the DFGN family around multidisciplinary industry projects for US clients, and new ways of working with startups and new ventures through our Entrepreneurship Center. We offer our Nexus Maximus activities to the DFGN members. Nexus Maximus is Philadelphia University’s largest Nexus Learning project encompassing over 50 student teams across multiple majors that bring their unique perspectives to help identify and solve industry challenges.

Nexus Learning is an intersection of active, collaborative learning infused with liberal arts and sciences. It requires students to proactively create knowledge by engaging in real problems presented to them by the industry. While textiles and materials science were at the core of our history, we provide knowledge and novel solutions across many industries. We have joined with Jefferson University! Our Nexus Design Factory now has one of the most respected medical and health science colleges in the nation on board, with access to the expertise and important problems of a major health system.

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DESIGN FACTORY JAVERIANA

DFJ arquidiseno.javeriana. edu.co/facultad/ proyecto-design-factory

SALUDOS JAVERIANA! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

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September 2016 Cali and Bogotรก Colombia

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The members of the network give us a quick, and effective and comfortable way of looking at our own context. We seek to be recognised in the same way. DFGN gives us the opportunity to count on the world as our neighbourhood, recognising our differences and unique abilities.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

Large organisations generally work in similar ways, by using well-defined standards with many formats to support their quality management system and robust contracts to carry out their projects. In the DFGN, we enjoy life and we enjoy what we do, doing things well and communicating and interacting in innovative ways: through our voice, through data, through images, and through our dreams.

The Project Committee is the heart of our strategy to educate. The Committee is made up of 19 people: 15 students and 4 professors from various disciplines who support the projects of the students for 18 weeks. The best thing about this form of work is that projects are supported from environmental, social, technical-productive, and competitiveness perspectives. Students and teachers are encouraged to strengthen their interpersonal skills. The students are only given the tools; they are the ones to identify opportunities, and they are empowered to manage their own projects.


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DESIGN FACTORY SÃO PAULO

DFSP

pro.poli.usp.br/inovalab

LAUNCHED June 2017 São Paulo Brazil

OLÁ SÃO PAULO! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? DFGN supports our main goals to improve design education and to increase international exposure for the next generation of professionals. The DFGN family brings knowledge and experience sharing in design education. The network initiatives increase the opportunity for our staff and students in Brazil to engage in international project teams.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? Even though we just became a member of the DFGN family as this album was being written, we had already had engaged with the other DFs through the ME310 program, and we sent our students to the Aalto PdP course. DFSP staff also took part in the International Design Factory Week in Geneva. At our next point of interaction with the DFGN, we plan to participate in the next Rat Relay marathon of global challenges rotating around the globe.

Design Factory São Paulo (DFSP) is located in the heart of the main campus of the University of São Paulo. Innovation projects at DFSP cover a wide range of industry sectors, including automotive, aeronautics, and consumer electronics. In addition to broad project variety, in recent years there has been a growing focus and expertise in healthcarerelated initiatives. DFSP strongly emphasises fostering entrepreneurship. It hosts the students’ entrepreneurship club from the University of São Paulo, thus integrating students interested in business with students focused on technology.

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NEW YORK CITY DESIGN FACTORY

NYC DF pace.edu/seidenberg/ design-factory

LAUNCHED September 2016 New York USA

WHAT’S UP NEW YORKERS? WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? DFGN helps us to give our students and our community a gateway to international and interdisciplinary opportunities, to not only learn how to work with different people but also how to work together to innovate and create something better than the status quo. DFGN allows us to connect to like-minded partners around the world to collaborate and share our knowledge to continuously improve our education experience.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? NYC DF sends students to participate in the PdP class with ADF. We co-host events and co-develop programs with other DFs, conduct studies in partnership with Javeriana DF, and host visitors from other DFs. We participate in IDFW every year.

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WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

We are computer scientists with an entrepreneurial spirit. We cherish our diversity; we come from different states, countries, cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. We are just as fast-paced and busy as the city we live in, and at time it seems like we are doing 20 things at once (which we probably are) but, we always get it done.


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HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

LAUNCHED November 2012 Santiago Chile

¿QUÉ TAL CHILENOS? WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? The DFGN is our space for inspiration, our connection with the DF philosophy, and where we share ideas, best practices, and cool experiences with the rest of the network. Being connected with other world-class initiatives helps us improve our work regarding innovation in education.

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DUOC DESIGN FACTORY

duoc.cl/designfactory

We participated in the Rat Relay 2017, the 36- hour global marathon between members of DFGN–it was an outstanding experience for our students and for our academic staff. It was planned during the last International Design Factory Week at Ideasquare @Cern and carried out at the end of April. We would like to boost the interaction with other members of the network, and we believe that the addition of other LATAM countries will help tremendously. It’s an excellent opportunity to work on collaborative projects with common social issues and/or common partners’companies and industries.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? Our distinctive superpower is having our local DDF community as a network that is distributed across six campuses: four in Santiago, one in Concepción, and one in parallel, with a coverage of approximately 450 students and almost 80 team projects with companies.

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DESIGN FACTORY KOREA

DFK dfk.yonsei.ac.kr

LAUNCHED April 2015 Songdo,Incheon City Korea

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? Located in Songdo, a hub of tech companies in Korea, Design Factory Korea connects academia and industry with specialised programs designed for convergence studies that combine design, technology, and management. We are special because these three majors are anchored by Design Factory Korea. We incubate students to become interdisciplinary thinkers, pushing their capabilities to apply multiple perspectives and frameworks to solve real problems. We’ve been growing significantly since starting, expanding our opportunities to engage global tech companies into educational programs.

ANNYEONG KOREANS! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? The Social network is structured with nodes (individual actors, people, or things within the network) and edges (relationships or interactions) that connect them. Each of the DFGN members has distinguishing cultures and local flavours. Like the social network theory, the DFGN family is what enables these nodes to come together and share the same passion. The family is important to us because it is an organic network that inspires us and helps to overcome physical obstacles in learning. We believe in the positive impact of the network effect; the more valuable individuals we have in the DFGN family, the more valuable we become to each other.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? Like skipping stones, one small action call from a Design Factory creates its own path forward, forming water rings with each jump. This continuous movement of thoughts and ideas conveys inspiration in the DFGN family across the world. We also hope that each of our steps inspires the DFGN family, engaging it in to multiple global projects and sharing our thoughts. Even though it is not possible to communicate with the DFGN family face-to-face on a daily basis, we try to make those opportunities by planning global projects, which involves lots of stakeholders from the DFGN family. One opportunity to make this happen is the International Design Factory Week 2017, which we will host in late October 2017. We hope that in the next DFGN Family Album, you can read about all the joint projects that were planned there.

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AALTO DESIGN FACTORY

ADF designfactory.aalto.fi

LAUNCHED October 2008 Helsinki, Finland

MOI SUOMALAISET ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? The beauty and magic of DFGN lies not in agreements and formal contracts, but in the genuine interactions and connections between the people. There is no other network where trust and collaboration are formed so easily, deeply, and profoundly. For ADF, international collaboration is a necessity for success - we believe it is vital for our future development to share best practices and work on shared projects. In addition, the international collaboration supports the receiving of recognition, both locally and globally, and also enables learning opportunities for both students and staff.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? As the oldest Design Factory, the variety and nature of activities at ADF have matured and developed to a level where ADF serves as a benchmark for several learning platforms and hubs, both in Finland and abroad. ADF has also gained a strong foothold within Aalto University as a showcase for interdisciplinary learning, a role model for ways of working, and as a game changer environment for creative work. However, with several years of experience, some of the activities at ADF have stabilised, and there is a long tale in activities taking place in the ADF ecosystem. But it is this organised chaos and versatility of stakeholders that also create new connections and enable new projects to emerge in serendipitous interactions around the coffee machine.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? Our interaction in DFGN is both planned and ad hoc through video windows, WhatsApp and Slack discussions, numerous emails, and Skype calls. The cross-border industry projects, research funding applications, and EU-projects are the essence of our DFGN collaboration. ADF has had the pleasure of hosting several interns from the DFGN, supporting students and participating in faculty exchange, and both receiving and shipping out thesis workers. The informality of the interactions reflects the trust and ease of the collaboration in DFGN. For example, if one of the ADF stakeholders or partners is travelling abroad, it is always a pleasure to connect them with the local DF counterparts. In addition, in student projects, the global collaboration is a vital source of information and knowledge, for example when studying the logistics in skyscrapers, which don’t exist at all in Finland.

Aalto University Design Factory

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METU DESIGN FACTORY

MDF tdi.metu.edu.tr/en

LAUNCHED May 2016 Ankara Turkey

SELAM METU ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? We believe in what the DFs are doing, and the DFGN family is a gateway for worldwide collaboration and interaction. As METU DF, we want to bring all university stakeholders together with partners of any type, including NGOs, and we would like to contribute to the creation of a community that is able to think outside the box. Feeling the presence of DFGN encourages us to be in the game.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

Being part of the network enables us to participate in bootcamps, face-to-face or online meetings, and international projects. Our goal is to be part of vertical and horizontal international projects together with the DFGN family.

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WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? We are proud of the diversity of the METU DF team, an up-to -date rapid prototyping lab, as well as an advanced machine shop allowing any user to produce whatever is intended. In a way, it’s a manufacturing incubator. We provide consultancy and mentorship to industry and international organisations. Our beautiful campus is hosting more than 25 000 students and academics.


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LAUNCHED December 2014 Switzerland Geneva

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IDEASQUARE @ CERN

ideasquare.web.cern. ch

In December 2016, we hosted the International Design Factory Week in Geneva with the DF community. So far ,we have had the pleasure of integrating students from the Porto, Melbourne, and Aalto Design Factories in our projects. One of our first experiments, Challenge Based Innovation, is still ongoing, and we welcome all the members to take part in it. We’ve also organised shorter electronics prototypingfocused sessions and have looked into Sustainable Development Goals- preserving life underwater together with Design Factory Melbourne. We would like to invite all members to do experimental projects and research with us. And change the world, of course!

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? IdeaSquare is an experimental platform in the heart one of the hottest and coolest places in the universe-CERN. Embedded in this fundamental research environment, we collaborate with scientists working with outstanding technologies to find novel ways to solve societal challenges. Funded by 22 member states, multicultural collaboration is in our DNA. Based in Geneva, we share a home with a variety of international organisations, from the United Nations to the International Labour Oganization.

BONJOUR CERN ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? With its 13000 scientists and engineers, CERN is strongly rooted in research. At IdeaSquare, we have a delicious opportunity to get inspired by this work and explore potential applications for it. We are keen to find partners from the DFGN to set up experiments to discover novel uses for this research. We are also committed to doing high-quality research on our collaborations and have created a dedicated publication platform for this called IdeaSquare Journal for Experimental Innovation.

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DESIGN FACTORY NEW ZEALAND

ESTABLISHED

DFNZ

May 2017 Hamilton Waikato Region New Zealand

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? We have had the privilege of attending Bootcamp at Aalto last year, making new friends and building confidence. For several years, we have worked closely with the Design Factory Melbourne team. The DFM has supported and guided us through the planning and startup phases of our Design Factory. To have friends just over the Tasman Sea has made our great progress possible. We love you DFM!

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

HELLO NEW ZEALAND ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

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We are excited to be be part of the global network family! As New Zealanders, we are typically adventurous and enjoy meeting and working with other cultures. We are keen to increase our capability to contribute to and learn from a global knowledge network. As teachers, we have experienced firsthand the contagious learning environment the Design Factory creates, and we want the same for our students.

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We are brand new. We live in a small island country located at the bottom of the world. While isolated and distant, we have learned to innovate, and our cando attitude allows us to develop effective solutions with the resources and partners we have available. Our specific region has close ties to the Health and Agriculture sectors, and the one Faculty structure of our Institute of Technology enables us to draw together interdisciplinary groups with ease. To quote our New Zealand rock band -Split Enz ‘’Aotearoa, rugged individual, glisten like a pearl at the bottom of the world, the tyranny of distance didn’t stop the cavaliers why should it stop me’.


DESIGN FACTORY MELBOURNE

DFM dfm.org.au LAUNCHED November 2011 Melbourne Australia

Australia is a relatively isolated place in the world--the DFGN

provides us with invaluable connections across the globe, connecting us to projects and like-minded people that helps DFM grow.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? We love to interact with the family with virtual hugs through social media and the window to the Kafis. More so programs like ME310 and PdP help bring the DFGN to Australia and DFM to the world.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? DFM is a pocket rocket--lots of drive and power in a compact package--operating within the design school of Swinburne University. This environment helps us build a supportive family and culture that enable us to achieve big things in our region.

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G´DAY MELBOURNE ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

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SINOFINNISH CENTRE

SFC

tjdi.tongji.edu.cn/about. do?ID=129&lang=_en

LAUNCHED May 2010 Shanghai China

NI HAO SHANGHAI !WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation leads the collaboration between Aalto University and Tongji University into a new era. SFC needs to co-define its new role with DFGN in the transition phase.

We hope that we can find breakthroughs in research on the basis of the existing curriculum cooperation with the DFGN family. It would benefit the cultivation of masters and doctoral degree students.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY ? With the rapid development of China’s economy, SFC gets more and more opportunities to work closely with the industry. In addition, the support from Tongji University empowers us to develop our own courses and course packages, as well as minor and master degree programs.

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GDF

ESTABLISHED July 2017 Ghent & Kortrijk Belgium

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GHENT DESIGN FACTORY

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY ?

Ghent Design Factory combines three intiatives at our university: the Fablab, Industrial Design Center (located in Kortrijk, about 50 km from Ghent), and our newest initiative, The Foundry. The different locations attract different types of students and staff and help us to spread the word about the Ghent Design Factory faster. Ghent Design Factory focuses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We have a strong tradition in student entrepreneurship, and we combine this with the design thinking and a prototyping approach.

HALLO GHENT ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY?

Thanks to the Design Factory Bootcamp, we were quickly introduced to the way Design Factories work. The DFGN family provides us with role models, and best practices and motivates us to set the bar high. From the start, they made us feel at home and helped us to kickstart our own initiative back home.

We participated in the Bootcamp, where we created the basis for what we have today. The feedback from more experienced people in the family helped us create a good and solid base for ideas. Participation at the International Design Factory Week in Geneva boosted our enthusiasm, and we came back with lots of practical tips, great friends who help us if we have questions, and many new ideas. In the future, we hope to be part of the student and staff exchange and we would like to be involced in DFGN projects.

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RTU DESIGN FACTORY

RTU DF

rtudesignfactory.lv

LAUNCHED October 2016 Riga Latvia

SVEIKI RIGA ! WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ? Just like people grow and develop in their families since they’ve been born, so do we. For us, the DFGN family is a parent, a peer, and a playful child that keeps pushing the boundaries. It’s a bunch of great like-minded people that “get” each other and share working values. It’s where we can give and receive support, inspire and challenge each other, laugh together, and figure out our battle tactics towards a better future–for education, for innovation, and for the health and further development of our own DFGN family members.

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WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY? We love tech! And ever-growing innovation. Aside from supporting interdisciplinary study courses and student teams that work on new product development with various companies, we have established a wellequipped prototyping center with a combination of technologies unique to the neighbouring region. Add in the extra boost of DF’s creative approach and you get the magic solution that makes researchers and professionals from various industries find in us a partner for making the impossible possible! We also run a successful startup program called IdeaLAB that supported 70+ teams in the last season and helped them attract 108 000 EUR of investment. Onwards!

The importance of sending air-hugs is underrated. We do this quite often. We’re at the rebel age of being a DFGN child, so our family doesn’t hear from us much. Actually, we’re building our treehouse in the Latvian jungle and can’t wait for it to be ready so we can invite our family in. What we really appreciate are the DFGN family gatherings: re-connecting, newly connecting, getting a sense of how everyone is moving forwards. Sharing our concerns with someone who finally understands, and looking for solutions by sharing our experiences and lessons learnt. So precious!


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WARSAW DESIGN FACTORY

WDF

infox.pw.edu.pl/wdf

ESTABLISHED September 2017 Warsaw Poland

CZEŚĆ WARSAW !WHY IS THE DFGN FAMILY IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOUR DF FROM THE DFGN FAMILY?

We dream of a modern, innovative university, interdisciplinary teams of creative students, and fulfilled academic teachers. Our desire is to expand the students’ horizons by Introducing them group work, and by igniting interdisciplinary, and international cooperation. We teach the interdisciplinary engineers of the future, who cooperate with the international team. Membership in the DFGN family allows us to develop cooperation with the largest companies located in Central and Eastern Europe, and strengthen ties with other DFs.

Warsaw University of Technology takes first place among technical universities, and third place among all universities in Poland, but we are focused on constant improvement, to become better than ourselves. We are located in the very center of the Polish capital. Our teaching team is highly diverse and, at the same time, fully competent. This contributes to our openness for worldwide cooperation. We want to have an impact on innovative education. Our campus is surrounded by entrepreneurs’ headquarters, where our graduates find employment. Our superpower is that we speak the hardest language in the world.

HOW DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE DF FAMILY? Since 2016, we have been cooperating with Aalto in Product Development Project course, and with Porto Design Factory in taking part in the ME310 course. We are open for cooperation, as our souls and minds are full of creative, innovative, and visionary, yet half-baked ideas, and we want to share them and exchange our points of view with people from around the world.

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JOIN US! If you are a student looking for the most challenging learning opportunities, a company wanting to find and realize new ideas together with future talent and other companies, the DFGN might be a thing for you. DFGN is always open for collaboration with new interested parties. If you have the drive and madness to experiment with new ideas and push change towards better learning cultures, join us. dfgn.org

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Editor in chief Martti Jerkku Editor Marie Ligocká Art Director Joel Meneses Contributors

Carlos Ripoll Soler, Rui Coutinho, Les Sztandera, Janny Huitema, Eduardo Zancul, Andrea Ordenes, Olga Bogomolova, Sooa Hwang, Tiina Tuulos, Arzu Gönenç Sorguç, Tuuli Utriainen, Margi Moore, Pauliina Mattila, Jolien Coenraets, Kinga Kurowska, Liga Efeja, Kalevi Ekman, Elizabeth Bradbury, Anthony Canepa, Yuri Tanaka, Michel Becks, Glenn v/d Lageweg, Lucas R. Ivorra Peñafort, Tua Björklund, Steffi Passera, Senni Kirjavainen, Santeri Vanhakartano, Danielle Ran, Markus Kuster, Anne Hansen, Laura Gavardi, Alex Wu and all the members of the network.

Thank You The DFGN Family Album team wants to thank everyone who makes the collaboration possible--everyone who is open to taking an idea that is blind and unformed and morphing it into something else, something better. Thanks for creating a network where everyone can express themselves creatively, see problems as opportunities and not being afraid of taking chances together. dfgn.org

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Sharing the passion for doing

dfgn.org that’s it !

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DFGN Family Album  
DFGN Family Album  

Each family has its own stories, and so does the family of DFGN. As a family with 18 different members, there are a great number of projects...

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