This spring Aalto Service Factory thematic group Service Design with and for Citizens – or With & For for short – has produced two new doctoral candidates ready defend their doctoral dissertations.
Aalto Service Factory alumna, Katja Soini, will defend her dissertation on the topic of Facilitating Change: Towards resident-oriented housing modernisation with collaborative design at the Aalto University School of Arts and Design on May 8, 2015. In her dissertation Soini will examine how collaborative design methods can be used to improve service experience for various stakeholders in housing modernization projects.
The day after Soini’s defence M.Sc. (Tech.) Antero Hirvensalo will defend his dissertation Inter-organizational knowledge creation during conflict of interest – a study of interaction in a facilitated workshop at the TUAS building of Otaniemi campus. The dissertation examines the facilitated interaction process of knowledge creation across organizational boundaries during conflict of interest. The dissertation combines two inter-related phenomena: knowledge creating interaction between the members of different organizations, and the activity of a facilitator in guiding such interaction. The objective is to create new theoretical knowledge in the area of organizational knowledge creation where a need to examine the political process on the micro level of interaction has been identified. The objective is also to create new theoretical knowledge in the area of facilitation of knowledge creation.
More information about the two defences can be found from the current events page of Aalto Service Factory website>>>