Demola is an intensive study period of eight weeks during which students from institutes of higher education solve interesting challenges from the different sectors of society. The work in the team comprises creative development, multifaceted analysis of data, coming up with new ideas and doing quick experiments. Demola Jyväskylä projects also give you study credits.
The topics of Demola can be very varied, from clearly defined design assignments to more extensive, multidisciplinary units. However, the common denominator of these projects is that they investigate, develop, brainstorm, experiment with and test different solution forms from the perspective of future. How could something be in future? How could the challenge be solved so that the solution works both now and in the future?
The Demola toolbox has the tools for future working, service design and agile development. The teamwork and joint development coaches are there to support the work of the teams!
Demola teams present the results of their work as demos and project reports. The report contains an extensive description, contents and results of the project for the customer organisation. The customer is an active part of the development work in Demola and they support the team’s work while also providing the students with a perspective of the customer’s field of business.
Demola is a Finnish concept that is becoming widely known all around the world. Demola projects are strongly future-oriented and forward-looking. Demola’s purpose is to solve the challenges the future will bring and develop the services or products that take on future trends.
After completing a Demola project, a student will be ready to work in multidisciplinary innovation and design teams. Demola teaches the students various innovation and development methods and how to summarise, argue for and present their solutions.
Students of the Jyväskylä universities! Join the team! Interesting cases are waiting for your ideas.
The application form is open for the students of University of Jyväskylä and the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK).
If you have a potential Demola project topic, tell us about it! At Demola, we can reinforce or clarify your topic through the means of prediction and design, through fast prototypes and quick experiments.
Creativity, project management, work group cross-pollination.
Restraint to wholly understand the situation before rushing to a particular direction. This requires problem solving ability and faith in finding the solution in the moment itself.
Katriina is a strong service design and product development expert with over 15 years of experience. Katriina is a developer personality who uses her versatile skills to create a functioning whole out of diverse parts. Katriina was involved in exporting Lappset’s radical product innovation from Lapland to the world and in charge of Polar product exports to the Chinese market.