Anna Salmi

Master of Arts


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    Artistic and research interests

    Anna Salmi's research interests include the application of human-centered design approach in the study of service (and innovation) ecosystems and the meetings of co-design and value co-creation in service innovation. 


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    Anna Salmi currently teaches several courses in service design and co-creation at the master's level at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. In her teaching she applies a practice-based approach that integrates pedagogical actions with collaborative designerly problem solving. In her courses she partners with colleagues and actors from multiple disciplines across societal sectors to co-create platform for learning in real-life development contexts.

    Anna Salmi is committed to advancing service design competences in the international education of experts working in the health and welfare sector.


    Anna Salmi supervises multiple Master's thesis.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Taiteen maisteri, Median maisteriohjelma, Aalto-yliopisto

    Award Date: 21 May 2010

    External positions

    Senior Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

    2021 → …

    Project specialist, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

    Sept 2019Aug 2021


    • Co-creation
    • Service design
    • Service research
    • Co-design
    • Organization studies
    • Innovation ecosystems
    • Cross-sector networks
    • Health and wellbeing


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