Tua Björklund

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20072020

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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

Tua is one of the co-founders of Aalto University Design Factory, a multidisciplinary experimentation platform in Aalto University, and strives for research projects which have immediate theoretical and practical implications for development efforts. She leads research projects investigating turning ideas into improvements in product design, entrepreneurship, management, and teaching.

Tua is particularly interested in combining design and entrepreneurial perspectives with psychology to understand how to better sustain innovation and idea advancement efforts in organizations. She has a DSc degree in industrial engineering and management from the Aalto University School of Science and an MA degree in cognitive science from the University of Helsinki. Tua has also worked in the Center for Design Research at Stanford University in the United States.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Licentiate of Science (Technology), Industrial Management

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

15 Aug 201613 Aug 2017

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Research Output

Connecting people and ideas: Making sense of a research lab through creating a shared frame

Sheppard, S., Björklund, T., Chen, H., Gilmartin, S., Atwood, S., Reynolds Brubaker, E., Chew, KJ., Christov, P., Cuan, C., Danner, P., Karanian, B., Kusimo, A., Luehmann, L., Maturi, V., Mbaezue, C., Schäfer, F., Schnell, C., Toye, G. & Trego, M., 2020, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 36, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleScientificpeer-review

  • Crafters, explorers, innovators, and co-creators – Narratives in designers’ identity work

    Björklund, T., Keipi, T. & Maula, H., 1 May 2020, In : Design Studies. 68, p. 82-112 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Integrating Design into Organizations: The Coevolution of Design Capabilities

    Björklund, T., Maula, H., Soule, S. & Maula, J., 2020, In : CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW. 62, 2, p. 100-124

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    Bringing the customer experience to the center of employee experience

    Björklund, T. & Laakso, M., 2019, Design+ Organizational renewal and innovation through design. Björklund, T. & Keipi, T. (eds.). Aalto University, p. 148-159

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    Building design-driven organizations

    Maula, H., Björklund, T., Maula, J. & Soule, S., 2019, Design+ Organizational renewal and innovation through design. Björklund, T. & Keipi, T. (eds.). Aalto University, p. 48-71

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

    Open Access
    File
    9 Downloads (Pure)

    Projects

    UoF (Erasmus+)

    Ekman, K., Virtanen, E., Clavert, M., Björklund, T., Wirtavuori, L., Kirjonen, M., Deo, S. & Acosta-Garcia, M.

    01/01/201830/06/2021

    Project: EU: Other research funding

    Activities

    • 1 Membership of an editorial board
    • 1 Visit abroad

    JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION (Journal)

    Tua Björklund (Editor)
    Mar 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board

    Stanford University, California, USA

    Tua Björklund (Visiting researcher)
    Aug 2016Aug 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad