Tuuli Mattelmäki

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Artistic and research interests

Tuuli Mattelmäki is expert in co-design and service design. She acts as associate professor at Aalto University Department of Design and the leader of the ENCORE Research Group. The starting point for her research has been in empathic and explorative approaches in human-centered design, and more recently, she has been interested in public sector and service design related questions. In her teaching and research, she collaborates with practice, and she has been involved e.g. with projects that address wellbeing and health care. She has had several expert positions in number of instances, and recently also experience in working as a lead service designer in Helsinki based service design consultancy Hellon addressing, among others, projects that address citizen participation. Her research output covers 3 edited books, 1 monograph, 35 peer reviewed scientific articles in journals, conferences, and ca 40 non-refereed scientific articles and book chapters. She was awarded as 'The Industrial Designer of the Year’ 2008  by the Industrial Designer Association TKO and ORNAMO for her contribution to design research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Arts and Design, Helsinki University of Arts and Design

Award Date: 6 Oct 2006

Master's degree, Arts and Design, Helsinki University of Arts and Design

Award Date: 21 Mar 1997


  • Design probes
  • Empathic design
  • Co-design
  • Service design


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