Pilot case

Guide for Digital Design

Students receive information and peer support from the site to solve architectural design tasks.
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Pilot leader

Eino Paananen


School of Arts Design and Architecture


240 students


Jun 2020 – Dec 2020


The aim would be to create a website called “Guide for Digital Design”. Website would comprehensively serve bachelor’s courses in architecture and it would be made in cooperation with University of Oulu, Tampere University  and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The development work would firs focus on creating general digital design guidelines and after that focus would shift more on the point of view of the design courses.

The Guide for Digital Design would later be expanded to support the content of design courses for all architecture year courses at three different universities and one university of applied sciences.

The Comments and Discussion section will aim at developing the website’s content as well as enhancing the learning efficiency through student’s shared problem-solving.

The Guide for Digital Design would be easily editable, vibrant and conversational – many different parties have the right to edit the content, while only a few will coordinate the overall structure.

Platforms and tools

Website will be created with WordPress.

Pedagogical methods

The Guide for Digital Design supports problem-based learning and blended learning.

From the student’s point of view, learning is driven by need. A student searches the website for digital design instructions, templates, and tips to utilize.  A comprehensive search tool based on categories and tags will significantly facilitate problem solving. The website guides user to choose the right software and provides case examples. Students can also ask other students for support if they cannot find the information they need.

Involved courses

ARK-C0011 – Basics: Digital Storytelling (3 ECTS)
ARK-C2503 – Digital Storytelling (3 ECTS)
ARK-C0009 – Perusteet: Tila 1 (6 ECTS)


Eino Paananen
School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Pilot leader

Luka Piskorec
School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Content coordination and supervision

Tuomas Siitonen
School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Design courses – content developer

Liisa Hannula
Project worker (hourly-based teacher in Aalto)
Content developer

Tina Cerpnjak
Project worker (architecture MA-student in Aalto)
Content developer

Tommy Lindgren
School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Design courses – content developer

Marleena Yli-Äyhö
Tampere University

Minna Nyström-Järvinen
Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Petri Aarnio
University of Oulu

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