PDP – Product Development Project

PDP – Product Development Project is a very hands-on-course held by Matti at Sino-finnish centre.

The centre is located at the Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, within Tongji University’s Zhangwu Road Campus in Shanghai and is about innovative interdisciplinary education, research and practice through bringing universities, industry and government together.

Within this fascinating environment, PDP course is thought to be experienced by the student as a real opportunity to challenge with projects sponsored by well-known companies – such as Audi and Hayer – and to deal with real clients, outside the university field.

This is why I am glad to had taken part to the course: for the first time we developed a project with a clear brief provided by a company, we had some meetings with them and we experienced how to relate within the world of work. Moreover we learnt to drive a project in a very multidisciplinary (designers, engineers, economics) and multicultural team (italians, germans, french, indians, chinese…) which is a very appreciated skill to own among design field.

Every year, depending on the sponsor who is searching for a collaboration with the sinofinnish centre, the course is shapen accordingly. This year we were able to choose to apply for one options out of three different ones: Sharping team, sponsored by Audi to develop a new car for the chinese market and a car sharing system; Good Speed, sponsored by Audi as well to design the interaction among the car and the driver; Kool, sponsored by Hayer to develop a new generation fridge.

During the SFC Annual Gala, we  celebrated the hard work done during the year. Final results of the interdisciplinary Product Development Project course are featured to the public. In addition to seminar sessions, the audience was welcome to get familiar with the teams and take a closer look at the prototypes.

Info su Giulia Baldassari

I was born and grown up in Verona, my biggest passion was dance, which I practiced in different disciplines for seventeen years. However it came the time to choose the path of your life and take your decision helping yourself to become who you want to be. So i moved to Milan, to study Design; after my bachelor in Product Design, I applied for PSSD. Come to Shanghai is an opportunity I will never forget: I think this experience will enrich my education but above all myself, changing habits and mindset. I will suggest the same experience to everyone, you will enjoy many different aspects of China dealing with this amazing multifaceted culture.
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  1. I recommend the course to everyone who is looking for a wide project which is the result of hard work of collaboration among different cultures and fields in order to make a coherent complex output.

    I also liked a lot the familiar atmosphere we experienced both with the staff and the classmates. (If you will be on late with deadlines you can enjoy all night long in sino-finnish as we did, sino-finnish will be open 24/7 for you)

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