Design as a criteria for  public procurements public procurements <ul><li>Case:  design strategy for City of Lahti, Helsin...
City of Lahti  <ul><li>Inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>ca. 100 000 in the city </li></ul><ul><li>ca. 222 000 in the city reg...
City of Lahti: Environment and nature  <ul><li>Area </li></ul><ul><li>Total surface area 154.5 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Land ...
Lahti University of Applied Sciences  <ul><li>An independent public commercial undertaking within the  </li></ul><ul><li>P...
The strengths of LUAS  <ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Centre; co operation with working life  </li></ul>...
The mission of LUAS  <ul><li>We offer training and research that leads to highest professional knowledge and insight in th...
Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D  MA (Art & design), IDBM pro  [email_address]   +358 50 561 9611
Co-operation with business, industry and others  <ul><li>Co-operative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development ...
Design strategy for City of Lahti in 2006  <ul><li>Lahti Design Manual was produced  </li></ul><ul><li>Lahti Design Board ...
Lahti Design Manual  <ul><li>Content and proposals for action:  </li></ul><ul><li>Plan better city environment and service...
Design thinking in the City of Lahti  <ul><li>Necessary in </li></ul><ul><li>space design </li></ul><ul><li>outdoor furnit...
Design criteria in the City of Lahti  <ul><li>design criteria are consistent with the strategy of the City of Lahti </li><...
Design acts for the future  <ul><li>the City of Lahti is planning the incubator for creative businesses </li></ul><ul><li>...
Thank You for Your Attention!  Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D  MA (Art & design), IDBM pro  [email_address]   +358 50 561 9611
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  1. 1. Design as a criteria for public procurements public procurements <ul><li>Case: design strategy for City of Lahti, Helsinki Region </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  2. 2. City of Lahti <ul><li>Inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>ca. 100 000 in the city </li></ul><ul><li>ca. 222 000 in the city region </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>100 km north-east from Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>A one-hour drive from the International Helsinki-Vantaa Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Helsinki - Lahti - St. Petersburg - Moscow railway connection </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Private enterprises, family-owned companies </li></ul><ul><li>Lahti Symphony Orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Sports Stadium in the heart of the city </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  3. 3. City of Lahti: Environment and nature <ul><li>Area </li></ul><ul><li>Total surface area 154.5 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Land surface area 134.9 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Water area 19.6 km² </li></ul><ul><li>The city is split by an east-to-west ridge which is a formation area of </li></ul><ul><li>plentiful groundwater. </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Vesijärvi is connected to lake Päijänne, one of the Finland`s </li></ul><ul><li>largest lakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Forest can be reached from every part of the city. </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  4. 4. Lahti University of Applied Sciences <ul><li>An independent public commercial undertaking within the </li></ul><ul><li>Päijät-Häme Region Educational Consortium. </li></ul><ul><li>Operations begun in 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>Parameters </li></ul><ul><li>Turnover 34 milj. EUR (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>External funding 20,7% (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5 300 students </li></ul><ul><li>240 lecturers and 190 other personnel </li></ul><ul><li>50 persons with doctoral or licentiate degree </li></ul><ul><li>21 degree programmes with over 40 lines </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  5. 5. The strengths of LUAS <ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Centre; co operation with working life </li></ul><ul><li>(R&D, EU-projects, entrepreneurship) </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation (co operation with 150 institutions of </li></ul><ul><li>higher education in 30 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Varied range of adult and further education </li></ul><ul><li>(degree-awarding adult education, professional specialisation training, </li></ul><ul><li>open university of applied sciences) </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  6. 6. The mission of LUAS <ul><li>We offer training and research that leads to highest professional knowledge and insight in the fields represented by its degree programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>We promote the development of individuals, cultures, working life and the rest of the society in changing circumstances. </li></ul><ul><li>The results of our work increase expertise and well-being. </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  7. 7. Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  8. 8. Co-operation with business, industry and others <ul><li>Co-operative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development activities </li></ul><ul><li>Career and recruitment services </li></ul><ul><li>Practical training </li></ul><ul><li>Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Product Dynamo - product development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Information and counselling services </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship fund </li></ul><ul><li>EU funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>Further education </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  9. 9. Design strategy for City of Lahti in 2006 <ul><li>Lahti Design Manual was produced </li></ul><ul><li>Lahti Design Board was completed in the same year </li></ul><ul><li>New Design Cities -group and Design Shannon -programme as an example </li></ul><ul><li>World Design Capital -status was also mentioned the very first time </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Creates an abiding spirit of innovation in design and problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Effects a deep commitment to quality </li></ul><ul><li>Welcomes new challenges and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Enriches the community through carefully considered design work </li></ul><ul><li>Increases respect for context and environment </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  10. 10. Lahti Design Manual <ul><li>Content and proposals for action: </li></ul><ul><li>Plan better city environment and service infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Make the city services provided to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Make the city procurement more efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Design research will become a part of decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Because: </li></ul><ul><li>Design improves the competitiveness of services and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Design will bring the real benefits to the city trough the cost-effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Good design eliminates false solutions </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  11. 11. Design thinking in the City of Lahti <ul><li>Necessary in </li></ul><ul><li>space design </li></ul><ul><li>outdoor furniture and interior design </li></ul><ul><li>information design </li></ul><ul><li>graphic design and electronic media </li></ul><ul><li>service development = service design </li></ul><ul><li>design management activities </li></ul><ul><li>design education and pedagogy </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  12. 12. Design criteria in the City of Lahti <ul><li>design criteria are consistent with the strategy of the City of Lahti </li></ul><ul><li>economy - design provides for the implementation of each year </li></ul><ul><li>accessibility - design improves the usability, accessibility and intelligibility </li></ul><ul><li>aesthetics - urban planning consists highlights and the special features of the uniqueness of the City of Lahti </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>responsible leadership </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  13. 13. Design acts for the future <ul><li>the City of Lahti is planning the incubator for creative businesses </li></ul><ul><li>the City of Lahti and LUAS are together investing in to Design Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>AALTO -university and the City of Lahti negotiate for two professorships, which are coming into Design and Art Institute, Lahti </li></ul><ul><li>one professorship is for vehicle design, another one probably for sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>our vision is that we`ll have strong national and transnational network in r&d&i </li></ul>Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611
  14. 14. Thank You for Your Attention! Taina Seitsara Designer, R&D MA (Art & design), IDBM pro [email_address] +358 50 561 9611

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