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TUKO1223 Theoretical foundations of service design, 5 ECTS cr. 
Code TUKO1223  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Theoretical foundations of service design  Abbreviation Theoretical fou 
Credits5 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeTutkijakoulu Subject0960 Graduate School 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Graduate School 


After successful completion of the course, the doctoral candidates will be able to:

- understand the theoretical foundations of service design
- apply service design thinking and relevant research literature into their own research case.


The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with multidisciplinary research on service design. It is based on design research and service design research. The readings included in the course introduce the areas of design science and constructive design research, as well as the history of design research methodologies and in particular, the research through design approach.

Previous studies 

The course is organised for doctoral candidates at the University of Lapland, in the doctoral programme Culture-based service design. Doctoral candidates from other programmes are also welcome to participate in the course.


The course will consist of lectures, discussions, peer-review and essay writing.


To successfully complete the course, the doctoral candidate needs to:
- actively participate in the course
- complete assignments required by the professor.



Target Group 

Doctoral candidates




Professor Satu Miettinen


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Reg. time is off. Theoretical foundations of service design  Virtual study  Satu Miettinen  25.10.21 -28.10.21

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