D&TF is for a new generation of radical innovators, design leaders and change makers who have a drive for meaningful impact on the world.

By merging the competences and skills of technology and design, students learn how to develop products, services and environments that are economically viable, technically feasible and socially preferable, thereby creating a better future

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Retirement FUN

We believe in a healthy, active and fun retirement for everyone. Retirement Fun is a new way to approach reti­rement: as a job platform it gi­ves seniors the opportunity to explore, earn mo­ney and stay ac­tive; as a social platform it con­nects people who want to make the most out of life.Each job in our…

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Enhanced English Language Learning Experience for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

Deaf and Hearing-Impaired people need a special education program to learn a language since they are special linguistically, culturally and socially. Unfortunately, they face several difficulties during their language learning journey. In this thesis, bilingual education approach that respects to Deaf culture and Sign Language by welcoming and celebrating its unique features and diversity has…

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Personal Motorcycle Navigation System

This thesis topic is to investigate how motorcyclist navigate while they are not commuting but making their joy ride. Also offer new navigation solutions based on motorcyclists needs and personal preferences. In the first part of the thesis, the information about the current situation is gathered by literature review, questionnaire, keyword mapping and testing. Based…

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Scooter Sharing System

Cities are constantly looking for new means of transportation that can solve the urban transportation problemssuch as the last mile problem. Numerous bike and scooter sharing systems have been launched promising to solve the problems, yet only a handful of them are predicted to succeed. What is stopping them to sustain growth? Can the status…

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Ogmios Virtual reality

This thesis looks into how Virtual reality (VR) creates new opportunities for learning a language with a focus on E-learning. Our main problematic is “How to support professional foreign language learning by immersive solution to become fluent speaker?”. The research supports the solution called Ogmios. Ogmios is an initiative to tackle the current foreign language…

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BEN – Enhanced navigation

This thesis aims to explore how the design for the visually impaired and blind people can build a better navigation and public transportation experience. During the research process, literature reviews and interviews with VI&B people were conducted to understand what issues make VI&B people abstain from public transportation, and to investigate what information is needed…

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RAZOR: Tomorrow’s Tennis Coach

Razor is a superior tutor delivering instant on-court expert advice for technique improvement. A training session is kicked off by wearing the smart suit and earpiece in addition to plugging the sensor at the bottom of the racquet handle. The simulated stroke motion generated by the interaction between the smart suit and sensor is analyzed…

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Our New Graduates!

This June six of our students successfully defended their master thesis. Thank you for all the interesting research on the important subjects!   We are proud to present our newest colleagues (in the picture left to right): Veiko Salumäe, Arnav Khan, Sophie Farines, Basaran Cabuk, Neriman Asli Atalay and Rainer Lepik.   Pictures by Meeli Küttim

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Behind the Polar Circle

Design & Engineering students locked up behind the Polar Circle with their fellow students from The Arctic University of Norway, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Vitautas Magnus University and University of Southern Denmark. They are rethinking the future opportunities for the local shoppingcenter Veita in Tromso in a time of growing e-commerce. Working hard in…

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BaltSenior workshop

Together for seniors team with participants from Poznań University of Life Sciences and Art Academy of Latvia gathered in Tallinna Tehnikaülikool to explore the thinking behind design in order to design better experiences for seniors. Thank you, Kaja Tooming Buchanan for leading the workshop on design research in cold Tallinn! The Workshop was supported by Interreg…

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Scaleway is a mobile electrical climbing aid that provides a more pleasant way up and down the stairs for people with limited mobility. Average levered stairways are no longer obstacles as this designed aid reduces the height of each step by half. Scaleway detects the measurements of an existing stair and rolls itself out like…

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Skadi – a new way of skiing Have you ever wanted to add more excitement and adrenaline to your skiing experience? Have you ever felt helpless and tired after falling as a beginner? Skadi is a new service platform that brings more fun and competition to mountain skiing. You can ski like James Bond or…

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WAKE is a smart mobility platform that transforms a road into an intelligent and reactive environment. This creates an enhanced road experience by increasing the interaction between the road and those commuting. Using real-time data based on the platform’s AI movable elements along the road are transformed into speed breakers and signage. Powered by Skeleton…

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Alive is a new type of station focusing on community and the people living in the neighbourhood, considering their activities and their interests. The station acts as a meeting point for the public, offering a flexible space for activities all year long. The architectural look blends into the cityscape of the community where it is…

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