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Application period for tutors to DWS 2020 is open!

Are you Master student in 3UAS, Metropolia, Haaga-Helia or Laurea?

Do you have positive attitude, innovative and curious mind-set and willingness to learn new skills? Are you capable to collaborate with people and you already have some experience on development work?

Your task as a tutor is to support the students´ work and development process during the sprint. In addition to that You may choose your own perspective for the course. Your tasks might include guidance with service design process, collecting the feedback from different actors, external communication, improving the group dynamics etc.

You will earn 5 ETC

If you are interested contact to your the Principal Lecturer of your Master Degree program or directly to Project Manager Heini Heinonen, digitalwellbeingsprint(at)gmail.com

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Design Sprint Method Package

“Design Sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with final users and customers; basically, a way to solve design problems quickly.”

Source: https://medium.com/productmanagement101/design-sprints-at-google-85ff62fed5f8

Sourche: http://www.uxforthemasses.com/ucd-design-sprints/
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 63-66.
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 63-66.
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 107-115.
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 127-140.
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 148-158.
Sourche: Knapp Jake, Zeratsky John and Kowitz Braden. 2016. Sprint – How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Bantam Press. London, UK. Pages 183-190.
Sourche: https://designsprintkit.withgoogle.com/methodology/phase1-understand/user-journey-mapping
Sourche: http://www.lab8.fi/tool-factory/creation-prototyping-testing/business-model-canvas/
Sourche: https://designsprintkit.withgoogle.com/methodology/phase6-validate

Writer: Tytti Vaateri, DWS Tutor

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The Feedback from companies

Digital Wellbeing Sprint 2019 was very successful. Read below the experiences of the companies.

Jussi Suolammi, CSE -Entertainment

CSE Entertainment’s goal was to find a variety of marketing tools at identity verification in Fully-Verified company.

The first group created a good foundation for Fully-Verified from the point of view of well-being at work, the second group introduces a highly thought-out application that will certainly be implemented in the future.

Both solutions supported the sales and marketing of Fully-Verified walls.

From the Digital Wellbeing Sprint we got ideas to develop our business and thinking out of the box. A Very positive experience we can warmly recommend!

– Jussi Suomilammi, CSE -Entertainment

Jukka Salonen, Hublet

Our company has received very important and interesting development ideas that will surely be utilized in the near future. Students were motivated and hardworking. The quality of results and work exceeded expectations!

– Jukka Salonen, Hublet

The goals come to fruition excellently and the DWS was positive for the company. We received clear and feasible suggestions that will help us take advantage of future measures. It was very profitable to be part of Digital Wellbeing Sprint.

– Sakari Soini, Disior


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DWS, Day 6: Finale

Today is the big day. This year Sprint pitch deck took place at Helsinki central library, Oodi.

We gathered at 9 am Oodi. Student teams arrived very early at the place and were busy with their last preparations. Every team had their own show table where they can display their prototypes. After tables were ready to exhibit, students had a chance to go around each table to check out other teams work. Every team looked super confident. Ready to go!

You are a already winner 
Pitch deck officially opened at 10 am with all the company representatives presented.  Then there came the opening words by Sprint manager Maija and tutor Yaju. Very well said in the openning words that this was not about winning but all about learning. I totally agree! We have all witnessed how much this Sprint has offered to us: opportunities, challenges, team spirit, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and of course learning. Til this very last day of DWS 2019, the students kept their spirit going. 

Pitching
After the openning words, pitching started one group after another. All 9 groups gave their pitches. They pitched really like pros. If you are interested to know more about their pitches, please make sure that you come to check out DWS Facebook page where you will find all the videos. 

Pitching went smoothly. After all the pitches, everyone got to vote for their favourite pitch via the voting questionare created in Google Forms. 

Awards
The winner fell onto the group of CSE after a fair voting process. A price was given to each student of the winner group and a DWS 2019 certificate for the rest of the students. 
There were cheers and of course also tears. To those teams who felt deeply disappointed because they did not the win the price, we would like to say that courage and embrace are your strength. This is not final. This is just a new beginning. 

”Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

Writer: Lin Lamnaouer, DWS Tutor

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DWS Day 5: Pitch Deck

Today’s event was held at IBM Watson Health Center
Miikka Kiiski from IBM gave us a deep insight of population aging climate in Finland. According to Miikka, Finland is facing a serious population aging in the near future among other nations. How to solve this problem is a rather huge and abstract. Thankfully, Miikka has helped us to break this problem down into a few perspectives. Understanding the healthcare trends helps to clear the obstacles towards the key to the solutions. 

Miikka Kiiski, Watson Health Center

The healthcare trends
The trends are, for example, concept of personal healthcare is rising. Citizens will be expected to hold bigger responsibilities to their own health. Health related recommendations and nutrition will be more personalized. There will be deeper inspection between prevention clinical work and research activities. Other trends are the increase use of AI and advanced data base, increase effectiveness of the existing drugs and therapies, development of new medicines and therapies, and so on. Knowing the trends is just a starting point, however, where you lay your action points determines the direction of your solutions.

 Holistic view of health care
What has left me the most impression was the value driven health care models. To build a holistic healthcare based on these models is one of the major pieces in the big picture. Keywords: the risk groups, interventions at the right time, out of pocket payment align with public funding. 

Suvi Lehtonen, LaureaES – Laurea Entrepreneurship Society ry

Pitching like you own it
Suvi Lehtonen shared with us how to become a pitching expert. First of all, it is necessary to know what pitching is really about and how a good structure of a pitch looks like. Then, by applying the right techniques to your pitching, you are almost there to catch your angel investors. 

There are the techniques that are very useful to a successful pitching throughout the whole preparing process. For example, a great tagline to your solution leaves an initial impression to the audience. Some good-to-knows are always handy. Do you know that the investors do not buy your idea but are more interested in how your idea is valuable to them? In another word, showing in concrate how your idea is going to genarate profit will most likely to get investors remember your pitch. At the end of your pitch, giving a perfect portrait photo of yourself or the team with clear contact information will make it easier to investors to contact you.

Last but not the least, pay attention to copyright of any pictures that you are going to use for your pitching. Should not you forget to practice, practice, practice and sleep enough. Ok. I know there are jus so many things to bear in mind. In case you ever dream to be an expert in pitching, make sure that you check out the events and activities organized by LAUREAES via their facebook page.

Now, time to work on real pitches. Good luck teams!

See you tomorrow. 

Writer: Lin Lamnaouer, DWS Tutor

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DWS, Day 4: Bootcamp

The second day of boot camp took place at we+ as well. 
With a fresh piece of mind, we started the day right away with unique value proposition workshop hosted by tutor Heini and I. The tool we chose for this workshop was unique value proposition canvas. There are numerous reasons why this is such an important workshop. Unique value proposition canvas canvas is derived from famous lean canvas. There is no other better tool than unique value proposition canvas if you want to validate your business ideas or service design ideas. This tool allows you to examine how well you understand your customer and how good your products really are. 

After the first workshop of the day, we welcomed out first speaker from Pistachio Consulting to share with us how they have discovered the true values of their target customer segments and how they have successfully delivered their customer values. 

Markus Vihottula, LullaMe

The second speaker Markus Vihottula from LullaMe demonstrated their innovative product and how their journey towards a success from prototyping, learning and relearning about their customers,  remodelling their product, etc. Til today, LullaMe is still studying their customers from different countries of origin and different cultural background so that their product can go beyond country boarder lines. 

Afternoon programme aimed to assist the student teams with their ongoing prototyping progress. As a continuation of the morning workshop, tutor Anjan shortly introduced to the teams some tools to use during service design, such as lean canvas and customer journey map. Afterwards, a short introduction about prototyping was given. Then, as a close-up, we adopt service blueprint in prototying workshop as a result of solution demonstration. 

While all the teams are working on their prototyping, tutors interviewed each team to gain insights of their working process. Here we tutors would like to give our all appreciation to the students for their both positive and negative responses, as well as for their hard work. We tutors have learned so much through working with the students. All of us have made this Sprint possible.

Writer: Lin Lamnaouer, DWS Tutor

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DWS, Day 3: Bootcamp

Our third DWS 2019 took place at the charming We+ premisses, located it the popular cultural center Kaapelitehdas, in the Helsinki district of Ruoholahti.

The agenda for this inspiring Friday was a Boot Camp where Unique Value Proposition and Prototyping were the goals of the day.

We started the morning with a reflection and a discussion on Sprint 2, where groups could share their ideas, their findings, talk about the identified problems, possible solutions, and if they considered themselves on the right path for solving the case they are working on. This critical reflection and possibility to get feedback from the other groups and colleagues was very enriching.

Then lectures began.

Toni Pienonen, We+

First speaker of the day, Toni Pienonen from We+, introduced the idea of the business community the company has established as its mission. He talked about innovation and new ways of working; how outdated the corporate style is becoming, and how fruitful and out of the box working styles led by entrepreneurship and community leadership are becoming. How powerful networks created in this kind of environment can be was main message from Pienonen.

He also prepared an exercise where our attendants had to sketch the initial solution idea for their case problem, highlighting the core idea in one sentence and in a visual way; a type of exercise which has all to do with a sprint. Great practice!

Pienonen´s lecture was filmed so it can be watched in our official Facebook page.

Johan Wirta, Nomo

Second speaker: Johan Wirta, the CEO of Nomo technologies. Nomo developed a toolkit for application developers with a patented measure method. The intention is to solve the problem of an accurate measuring method, that could be used for people at home, in order to make it easier and minimize the troubles of wrong sizing in online clothing purchases. It was very nice to hear from an experienced entrepreneur how he chose his path towards the online industry of clothing, and the whole process of finding a solution which solves problems either for the consumer and the businesses.

Aviv Ben-Yehuda, Big Ear Games

Then it was time to have fun and feel inspired by our third speaker, Israeli/Finnish game developer Aviv Ben-Yehuda, CEO and founder of Big Ear Games, an app which allows you to make music while playing and having fun, in a simple way, friendly to every one. He talked about the importance of prototyping and testing ideas as early as possible since this is the best way to get honest feedback from the consumer, and find out if you should or not invest in that. According to him, this validation is the breakthrough of every idea and will allow you to find if you really have a value. The importance of networking, of listening to advisors and talking to investors was also mentioned as well as how much you can win from internships and volunteer work, even if for a while you accept to it without a salary. During our learning process, the most important thing should be the learning opportunities and how real they are.

Fourth speaker of the day: Thorbjorn Warin from Windoora. He gave several important advices talking about the future of business and the path his company has chosen to trail. The increasing importance of data for any business which needs to deal with media at any point is the most important thing to develop and pay attention to.

After these 4 inspiring presentations where we could listen to experiences coming from outstanding entrepreneurs with a lot to share and say, we started our workshop on Futures Thinking. Time to burn our brains a bit – but in a good way, of course – practicing the process of thinking about possible futures using megatrends, and the concept of utopia and dystopia. Using our creativity, our knowledge, our hopes, and, why not, a bit of our fears, we created headlines on chosen megatrends for “news from the future”: an utopia and a dystopia, since one of the most important part of finding solutions, is also to consider what could go wrong even if everything seems to go well.

And that was it! Now there’s a lot to think about and get ready for the next Boot Camp.

Writer: Maila-Kaarina Rantanen

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DWS, Day 2: Futures of digital wellbeing

The second day of DWS 2019 started at 9 at Terkko Health Hub on 10th of May. This was a very special day as many keynote speakers joined us and gave us inspirational speeches. 

As an opening of the Sprint day 2, tutor Tytti guided the students to have a deep reflection on what they have learned from the first round of the Sprint. It seemed that most of the students had had their tasks on check. I personally thought this reflection was a brilliant idea and I do hope the students found it essential as well, as the next round of Sprint starts today. 

After reflection, Tuukka Vartiainen from IBM talked about their progress and development on artificial intelligence. During his talk, Watson was introduced to the audience. Watson is a question-answering computer system trained by data. Watson can do many cool things already. For example, not only is Watson able to distinguish different testicles and tell the colours based on pictures, but can also roughly profile a person just by scanning a facial imagine. According to Tuukka, they are currently training Watson to have higher performance, such as speech recognition, facial recognition, text recognition, and so on. At present, Watson is at work assisting productions and services in a wide range of business as well as in hospitals supporting health care. When comes to the future, how fascinating it is to even imagine that artificial intelligence will be widely integrated into one’s daily life. 

Tuukka Vartiainen, IBM

After Tuukka Vartiainen, we warmly welcomed Mikko Dufva from Sitra to take everyone on a journey of teleporting to the uncertain futures. Yes, you read it right. Futures. Future holds many possibilities and is full of uncertainties. 

Besides speakers from IBM and Sitra, we also had Sanna Huttunen from Helsinki Oodi library telling us about their ongoing robot project, and Anjariitta Savolainen from Caleidocons sharing with us how their journey of implementing artificial intelligent in coaching.

The rest of the day was programmed to Sprint idea validations. The representatives from the partner companies sat down with the students to discuss further about the progress so far. 

At last, let us not to forget the importance of evidence-based research in service design process. Thank the librarians from Laurea UAS for sharing with us the best ways and tools to do background information research. 

Writer: Lin Lamnaouer, DWS Tutor

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What are the possible Futures of Digital Wellbeing?

On Friday the 10th of May our participant teams will be faced with interesting questions that take them further away from today. The theme of the day is ”Futures of Digital Wellbeing”. 

We are used to talking about the unforeseen future. Can there be many futures? Mikko Dufva from Sitra will shed light to the question, why it’s important to consider different options of the future. You can use iconvert.media.

”When thinking about the future, one should ask loads of different questions, such as ´What is desirable and for whom´, ´What can we do´ and ´What is uncertain´ ”, he says. 

What seems odd for today, will be normal for tomorrow’s people. 

We have our eyes on the variety of opportunities that the future has to offer. However, we cannot forget the other side of the coin either. Visioning a better future means making choices. 

”When interpreting weak signals and challenging assumptions about digital wellbeing services for the future we might come across questions like what is a human and who decides in the future and how.” This is important for your Web Site.

How the future is already being planned

In addition to Mikko Dufva’s presentation the day will also include speakers that tell us about current and future digital solutions that are being used or planned in the field of health and wellbeing as we speak.

The program of the day takes place in Terkko Health Hub. Terkko is a startup community, a co-working area and an event space focused on health and life sciences. It’s a place for all health enthusiasts to build amazing businesses and projects together. Located in the heart of Helsinki’s medical campus, it is the junction to the university hospital HUS, the Faculty of Medicine of Helsinki University and HiLIFE, the Helsinki Institute of Life Science.

Writer: Satu Ryynänen, DWS Tutor

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DWS, Day 1: Kickoff

Digital wellbeing sprint 2019 finally kicked off on 6.5.2019. It was really exciting to us -the tutors- to meet all the stakeholders as well as the students. Our tutor team’s role was to give assistance to the students and to make sure the day goes smoothly and accordingly. 

The first DWS day started with reception. This year, there are in total 6 companies and 32 students pacitipated in DWS. They are divided into groups according to their choices of companies. Worthy to mention that this is a group of students who are from various background and working fields. There are many students from business information technology and digital technology field, and a few from health care and services related sectors among many other experts.  

Starting with a short introduction of the project management team, the morning carried on to a brief introduction of the Sprint regarding to the timetable, workflow, expected outcome, etc. Afterwards, a mind-opening speach packed with practical and useful knowledge about service design and innovative thinking was given by Mikko from Futurice. Bearing the design thinking in mind, the students were given a Sprint workshop to warm up. Thoroughly prepared by tutors Maila and Tytti, the warm-up workshop went very well. The step-by-step instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Thanks to the workshop, most of the students were familiar with concept of a Sprint by the end of this morning. 

Team working

Morning was filled with excitement but, behold, the real challenges were awaiting.  After lunch, stakeholders arrived and presented their challenges to the audience. At last, the students were able to sit down with our stakeholders and discuss further in details about the challenges. 

The day slowly closed up, yet the real Sprint just got started. To tutors, day one has been accompanied; well, to the students, it was just the tip of a ice-burg. We tutors do hope that students would find today as a smooth transition to the starting point of this race. 

To be continued.  

Writer: Lin Lamnaouer, DWS Tutor