365 Wellbeing

365 Wellbeing contains of 12 projects which represent actual services or processes in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti. Projects address different dimensions of wellbeing, focusing in particular on municipal wellbeing services and patient-centered health care solutions.

365 wellbeing

Students addressing real life cases

365 Wellbeing highlights new working methods in design, such as service design and the opportunities it provides for municipal decision-makers and the general public using the services.

The project will aim at finding ways of encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles and helping designers and municipal decision-makers to design more pleasant and healthier environments.

Examples of the services include planning the Villa Breda service home for the elderly in Kauniainen to include cultural services, developing of the environments and practices in psychiatric care units in Helsinki, and projects to design online services for basic health care and to create smoke-free public environments.

Each project has a team of approximately 15 design students and two doctoral students working closely together with the people in the cities.

The project work and results will be presented in open workshops, online forums and academic journals.


Psychiatric care I, Helsinki

Villa Breda services, Kauniainen
Family cohesion, Espoo
Suburb 2072, Helsinki
Villa Breda premises, Kauniainen
Repicturing, Helsinki
Online services for basic health care, Helsinki
Smoke-free metropolitan area project
Villa Breda Identity, Kauniainen
Sub lifestyles, Lahti
Psychiatric care II, Helsinki




News / 365 Wellbeing design project got residents, experts and organisations involved

One of the Aalto University spearhead projects for the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, 365 Wellbeing focused on the role of design in fields related to wellbeing, such as healthcare, urban planning and the promotion of smoke-free environments.


News / 365 Wellbeing learns and grows

Aalto’s biggest WDC Helsinki 2012 project, 365 Wellbeing, focuses on service design with four municipalities (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti), hence giving a platform for reflecting service co-design in context of public services. With WDC Helsinki 2012 coming to a close, what was achieved?


News / Aalto a visible participant at Helsinki Design Week

Aalto University students, researchers and alumni are participating in Helsinki Design Week 6–16 September 2012 in the form of numerous exhibitions and events.


News / Family Issues opening in Espoo 23.5.

The Design Exploration and Experimentation course's exhibition, entitled Family Issues, now goes to WeeGee in Espoo following a successful showing in the Design Museum in Helsinki this spring. Come to the opening on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6 pm for a presentation and a guided tour. All ages welcome!


News / Massive Month of May

This is it - the most happening month so far this year. The Living+ programme includes fashion, an art sale, seminars, exhibitions, a conference, and, of course, the month-long event that is MoA. Check here for a roundup of the dates and times.


News / Design in Pictures: music action painting

The Design Exploration and Experimentation: Family project is nearing its end. The students are placing finishing touches to their works, which will be presented at the Design Museum next Tuesday, March 6th. Before the big day we take a look behind the scenes, including a pilot project by Maarten den Breeijen.


Aalto joins the WDC open doors weekend

The World Design Capital Helsinki arranges an Open Doors Weekend during February 3-5. Some 180 different events have been planned to delight the residents of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti: these will be touching and fun meetings involving design.

Key facts

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Turkka Keinonen, Professor
turkka.keinonen [at] aalto [dot] fi

Janos Honkonen, media co-ordinator
janos.honkonen [at] aalto [dot] fi

Important dates
Aug 24: project starts 2011

Oct 21: Results at Psychitatric Care presented  

Jan 27- May 13: Family Issues exhibition, part of Designworld  at Design Museum

May 5th, at 10-16:00, Neighborhood event at Kannelmäki, Sitratori

May 23 - Dec 19: Family Issues, part of the exhibition at WeeGee in Espoo

Jun 19, at 17-20, TANGO - tarinoita Helsingissä at Pavilion

June 21nd, at 17-20:00, Stop Smoking event at Pavilion

Sep 6th - Sep 16th: Design Cares exhibition, part of Helsinki Design Week

Oct 20th - Oct 28th: Design Cares exhibition, part of Dutch Design Week

Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki

WeeGee Exhibition Centre, Ahertajantie 5, Espoo

Sitratori, Kannelmäki, Helsinki

Pavilion, Ullanlinnankatu 2-4, Helsinki

Helsinki Design Week

Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands

City of Espoo
City of Helsinki
City of Vantaa
Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven University of Technology
Institute of Design at Lahti
National Institute for Health and Welfare
University of Applied Sciences