Service design is a quickly evolving field. The increasing need for expertise in service design stems from the modern service-based, globalising and technologising society.
Culture-based service design crosses disciplinary boundaries and is tailored to meet the needs of the modern society. We have a unique way of combining art – e.g. design, service design, visual arts – with the theories used in research on culture – e.g. critical research, semiotics, practice-based theory, material culture. Thus, our doctoral programme takes a bold approach to service design, the surrounding society and culture. We also analyse field-specific questions in the areas of education, law, and social sciences in a way that enriches field-specific thinking.
Our doctoral programme promotes ethically, aesthetically and socially sustainable procedures in fields such as tourism, education, law, management, administration and social work.