Huotilainen, M., Rankanen, M., Groth, C., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., & Mäkelä, M. (2018). Why our brains love arts and crafts: Implications of creative practices on psychopsysical well-being. FORMakademisk, 11(2). pp. 1-17.

Capturing experiential knowledge

Groth, C. (2016). Design- and craft thinking analysed as embodied cognition. FORMakademisk, 9 (1) Article 4, pp. 1-21.

Groth, C. (2015). Emotions in risk-assessment and decision-making processes during craft practice. Journal of Research Practice, 11, (2) article M5.

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2015). Tactile augmentation: A multimethod for capturing experiential knowledge. Craft Research Journal. Vol 6, No 1, pp. 57-81.

Mäkelä, M. (2016). Personal exploration: Serendipity and intentionality as altering positions in a creative process. FORMakademisk, 9 (1) Article 2, pp. 1-12.

Groth, C. (2017). Making Sense Through Hands: Design and craft practice analysed as embodied cognition. Aalto University publication series Doctoral thesis 1/2017. Aalto Arts books, Helsinki.

Educational settings

Groth, C., Mäkelä, M. (2016). The knowing body in material exploration. Studies in Material Thinking, 14, article 02.

Laamanen, T-K. (2016.) Generating and transforming representations in design ideation. Doctoral dissertation. University of Helsinki: Unigrafia.

Laamanen, T-K. & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2014). Constraining an open-ended design task by interpreting sources of inspiration. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 13(2), pp. 135-15.

Mäkelä, M. & Löytönen, T. (2015). Enhancing material experimentation in design education. In Robin VandeZande, Erik Bohemia & Ingvild Digranes (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Internatinal Conference for Design Education Researchers, Learn x Design Vol. 1, Helsinki: Aalto University, pp. 168-183.

Art therapy

Rankanen, M. (2016a). Clients’ experiences of the impacts of an experiential art therapy group. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 50, pp. 101-110. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2016.06.002

Rankanen, M. (2016b). The visible spectrum: participants’ experiences of the process and impacts of art therapy. Doctoral thesis. Helsinki: Aalto ARTS Books.


Toivanen, M., Huotilainen, M, Chi, H & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2014) An automatic open-source analysis method for video and audio recordings of co-design processes. Lim, Y.-K., Niedderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E., & Valtonen, A. (Eds.). (2014). Proceedings of DRS 2014: Design’s Big Debates. Umeå, Sweden: Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University. June 16-19, 2014 Umeå, Sweden., pp. 921-931.

Lahti, H., Kangas, K, Koponen, V., & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. (2016). Material mediation and embodied actions in collaborative design process. Techne Series A, 23(1), pp. 15-29.

Lahti, H., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P, Kangas, K, Härkki, T & Hakkarainen, K (2016). Textile teacher students’ collaborative design processes in a design studio setting. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 15 (1), pp. 35-54.

Härkki, T., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. & Hakkarainen, K (2016). Material knowledge in collaborative designing and making. A case of wearable sea creatures. FORMakademisk, 9(1), Art 5, pp. 1-21.

Härkki, T, Hakkarainen, K & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P (2018). Line by line, part by part – collaborative sketching for designing.  International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 28(2), pp. 471-494.

Härkki, T, Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P. & Hakkarainen, K. (2018). Hands on Design: Comparing the use of sketching and gesturing in collaborative designing. Journal of Design Research, 16(1), pp. 24-46.

Härkki, T. Handling Knowledge: Three perspectives on embodied creation of knowledge in collaborative design. Helsinki Studies in Education, number 31. Doctoral disseration. University of Helsinki. Helsinki: Unigrafia.

Design Pedagogy

Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Härkki, T., Lahti, H., & Hakkarainen, K. (2017). Pedagogical Infrastructures of Design Studio Learning. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. 2, pp. 155-181.

Drawing and Forming

Leinikka, M., Huotilainen, M., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Groth, C., Rankanen, M., Mäkelä, M. (2016). Physiological measurements of drawing and forming activities. Proceedings of Design Research Society (DRS) 2016 International Conference: Future–Focused Thinking 50th Anniversary International Conference Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016, Vol (7), pp. 2941- 2958.

Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Huotilainen, M., Mäkelä M., Groth, C., & Hakkarainen, K. (2016). How can neuroscience help understand design and craft activity? The promise of cognitive neuroscience in design studies. FORMakademisk, 9 (1), Art.3, pp. 1-16.

Skill Learning

Groth, C, Mäkelä, M & Seitamaa-Hakkarainen. (2013). Making sense: What can we learn from experts of tactile knowledge? FORMakademisk. Vol.6 (2), pp. 1-12.

Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P, Laamanen, T-K, Viitala, J & Mäkelä, M. (2013). Materiality and Emotions in Making. Techne Series A, 20(3), pp. 5‒19.

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