The Department of Industrial Design focuses on the design of intelligent systems, services, and related products for societal transformation. Examples include intelligent lighting systems, motivational technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, toys and gaming applications to support social interaction and physical activity, wearable technologies, systems and appliances to connect people, etc.
Industrial design transcends traditional considerations of form and function. It encompasses interaction and system adaptation, while also focusing on user needs and creating engaging user experiences. You are equipped to go beyond simply designing artifacts or experiences. You are empowered to achieve true change by tackling challenges associated with specific societal and business contexts.
The Master’s degree program in Industrial Design is fundamentally multidisciplinary and comprises three areas of study: engineering, social sciences, and arts & crafts. You are expected to achieve an adequate level in all three areas. Also, you are expected to be academically and analytically competent and have well-developed social and ethical skills. The department applies a unique teaching model. Through competency centered and self-directed learning, you develop your very own vision and identity as a designer.
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