Master of Science in Information Technology - Product Design

General

Program Description

Intelligent products of the future will change the work and play off people. To do this requires empathy and responsibility on the part of designers to envision these changes. It requires a critical and open-minded attitude. It requires competencies beyond traditional engineering and computer science to engage in a multidisciplinary team for the development of successful products and services which benefit the world.

IT Product Design educates such designers.

Who are we?


IT Product Design is a part of a fruitful environment at the Mads Clausen Institute where research and teaching are closely connected. The Design research group, led by professor Jacob Buur, is housing SPIRE (Sønderborg Participatory Research Centre), a research group concerned with research within:

  • User Innovation
  • Design Studies
  • Interaction Design
  • Design Anthropology

These research areas are reflected in the courses at ITPD and in the projects that we involve our students in.

As a student at the Faculty of Engineering, you become part of a stimulating and inspiring study environment.

Subject areas


IT Product Design focuses on three areas of design: User Centred Design, Interaction Design and Design Research.

User Centered Design (UCD) is an approach that starts with the end user rather than the actual product. User Centred Design invites the user to contribute knowledge and experience in the design process.

The field of Interaction Design appeared together with the development of computer interfaces. Now, as digital technology moves out from screen-based desktop technologies and into our everyday interactions with the world, the possibilities for the introduction of computational power into physical products are endless.

Good designers possess an ability to reflect on their own processes and methods for designing, using this understanding to devise new and more effective ways to design. At IT Product Design, Design Research is a vital part of design practice.

Entry requirements


1. A bachelor's degree in e.g. industrial or graphic design, business, engineering, language and culture, anthropology.

2. English language skills.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

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