Part time Master's Degree in Design in Asia

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Skilled design professionals are needed in many organizations to tool custom solutions for common problems. Because the design field encompasses a broad variety of environments and applications, specialists are needed in small business, large corporations, education, non-profits, and government.

 

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou

The MDes in Industrial Design is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. Overview Growth in China will redefine patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous. The MDes Industrial Design programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will develop an appreciation for and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals. Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme, you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters, you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills You will be encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, with an emphasis on development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study or be based on a more applied, industry-focused agenda. Modules • Framing design research • Methods for transdisciplinary design • Innovation by design • Advanced design visualisation and communication • Design research project (over two semesters). Additional learning activity modules Careers The MDes Industrial Design programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners and design managers, as well as for further studies on design-related PhD programmes. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as urban planning and design, architecture, geography, economics, management, environmental science, social or public policy. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Design Practices

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus 1 year September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration,and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. [+]

The Master of Design (Design Practices) is a hands-on, studio-based specialism directed at students who want to deepen their innovative abilities, who are curious about design and business integration,and who enjoy the creative form challenges of making objects and ideas that improve people’s lives. Designers with a Bachelor’s degree in product design, fashion design, interaction design, architecture, product engineering, interior design or communication design may find Design Practices to be a logical next step in their professional development. Aims This specialism focuses on design as a strategic tool for the consumer economy. Interdisciplinary projects embrace business strategy and brand development, identifying opportunities for innovation and user experience. This full-time international program responds to the world’s industrial and technological transformation with a focus on China. The development of a high level of research, analysis, strategic vision, aesthetics, and technical mastery in development, fabrication and commercialization of design prepares students for leadership roles. Objectives This specialism seeks to join practical strategies for innovation with formal aspects of design development, by making design through: real-world project development teamwork approaches to problem solving cultural considerations as well as business & technology customers’ needs and goals design entrepreneurship and brand creation Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline and professional experience in design is preferred. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management (Global Executive)

Parsons School of Design at The New School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months July 2017 France Paris China Shanghai USA Greenwich Village + 4 more

The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. The New School's Parsons School of Design, one of the world’s leading design institutes, has created an alternative management program for emerging leaders seeking to be at the forefront of innovation in their organizations. This program provides an accessible, rigorous pathway for working professionals to lead change and apply real-world, 21st-century best business practices that have immediate and future impact on today's global economy. In a complex global economy characterized by rapidly evolving standards for the production and management of information, services, and experiences, leaders must exhibit flexibility and a capacity for innovation. Academically rigorous and industry focused, the Global Executive M.S. is specially designed for working professionals, preparing them to confidently create, manage, and lead design process–driven organizations. As one of our fellows, over the course of about 18 months you will join a select group of approximately 25 peers in a series of three-day seminars held at Parsons Paris, combined with online learning, hands-on studios, and global experiences in New York and Shanghai. Through this program, requiring only about 18 days away from the office, you will gain in-depth practical knowledge of Design thinking and its power to create positive change globally Sustainable business models Key principles of the evolving global economy Design innovation and leadership Management skills for creative projects and teams Governance, regulations, and how both are transforming today’s global economy In addition, you will build lifelong professional and personal relationships with your classmates, program faculty, and industry leaders. Program Details The Evolving New Global Creative Economy The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management responds to the major restructuring of developed and emerging economies worldwide. Unlike traditional master's degrees in design and management, this program incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability frameworks. As a Strategic Design and Management graduate student, you focus on the evolving global economy and are exposed to sophisticated real-world perspectives on business, operations, sustainability, management, leadership, entrepreneurship, design innovation, and design research. Design and Management Online and on the Global Campus A 36-credit program, the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management combines business, management, and leadership coursework with design-centered studio work. The program is a uniquely global and modern experience, combining weekend intensives at our Parsons Paris campus and convenient, flexible online learning modules that continue for seven weeks after each intensive. Classes are taken one at a time — allowing you to easily balance school, work, and life. Coursework is complemented by weeklong studio intensives based in Paris, New York City, and Shanghai, giving you firsthand access to today’s accelerating global economy in some of its premier hubs. New Business Models Coursework incorporates cutting-edge analyses of the digital information-based economy, which help students develop new business models and organizational designs for the creative industries. Many classes are structured to replicate real-world industry scenarios. These classes provide hands-on experience in designing, managing, and improving design-intensive and creative firms — and help students develop their capacity to inspire and lead creative teams. Industry Focus The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program seeks students who will be the game changers of the new economy and its new actors — digital firms, social information networks, and co-producing individuals. It is well suited for early- to mid-career professionals interested in advancing in their chosen fields and companies, positioning themselves as leaders of sustainable industry. This program is custom designed for today’s high-potential emerging leaders and career changers seeking to complement their design and business skills with professional application. Students are exposed to new industry contexts and practices, both within and outside of design-intensive industries. Designed for Working Professionals This program is specially crafted to suit the needs of working professionals by working from a “cohort model,” in which all students start the program at the same time, take the same courses in the same order — one course at a time — and graduate together. In addition, the blended format of online and on-campus intensive learning is specially designed to allow for maximum flexibility in balancing class, work, and life. Connection to The New School The program's connections with industry are matched by its place in the intellectual communities of Parsons, Parsons Paris, and The New School. Modeled on the highly successful MS-SDM program at Parsons, the Global Executive Master's draws on The New School’s strengths as a leader in global and online education, offering weeklong integrated studio sections in Paris, New York, and Shanghai, paired with six three-day intensives that kick off each course and continue online from the convenience of your own home — on your own schedule. Scholarships are not available. U.S. citizens may qualify for federal financial aid. [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus 2 years October 2017 Italy Aversa

The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English [+]

The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English for the academic year 2012-13. The course, which will be held entirely in English, is open both to Italian and foreign students. lt is designed as part of the initiatives for international promotion with the aim of increasing numbers of international students, encouraged by the attraction of a geographical- cultural area of the highest quality both in terms of the tradition of scientific and disciplinary skills in the fields of architecture and design, and due to the fact that the Campania region has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and two area UNESC0 Man&Biosphere. Curriculum First year Structure Design Indoor Sustainable Technologies History of Architecture and Design Architectural Design Public Law Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Design and Restoration Urban Design Pedotechnologies and environmental restoration Computer Skills (qualifying examination) Training Course (qualifying examination) Second year Architectural Design City Design Design of Built Environment Control and Energetic Systems Evaluation Management Evaluation of urban plan Decision theory Restoration Design ESP (English for Special Purposes) (qualifying examination) Optional Exam (exam) Materials and Technologies to Design Sustainability (optional exam) Architectural Design II (optional exam) Interior Design (optional exam) Final Exam(qualifying examination) [-]

MArch Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. The 12 month MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area. During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures. The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. This course does not convey professional accreditation in the UK. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that: you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework Course details This course centres around the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced architectural design techniques. Through a range of specialist lectures, seminars and design studio modules you will explore current and future issues facing urban designers, architects and technologists, and develop the skills, knowledge and awareness required in the fast-moving world of contemporary architectural research and practice. The MArch Design is offered on a full-time basis over one year. In the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120 credits worth of modules. This will include a major research-led design 'package' in one of the specialist areas offered in each semester, consisting of a studio project and seminar series, as well as an additional lecture/seminar module. Over the summer semester you will complete a 60-credit written dissertation. Careers The Department of Architecture and Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology. It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions. The MArch Design provides the foundation for advanced career opportunities in architectural practice and academia. Students are encouraged to consider continuing to study for a higher degree by research - MPhil or PhD. Average starting salary and career progression Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career Prospects and Employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

Master's Degree In Graphic Design And Interface For New Devices

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Online & Campus Combined 1 year October 2017 Spain Salamanca

The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. [+]

Program Description The primary objective of this official Master is to train professionals specialized in graphic design new digital media that are able to respond to communication demands required by metamorphic socio-cultural environment in which we live. As Icograda points out, (Ico-D) graphic design is an intellectual, technical and creative activity involved not only with the production of images, but with the analysis, organization and methods of presentation of visual solutions to problems Communication. Being an intensive master (class late Thursday and Friday all day), students can make practices between October and September if they wish. The practices are not part of the curriculum. That is, it is not a subject, but the possibility of a labor dive and a learning experience. The type of companies we work with are in the fields of Communication and Design or Software Development. GOALS Encourage reflective, analytical and critical capacity. Distinguish, meet and integrate the different phases of the processes of ideation, planning and development of a communication project. Encourage creativity and innovation. Produce messages and visual solutions for new communication devices. Professional profiles Professional profiles that are directed the Master are basically two: Creative Director oriented design and use of new technologies. graphic and interface for devices with screens designer. Although, depending on the orientation that each student can be better targeted to one of these forms: Designer mobile and tablet publications. Designer for mobile application projects and tablets Designer multimedia projects for digital signage Designer for digital signage projects Designer multi-platform advertising pieces. User interface designer mobile phones and tablets. Designer for web projects. CURRICULUM 1. Visual Communication Functional Module (6CR.) Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media (21cr.) Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices (27CR.) Module 4. Work to master (6CR.) 1. Visual Communication Functional Module 1. Visual Communication and Strategic Communication 4 ECTS 2. History and general principles of Visual Communication 2 ECTS Module 2 Tools for Visual Communication in Digital Media 3. Creative Thinking 2 ECTS 4. Drawing and illustration 2 ECTS 5. Information Display 2 ECTS 6. Composition, layout and typography 4 ECTS 7. Photography, lighting and digital retouching 4 ECTS 8. To install and video editing 2 ECTS 9. Animation and digital postproduction 5 ECTS Module 3. Visual Communication and Design Interface on new devices 10. Context, features and future possibilities of new media 4 ECTS 11. Interface and User Experience 3 ECTS 12. Programming Basics 4 ECTS 13. Design for web 4 ECTS 14. Design for smartphones 4 ECTS 15. Design for tablets 4 ECTS 16. Design for digital signage 4 ECTS Module 4. Work to master 17. Work to master 6 ECTS Methodology BLENDED (Presencial 75% - 25% Online) 60 ECTS Lecture: presentation of a structured to facilitate media on the subject under study in an organized matter. Case Study: Analysis of a problem or real event for meeting him, I interpret it , solve it , generate hypothesis, contrast data, reflect, complete knowledge, diagnose and find solutions. Exercise and Problem Resolution: Exercise, test and implement prior knowledge. Often it used to supplement the lecture. Learning through projects. Students, guided by a teacher, carry out the implementation of a project to solve certain problems and communication objectives in a stipulated by planning, design and implementation of a series of activities in order to achieve a goal time. Self - learning from online tutorials and video tutorials: Materials developed for learning basic software needed for the projects. Duration and price Start Date: October 2016 One academic year: From October to mid-May Price: 110 € / credit (€ 6,600) places available: 20 Location: Salamanca Contact: jrmartinsa@upsa.es designonscreens@upsa.es www.designonscreens.com [-]

Master in Art & Design

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus 2 - 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

Master in Art & Design [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. Master in Art & Design Admission Requirements Holding a bachelor’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Associate Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

Marketing And Creative Design (ms Mdc)

Audencia Business School
Campus 12 - 15 months September 2017 France Nantes

The Master spécialisé® Marketing, Design and Creation together managers, designers and engineers. It teaches them to work hand in hand to the company's services through design thinking. Students also learn to work in a cross with other departments, while occupying strategic management functions. [+]

The Master spécialisé® Marketing, Design and Creation together managers, designers and engineers. It teaches them to work hand in hand to the company's services through design thinking. Students also learn to work in a cross with other departments, while occupying strategic management functions. The program's strengths A program that has almost 10 years experience 3 prestigious schools met: Audencia Nantes, Nantes and the Central School of Design The first training associate managers, engineers and designers to learn to work together at company service Students from various backgrounds (training, professional experience or nationality) An annual educational partnership with customized Groupe SEB leading to the realization of a concrete project with the collaboration of marketing managers, R & D and design Familiarization with the most advanced technical and technological tools on the market: CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, virtual immersion ... An important alumni network for better professional integration Exploration 360 design The Spécialisé® Master program in Marketing, Design and Creation harmonizes throughout the curriculum to balance theory and applied transversal projects. The purpose of the company (30%) Being able to analyze the business environment and to deduce recommendations in terms of positioning and brand design marketing. Strategic Marketing of creation Design oriented marketing theory Consumer behavior Representations and commission the product stage The interaction of the components (20%) Understand the terms of innovation management and design teams. Knowing develop and protect intellectual capital of the company. Know the design market and its actors Design Practices Project Management Product Development Creativity methods Industrial protection and filing of trademarks and designs The company's design (50%) Knowing how to analyze the interactions of a customer with a product or service, and value attributes. Understanding and using the tools of creation and development. Ergonomics and functionalism Theory of Forms Graphics, CAD, CAD Materials, processes and lifecycles Virtual reality State of the art of NTI Sensory design Create with new technologies 4 to 6 months corporate internship The field studies Ongoing Marketing, Design and Creation are applied and cross-annual basis during missions to two companies: SEB, a strategic partner of the training, and a company that differs each year, selected according to criteria of innovation strategy severe.   Students are encouraged to interact strongly with the company and offer a realistic prototype: Dorel project with the theme of the bath: ethnographic study, market research, creation of user scenarios, recommendations, prototyping and mockups New product development for Philips in line with the business strategy The professional thesis: a guarantee of expertise for employers The graduation of Master Spécialisé® assumes defense of a professional thesis. This is an in-depth personal work of analysis and reflection on a problem related to international news and constructed from concrete information collected. Each will focus this study in relation to its own path and its interests. Finally, it relies on the mission of 6 months in business that is in the logic of the professional project. This expertise significantly enhances the industry knowledge of each student and greatly facilitates the integration of graduates into the workforce.   Some examples of professional thesis:     Sound design in retail: motor brake or team performance The evolution of the energy sector and its impact on service stations The design-thinking the rescue of the Weberian bureaucracy: the case of the reform of support to armed Ethno-Marketing: proactive study of consumer insights at the service of product innovation. Case of application: food nomadism The market for boutique hotels: effective and sustainable response to the weariness of hotel standards? Sensory marketing at the time of digital: the screen to the senses Consumption and food preparation in a Chinese nursing home Some skills covered Market analysis Definition needs Mastering of strategic and operational tools design Encouragement of creation Strategic positioning of the company Adapting design tools based on objectives Anticipation of market developments Strategic Decision Making Repositioning corporate branding Customer retention Acquisition of new knowledge and new skills within the company (technology, marketing ...) Some examples of job opportunities Design Manager Product Manager Project manager Innovation Manager Art director Innovation Project Manager [-]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. M.Des. in Human Centered Design The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards creation of digital products and services that enhance the users lives. They will not only, what David Kelly, IDEO says, “Have a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists”, but also realize this dream. Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. We think about human-centered design as not just “user-driven” in its traditional sense, but more about “designing for emerging usages”. We foster a combination of creative Art & Design thinking, along with critical thinking of the Humanities to explore a human-centered design that not only produces great digital solutions, but also critically questions and explores future ways of interacting with digital technology and their implications. Human-Centered Design at Srishti not only covers the traditional reductive aspects of User-Centered Design & Human-Computer Interaction such as Historical Frameworks & models (e.g. cognitive psychology models, cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Creative Design (Ideation & brainstorming, concept development) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases, usability and experience evaluation) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability)but also covers aspects such as Theory of Persuasive & Emotional Design, including how to design for human emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Designing meaningful interactive products and services across different cultures through applying Cross-cultural and trans-cultural design frameworks Emerging trends around transitions in human behaviors, cultures and societies and their implications on Design Emerging trends in technology and interaction modalities Methods and frameworks for creative thinking and innovation, such as participatory enactment, alpha ideation, vision-driven design, etc Frameworks & models (e.g. cooperative design, participatory design, contextual design) Design Elements (visibility, accessibility, legibility & language) Rhetorical situation (audience, purpose & context) Analysis tools (persona, scenarios and use-cases) Evaluative tools (requirements, usability) Apart from these, the course also covers aspects such as Emotions, aesthetics & pleasure Cross-cultural and trans-cultural influences Trends around transitions in behaviors, cultures and societies Trends in technology and interaction modalities Creative thinking and innovation The Postgraduate studies in Human-Centered Design is rooted in the historical evolution of the field of Human-Computer Interaction, from the early versions of a cognitive human to the current understanding of designing for the emotional and socially situated humans, with their own needs, desires and aspirations. However, we also make the students capable of exploring the emerging understandings of humans in transition, and explore and construct a future that seems to go beyond human-centered design. Graduates of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design. They will be involved in designing and enhancing digital products and services and their interfaces such as Zomato, Cleartrip, etc. They could also shape the emerging markets through designing new digital products & services in the areas of healthcare, and smart and sustainable living. Disciplines The course is informed by the following learning disciplines: Industrial Design – namely Product Design, Furniture Design & Services and Systems Visual Communication Design Anthropology, Sociology, Cognitive Psychology & Cultural Studies Sustainability Information Technology Research and Collaboration The students under this course will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti. Grass Roots Innovation Design Studio (GRIDS) Srishti Labs (Slabs) IMPACT EDGE Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Pandimonium Lab Frugal Design Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by an inter-disciplinary engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of Design Thinking. Learning will primarily happen from “doing” and “experiencing”. When students are able to apply theories and frameworks to what they design they not only value the research and constructs created by others, but also question and reformulate existing norms. Learning will be through solving real life problems through the application of theories, frameworks and methods of Human-Centered Design. Skills and tools will be picked up along the way, however “application” of design principles in the context of real-world design problems will be the primary mode of learning. Discussion-based learning, learning by teaching, and project-based learning are some of pedagogical tools employed to create insights into real-life situations and industry needs. The learning approach will encompass hands-on design thinking, design research, deep understanding of human-centered design approach, and creative thinking, in combination with critical humanist thinking. The program prepares the students to participate and function in the areas of innovative digital product & service design by training and exposing them to various skills such as but not limited to Design Thinking & Processes, Collaborative projects, Leadership Skills, Social Concerns, and Technical & Written Communication. Capability Sets Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the capabilities to: Understand the essence of centering the human in a design process and apply the principles of human centered design to formulate value-driven digital solutions Understand and develop an individual stance on historical, current and emerging trends about the relationship between human experience and digital technology Observe and systematically evaluate everyday human activities and develop empathetic & nuanced understanding of human experience Engage with multiple forms of data sourced from multiple stake-holders through participatory methods and synthesize into novel insights that will inform design Develop divergent and convergent design thinking abilities to convert the empathetic insights from research into purposeful & value-laden ideas of digital interactions & experiences Apply principles of user experience & interaction design to craft usable, desirable & appropriate digital artifacts Work with multiple media and materials rapidly to make technological artifacts available for iterative evaluation. Speculate, craft and utilize interactive mockups as tools of inquiry into contemporary & future digital experiences. Take a critical & cross-cultural stance towards complex issues and the role & implications of a human-centered designer in shaping and solving the issues. Communicate compellingly the design process to invite critique & develop a community of stakeholders for the work. Opportunities Students of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design at numerous MNCs, startups, R&D centers across India and abroad, involved in developing technology based products, interfaces and services. Training in HCD also opens doors in the areas of strategic design thinking and innovation. Enquiries This course is led by Dr. Naveen Bagalkot For further information, kindly email Girish Prabhu at girish@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master of Design

CEPT University
Campus Part time July 2017 India Ahmedabad

The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. [+]

International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) Program Overview The International Master of Interior Architectural Design is one of the first internationally oriented postgraduate degree programs in Interior Architecture in India. The program has philanthropic support from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the International Federation of Interior Architects, IFI. This program shares many features with the Interior Architecture and Design Masters at CEPT including the focus on research and opportunity for selecting from three specializations: Energy Efficiency Craft and Technology History,Theory & Criticism The program, along with its three focus areas, was envisioned to respond to the growing need for original and extensive research in the field of interior architecture and design. It aims at cultivating and strengthening a designer’s acute sensitivity towards global concerns and endowing them with a spirit of tolerance towards pluralism while encouraging accordance with traditional and cultural convictions. Research based stimulus that forms the unique core of these programs helps in redefining modern-day design thinking and practice. In order to complete the requirements for IMIAD, a student must complete one semester-long international exchange with one of the partner institutes of their choice, and one two-week-long international workshop at a pre-decided partner institute. IMIAD partner institutes include: Istanbul Technical University ITU University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart UASS Scuola Universitaria Professionale Della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI Curriculum The curriculum and pedagogy has been structured to promote research-based knowledge to form a new and unique set of programs, designed to be on par with the new world knowledge and practices. It offers complete freedom to pursue any of the three aforementioned streams and emphasizes upon personalization of the research process to advance unique outcomes appropriated to the field of interior architecture. Graduates from this program employ their design research skills to work with national and international government and non-government organizations, design firms and agencies, academic institutions, research centres, and, as Ph. D. students and independent consultants. Admission and Prerequisites Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Design or equivalent, awarded upon completion of a course of minimum four years duration, OR Bachelor’s degree in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture, OR Bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology (five-year program), OR Diploma in Interior Design of four years duration (12 + 4), provided that the program is considered equivalent to a four-year degree program by the Equivalence Committee of CEPT University International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. Language of Instruction English [-]

Master of Architecture (MArch) in Interior Architecture

Yasar University
Campus September 2017 Turkey İzmir

The Master Programme of Interior Architecture offers students expertise in interior layout and design. The programme aims to provide interior architects with the ability to create aesthetic, functional and sustainable solutions, using their high standard of professional knowledge and based on a strong background in design. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. The Master Programme of Interior Architecture offers students expertise in interior layout and design. The programme aims to provide interior architects with the ability to create aesthetic, functional and sustainable solutions, using their high standard of professional knowledge and based on a strong background in design. Architecture demands that students develop their “creative skills”. It also requires that students develop their cultural background. Students will, therefore, be asked to participate in various cultural activities and develop their entrepreneurial capacities. All the efforts will be spent in order to make their education a colorful one. Traditional architecture and building techniques occupy a part of the curriculum. But students will also be taught today’s techniques and materials. Each student will be expected to have acquired a good skill in computer-aided-design by the time of his graduation. Together with other skills, each student will have reached the capacity of finding an employment abroad easily. This is demanded by the current relationships of Turkey with the European Union and the international arena of architecture. A good knowledge of the history of civilizations, arts, architecture and finally of modern and contemporary architecture is considered as a must, or a prerequisite of, successful design. The student will be brought from the past to the present, and carried to the future of the world of architecture and other design disciplines. The number of courses and their hours decrease through the years until the last semesters. On the other hand, the numbers and hours of elective courses increase in order to open the way for specialization in different fields of architecture. [-]

MPhil in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus 2 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - MPhil The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate. If you are a professional who would like to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, then this is an alternative. Careers & professional development If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in academia and management roles in industry. Subject overview The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry. Our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing systems - general textile technology - textile supply chain - advanced composite materials - inclusive design - finite element modelling. [-]

Master In Interior Design

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Part time 9 months December 2017 Spain Alcobendas

Fórmate where the main tools are creativity, technology and communication. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Design in Asia. Home December 11 Weekend Schedule campus Alcobendas Differential aspects: Fórmate where the main tools are creativity, technology and communication. Acquires skills needed to design, coordinate, manage, integrate and coordinate all processes involved in creating your space powers. Professional and important studies: Rockwell Group, A-cero, Steelcase, Studio TS, DIMAD / Matadero, Studio line between others. WHY STUDY DESIGN IN THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY As a content adapted to the reality of the sector. Faculty consists of professionals and important studies. The best facilities with Digital Manufacturing Workshop - recognized by the MIT FabLab, a hub for working with digital and multimedia equipment with classrooms equipped with all the software and hardware resources that usually design departments. Our students get a real insight into the world of design and connected with major studios. It provides the ability to start your career with our practices studies. [-]

Master in design (MDes) "Transcultural Design - China Studio"

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique
Campus 2 years September 2017 China Shanghai

This MDes gives the students an opportunity to spend two years in China, learning to apply the schools’ design methods in a different context. This master offers a unique opportunity to experience the design style and management of a traditional yet modern civilization. For more information, click here: bit.ly/ChinaCampus [+]

This full-time 2-year Master's program is taught in English.The MDes "Transcultural Design China" gives the students an opportunity to spend two years in China, learning to apply the schools’ design methods to the Chinese cultural context. This program is run in partnership with the University of Shanghai at L’École de design’s China Studio.Being a designer in China... What does it mean to a student from the Western world ? How does it feel to apply design methods and processes acquired in a French, European or Western cultural environment to the thriving, booming and ever-mutating Chinese market ?This MDes' program offers an exhaustive exploration of the challenges brought about by such a specific cross-cultural experience and aims to assess the mutual benefits of cross-cultural interaction.Design training:The MDes' program Transcultural Design trains designers to find their voice in a different cultural context. Students are required to conduct several projects conducted via an industrial partnership revolving around this theme and a final degree project addressing an issue related to design in a cross- cultural context. All throughout this long-term process they are guided and advised by experts such as designers, industrial partners, researchers...Prerequisites for enrollment:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in design (spatial, graphic, communication, interaction, mutimedia, product or industrial design) or interior architecture). You may apply before having actually obtained the herforementioned degree.A level of CEFR B2 in English is recommended.... [-]


Master Program of Digit Creation and Entertainment Interactive

Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Campus September 2017 Taiwan Tainan

Master Program of Digit Creation and Entertainment Interactive (English-taught) - Taiwan design industry has won 450 awards in 4 major international design awards in Japan G-Mark, USA IDEA, Germany iF and Reddot ... [+]

Master Program of Digit Creation and Entertainment Interactive  (English-taught)

Establishment Background

1. Taiwan design improvement has won international affirmation

Amid knowledge economy era, more and more successful enterprises have already shifted organization resource from mass production to unique design and innovation.  For enhancing market competition, increasing sales volume and profitability and avoiding low-price war, Taiwan government and enterprises highly aware have already advocated the concept of design value added aggressively.  Taiwan design industry has won 450 awards in 4 major international design awards in Japan G-Mark, USA IDEA, Germany iF and Reddot, including 10 top awards since 2003.  Taiwan industry design even won 65 awards in Germany iF design competition in 2006, surpassing Japan and Korean and ranking the second next to host country Germany and topping in Asia.  It proves Taiwan designers have already reached top international level and also “design” is a trend that Taiwan must continue development. ... [-]