Masters Programs in Product Design

Compare 29 Masters Programs in Product Design

Product Design

A masters degree in product design is a post graduate degree program that seeks to impart skills that should enable graduates of the program to create new products; products that are market oriented. Product design focuses on the creation of products with an intention to sell. The masters program ensures that graduates of the program have the ability to generate ideas, evaluate them and then turn them into a new product. There are several steps that are involved in the production of a product such as manufacturing of a product economically but ensuring the product’s usability, functionality and appearance remain intact. A master in product design is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the product looks great, that it meets the needs of the market and that it has the potential to compete favorably with other products in the same niche. While undertaking the masters program, the students are instilled with skills to analyze the needs of the customer, how to research consumer trends, prediction of possible scenarios and how to meet the different consumer requirements. There are environmental and legal requirements that products need to meet which are also considered by the product designer.

The masters degree in product design is an exciting program. Product looks, customer preferences and new technologies of making products are continuously invented. Therefore, students need to be conversant with the most recent technologies. The program covers development of the product from the beginning to the time the product is launched. With the ever present demand for products and new products, the career opportunities for graduates of this program are numerous.

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Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. [+]

The Italian and international business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view.

The Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution.... [-]


Master in Product Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Product Design program combines the study of theory with the process of direct experience. Besides honing the “problem-solving” skills that every designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each design challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own design choices, and those of others. [+]

Master in PRODUCT DESIGN - Making things with ideas

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.

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Master of Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Ahmedabad

Furniture is an integral part of the human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-date. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high-quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India. [+]

Master of Furniture Design

Faculty of Design –CEPT University

Furniture is an integral part of the human habitat. Depending on the type of living environment, furniture could be the result of a bespoke design or it may be an object that is mass produced. The M. Design – Furniture Design program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the retail market to-date. The exponential rate of growth across all metro cities is leading to a huge demand for high-quality affordable furniture in all sectors. Currently, a large percentage of furniture supplied to the market comes from abroad and could as easily be designed and made in India.

In the spirit of the new ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by the national government, this program will prepare students to be a part of the emerging reality of India as a global, high-tech, high-skill industrial hub. The program aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative in its vision to:... [-]


Master of Science Product Refinement

Hochschule Kaiserslautern - University Of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2018 Germany Kaiserslautern

In the “Product Refinement“ program, which is unique worldwide, you will systematically gain technical expertise and develop your personal competencies. You will become fully qualified and well prepared to adjust to the various requirements you will encounter in your future career. [+]

Master of Science Product Refinement

In the “Product Refinement“ program, which is unique worldwide, you will systematically gain technical expertise and develop your personal competencies. You will become fully qualified and well prepared to adjust to the various requirements you will encounter in your future career.

Lectures, seminars, internships, and excursions will provide you with a solid knowledge of technical processes, advanced sciences and also economic aspects. Some tasks can be solved by means of teamwork, cooperating together with your fellow students.

This Master program covers three semesters and can be commenced twice a year - in the winter semester and in the summer semester. In total, 90 credit points are to be collected. In addition to the 210 credit points attained from a seven-semester Bachelor degree program, 300 points can be achieved in total, which, in turn, qualifies a Master study course graduate for Ph.D. programs.... [-]


Master in Yacht Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Italy Milan

The Politecnico di Milano Design School jointly offers this Specializing Master with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano. The program was founded to meet the strong demand for training in the pleasure-cratf segment. The yacht's market requires professionals with specialist post-university training. [+]

The Politecnico di Milano Design School jointly offers this Specializing Master with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano. The program was founded to meet the strong demand for training in the pleasure-cratf segment. The yacht's market requires professionals with specialist post-university training.

The Specilizing Master in Yacht Design of the Politecnico di Milano collects and consolidates opportunities and resources developed by the University, with particular reference to skills in the fields of industrial design, fluid dynamics, mechanics, materials science; on the other hand it uses resources, experience and expertise acquired at a number of other Italian universities including: University "Federico II" of Naples, University of Catania and University of Chieti.... [-]


Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Italy Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations. [+]

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]


Master of Product Design and Development Management

Northwestern University Segal Design Institute
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 USA Evanston + 1 more

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world. [+]

The Master of Product Design & Development Management (mpd²) program is designed for professionals who want to master the concepts and tools of product design and development. You will learn about creativity, innovation, lean design, design strategy, product innovation, end-user research, marketing, and project and product management, as well as business and financial issues. The highly-focused curriculum, taught by senior faculty from academic and business, is designed to assure our graduates a pathway to senior management. You'll quickly understand why Business Week has endorsed this program as one of the top programs of its kind in the world.

Innovative Curriculum

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Master in Product Design Engineering

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24 months October 2018 Portugal Leiria

This Master program aims to provide an integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge. [+]

Master in Product Design Engineering

This Master program aims to:

To provide an integrated set of dynamic skills, strongly based on a technical and scientific knowledge, which is crucial for rapidly and innovatively developing quality products with a high success and added-value. To provide a multidisciplinary and versatile training, allowing professionals to perform strategic/supervision tasks in industrial companies or the services industry, as well as in public or private agents. Access conditions Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign academic bachelor’s degree following the 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of a foreign bachelor’s degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG in engineering and related areas, industrial design or product design; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific-Technical Council of ESTG. Study plan ... [-]

M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

The vision of this program is to create designers who will empathetically explore and apply an understanding of human behavior, context, and technology towards the creation of digital products and services that enhance the user's 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. [+]

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”.... [-]


Master in Integrated Product Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products, services and business models. Integrated Product Design is a two-year graduate programme focusing on processes and methods for product development and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services. [+]

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products, services and business models. Integrated Product Design is a two-year graduate programme focusing on processes and methods for product development and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services.

Integrated Product Design at KTH

Integrated Product Design consists of two specialisation tracks. The Industrial Design Engineering track concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market and the Innovation Management and Product Development track focuses on managing innovation and product development processes.... [-]


Master in Product Design

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months February 2018 Italy Milan

Why? Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis and learning: these are the things that do exist. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten international designers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis, and learning: these are the things that do exist.... [-]


Master in Product Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time January 2018 Spain Madrid

In the Master of Product Design Labs, students will learn how to research, develop and deliver a product to high technical and quality standards, using a methodology based on the project, to understand fully and in great detail the development of processes and industrial constraints. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

In the Master of Product Design Labs, students will learn how to research, develop and deliver a product to high technical and quality standards, using a methodology based on the project, to understand fully and in great detail the development of processes and industrial constraints.

By providing access to industry tools, innovative materials, and manufacturing processes, we create the ideal working environment for students, so that they can anticipate the needs of the market, looking for alternatives to the usual methods of solving problems, encouraging critical thinking and social awareness.

Career opportunities: Senior designer. Design manager. Project manager. Product manager. Design consultant. Freelance designer.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months November 2018 Spain Barcelona

The students of the Master in Diseño Sostenible de Producto study in depth the complexity and diversity of contemporary creative product design, which is based on analysing the demands of project management and incorporating new social values, such as sustainability. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

In the past, traditional designers simply created. Today, designers are professionals who act as the link between the different departments in a company, often leading the change between the company and society. The creation of wealth and of new values is handled by those who know how to manage uncertainty and use it to bring improvements to both individuals and companies.

Modern-day designers are moving away from the duality of form and function; they are professionals who follow the changing needs of the times and provide results that meet the specific requirements of each project. Design today is complex and requires an understanding of both companies and society to provide solutions. In addition to the aesthetic results, design is an essential mental process for generating innovation.... [-]


Master of Furniture Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. [+]

Overview

The Master of Furniture Design is open to candidates who have already achieved a degree in furniture or similar design. The one year course provides students with great knowledge of Italian Furniture Design. Through field trips, lectures held by world famous furniture designers, and informative history classes. The process of furniture design from sketches to prototypes to manufacturing is taught in the course. Additionally, technological software necessary to create renders and prototypes are learned. Students graduate with an increased level of knowledge and skill.

Faculty

The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.... [-]


Master in Industrial Innovation (Double University Degree)

ESDi - Design School
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 Spain Barcelona

Obtain two Master’s degrees in one context of internationalization. Master in Production and Innovation of Industries of the University Ramón Llull. Master’s Degree (Official) in Innovation of Textiles Industries of the University Ramón Llull. [+]

SPECIALIZE IN INNOVATION

Obtain two Master’s degrees in one context of internationalization.

Master in Production and Innovation of Industries of the University Ramón Llull. Master’s Degree (Official) in Innovation of Textiles Industries of the University Ramón Llull.

The students, once they have passed the master, obtain two titles:

I) Master in Production and Innovation of Industries by Ramón Llull University.

This Master is based on the design thinking that has been applied for years ESDI. A powerful tool to develop not only innovative products but also innovation projects business. A tool that allows you to achieve results from a user-centered view by endowing to companies a powerful response in these times of change and need for innovation. Design thinking pivots on three key factors for success: economic viability, technological feasibility and social utility (the satisfaction of the needs of the people). These three factors are essential for an innovative project to be successful. An innovation or has a transfer in the market or is not innovation, and for this, it is essential to develop a business model that is assumed by a company willing to take advantage of innovative ideas. And there is not negotiation model that is sustained without a good definition of the processes of promotion, commercialization, and distribution of its products and services, why industries nowadays consume and produce services. These are pre- and post-production activities, such as innovation, design, marketing, and communication; As much or more important in the generation of value, as the generation of... [-]