Masters Programs in Product Design

Compare 26 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 Strategic Design

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

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Design of the Value Offering is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and run by POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano Consortium in collaboration with MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. The educational objective of the Master is to build a specific competence and qualified professionalism in strategic design issues and in the innovation and design of the product system. [+]

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Design of the Value Offering is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and run by POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano Consortium in collaboration with MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business.

The Master is completely in English.

Strategic Design is a design activity that concerns the Product Service System, i.e. the integrated body of products, services and communication strategies that either an actor or a network of actors (companies, institutions, non-profit organizations, etc.) generate and develop to create value. It is often claimed that technological innovation, cultural and economic globalization, and the transition to environmental sustainability generate problems and opportunities. It is also repeatedly stated that the possibility to avoid the former and to exploit the latter requires the development of three core skills: visioning, sensing innovation, creating solutions embedded in new business models. It calls for the ability to design products and services whose success today anticipates what will be or may have to be, the norm of tomorrow. The social demand for a new generation of products and services, coherent with current socio-cultural transformations, and their sustainable development becomes an opportunity for companies able to operate in the context of this new design mindset. This unique meeting of design and company strategy: strategic design.... [-]


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.

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Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

15th edition - 1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are continually stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project. Degree title - The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I credit rated at 60 credits allowing students to progress further in their studies in Italy or abroad. [+]

1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are continually stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project.... [-]


Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 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. 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. [+]

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 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 Science Product Refinement

Hochschule Kaiserslautern - University Of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2019 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 of Fine Arts in Design+Change

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Teleborg

The Master Programme in Design + Change is an advanced-level two-year programme within Design, the main field of study. [+]

The Master Programme in Design + Change is an advanced-level two-year programme within Design, the main field of study.

Design involves creativity, criticality, and transformation. The design calls into question the state of things and makes an impact. Design challenges preconceptions, prejudices, norms, and stereotypes and provokes emotions, thoughts, sensibilities, and actions. Design can enhance our lives and our relationships with the world. It can make us attentive and empathic to the ecological and socio-cultural systems in which we live. In a world of many challenges, design can be an agent for sustainable change.

In shaping our futures, designers will face unprecedented challenges compared to what conventional designers faced during the twentieth century. In fact, the role of the designer will and should change. Instead of only designing for mass production, which was important during the first phase of industrialization, designers of futures must handle multiple roles and increasingly complex issues. As agents for change, designers will play key roles in shaping futures of sustainability.... [-]


Master in Product Design

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 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's Degree In Product Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Why do design projects that seem to have all the cards in place do not pass the test of the market? Is there a recipe for success? The answer is: there are no recipes. There is the talent, the energy, the seriousness of the project. There is an understanding of the complexity of the world, and the ability to mold on it. There is tenacity, analysis and learning. [+]

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because?

Why do design projects that seem to have all the cards in place do not pass the test of the market? Is there a recipe for success? The answer is: there are no recipes. There is the talent, the energy, the seriousness of the project. There is an understanding of the complexity of the world, and the ability to mold on it. There is tenacity, analysis and learning.

Professional Opportunities

The Master is designed to provide students with a methodology and skills toolbox that puts them in a position to design products efficiently in a wide range of industry sectors.... [-]


Master in Interior and Product Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design. [+]

-- One year Master's course


-- Starting date: October 20th, 2014


-- Academic training + internship

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design.

It is intended for students who are interested in two masters of the same area, to provide them with the possibility to attend a Master course with a double specialization.

This kind, of course, foresees a higher number of lessons per week and a strong commitment during project works, but it’s also an interesting chance to specialize in two different subjects.

Duration


The Interior and Product Design Master's course lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 30 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.... [-]


M.Des. in Human Centered Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

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

Vision

Human-Centered Design (HCD), broadly, is an approach to solve problems while keeping the concerns of the humans at the center of it. The output of the problem-solving approach could either be a product, a service, a system, or space. HCD is increasingly being used to solve complex problems through the design of digital products, services, and systems. Digital technology is becoming the core of most, if not all, aspects of human experiences. Hence it is vital to not only shape digital technology in ways that benefit each and every human being, but also to critically inquire into the inherent assumptions and their limitations while following a human-centered design approach. The M.Des in HCD at Srishti fosters an independent, self-critical, creative, and focused inquiry into human experiences with digital technology, both existing and emerging. This inquiry is driven by the activity of speculative and critical making with the digital material. The students will develop their own unique practice of human-centered design along the intersections of three paths. Namely,... [-]


Master of Design in Furniture Design

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad

The Faculty of Design at CEPT University is offering a post-graduate program in Furniture Design. The M. Des. (Furniture Design) program is a 2-year full-time, skill-based professional program to prepare students as designers and innovators for a rapidly emerging furniture industry. [+]

Master of Design in Furniture Design

Faculty of Design –CEPT University

The Faculty of Design at CEPT University is offering a post-graduate program in Furniture Design. The M. Des. (Furniture Design) program is a 2-year full-time, skill-based professional program to prepare students as designers and innovators for a rapidly emerging furniture industry.

The M. Des. (Furniture Design) program is a pragmatic response to the growing needs of the furniture industry and of the market. Today, the rate of development in all Indian Metros is exponential in nearly all sectors. The demand for furniture follows on from there in the residential, commercial and institutional 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's Degree In Product And Space Design

IADE
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Throughout this masters course, students develop technical skills through the use of technology such as CAD / CAM (AutoCAD, Solidworks) and Tri-Dimensional Visualization (3D Studio Max). [+]

Product and space are always connected in an environment, is the main premise of the characteristics and objectives of the Master of Product Design and Space. This concept is translated through the realization of design projects of objects at the scale of the hand, body and space, materialized through the aggregation of areas of specialization of production of environments and industrial.

Throughout this masters course, students develop technical skills through the use of technology such as CAD / CAM (AutoCAD, Solidworks) and Tri-Dimensional Visualization (3D Studio Max).

In addition to the faculty composed of professionals active in the market, this program also aims at observing the market, responding to the needs of the area.... [-]


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 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.... [-]