Masters Programs in Product Design

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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's Degree In Product Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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. Who is The Master is designed for graduates in Design and Architecture, as well as young designers, designers and curious professionals who are eager to open up to new aesthetic horizons. They will be the future protagonists of creative design. They will write the design agenda of tomorrow, companies, architecture and design studios, research groups, large global organizations, and even in contexts and professional fields that we still can not imagine. Program Students have the opportunity to experience different approaches to design according to different types of interlocutors. Research design is extremely proactive in favor of unusual formal or constructive solutions. In the design design, the designer becomes a businessman capable of... [-]

Master in Product Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months January 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. [+]

Think. Sketch. Make. A good product began as a need that a designer identified and brought to life in the form of an object or mechanism. It is a reflection of society. It is about potentiality, adaptation, discovery. 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. During your workshop collaborations with eminent professionals from local studios and businesses, you will have the range to experiment with design methodologies as you develop a deeper understanding of product design and its role in our world. Audience The program is designed for candidates who have a first-level degree in design, architecture, engineering, visual arts, or related disciplines. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven conceptual research project according to professional standards. Create innovative design work based on an understanding of the discipline and the place of their work within that context. Communicate concepts, methods, and design proposals in spoken, visual, and written form. Program The Master in Product Design program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via... [-]

MDes Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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... [-]

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. Career opportunities - The Master in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product prepares practitioners with expertise in the fields of design and innovation, able to enter the role of Designer within the creative/design and strategic/managerial field, design agencies, companies, self-employment and self-production realities and institutions. 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. Entry requirements - The Master must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure - The philosophy of the course, project and client based, is to lead participants from design thinking methodology towards experimentation and practice.... [-]

Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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. 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. Objectives The aim of the master’s course is to train design professionals in the areas of innovation, creativity and project and team management. A special emphasis and depth of study are placed on the theme of sustainability, so as to offer multi-directional training and demonstrate different facets and points of view. The objective therefore is to produce designers with a cutting-edge training in a field that is predicted to be the driving force of... [-]

MFA in Design: Jewellery

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. [+]

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse. The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people, its rich history is loaded with social significance and visual language. This route calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society. Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design. Features and benefits of the course Design Network Based in the heart of the School of Art, MA/MFA Design: Jewellery is part of an innovative design network — a community of staff and students exploring design ideas in a discursive, cross-disciplinary studio environment. Critically informed practical designers, the group works experimentally, inspired by new insights and possibilities. While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice. Specialist Environment Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice, are located centrally within... [-]

Master in Interior and Product Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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.... [-]


Master in Jewelry Design

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

The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design trains professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a sector constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. [+]

The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design trains professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a sector constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios. Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production. Target - The Master in Jewelry Design calls for students with a Honours Degree related to design and fashion. It is also the proper specialization for professionals and artisans looking for a deepening into technical aspects as well as the ones related to the market and product dissemination. Methodology and structure - The Master in Jewelry Design is structured to buildthe preparation in strategic sectors of jewelry, making participants ready to respond to different market opportunities. Through direct project experiences in laboratory, learning of traditional techniques, knowledge... [-]

Master in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months March 2018 Italy Florence

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. [+]

Masters in Product Design. The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato aims at developing a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. A special attention is paid to the capacity of comprehending the product, the knoweldge on its tangible and intagible values and the value of the top-quality manufacturing - applying knowledge and understanding . The investigative background works as necessary platform to develop strategic design competences, re-design or the conception of products representing new creative energy - related to the most excellent manufacturing districts. Career opportunities - Product and accessories Designer, Expert of advances manufacturing processes and digital fabrication, Responsible of prototying, Responsible of production. Gabriele Pardi and Laura Fiaschi – Coordinators of the Master – are currently running for Compasso d’Oro award. Target - The Master is addressed to professionals with a BA degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fashion and Design. Special attention is paid to the aptitude to laboratory design, knoweldge and curiosity of materials and raw materials. Methodology and structure - The Master offers an educational path alternating frontal theoretical lessons and projects, always led and supported by professors. The Master hosts several protagonists of top-of-the-line manufacture, providing an overview of the production processes of contemporary design, according with communication and internazional market trends. Research and project activities are developed on the basis of a company brief. This... [-]

Master of Design and Innovation in Product Design Labs

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Spain Madrid

Master of Design and Innovation in Product Design Labs [+]

Master of Design and Innovation in Product Design Labs

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Graduate In Digital Projects

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 400 hours March 2018 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

A graduate in Digital Project aims to encourage students to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. [+]

Masters in Product Design. THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught A graduate in Digital projects It aims to enable the student to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. 2nd Panel of Digital Projects Home: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 Hours: 400 hours Portuguese language Description and Objectives: A graduate in Digital Project aims to encourage students to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. During the course the student develops a series of exercises and projects that puts you in touch with ideas, methods and tools that promote innovative and creative results. Grounded in practice and collaboration as the primary means for understanding concepts and the absorption of content, this graduate aims to enable the student to participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop complex projects. Target Audience: Professionals in the areas of design, information technology and other stakeholders in the design and development projects for digital media, such as websites, applications, games, interactive exhibits. Course topics: - Design; - Programming; - Design methodologies; - Visual arts; - Data visualization; - Infographics; - Creativity and innovation. * The IED Rio reserves the right to postpone the course if they do not get a quorum. Coordinator: Peter Segreto Peter Segreto is director of Chaos! Video & Design studio that develops graphics and digital projects for cultural and corporate markets. Degree in architecture from FAU-UFRJ and master of design from PUC-RJ, where he developed the thesis "Microcinema - the impact of new... [-]

Master in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. [+]

New Edition Academic Year 2017-2018 The Programme has the aim of training highly qualified professionals with a solid background in the design of vehicle dynamics and capable of operating in all the phases of design and development of the vehicle, from dynamic simulation to testing the prototype and the preproduction vehicle. The Course provides students with special and specific competence in vehicle testing techniques, both virtually, through CAE, and experimentally on the real vehicle (on track and road). See the promotional video of the Programme The training program, as an absolutely innovative element, includes, alongside frontal instruction, test sessions on the circuit of the Quattroruote Safe Driving Centre, during which the participants will be engaged at first hand in learning the techniques and methodologies used in testing, inspection, checks and fine tuning of the vehicle dynamic behavior. All the participants will take a specially designed course in Advanced Driving, oriented to the subsequent phase of testing and inspection on the circuit. The training program of the Course is completed, and this aspect also represents an innovation, by the use of a static simulator for developing vehicles in a virtual environment. The Programme is a full time, international, one-year course equivalent to 1,500 hours and to a total of 60 ECTS points, divided into frontal instruction at the University of Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino, practical exercises at the Quattroruote circuit (Vairano di Vidigulfo, Pavia), an internship period (equivalent to 24 ECTS points) at the main automotive companies, guided tours to facilities related... [-]

Master in Integrated Product Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two -year [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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 in multidisciplinary teams. 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. Programme outline The programme offers competence in several disciplines such as product innovation, eco-design, human-product interaction, service design, group dynamics, visualisation and communication of design proposals, and prototyping. The education consists of a mixture of compulsory courses, optional courses and track specific courses – with ample opportunities for students to create their own mix of courses to match individual interests and career goals. The track specific courses are primarily based on project assignments carried out in groups; these are usually done in co-operation with a company or organisation providing the student with valuable real-world experience. Integrated Product Design consists of three specialisation tracks: Integrated Product Development (IPU) focuses on the organisation, leadership and performance of product development processes in large teams; Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market; Product Innovation Management (PIM), combines product development with business development, marketing and strategy. Degree project The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable... [-]

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 competences. 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 competences. 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. It is possible for Bachelor graduates, who have only attained 180 points from a six-semester study course, to obtain a further 30 points by means of additional modules. You can align your studies to your own needs and preferences by choosing two elective modules. After completing the Master´s thesis in the third semester, you will receive the degree “Master of Science“ enabling you to proceed to a Ph.D. program. Admission requirements Three year Bachelor´s degree or Diploma in Engineering or Natural Sciences or equivalent qualification (210 European Credit Transfer System -ECTS-, in case of 180 ECTS a gateway is possible). The final grade... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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. Goals The Specializing Master provides the tools for managing the design and construction of sailing and motor boats, from project brief to definition of general plans, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculations, fitting-out of interiors, deck and board equipment, boat systems, production in the yard and control of executive stages. Participation in the Specializing Master allows students to achieve the following training goals: development of planning skills, in particular problem setting and problem solving skills in the leisure boat market; development of specialised technical skills; acquisition of principles and procedures of construction methods and techniques; development of skills related to production organisation and shipyard management; development of the ability to work in a group and to present oneself with authority in the professional world; ability to manage conflicts in the team and to encourage creativity. Professional Outcomes Students... [-]