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 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. [+]

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 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 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-day. 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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. Master of Furniture Design Faculty of Design –CEPT University Furniture is an integral part of 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-day. 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: Foster Innovation Enhance skill development Protect intellectual property Build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure Addressing this reality, the program will equip students with the tools to be able to add value to all aspects of the furniture industry. "Adding value" is the key objective for the designer whereby the detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes enable better products to be made. In addition, the needs of the consumer, either private individuals, corporate or institutional customers, will be understood so that the most appropriate... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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... [-]

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. 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 attending the programme will... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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. Methodology and structure – the didactic path involves students in a practical R&D activity including project simulations in collaboration with institutions and private companies. The course perfectly fits market requirements, training professionals who design and realise innovation. Food is no longer just a primary need, but a sensorial experience that must be faced from the use of raw materials to the definition of consumption models. Due to the constant development of competitiveness and company strategic needs contemporary Designers are demanded to interact with marketing experts, engineers, corporate image consultants, graphics and interior designers. The Master provides transversal competences, connected to the analysis and interpretation of consumers’ needs and behaviors, creation of scenarios connected to new products, presentation and communication of a project, underlying the success factors. Besides theory there are 4 design areas related to: packaging design, place design, food design and... [-]

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 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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Product Design Engineering

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

This Master program aims to provide and 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 and 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 a 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 ... [-]

MPhil in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2018 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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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... [-]

Master Of Management And Product Management Fashion

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 9 months October 2018 Spain Madrid

The key to the success of a product is not only a great design. Become a professional in the field of product development and purchasing management through knowledge of strategy, marketing and fashion production. [+]

The Master of Management and Product Management Fashion It is designed to train professionals in the field of product development and purchasing management, being essential for it to know the interaction between design, marketing, production and the importance of working in a team of various professional profiles. The key to the success of a product is not only a great design, it is essential that the product reaches the final consumer with the features that was conceived, flawless quality, right price and time schedule. Therefore, the Master of Management and Product Management Fashion is based on two main axes: on one hand, reflection and acquisition of knowledge in areas of strategy, marketing, and production, giving the student a broad knowledge of the stages ranging from product creation to commissioning shop; and secondly, the acquisition of skills and practical vision on good management of the product in a fashion company either own or someone else, large or small. Course Objectives The Master of Management and Product Management Fashion It aims to provide specific training of professional environment sector fashion company, giving access to a high degree of specialization that the market demands luxury and retail, both in the fields of management, development, production , sales and product communication. Other objectives include: Know in depth the full product cycle fashion. Learn to know the functions of each department and teamwork. Understanding the language and technical concepts of departments and areas involved. Enhance resilience and conflict resolution. Enhance resilience and conflict resolution. Knowing... [-]

Master in Design for 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Online & Campus Combined Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. [+]

Masters in Product Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Digital fabrication opens up the gates towards the world of production so that almost anyone can design and build spaces, objects and devices. Designers and professionals whose work defines the objects that surround us can harness the advantages of digital fabrication in order to create new business opportunities and apply the benefits of new technologies to develop new solutions. The Master's Course in Design for Digital Fabrication provides the necessary perspective and tools to implement new production possibilities in different professional fields. It is a test-bed that provides students with certain abilities and competences that build on their professional background, giving them the skills to design, develop and implement creative projects by using techniques such as 3D-printing and numerical control cutters. Objective To equip students with digital fabrication methodologies and tools in order to become key players in implementing this knowledge in different design areas, adding value to the corporate environment and to their careers. Students are also encouraged to develop critical judgement in order to decide how and when to implement different tools in an innovative way, and to understand the possibilities of applying digital fabrication in product design, interior decoration, fashion and visual communication, by identifying the best way to bring their ideas to fruition and by appraising their impact on business benefits. They will also learn how to use digital fabrication tools by combining creativity, management and entrepreneurial spirit within actual businesses, where the aim is for... [-]

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. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

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). [+]

Masters in Product Design. 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. International experience In addition to the international partnerships that IADE has, the global network of Laureate International Universities offers 80 universities in 29 countries where students can make international mobility. Companies Throughout the master's degree, the student will have constant contact with the professional world, either through seminars with leaders and reference professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. SYLLABUS 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]