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We are living at a time that echoes the early stages of industrial design, when designers’ work was not limited to \"aesthetics\", and when they instead played a key role in innovation, technology development, the development of product strategy and the creation of new businesses. Read more
We are living at a time that echoes the early stages of industrial design, when designers’ work was not limited to \"aesthetics\", and when they instead played a key role in innovation, technology development, the development of product strategy and the creation of new businesses.

The Master of Product Design Labs focuses on carrying out ideas through the tools offered by the industry, innovation in the field of materials and manufacturing processes, in order to creatively anticipate market demands.

The Master of Product Design Labs creates favourable conditions in which to achieve, over a year of learning and experience, the following objectives:

- Leading multidisciplinary teams during the production process.
- Establishing personal contacts with various professionals.
- Managing the logistics of a project.
- Conceptualizing, developing and communicating innovative ideas.
- Incorporating innovation, both conceptual and technological

The contents covered in the course are organized into modules:

- Foundation (critical historical analysis, methodology, sustainability, visual communication...)

- Specific (socio-economic and needs analysis of users, anthropology, materials, production systems and processes, product launch processes, new technologies, projects)

- Transverse (design culture, applied creativity, team building, design research, design thinking, job placement…)

- Thesis / research project (concept, idea, development, production, prototyping, display...)

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Nowadays, skilled designers can make it in the design world of the post-industrial and information era only if endorsed by a complex and sophisticated professionalism, which can autonomously master very dynamic and multi-disciplinary competences. Read more

Overview

Nowadays, skilled designers can make it in the design world of the post-industrial and information era only if endorsed by a complex and sophisticated professionalism, which can autonomously master very dynamic and multi-disciplinary competences.

Stemmed from this viewpoint, the Domus Academy Master Course in Product Design offers a path of research, experience and design which combines the theoretical richness of an expert and innovative didactic system with the close and concrete collaboration of prestigious firms and professionals who chose to follow the students in their education.

The program includes an internship in a company working in the disciplinary field.

Audience

Candidates holding a first-level academic diploma or BA degree, or about to graduate and with a knowledge of the English language (IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate).
The program is addressed to candidates with a curriculum in design, architecture, engineering and visual arts, or other disciplines related to the program’s field of study.

Job Opportunities

Students attending Domus Academy’s Master in Product Design are about to become professionals able to create and design products for the different fields of the industrial system.
The trained professional profiles are destined to found opportunities in several contexts, from companies (product, furnishing, materials) that are more and more creating their own research centres or structures for internal design, up to architecture and design studios, able to represent a consolidated reality both in Italy and worldwide and operating in different fields.

Companies

A network of professionals and leaders of different areas of interest are in constant and proficient interaction with the Master in Product Design at Domus Academy, actively participating in educational programming, workshops and international competitions organized by the department.

The Master has worked with:

3M, Alpi, Artemide, Bayer Material Science, BLM, Brix, Candy, Canon, Confindustria Ceramica, Electrolux, Elica, Fondazione Bracco, Gufram, Hager Group, Ikea, Illywords, IMRA/AISIN, Industreal, Leroy Merlin, LG, MaterialConnexion, Pirelli, Rotaliana, Samsung, Swarovski, Teuco, Toto Bagni, Veneta Cucine, Veuve Clicquot, Wega.

For more information please visit http://www.domusacademy.com/

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The two-year MA in Design - Product Design enables participants to complete their training as a designer, establishing an atelier in which the challenges of contemporary design can be experimented first-hand. Read more

Overview

The two-year MA in Design - Product Design enables participants to complete their training as a designer, establishing an atelier in which the challenges of contemporary design can be experimented first-hand: from the design of a product to actual production, defining
design strategies, searching for concepts and materials, creating prototypes.

Through theoretical and practical lessons, workshops and seminars students gain an insight into design methodologies and the techniques available to contemporary designer. These are then applied to real projects developed with partner companies.

Language: English
Credits: 120 CF
Placement rate: 81%

Audience

Candidates holding a first-level academic diploma or BA degree, or about to graduate in the areas of architecture and design and with a knowledge of the English language (according to the medium of instruction of the program) equal to a B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Career

The two-year MA in Product Design equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries. Graduates may find employment in all areas of professional activities and businesses operating in the field of design in its broadest sense, from consumer goods to furniture, from service systems to interactive products. Professional studios and companies employ graduates as: Design managers, Product design consultants, Project coordinators, Product development managers.

Companies

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Aldo Cibic – Cibicworkshop, Azimut-Benetti, Bonetto Design International, Festina Italia, Giochi Preziosi, Giorgio Armani, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, Luxottica, Pininfarina Extra, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Tagua, The Swatch Group, Zanotta.

Admission

Discover how to apply: http://www.naba.it/admission-postgraduate-programs/processo-di-ammissione/?lang=en

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The Specializing Master in Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation, directed by Prof. Matteo O. Ingaramo, was created to mold capable designers who can manage the entire development of a new product from the initial concept to the manufacturing stage. Read more
The Specializing Master in Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation, directed by Prof. Matteo O. Ingaramo, was created to mold capable designers who can manage the entire development of a new product from the initial concept to the manufacturing stage.

This program aims to train professionals to manage the design and production processes for both small- and large-scale manufactured items, with an expert eye on issues of technology, manufacturing, and cost but without sacrificing features of quality of expression.

Please visit: http://www.polidesign.net/en/industrialdesign

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Language. English. Future designers, architects and engineers will face the great challenges of the ever-changing design and building sector at local and global level, in terms of competition, development and modernization. Read more
Language: English

Future designers, architects and engineers will face the great challenges of the ever-changing design and building sector at local and global level, in terms of competition, development and modernization.
They shall be able to develop new ideas in the field of real estate, by designing solutions that embed advanced building components and display innovative layout designs. In particular, the field of interest is that of temporary buildings and events, reconversion of buildings and building components design.
In this perspective, the Master in Industrial Design for Architecture aims to:
Combine multidisciplinary competences to create advanced curricula;
Involve companies and professionals to make the educational experience as practical as possible;
Refer to Italian cultural and economic assets to enrich design competences;
Teach how to develop highly innovative concepts based on design briefs given by real companies;
Offer a multicultural environment to enhance the understanding of global issues.

Starting date: March 2017

http://www.polidesign.net/id4a

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Compared to the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science in Design for the Fashion System moves the attention from “product” design to “system” design that is the peculiarity of the Italian design. Read more

Mission and goals

Compared to the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science in Design for the Fashion System moves the attention from “product” design to “system” design that is the peculiarity of the Italian design. The main elements that characterize and distinguish the “Politecnico” education in fashion come from the culture of the made in italy, its connection with the fashion companies and its aim to combine tradition with innovation, crafts with technologies, heritage with progress, dreams with discipline.In particular, the course mission and goals focus on three aspects: development of integrated design skills (product- communication-service) orientated to the “fashion system”; development of knowledge of the fashion system and the relations between the various players, development of specific multidisciplinary knowledge concerning economic, humanistic, sociological and artistic disciplines.

See the website http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/educational-offer/laurea-magistrale-equivalent-to-master-of-science-programmes/design-for-the-fashion-system/

Professional opportunities

Graduates in Design for the Fashion System are flexible and suitable for carrying out design activities in fashion companies, working on integrated product-service system design. They also find good employment opportunities in professional activities working on product research, trends and development for fashion companies. They can also work on design activity in the field of communication, event organisation and shop-fitting of fashion sales outlets.
The main reference fashion professions are Fashion Coordinator, Brand manager, Product Manager and Visual Merchandiser.

Presentation

See http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/uploads/media/Design_for_the_Fashion_System_01.pdf
This Master of Science programme’s aim is to train highly qualified designers able to manage the competitiveness of the Fashion System on an international scale, both in its product development systems and within the strategic processes of fashion companies. Fashion at Politecnico di Milano is strongly committed to research and innovation, binding together high craft and high tech, the artisanal vision with the technological one, manual processes with the most advanced digital modeling softwares, in order to give the student the capability to work in any reality of the fashion system. Intense laboratory courses are the core part of the crafting investigation. Master students are required to fulfill an internship period within qualified companies.
Career opportunities include: designer activities, professional activities working on product research, trends and development for fashion companies. Working oportunities in the field of communication, event organisation and shop-fitting of fashion sales outlets. Main reference professions: Fashion Coordinator, Brand manager, Product Manager, Visual Merchandiser. The programme is taught in English.
website: http://www.moda.polimi.it/en/

Subjects

- 1st year
TRACK 1: Fashion Design Laboratory (Sportswear Design, Fashion Design, Management and Organisation of Fashion Firms), Workshop (Underwear, Sportswear Design), Retail Design Laboratory (Strategies and Methods for Retail Design, Methods and Tecniques of Representation of Retail Spaces).
TRACK 2: Fashion Design Studio (Sportswear Design, Sportswear Design Materials, Sportswear Design Theory, Management and
Organisation of Fashion Firms).
MANDATORY FOR ALL TRACKS: Communication and Society, Evolution and Innovation in Languages, Innovation of Materials, Technologies and Processes

- 2nd year
TRACK : Final synthesis design studio divided in: Fashion-System design, Fashion Product Design and Man’s wear Advanced Technology Accessories.
MANDATORY FOR ALL TRACKS: Art Seminars , Aestethic, Other courses to be chosen among a list of elective lectures, Final Thesis Preparation

See the website http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/educational-offer/laurea-magistrale-equivalent-to-master-of-science-programmes/design-for-the-fashion-system/

For contact information see here http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/educational-offer/laurea-magistrale-equivalent-to-master-of-science-programmes/design-for-the-fashion-system/

Find out how to apply here http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/

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This masters in industrial design strives to train designers who are capable of conceiving products to address a multitude of markets, while retaining solid design principles. Read more
This masters in industrial design strives to train designers who are capable of conceiving products to address a multitude of markets, while retaining solid design principles.

Students will gain experience in product design, from the preliminary concept to its refinement, to the physical and digital representation of the project.

The program develop an approach which stresses the users' experience, as well as the social meaning of the product, and its relation to the designer.

Students are expected to have an open mind, with an interdisciplinary approach to methodology which values their own cultural background, and emphasizes the role of dialogue and mutual exchange in the creative process.

With close relationships to major industrial partners, SPD industrial design students will face challenging tasks that address the relationships with business and organizations in a mature way. Technical training is particularly emphasized in order to build up solid professional groundings. Students can use modeling and computer design laboratories equipment with the most advanced software to further enhance their skill-set.

The course lasts 15 months (from October until December) and is entirely taught in English language.

QUALIFICATION

After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.

Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.

All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.

The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.

The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.

These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.

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The 1-year course in product design is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This is achieved through a well balanced teaching program that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project. Read more
The 1-year course in product design is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This is achieved through a well balanced teaching program that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project.

Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework.

The curriculum will explore portrayal techniques, and the theory and the physiology of perceived phenomena. General training will provide the mastery of technical and technological instruments, the understanding of operative supports, and the vocabulary of product design and product systems design. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and skills needed for the masters year, which is the ideal continuation of this course.

The course lasts 10 months (from October until the end of July) and is entirely taught in English language.

PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS

Allows admission to:
-Master’s course in Industrial Design
-Master’s course in Interior Design

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.

Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.

All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.

The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.

The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.

These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.

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The program in car design tools provides students with a tightly interlaced mix of strategic thinking, design and methodology. These courses are geared toward product and system innovation, marketing and communication insights as well as hard car design skills. Read more
The program in car design tools provides students with a tightly interlaced mix of strategic thinking, design and methodology. These courses are geared toward product and system innovation, marketing and communication insights as well as hard car design skills. Teaching is arranged into a balanced combination of theoretical teaching and project-based training.

The 1-year course is designed for candidates with an academic background non-relevant to the main area of study, wishing to acquire the essential set of skills to approach the design process.

Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and the skills needed for the masters year, which is a continuation of this course and focuses on more specialized aspects.

The course lasts 10 months (from October until the end of July) and is entirely taught in English language.

PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS

Allows admission to the Master’s course in Transportation and Car Design.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.

Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.

All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.

The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.

The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.

These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.

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Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. Read more
Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills.

The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing.

All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies.

The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing.

At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design, bringing ideas and insights in order to feed the personal and professional growth of the whole team.

Students are called on to take a proactive and professional role with the clients in order to overcome the academic reality. They will benefit from a practical experience, where team work change according to the brief and the proposed teaching strategy.

The Master in Design enables students to meet with different production systems, which keep stimulating and take them to develop their own project methodology, allowing them to produce unique concepts. This process gives concrete answers to the needs of the market by the use contemporary languages and signs.

The course culminates in an exhibition where students present their dissertations and internships to a committee made by other candidates and experts.

The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I.

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