Methodology and structure - Objective of the course is teaching the design methodology that allows students to get a quality combination of experiences by analyzing the contemporary consumer’s codes of expression and behaviors, the customer’s identity, current trends in design and materials technology. Students learn to develop their own expressive language and to enhancing it with their creativity. They create project layouts particularly accurate in colors, materials, finishes and lighting effects, offering new sensory and emotional experiences.
The main activity of the classes is developing strategic value projects, able to meet the diverse needs of the design industries. Under the guidance of a faculty, consisting mainly of professionals and designers, projects take place according to an open system, in which participants are invited to collaborate with Italian companies of international reputation and new brands looking for an innovative and sustainable design.
The program consists of four weeks of introductory workshops, aiming to examine the knowledge and methods of design students from all over the world, and three Project Laboratories of different length and increasing complexity. The projects simulate a real professional situation: brief, development and presentation.
The Master course includes seminars, visits to leading materials manufacturers and showrooms, participation at events (most notably the Salone del Mobile in Milan), workshops and interdisciplinary laboratories.
Final step the programe is presentation of the Final Project that comprises evidence of the journey taken and the knowledge gained.
Among the project partner companies of previous editions: Febal, Colombini Group, Rhizome, TVS, Jacuzzi, JVC Kenwood, Verallia.
The Specializing Master in Urban Interior Design is a professional program dedicated to developing new perspectives on Public Living Spaces in Contemporary Cities through theory, research, design and practical training. It is a challenge to pay attention to the seams between elements in a city, the interstitial spaces: to “mind the gap”, so to speak.
[MUID] underlines the importance of urban voids in the collective life of men and women. The quality of public space conveys the cultural depth of the community that created it. We live in cities and systems of cities. Alone, with many. We are pedestrians, drivers, passengers, citizens, travellers, inhabitants, outsiders, unsolicited designers, unexpected users. We live a time of economic, urban and demographic growth without precedent. Therefore, we have ahead of us the challenge of giving concrete form to the complex spaces that house new collective needs and opportunities.
[MUID] is an innovative Specializing Master based on the construction of physical identity imbedded in the millennial culture of public space in Italy. It's an opportunity to enhance specific professional skills in an academic and professional context.
[MUID] offers the experience of a multidisciplinary faculty of architects, intellectuals, designers and media professionals in a relationship of interdisciplinary creativity. The Urban Interior Designer enters the market with specific competences acquired through a higher education process, ready to blend the knowledge of architects, designers, interior designers and art operators. A professional whose talent is increasingly dependent on the ability to offer hospitable spaces, meaningful on their own and suitable for multiple purposes, many still unpredicted.
[MUID] Expected professional outcomes: the program equips students to qualify for employment in the private and public sector, either as free-lance consultants or as integrated in complex organisations such as:
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The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato developes 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.
Digital Fabrication has enabled the leap from industrial manufacturing –which is hard to access- to affordable and accessible personal fabrication to allow for rapid prototyping in the development of projects.
With this course, you will learn to handle a digital workflow, in both the design and prototyping stages, learning to distinguish between different manufacturing processes for prototyping and designing your projects efficiently and quickly.
You will also learn to make your designs "smart" by equipping them with connectivity, interaction and responsive design. You will learn to do this in four steps: integration of electronics in the design, programming electronics, mechanical outputs so that your projects "do things" and interaction between your projects and their environment.
You will learn while you work on your projects, through learning by doing, combined with the knowledge offered by the best international faculty and the facilities of the Fab Lab IED Madrid, which you will have free access to all day long, so you can work on your prototypes and experiments.