The notion of design is very broad. Design refers to defining the particularities of a certain object or concept, shape, size, colour, environment, costs, functionalities, utility, constraints, etc. Design sets out to describe a certain product in a very detailed, understandable and practical manner. Design is often the step before execution and serves as base for the actual creation of the product in question.
The designer is the person performing the action of design and can be subordinate to several, very different fields of activity such as: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Web Design, Game Design, Interactional Design, Service Design, Product Design or Process Design. The use and attributes of Design as profession are becoming more and more diversified and are nowadays present in many different business sectors, from architecture and civil engineering, to organizational and human behaviour, making the designer a vital, integrated part of any modern enterprise. Thus the study of design becomes also much more complex, encompassing diverse methods and approaches and shaping the designer generation of the years to come.
The Master's program on Service Design and Engineering (SDE) is a two-year Master's program organized in the context of the EIT ICT Labs Master School. It provides both the technical competence for the design and engineering of services and skills in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This research-based program introduces creative thinking processes through a non-linear methodology embracing curiosity, intuition and perception. The course is visionary yet practical, embracing all possible concepts within six interconnected areas of study: Craft, Calligraphy, Body, Dress, Imagery, and Space.
The Msc programme in Industrial Design at Aalborg University focuses on an integrated process of concept design, construction and product development. Aesthetical competencies and creativity in the design development process are combined with knowledge of construction, product development, ergonomics, materials, environment, design management and economy.
Learn how to deliver training programs that enhance workplace performance with Walden’s M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology Training and Performance Improvement specialization. Learn the elements of high-quality instruction and the role it can play in driving both individual and organizational success.
Contribute to more effective learning with Walden’s M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology General Program. This program allows you to acquire greater insight into the development and evaluation of training materials and exposes you to the latest technologies being used in corporate training and educational settings.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an internationally accredited 2-year Master programme (120 ECTS) in English, offered by the Institute of Informatics. The goal of the HCI programme is to prepare human-computer interaction experts. These are specialists that understand and create a user-friendly technology which harmonizes with and improves human capabilities, goals, and social environments.
The overall objective of the Master programme in Landscape Architecture is to enable students to become professional landscape architects recognised both in Estonia and internationally, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation.
MA Graphic Design is a Masters award within the MA Art and Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design.
The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide.
Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage.
The challenge of sustainable design is to develop products and networks, which can transform systems of consumption and production to be more sustainable. The master’s programme in Sustainable Design combines sustainable product design with tools from innovation theory, practice theory and user-oriented design. Visualisation and experimentation are important strategies to develop new innovative solutions, which can overcome system dependencies and achieve sustainable system transformation in various societal sectors.
Urban design involves shaping the physical setting for life in cities. This course provides a practical preparation for professionals entering urban design practice. It gives you an opportunity to study urban design at postgraduate level, without the need to commit to the full MA programme. It also gives practitioners in the urban environment the necessary basic skills in urban design to enable government to deliver its vision of an ‘urban renaissance’.