Master in Sustainable Product Design: Innovation and Management
The Master in Sustainable Product Design focuses on developing the processes of innovation, creativity, project management and professional equipment. In today’s world, designing means understanding business and society so as to come up with solutions that go beyond aesthetic results. Design is an essential mental process to drive innovation.
The Master’s Course approaches sustainability from a 360º angle, starting with materials, establishing the business model concept or service idea and assessing its financial viability. The course comprises four content modules: Sustainability, Techniques, Management and Projects.
Students will explore the complex world of contemporary product design, leveraging creativity and project analysis as the basis and including new social values such as sustainability.
As their final project, students will be given the real challenge of working with a product and/or service company such as Artemide, Fluvia, Santa&Cole or Comú de Canillo in Andorra, providing solutions to real problems.
– Train design professionals in innovation, creativity, project management and administering teams of professionals.
– Focus on sustainability with particular interest and in great depth. The aim is to provide a multidisciplinary education and touch on different aspects and points of view. The objective of the Master is to produce designers with a cutting-edge training in a field that is predicted to be the driving force of innovation in the coming years.
– Tackle sustainability from 360º by including sustainable design in the materials, the business model concept, the idea of associated services and profitability.
During the coursework, inter-disciplinary seminars and workshops are held with guest specialists so as to develop in practice different topics of interest and consolidate the knowledge obtained in the theoretical and practical courses. The Master is led by a teaching staff of leading-edge professionals who are specialists in each of the pioneering areas about which the students are given knowledge and methodologies.
The contents of the master’s course are organised into four areas by topic:
– Final Project
Product designers, industrial design engineers, engineers wanting an introduction to design, architects and interior designers interested in sustainability and the new, creative methodologies.
After taking the master’s course, the students have the skills to develop professionally in both design studios and technical and innovation departments, as well as to implement their own projects and design-linked business ideas. They are trained to be ready to join in-company design and innovation teams and to bring value to design studios and/or manage their own professional career by creating an innovative business or their own creative studio.
Artistic director, product designer and design adviser specialising in innovation development. He studied at Elisava and graduated in 1994. He worked in Milan to learn classical design in a multicultural studio, Isaho Hosoe Design, where he won the Compasso d’Oro. In 1998 he took postgraduate classes in company creation and company management before opening his own multidisciplinary and product design studio, Táctica, a multidisciplinary design project that was a pioneering effort in this country. In 2006 he took over the design management of Simon Lighting part-time to generate a value-added product, where he developed a profound conceptual change in the processes. In 2008 he founded GuimeraiCinca, a specialist product design studio. The collaboration ended in 2013 when he became the creative and marketing director of the company Smart Cities and its urban mobility system ParkHelp. He currently works as creative director for the Font Barcelona-Fontini group and manages the development strategy of the Design department of IED Barcelona. He has collaborated with numerous companies as well as those listed, such as Alstom, Santa&Cole, Kibuc, NaniMarquina, Kettal, Lamp and Estiluz. He has been awarded the Red Dot, the Maison&Objet jury prize and several Delta Award Selections.
So that the students can work on their Final Project for the Master (FPM) in a real-life situation in the labour market, we count on the cooperation of companies selected by the IED Master.
In previous editions of the Master in Sustainable Product Design, projects were developed with well-known companies, including Santa & Cole, Artemide, NEXIA, Simon Lighting and Canillo Council (Principality of Andorra).
The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.
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