Concept

Concept

IDI equips students with three main competencies, the competency to reflect, the competency to transform and an intercultural competence. Students acquire self-confidence, professional and social skills and interdisciplinary knowledge for the challenges within the international design context.

For proficiency of professional skills and practice in arts, crafts and technology – using analogue as well as digital tools, students receive extensive foundations in design principles, experiences of physical phenomena, and awareness for man, his environments and objects. They acquire design methods, strategies, research skills, a broad knowledge of cultures and design theory to be able to reflect upon their own work. Project work can be carried out in collaboration with industry, research or cultural institutions or other relevant establishments.

The concept of the B.A. Industrial Design study program is based on four carefully selected modules, necessary for bringing students to a professional level in the field of Industrial Design:

the FOUNDATIONS MODULE

»To Open Eyes« * Observation of things and their context
»Getting started first design studies« Basic principles (colors, proportions, etc.)
Sketching and 3D Mock-Up Modelling

* First introduced by the famous design educator Josef Albers

the SKILLS AND PRACTICE MODULE

CAD and rapid prototyping, coding (arduino)
Design model making
Design drawing
2D Design – Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (Adobe Suite)
Photography and film for designers
Presentation skills (speaking, writing, exhibiting)

the PROJECT MODULE

Man and his artefacts
Cultural competences (Eastern/Western)
Sensible and sustainable future
Experience design
Technology and innovation
Methods and strategies

the THEORY MODULE

Design theory (contemporary design topics)
Design history
Design methology
Design management
Human interface (ergonomics and interactions)
Material and processing (technology)

the BACHELOR MODULE

Bachelor Thesis
Bachelor project
Bachelor presentation and exhibition

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