Sustainable Design

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The Master in Sustainable Design tackles sustainability from a 360° approach, which includes choosing materials, conceiving the business model or service idea and studying its financial profitability. Students are guided deep into the complex world of product design and contemporary packaging, where they are taught to be creative, analyse each project carefully and implement new social values.

Today, designing means understanding the customer and society so as to come up with solutions that produce much more than aesthetically pleasing results. Here, design is a fundamental part of the innovation process. Sustainability depends heavily on innovation and requires a good command of new materials, production processes, business relations and social values.

The content is divided into 5 topics: Sustainability, Techniques, Management, Projects and Specialisation. To end the course, students are tasked with a final project which involves a real collaboration with a product and/or service company such as Artemide, Fluvia, Santa&Cole, and Comú de Canillo in Andorra.

  • Credits
    60*
  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Spanish

Methodology 

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 5 areas by topic: Sustainability, Techniques, Management, Projects and Specializations.

Objectives

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. 

Tackle sustainability from 360º by including sustainable design in the materials, the business model concept, the idea of associated services and profitability.

Student profile

Creative profiles interested in the potential of design as an agent of change to respond to social and environmental challenges.

Product designers, fashion designers or textile designers, industrial design engineers and engineers who want to get involved in design. Architects and interior designers, interested in product design oriented towards sustainability and in new creative methodologies.

Job opportunities

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.

*Credits

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.

  • SPECIFIC MODULE

    • MÓDULO ESPECÍFICO DISEÑO SOSTENIBLE

      BUEN DISEÑO SOSTENIBLE
      BASIC DESIGN TOOLKIT
      DISEÑAR SISTEMAS
      DISEÑO SOSTENIBLE COMO MOTOR ECONÓMICO
      MATERIALES Y PROCESOS SOSTENIBLES
      COMUNICACIÓN
      CUANTIFICACIÓN DE LOS ASPECTOS AMBIENTALES
      SERVICE DESIGN
      PROTOTIPADO 
      CREATIVIDAD
      PROYECTO FINAL

       

  • COMMON MODULE

    • MÓDULO COMÚN DE DISEÑO SOSTENIBLE

      DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
      DESIGN TOUR
      PUBLIC SPEAKING
      PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
      RECURSOS PARA LA BÚSQUEDA DE INFORMACIÓN
      DESIGN PROCESS
      DISEÑO SOCIAL Y SOSTENIBILIDAD
      HERRAMIENTAS PARA LA COMUNICACIÓN DEL PERFIL PROFESIONAL

       

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Markel Cormenzana

Markel Cormenzana
Transition designer, Markel is a mechanical engineer specialized in Product Development by education. He has channeled his professional activity towards design and innovation. He is currently involved in research into embodied intelligence and the exploration of performing arts language in the context of design.

Jon Marín

Jon Marín
Graduate in Biology and Master's in Industrial Ecology. Founder of Nutcreatives and Bridepalla. He works in the fields of design and sustainability from an academic, professional, and PhD researcher approach

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