Product Design

Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona

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The Undergraduate Degree in Product Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who can develop projects of technological and technical nature, from consumer electronics or capital goods, to furniture, lighting or decoration objects. Physical and functional characteristics are taught to obtain a product to be manufactured industrially and perform as intended with the highest efficiency and quality. Also acquirement of skills to value and solve problems, needs and requirements affecting the formalization of a product, determining its industrial quality and proper integration into the market. Lastly, the comprehension that design is not only recommendable for companies to improve their efficiency and profitability: it also has a social function, because its intervention conditions environment quality and people’s life.

Professional outcomes: Product designer, urban furniture, products for mobility, packaging, home accessories, material research, 3D modeller, merchandising, etc.

  • Credits
    240
  • Start date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

The Undergraduate Degree in Product Design offers a formative path where students learn to comprehend and anticipate market demands, working with business intents and translating them into a defined project to be carried out industrially. It promotes the relevance of concept itself, to foresee trends and consumer styles, thanks to the understanding of market exigencies. It also provides knowledge of materials and production technologies in order to carry out the projects. Beyond the theoretical comprehension of the project, students focus on analysis of technologies, ergonomics and usability.

The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.

The second year is concentrated on developing one’s own creativity individually, and starting to study the speciality tools, such as: modelling, productive, mechanical and digital systems, sketch and storytelling, Rhino, Cad and communication using Illustrator, Photoshop and oral communication.

The third year means the beginning of collaborations with companies and new, more technical and complex projects, with prototypes and real costs. Work is developed in transversal teams composed by students of Product, Interior and Transportation design. In addition, new materials will be studied such as sustainable or technological materials, nanomaterials, etc.

During the fourth year students take a compulsory intership in a company and each one chooses a professional profile. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and rethinking, modifying and refining projects to respond properly to users’ and market’s needs. Lastly, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies, where prototypes are produced. In successful cases, those prototypes will evolve and manufacture to be launched into the market.

Duration: 4 years

Start: September 2019

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.

Iñaki Remiro

Iñaki Remiro
He has worked as a designer and project manager for design agencies such as Martin Azua, Torrecilla or Henkel Packaging Design Department. He collaborated on innovation projects in retail and packaging with the renowned agency Coleman & Schmidlin, working for two years for brands like Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Danone.

Toni Parera

Toni Parera
He is currently working at Innou as Project Manager / Creative Director / Owner of the study. He has collaborated with Casualplay, Eddadesign, Magma design,Segui design, Grokcel, and Roca, among others. Project leader and director of industrial design and project control in factories in Shenzhen-Shanghai-Nanjing.

Sergio de la Parra

Sergio de la Parra
Specialist in alternative transportation design . Partner / Creative Consultant at Network in 4-id.

Aviv Shany

Aviv Shany
He has worked on a wide range of creative practices for independent and commercial companies as freelance, designer and builder of spaces and objects. In 2008, he opened his studio.

Tito Favaro

Tito Favaro
Art, design and technology director. He developed his professional career in the world of ergonomics, robotics and design research. He has worked for SMEs, multinationals, Applus, EVALUZ, GIST TOUS, SL.

Román Bianco

Román Bianco
Co-founder and Creative Director of Creative Affairs Studio. Management and development of projects for clients such as Scalextric, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Museum of Natural History, etc. He has worked as a freelance designer developing projects for clients such as Pepe Jeans, Marset, Science Museum of Terrassa, etc.. He is product and furniture designer at PearsonLloyd Ltd. Project developer for clients such as Lufthansa, Westfield, etc..

Diego Slemenson

Diego Slemenson
Contributor member of Jorge Pensi Design Studio. He has participated in the design of products for top brands in the industry such as: Akaba, Amat, Cassina, Knoll Kusch & Co., Steelcase, Thonet, etc..

Cristian Hutinel

Cristian Hutinel
Designer in chief at Taurus Home Appliances Company and he has worked for several design studios as EDDA Design, Ingenium, Anima Design and as well collaborations for Industrial Giugiaro Design, Black and Decker Chile. Currently he is collaborating with Asian companies of lighting and appliances.

Pau Ros

Pau Ros
In 2008 he won a scholarship R+FAD and he became a member of the innovation department at the company Roca, where he was an active part in the bathroom collection by Roca Armani, launched in spring 2010.

Beppe Benenti

Beppe Benenti
Profesional activity focused since 1968 in the private, public and interior architecture. Founder and vice-president of the Dseign for All Lab Foundation, with headquarters in Torino. Responsable, coordinator and co titular of the firm ALTRO DESIGN since 2000. His professional activity is focused in investigation and global design.