Título Grado en Diseño de Producto. Barcelona. | © Proyecto:  NAHË. Estudiante: Carla Jorgens



Start date

September 2022


Full time


On Campus


4 Years


240 ECTS

Bachelor of Arts in Product Design (240 ECTS). Taught in Spanish.

This course in Product Design, taught in Spanish, shapes designers capable of developing projects of a social, strategic and technological nature in a wide variety of sectors: furniture, lighting, consumer electronics, packaging, personal accessories, utensils, household appliances, wearables, etc.

Throughout the educational journey, the specialisation teaches students how to contemplate and solve the problems, needs and requirements that have a bearing on the formalisation of the product, as well as how to determine a product’s industrial quality and its appropriate incorporation into the market.

The curriculum includes criteria such as sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental impact, taking into account the social impact of any industrial product. It also explores new realities in terms of financing and production, such as collaborative consumption, crowdfunding, digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

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The first year of the course focuses on acquiring the basic concepts of product design and its culture and methodology. The students are challenged to analyse and understand their environment, to create and to communicate.

The second year focuses on developing individual creativity and the students start to learn the tools of this speciality, such as mould making, mechanical and digital production systems, sketching, storytelling, Rhino, CAD and communicating through Illustrator, Photoshop and oral communication.

In the third year they start to spend time in companies and develop more complex, technical projects involving prototypes and actual costs. The product design, interior design and transportation design students work together in cross-departmental teams. They also study new materials, such as biomaterials, nanomaterials, materials with zero impact, etc.

In the fourth year they have compulsory internships with a company and select their individual professional directions. Finally, they undertake a course-end final project with real companies, in which they first build prototypes and then, if successful, see them produced and launched onto the market.

The course teaches students to comprehend and anticipate the demands of the market, by negotiating with business intentions and translating them into a properly defined project that can be manufactured. It emphasizes the importance of the concept, in order to predict consumption trends and styles, based on an understanding of the demands of the market and social needs.

The course also gives the students a knowledge of production materials and technology so that they can bring their projects to life. In addition to a theoretical understanding of the project, the students focus on analysing technologies, function, ergonomics and usability.

– Self-employed designers

– Design departments

– Marketing, colour&trim or innovation for companies and design, engineering and architecture studios, companies working on innovation and strategy

– Creative and art departments in advertising agencies

– Research departments in companies and institutions

Ex-IED DESIGN students work for:

Alessi, Nestlé, Marcel Wanders, Zicla, Home Design, MTL Brands, McLaren, BM Lightning Design, Design Dies, Ubica, Tous, Karim Rashid, Fab Lab, etc. 

The department has collaborated with the following companies:

Vitra, Roca, Alstom, Médicos sin fronteras, Donuts, Interface, Ferrari, BMW, Seat, Mercedes Benz, Casa Decor, Volvo, Unopiù, Frecan, Primavera Sound, Orbea, Panasonic, Derbi, Renault, Zicla,  Decoexpo,  Hyundai, Toyota, Panatta Sport, Illy, Capmar, Piquadro, Entitat Metropolitana del Transport, Japan Tobacco International, AHEC, Elite Gourmet, Vmoto, Omega Z, I+ED Lab, Idearideas, Architecture for Humanity, Volta Motorbikes, Casa Gracia BCN, Los Cármenes, etc.


Raffaella Perrone


Sebastian Alberdi

Course Coordinator

Ruben Oya