Federico Ferretti, Dagmara Siemieniec
Bring your own cross-cutting and innovative critical thinking, with people and brand development strategy as the main focus. Here's what awaits you on the Master's Degree in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milano
The Master's Degree in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milano has a challenging mission: preparing a new generation of designers who are as forward-thinking as ever, focused on new project opportunities arising from innovation and turning into a vision.
Along this learning path, you will produce design concepts consistent with market demands and the needs of both brands and consumers. You will look at different production systems and work with multiple design methods, contemporary styles and innovative solutions, using a multidisciplinary approach based on teamwork.
Learn how to create visions, strategies and complete systems of brands, services and products
The Master's Degree in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milano will take you into the heart of design methodology and critical thinking as you experiment and practice tools with hands-on projects.
The special thing about this Master’s Degree is its brand-oriented approach, where typical project-based methods (discover/define/develop/deliver) are applied to business briefs and business strategies to solve problems in a positive and creative way. Your training experience will consist of classroom lessons, labs, workshop activities, conferences, seminars as well as first-hand contact with Italian and international companies or with representatives from the world of design, business and technology.
Both your internship and your dissertation project will be key moments on your learning path. You will have the opportunity to gain professional experience upon completion of your study programme, sharing your personal strategic vision with a panel of professionals and experts from the design industry.
This programme has a status recognised by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research as a Level I Academic Master's Degree. The internship is part of the overall study programme and can be carried out at design firms, consulting agencies or companies, or also within IED as a field project.
The Master's Degree in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milano is for students with an undergraduate degree in Design, Architecture or Engineering, either completed in Italy or abroad. Currently, candidates with degrees in other disciplines, such as Economics and Humanities, are also considered.
This programme has complex and fluid structure. It is designed for students who want to enjoy an exciting experience where passion and first steps into a career path come together. As a result, students will experience a type of learning that has no equal in Italy, carrying out projects on brand development and experience design in a perfect strategic balance.
This programme seeks to train up professionals with a solid background in innovation and design consulting. As such, they will be able to work with studios, agencies, companies, institutions, but also as self-producers or even set up their own business independently.
A basic requirement is knowledge of techniques and practices involved in Design, which is to be demonstrated either with presentation of a work portfolio or on an interview with your Course Coordinator if you are coming from a background in non-design-related subject areas.
The Master's Degree in Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milano seeks to train up professionals who can continually self-reinvent and deal with multiple situations and challenges of growing complexity. Upon completion, you will come out as a designer with high-level skills to keep up with market demands and trends. Your knowledge of Product and Service Design will stand out for its cross-disciplinary approach.
This Master's Degree will help you build up your own sense of identity and feel confident about your projects. This is what you will be learning on your internship as you take your first steps into the world of work. This 1-year experience will deeply change your mind and will encourage you to take new multidisciplinary perspectives as a way to face every challenge -whether known or not-with a clear focus: thinking strategically enough to have an impact on people's lives by providing innovative service or product.
Yet another unique feature of this training compared to other Design Master's programmes is the level of partnership it enjoys with renowned firms sharing their values and expertise. Over the years, our Master's Degree has involved project cooperation with such brands as Ferrarelle, HiSense, Piaggio, Napapijri, Technogym, FIAM Italia, Ceres, Vitasnella, Vibram and many other European and global brands.
Master Course Content
Following a time of initial alignment for students, the programme will develop into two parts: a practical one, with real projects being carried out for a variety of brands, and a second, more theory-based one running in parallel, with business professionals, new technologies and communication tools working together to support all the projects. Your internship and dissertation project will be the most challenging part of the whole learning process. This will be a great opportunity for you to show and share your overall strategic development perspective.
PRELIMINARY INTENSIVE COURSES
History and Culture
CASE HISTORIES AND INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES
Design Innovation Consultant
Head Of Milan Experience Design Centre
Product and Interior Designer
UX UI Creative Director
Luiz Otavio Moreira Abreu
Senior Innovation Specialist
Talent Acquisition Manager
Engineering Design Director
Gian Paolo Armana
Strategist I Business Advisor & Developer
Envisioneer & UX Consultant
MODELING LABS - 3D PRINTING AREA
MODELING LABS - MECHATRONICS AREA
MODELLING LABS - LIGHT MODELLING AREA
MODELING LABS - PAINTING AND FINISHING AREA
MODELING LABS - PROTOTYPING AREA
MODELLING LABS - TRADITIONAL WORKING AREA
SCANNER LASER 3D - G-SCAN
Arts and Restoration, Marketing and Communication, Design Strategy and Management
Design Strategy and Management, Marketing and Communication
Brand Design for Hospitality
Design Strategy and Management, Marketing and Communication
Brand Strategy and Management
Design Strategy and Management, Product and Service Design
Design Strategy and Management, Transportation Design and Mobility
Design Strategy and Management, Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Arts and Restoration, Visual and Interactive Arts
Academic Foundation Year - Italian Creativity & Design
Interior and Spatial design, Product and Service Design
Italian Interior and Furniture Design Academic Year
Product and Service Design, Interior and Spatial design
Furniture Design – Spring Semester
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
Second-year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Product Design have collaborated in the redesign and restyling of some of the products of this brand of portable manual coffee machines, presenting a range of proposals.
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Yuto Taniguchi is a professor assistant of Digital Creative Course in UEDA College of Fashion (Osaka, Japan) and he is active in NFT and fashion.
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
In a pop up event held on 14 June in the ANIMA space, students from IED Barcelona presented their final thesis projects focused on contributing to the conservation of ecosystems.
The business magazine highlights the Master in Design Management for its “quality, qualified teaching staff and internationalisation”.
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
The project SERINA ORB is the result of Gabriela Marante's Final Degree Project for the Higher Artistic Studies in Interior Design at IED Madrid
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
Within the framework of CBI4AI, students from IED Barcelona, Esade and UPC have developed six projects that aim to construct resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable and inclusive industrialisation, and foster innovation in the healthcare environment.
IED Barcelona’s Master in Design Management students have met with representatives from Nacar Strategic Design Agency, Fujitsu, Hatch Studio, HP and NTT Data in the framework of the latest Career Forum session.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
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The World’s most prestigious award show in advertising, design and marketing for students awarded IED with two Bronze Awards in the 2023 Young Ones Student Awards
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
The Milan Design Week is a remarkable event for the industry and after four years was held in April and it was bigger than ever with more than 900 events and exhibitions.
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
On the occasion of the European Artistic Crafts Days, on 28 March IED Barcelona organised a round table and an exhibition of projects carried out by its students in collaboration with artisans to bring the secrets of their work closer to the public.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
This coming month of March, the IED team will travel to Perú together with Pablo Jarauta, professor of Theory and Culture of Design at IED Madrid
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
The IED participates in the next edition of the Dominican Republic Design Week (DWRD), a festival dedicated to design, art and culture where the achievements of the sector are shown and celebrated, as well as the future vision of Dominican design.
The Italian Embassy in Tbilisi, in collaboration with IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - Como is holding a contest on the occasion of the event “Italian Design Days in Georgia – 2023”
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
Starting this year, IED begins a collaboration in the event "Sillas Toulouse 2023", organized by the Toulouse Lautrec School of Creativity and Innovation in Lima - Perú.
10 suggestions encapsulated in a manifesto designed by students for the entire IED community. Small actions and virtuous behaviour that are ironically transformed into everyday good practice.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
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57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
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Two more models of virtual reality glasses: the Pico Neo 3 Pro EYE and the Pico Neo 3 Pro.
How to offer a narration of your brand to the customer influencing the behaviors and habits of purchase
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
Five students from IED Madrid's Master's Degree in Digital Fashion show at HYPER HOUSE the results of the research they have developed during their studies at the school.
You are going to take part in a practical task dedicated to all those young talents who are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Design, and Communication.
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
IED's commitment is to apply an innovation approach to creative economies through the training it provides in its centers in line with the NEB's themes and action priorities, sharing values, methodologies and tools.
IED was holding a creative lecture on the occasion of Moldova in Fashion Conference on November 19th 2022
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a COSME project of the European Union that aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones.
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IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
Two IED projects made it to the finals of the historic Umbria-based manufacturer's international competition reserved for students attending Art and Design Academies around the world.
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
We will take part in the Dutch Design Week 2022 (DDW22) supporting the exposition of the project Reverso, by IED Alumnus Francisco Lara. The exhibition will take place in Eindhoven from October 22th to 30th.
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
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From September 21 to 25, IED will participate in the 4th edition of CADi 2022: Pluriversos, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
19 Scholarships and 5 Classroom Tutor positions available for IED Master Courses
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
The event celebrating the Graduation Days of the Undergraduate Courses in Fashion, Design and Communication.
10 scholarships to promote the talent of young creatives.
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design recognizes Talent of Colombian Design and Entrepreneurship.
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
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Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
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Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
Exhibition open to the public from 6 to 12 June 2022 at the Fuorisalone in the BASE Milano spaces.
With the month of May restart the events of More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories,the digital conference cycle dedicated to the IED community.
This May IED is in New York City, with students and Alumni presenting their projects and winning awards at both NYCxDESIGN festival and the Creative Week.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
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IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
This conference brings together the directors of European schools and universities in the fields of business marketing and economics.
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Third IED Barcelona Master Talk 21/22
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S4Fashion is a sustainability for fashion programme impulsed by the European Union.
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Salerno Creativity awards IED Milano with the Silver School Trophy as well as 5 silver and bronze awards for the communication projects carried out by their three-year BA and MA students.
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A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
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Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
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Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Within the framework of the IED Master Barcelona School courses, Designing for the many is an educational innovation project created with the aim of investigating the capacity, strategies and repercussions of design in the construction of our society, questioning its cultural, productive, economic and political aspects.
Sono by IED Barcelona students and A Swarm of Corrupted Seed by Federico Russo from IED Milano at Sónar+D
IED is involved in the urban activation of neighbourhoods and districts through design
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London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as the design capital of the world.
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IED and the University of Liverpool (UoL) in UK, the Hochschule Anhalt/DIA at the Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and MVADV in Rotterdam/Netherlands launched a Transdisciplinary Design Network to initiate and spearhead a leading-edge debate on emerging models of transdisciplinarity with the aim of exploring cross-sector impact pathways.