Find out how to develop new products that fully meet people’s requirements. This means designing new experiences that will improve their quality of life, while still respecting the environment. And you can do all this with our Product Design degree programme at IED Milano
With a practical approach and workshop activities, you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the multidisciplinary perspective of this job. You will be working on challenges of growing complexity to meet people and market requirements.
You will be involved in the whole design cycle of a product, working on related services as well, to cover all the key steps of the process: from user research to market analysis, from prototyping to usability testing.
Just step into a new way of looking at products using a user-centred approach, just like we do in our Product Design degree programme at IED Milano. We will work on making products -as the tangible part of projects- but also on providing related services. These are intangible parts revealing the connection between products, their users and the system around them.
Over the three years of your Product Design programme at IED Milano, you will have the opportunity to explore the Italian culture of design, which is well-known and respected worldwide. You will have the chance to join a long-standing tradition that began with Leonardo’s creative genius and is now recognized everywhere for its commitment to bringing excellence of project design to the world market.
You will further explore different subjects and acquire a solid theory background that will help you understand how behaviours evolve. You will learn to interpret market trends and people’s requirements through a thorough study of key marketing techniques.
You will develop a critical strategic thinking and project design methodology using the most advanced tools and technology to cover both physical and digital design: three-dimensional modelling, 3D rendering and printing, electronic prototyping on the Arduino platform, as well as the integration of advanced sensors.
Professionals and market leaders partnering with the school will give you the tools necessary to address challenging situations that might arise. You will also work with other students to build models and prototypes in an environment of experimentation and constant sharing.
The Product Design programme at IED Milano is for anyone who wants to approach with curiosity and enthusiasm the interactions produced through products and services in our day-to-day life, trying to improve things as best as possible.
Whatever your previous experience or education, if you really want to move into the world of product design, all you need is a passion and curiosity to explore all the tools available for you to make your ideas come true, and fulfil your dream of becoming a product designer.
You will be part of a large family made up of lecturers, students and experienced professionals who will be with you as you develop all the theory and technical skills needed to successfully move into your future career. Teamwork and collaborations with our partner companies will give you the opportunity to explore your own talents, to build your own strategic thinking and develop your personal approach to product design.
You will come into close contact with market demand as you create and maintain relationships with leading national and international companies and design studios that are part of the IED partner network.
The Product Design degree programme at IED Milano will provide continuous updating of its curriculum with the help of qualified lecturers, who are all professionals in their own fields. The whole faculty, working together with designers having their backgrounds in the professional, cultural and manufacturing worlds, will introduce you to a profession where the final result is achieved through a careful and detailed process.
The aim of the Product Design degree programme is to train professionals who want to experiment and develop their ideas, so they can achieve the skills required to design products, strategies and services for companies, self-production or small-scale craft production. At the end of the three years, you will be able to work as a Product Designer, Service Designer or Concept Designer.
You will attend school in small classes where you can experience a lab-based mode of learning, exchange with others and elaborate on creative ideas coming from workshops, contests, seminars or special projects. You will be inspired by your own critical thinking skills, while also building your own identity as a product designer.
The year of discovery: over your first year, you will study theory and practice to learn how to take your first steps into the project design process - from the product idea to be produced and all the way to prototyping and execution. You will also experience how to give shape to your creativity working on real projects outsourced by partner companies.
THEORY OF PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
TECHNICAL AND PROJECT DESIGN
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 1
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
DESIGN HISTORY 1
FUNDAMENTALS OF CULTURAL MARKETING
PRODUCT DESIGN 1
The year of knowledge: over your second year, you will go deeper into the subjects useful for developing a solid background and for working on specific projects. Indeed, with each project you will continue to explore your own style and identity, learning how to bring to life new ideas that can combine environmental and economic sustainability.
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURAL PROCESSES
DESIGN TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 2
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
DIGITAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES WITH 3D SOFTWARE
DESIGN HISTORY 2
PRODUCT DESIGN 2
The year of experience: on your third year, we will improve the skills you need to express your creativity independently. We will challenge the difficulties you were confronted with in the previous years, and together we will try to overcome these limits. At the end of the three years, you will be able to work on standard projects based on a brief, on self-produced projects for start-ups, as well as on more advanced projects involving larger systems of products and services.
LAYOUT AND GRAPHIC RENDERING TECHNIQUES
PRODUCT DESIGN 3
PRODUCT DESIGN 4
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Coordinator of the Product Design course in Italian
Assistant Lecturer in the Modelling Laboratory, Lecturer
Deputy Head of Product Design at e-Novia
Graduated in Design Service System Design
Architect and PhD
Co-Founder at Che Scena
Art Director and Designer at MVST
Senior Service Designer at Avanade
Eyewear designer at Luxottica
Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer
Service & Business Designer
Co-founder of Cono Studio
Luke Hornung Danton
Product Designer, Co-founder of TheSignStudio
Thesis Coordination IED Design Milano
Entrepreneur - Designer - Lecturer
Product Strategic Designer
Design Lead and Co-Founder in DilloStudio
A Lecturer in Phenomenology and Curator of Media Art
Designer, Garden Designer and Lecturer
Owner of Design Studio Filippo Protasoni
Architect and Designer
Product and Strategy Designer
Freelance product design
CEO and Head of Business Experience Design at quo-d
SCANNER LASER 3D - G-SCAN
MODELING LABS - MECHATRONICS AREA
MODELLING LABS - TRADITIONAL WORKING AREA
MODELLING LABS - LIGHT MODELLING AREA
MODELING LABS - PROTOTYPING AREA
MODELING LABS - 3D PRINTING AREA
MODELING LABS - PAINTING AND FINISHING AREA
Interior and Spatial design, Product and Service Design, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
3D Studio Max® with Vray®: Animation and photorealistic Rendering
Interior and Spatial design, Product and Service Design, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
Product and Service Design
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IED was holding a creative lecture on the occasion of Moldova in Fashion Conference on November 19th 2022
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IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
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.
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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).
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.
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25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
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.
The IED Madrid course has finished this year, but the good news is still coming in. This time it’s awards for the Design school and students.
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.
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.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
Gabriele Chiave knows no boundaries. As a lifelong observer of the world around him, Gabriele is driven by the comprehensive nature of design and a desire to ignite meaningful interaction between product and consumer. After Studying industrial design at IED Milano, he has worked in Marc Sadler Studio and the IS European Design Center. These experiences helped Gabriele master the subtle nuances and delightful balance between form and function, industry and art, structure and experimentation. Gabriele exudes this foundation at Marcel Wanders, where he has worked since 2007. Evolving to become Creative Director, he now oversees all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for some of the most renowned international design brands such as Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Flos, Cappellini and many others.
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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.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
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The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
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‘Flink’ responds to the challenge to design an innovative proposal for the kitchen sink and tap space, including new features, all within a period of eight hours.
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