11 July 2016
Students from the Undergraduate Degree in Transportation Design collaborated with the Spanish car company SEAT to research vehicles and mobility devices for the cities of the future. The initial approach was to design innovative transportation systems for 2035.
The resulting projects propose solutions to current urban planning problems, such the huge number of vehicles, traffic jams and the negative visual impact that these have on big cities. Some of the proposals included new transportation services that use Big Data to analyse the users’ demand for transport to their desired destination, transportation systems that are designed to be new spaces for socialising and solutions that turn the vehicle into urban furniture.
Five designs were presented to the committee chaired by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT’s director of design, who chose the two winners for fellowships with the design team. Starting in October 2016, Christoph Sokol and Luis Mestre, will take part in developing real projects for the company and will continue to develop their own projects in order to gain more conceptual and technical depth.
You can see all the projects in this gallery.
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
All these designs result in THE GREATEST TRIP for a reduced group of passengers. They go beyond mere functionality, enabling people to form connections on the basis of experiences.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
What are the consumption needs subliminally transmitted to us by horror films? How is a country’s branding constructed? How has interpersonal communication changed with the advent of new technologies and social media?
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.
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Fashioners of the World 2022 celebrates the end of the fashion students’ educational journey with a wide variety of proposals that all share a fresh and innovative vision of the fashion world.
IED in collaboration with Feeric Fashion Week, will award one special merit-based scholarship to attend the Summer Course in Fashion Trend Investigation held in IED Barcelona campus in July 2023
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.
The largest European meeting to raise awareness about the implementation of activities and projects aligned with the European Green Deal.
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
The school is present at the event with a textile flower workshop that highlights the value of sustainable fashion through the use of repurposed haute-couture fabrics.