Product and Service Design
User needs as a basis for prototyping a product.
Learn how to develop a product or a service based on a thorough analysis of business targets and customer needs, all the way to product project design and development.
Research activities, service design, 3D modelling and project management will be some of the steps you will go through as you develop the skills you need to manage your projects within a fast changing social and environmental framework.
Product and service design professions
Working in the creative industry is about passion and curiosity for the world around us: possibilities are numerous.
IED students are now working as:
- Product Designer
- Sustainability Designer
- Service Designer
- Social Impact Designer
- Experience Designer
- Furniture Designer
- Light Designer
- Concept Designer
- Product Innovation Manager
- Industrial Designer
- Packaging Designer
Find out more about them and their profession in the Product Designer profession page.
IED Barcelona students participate in Solidarity Xmas Tree campaign
Curated by Cartier, they designed a Christmas tree entitled “Treasure” that pays tribute to the iconic red boxes of this French jewellery and watch brand.
Invasive plant converted into design
'Silla Emilce', the short documentary film by former IED Barcelona student Valentina Franco depicting the process of creating furniture from water hyacinth, was screened at the opening ceremony of the 5th International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition.
IED at Cumulus Conference 2023 in Beijin
We will take part in the Cumulus Conference 2023 in Beijing with a paper about the transformative potential of integrating cutting-edge digital tools into Adaptive Reuse Design education and practice.
The first edition of the LATAM Creative Talent comes to an end in Bilbao after visiting Madrid and Barcelona
Under the New European Bauhaus perspective, IED showcased Latin American talent in the most important design capitals in Spain during their Design Weeks
Andrea Marchesi, My Start BCN jury member
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].
New ways of exploring teacher training accompanied by IED
Several teachers, such as David Ortega from Barcelona’s Istituto Europeo di Design school, examined innovative teaching methodologies and strategies based on specific cases during the “Aprenentatge Rebel” (Rebel Learning) conference at the Campus de les Arts.
IED Barcelona design shines on the main day of BDW with “Hanging By a Threat”
The installation, created by students from the interdisciplinary subject Upcycling: Waste is Precious, in collaboration with Cervezas Alhambra and the Barcelona Centre de Disseny, was presented at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on 18 October.
'In the Beginning Everything Was White' arrives at Disseny Hub Barcelona in exhibition format
The exhibition “Òh!pera (L’exposició)”, a show featuring the creation processes of eight small-format operas from this project, including the participation of IED Barcelona, was officially opened on 10 October as part of the programming for BDW.
IED projects, a sea of creativity and design
As part of the Barcelona International Boat Show, Raffaella Perrone, Director of IED Barcelona’s Design Department, presented a selection of works that combine design and the Blue Economy.
Postgraduate academic year begins at IED Barcelona
Master’s and postgraduate students began their educational journey at the Istituto Europeo di Design on 5 and 6 October with a multidisciplinary workshop and official welcome ceremony.
Introducing the IED Dream Team: ambassadors of creativity and community growth
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
IED Barcelona alumnus Carolina Galeazzi, Mention for Young Design at Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2023
The former student of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact was recognised for “Ex•Tĕrra”, while “Santa Carxofa” by fellow IED student Justine Oriana Vargas Parra was also a finalist.
IED Barcelona with Open Arms United with Yachting to raise awareness in the luxury yacht industry about saving lives at sea
Students from different disciplines have created two proposals that combine design, solidarity and the superyacht industry which can be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) until 30 September.
IED Barcelona inaugurates 2023-2024 academic year with undergraduate programme students
The starting signal for a new academic year was fired with the celebration of Welcome Event and Welcome Week.
IED Square Fest - Opening of the Academic Year 2023-2024
Learn about all the events of IED Square Fest and sign up for the ones you’re interested in.
“Terrakos” by IED Barcelona alumnus Mina Barchi, The Stone and Wood Award 2023 finalist
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
The artistic design talents of IED Barcelona students creates a new reflection for Cervezas Alhambra’s glass bottles
“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.
IED Barcelona imagines the future of Nomad Coffee with Wacaco
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.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
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.
Preserving biodiversity through product and transportation design
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.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
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.
SERINA ORB, winner of a Best of The Year at the iF Design Student Award
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
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED Barcelona participates in the 30th anniversary of Sónar+D with Slow Light
The installation, which proposes a creative response to the climate emergency, will be open to the public from 15 to 17 June in the festival’s renewed Project Area.
IED presents biomaterials applications at WantedDesign 2023
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
IED Alumni at Milan Design Week 2023
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.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
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.
Semester & Year Abroad Early Bird
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
Phos by Gabriele Onnis selected by the ADI Design Museum for the exhibition “Italy: a New Collective Landscape
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
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.
Designing to build a better world
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.
IED Brazil at Salone Satellite
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
New crafts. Digital Revolution II
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.
1st Mastering your Brain: Fashion Tech & Sustainability
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.
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED in Peru
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
“Dissenyem comerç”: design that takes the plunge in the city
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
Design, light and energy needs under discussion on Italian Design Day
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”.
IED virtual meeting
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.
Making herstory in creative cuisine
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
IED at Design Week Dominican Republic
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.
Italian Design Days in Georgia
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”
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
IED en Sillas 32º edición Toulouse Lautrec Perú 2023
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.
IED and its green ambassadors in the field for energy saving
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.
IED's "Latam Creative Talent" exhibition opens its doors as part of MDF "Fiesta Design"
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
IED Madrid, official school of Madrid Design Festival with an extensive programme of activities
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
Yellowdot by IED Alumni at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Yellowdot by IED Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan will be presenting a collection of their latest works at Greenhouse, the platform for emerging young international designers in the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023.
Technology at the service of crafts through design
Artesanía Catalunya and IED Barcelona collaborate for a 7th edition in the creation of artisan products integrating digital manufacturing techniques
Art meets Sustainable Fashion and Inclusive Design - Las Manuelas Art Series
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
Five innovative solutions to important health challenges
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
IED Barcelona students aim to revitalise Paseo de Gracia with “Dissenyem comerç”
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
Self Branding & Design Portfolio Lecture for Fabrika in Tbilisi
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.
20 years of a collective dream through design
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.
New European Bauhaus and Istituto Europeo di Design work together in a hackathon around the concepts of beauty, togetherness and sustainability.
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.
Metaverse: Fashion Phenomenon, a lecture by Giovanni Ottonello
IED was holding a creative lecture on the occasion of Moldova in Fashion Conference on November 19th 2022
Three IED Theses selected for the ADI Design Index 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
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
10th Rometti Prize: a vase by Tomas Bongermino is also awarded on the podium
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.
Bonetto Award Plaque: IED wins first and third prize with two Product Design dissertations
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
IED Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design kicks off
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.
REVERSO BY IED ALUMNUS FRANCISCO LARA AT DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2022
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.
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
IED for iF DESIGN MARATHON 2022
From 5 to 27 October, the second edition of the marathon dedicated to the social impact of design welcomes the students of the three-year course in Product design to talk about "The Future is Rail", a project that outlines trains according to the needs of travelers and was born together to Legambiente
IED in CADi- Latin American Design Congress LATAM 2022
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).
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
IED SALUTES THE QUEEN
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
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 Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
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.
Merit mention for Sustainable Design to three Product Design students
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
ADI 2022 Awards: three IED Madrid students win Gold, Silver and Bronze
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.
Food Design Week: Emblemàtics by IED Barcelona Alumni
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Food Design System x Edivi
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
Fuorisalone, the international IED designers community gathers around a camper van
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
Design for Sustainable Change in Belgrade
We organized a workshop in Serbia to work together on local challenges within the framework of the Global Goals Jam and the New European Bauhaus project.
IED goes to NY
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 Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
Climate action focus of the latest edition of CBI
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
Folio Review 2022 projects the creative force of emerging design talent
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?
Sustainability, tradition, technology and beauty at Foodture 2021
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
Two IED alumni win third prize at Spain’s Roca One Day Design Challenge
‘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.
Innovative, sustainable and committed design to help refugees in Lesbos
‘Join it’, a system of sustainable production by IED Barcelona Product Design students has won the 4th edition of the Social Ideas Contest for the Greek island of Lesbos.
IED Barcelona designs the equestrian obstacle ‘Castellers’ for CSIO Barcelona 2021
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
FontanaArte awards best IED dissertation for new lamp collections at Fuorisalone
Light Identities: 'TES' is the project selected as the best one among the 10 Product Design dissertations carried out as part of a partnership with the well-known Made in Italy brand
IED Barcelona project ‘Panot’ wins Habitácola 2021
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
IED Profile: Simone Bonanni - Product Designer
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
The iF Design Talent Award 2021 shortlists the project of IED student Anastasiia Kuliabina
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
scholarships competition for 22/23 master courses
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
SUZUKI MISANO – La Dolce Vita X Way of Life
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia
Cross Cultural Chair is a project that blends anthropology with design and draws on the importance of seating and ways of sitting according to different cultures.
Reconnecting with nature through biophilic design
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Lluman: Light and nature to bring Poblenou to life
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Introducing XR LAB, a new space to modify reality
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
NEW SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS FOR THE THESIS PROJECTS IN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
IED supports Yellowdot Design at Paris Design Week 2019
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week
IED talents at Dubai Design Week 2019!
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Designing for the many
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.
IED at Dubai Design Week 2018
IED participates in Dubai Design Week 2018 with Stalactite, a project by Master in Sustainable Design from IED Barcelona, and also offers a workshop in collaborative design.
Cross Cultural Chairs by alumni Matteo Guarnaccia
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia is a project that blends anthropology with design
IED at London Design Festival 2018
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as the design capital of the world.
Dubai Design Week 2017
IED took part of the Dubai Design Week 2017 showcasing different proposals by students and alumni.
Transdisciplinary Design Network Launched
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.