Projects

Projects form the backbone of the Industrial Design program. Through projects, you integrate (select, use and sometimes acquire) the knowledge and skills from different areas of expertise, you learn design and research processes, and you develop your professional skills

Projects are open challenges, and support developing the overall competence of designing in an authentic professional context, as they involve a variety of stakeholders. Furthermore, projects offer a ground to explore interests, and to develop a vision and professional identity

We offer design and design research projects, which are first conducted in a team, and finally individually. You can choose from a diverse offer of projects, in so-called squads. Squads are teams of academic staff members, experts from practice, PhD candidates, USI trainees, and Master and Bachelor students working within a specific application domain. The projects have a strong connection to ongoing research in the department, and often have an external client.

The curriculum of the Industrial Design bachelor offers four different projects:

Information about the project types and project registration can be found at the “Project Market” page.

Overview Methods and Deliverables

For more information on assessment and deliverables, please find the assessment rubrics in the download section. 

Project 1: Design

Project 2: Design

Project 3: Design Research

Final Bachelor Project

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Demonstrator

Group Design report

Group Design report Research report

Design report

Individual reflection

Individual reflection

Individual reflection

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Individual Portfolio

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Portfolio

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Presentation

Presentation

Presentation

Individual

Q & A

if needed