Projects (or challenges) 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 the development of the overall competence of design in an authentic professional context, as they involve a variety of stakeholders. Furthermore, projects offer a platform 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, the first year design project is organized in themes, the second and third year projects in so-called squads. Squads are teams of academic staff members, experts from practice, PhD candidates, 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 involve 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 on the Project Market page. Information about the respective projects can be found on each project’s page.
On your overview registrations in Osiris you can find the squad to which you have been allocated. The squad leader will inform you about the kickoff of your project and your project coach.
For more information on assessment and deliverables, please visit the Competence Assessment page.