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Masterstudio Industrial Design

Masterstudio Industrial Design provides a high-level, individualised, professional and research-oriented qualification on the basis of “advanced design”. The programme enables the students to methodically and creatively hone their own individual forward-looking approach to design. Product design and project work are embedded in our international network, taking place in close cooperation with selected experts affiliated with the ICDP.

The Masterstudio Industrial Design programme focuses on three main contemporary research areas: Digital Integration, Design Cultures and Circular Design. The discourses surrounding global crises such as climate change or social inequality provide the basis for concrete research questions on and design solutions for sustainability and ecology, future planning and technology, interaction and materiality.  We are not afraid to take a stand, define values and resituate design. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary modules of the three Masterstudio programmes add to and deepen the design perspectives gained previously by the students.

“Advanced Design” describes approach and action. We think about design solutions from the perspective of user groups and their environment, assuming an extrapreneurial position: one geared towards better, more sustainable design strategies or products. Rather than adhering to the entrepreneurial dynamic of maximisation, we take the idea of a collaborative, systemic, inclusive and sustainable economy as our starting point. 

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Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP)

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Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP)

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW Academy of Art and Design Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP) Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach 4002 Basel
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Masterstudio Design (MA) ICDP

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Academy of Art and Design, Masterstudio Design (MA) ICDP Tower: D 4.05 Freilager-Platz 1 CH - 4142 Münchenstein near Basel