Industrial Design

The department of Industrial Design focuses on the design of intelligent systems, services and related products for societal transformation. Examples include: intelligent lighting systems, motivational technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, toys and gaming applications to support social interaction and physical activity, wearable technologies, systems and appliances to connect people, etc.

Industrial design transcends traditional considerations of form and function. It encompasses interaction and system adaptation, while also focusing on user needs and creating engaging user experiences. You are equipped to go beyond simply designing artefacts or experiences. You are empowered to achieve true change by tackling challenges associated with specific societal and business contexts.

The master’s degree program in Industrial Design is fundamentally multidisciplinary and comprises five areas of expertise: creativity and aesthetics, technology and realization, user and society, business and entrepreneurship, and math, data and computing. You are expected to be academically and analytically competent, and have well-developed social and ethical skills. The department applies a unique teaching model. Through competency centered and self-directed learning you develop your very own vision and identity as designer. 

NVAO accreditation

This program is officially recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).