Students learn how to
design research their own design question through making, source
research and positioning methods. They constantly reflect on what they discover
and convey their story through storytelling. With their design research
they contribute to (their own) new practices.
The Master Design has its own way of doing design research. The MD Circle represents this methodology in methods and lemma’s. The curriculum translates the method into three learning lines and offers workshops, lectures and coaching sessions.
Students come from
different design disciplines. During the course they share iterative research
and working with participants.
Students constantly translate what they learn into answers on their own design question. Smaller and larger questions form the basis of the research methods that they appropriate. For example, they start talks through conversation pieces, try out designs in hidden design and think aloud about their search in a research blog. In this way they find answers to questions, allowing them to make choices in design research and in their designs. At the same time, they develop their own methodology for doing design research; they position themselves as experts in their own context.
The Master Design is a
two-year part-time course. It is centred on doing design research. This
research seeks answers to self-defined design questions, and combines methods
of making, gaining in-depth knowledge and
The Master Design
is about doing design research into your own design question
has students & alumni showing on design research-projects here
is an International Classroom, meaning that classes and material are in English, but students individually can work in Dutch
is part-time, lasts two years and has a study load of 20 hours per week
has biweekly workshops on Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays
has a team of teachers that consists of Jan Belon & Jop Japenga (Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken), Sietske Klooster, Deanna Herst, Harma Staal & Hanneke Briër
also invites interesting guest teachers, such as Moniek Driesse
is meant for designers with a Bachelor of Arts or Design
provides information about the course at the Open Days on Saturday 2 November 2019 and Saturday 1 February 2020, 10.00 AM-15.00 PM
offers a short preliminary program in Application Workshops on Wednesday 4 March & 1 April 2020, 10.00 AM-12.30 PM
has its Application Assessments on Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 May 2020 deadline hand in Application Portfolio Wednesday 6 May 2020