Industrial Design

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Industrial Design

– Learning outcome

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Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate...

  • has advanced knowledge related to the design profession
  • has in-depth knowledge of scientific design theory and methods
  • is aware of the designer's role in a holistic social perspective, can analyse complex contexts, and create meaningful user-interfaces between people and technology
  • has knowledge of collaboration, motivation, organization and management

General competencies

The candidate...

  • can bring forward, innovative and sustainable design solutions for the benefit of society, also in a global perspective
  • can express and communicate design perspectives, analyses and solutions through designerly form of expression (visually, verbally and in writing) both to specialists and the general public
  • can be the creative driving force in modernisation and innovation processes and be the “bond” in interdisciplinary teams
  • can cope with changes in boundary conditions for innovation, and cultivate technology by having a critical eye on the technology from the user's perspective

Skills

The candidate...

  • can define, model and analyse complex problems, and select appropriate design methods
  • can develop simple and comprehensive design solutions to complex problems in an interdisciplinary context
  • can renew and further develop his / her design expertise through creative practices and the ability to lifelong learning
  • can accomplish and lead, design research or development project under supervision, in line with the design profession's norms and traditions