Our Interdisciplinary Design Strategies MA aims to give designers and non-designers alike an in-depth knowledge of integrated design strategies and the skills to leverage design in the pursuit of organisational change and sustainable innovation.
The programme offers powerful, collaborative design skills which our graduates utilise to achieve co-created solutions which engage everyone and forge progressive change in individuals and communities.
Students are introduced to the latest developments in design theory and practice, and through project based learning, collaboration with our partners at the Institute without Boundaries and real client engagement they learn to apply the transformative capacity of design.
The programme responds to the great challenges of the present and future; economic, cultural and ecological. All require strategic approach to design and problem solving and this programme offers a dynamic new way of engaging those challenges creatively, purposefully and responsibly.
What will I be doing?
• Complex Problem Solving and Critical Thinking.
• Developing creative solutions for economic and cultural challenges.
• Working with industry partners and stakeholders on "live projects".
• Manage and participate in national & international charrettes.
• Develop interdisciplinary outcomes for services, products & strategies.
In term two the MA students and faculty will travel to Canada to participate in the Toronto International Charrette. This is an annual Institute Without Boundaries event that brings together 200 plus students, faculty and industry experts from organisations around the world. The goal of each charrette will be for participants to design detailed project proposals that respond to the major themes of the current Institute Without Boundaries major project.
This course is developed and delivered in collaboration with the Institute Without Boundaries / George Brown College, Canada.