Shaping the future requires professionalism
The ability to actively design and, above all, effectively concretize perspectives of our future living environment and paths to sustainability is becoming increasingly important for designers.
This requires a high degree of critical attitude, sensitivity and accuracy.
In short: a professional basic set-up in which conceptual strength, detailing and substance interact at a high level.
In the master’s program in industrial design at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, we teach ways to achieve such a competence profile.
Designing for change: Competencies for the design of visionary processes and product systems
We understand the thematic foundation of medical design not primarily as content, in no case only as “medical technology”, but rather as a comprehensive design principle of action, with which you can innovate in many other design areas.
You will acquire a broader understanding of people and social constellations.
Within the framework of the project work, you will immerse yourself comprehensively in thinking, designing and communicating processes, systems and interfaces that are capable of supporting the realization of healthy living conditions. And: always also in the structure, details and quality of products.
The connection with the master’s program “Interface Design” also has a unique position and is, in our view, particularly trend-setting, since products are increasingly to be understood as multi-layered information carriers and interaction mediators. The supervision of project work is individual and far-reaching.
In addition, you will be working in a highly networked context both within and outside the university. In Kiel, we are surrounded by outstanding research activities.
We continuously deal with the connections and interactions between research and design in varying, interdisciplinary project formats.
In the current research project “Sustainable Mobility Transformation” we are funded by the EKSH over a longer period of time. We establish research assistants, as recently in the field of “Material and Sustainability”.
Cooperations and exchange programs exist with TU Delft, NCKU Tainan and Kobe Design University, among others.
Understanding anew. Designing with courage.
We offer a profound access to knowledge and questions of the “Health and Life Sciences” within the framework of the study program. On the other hand, students work on many related and mostly independently defined topics of the future human living environment and social change. The focus here is on questions of the environment and sustainability, public and private space, mobility and logistics, questions of future human images and new technologies.
We are very interested in critically questioning established thought patterns and breaking new ground. Courage for experimental openness, willingness to take risks, and radicality are concerns that we would like to motivate you to embrace as designers. This courage pays off: In recent years, the work of our students has not only won a number of important national and international prizes and awards (including the Braun Prize 2021). Our graduates have also been able to successfully establish themselves professionally in many places.
Prof. Detlef Rhein
In the blog “Applications” we have summarized module plans, downloads and further information for you.
The publication “Designing for change” (ISBN-13: 978-3943763638) is available as pdf .