Master of Design for Services
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* From September 2012, this programme replaces the Master of Design programme previously offered.
The landscape of design is changing. Design has historically focused on the form of artifacts; Design for Service focuses on the relationships and interactions between people, artifacts and activities. Healthcare providers, local government, law enforcement and business have increasingly become involved in using design in the conception and development of services. We have been working in this area for several years, and as of 2012 will be renaming our long established Master of Design Programme, Master of Design for Services.
The challenges of today's world mean that designers need to see the big picture, communicate clearly and work with others to innovate. Our Master of Design for Services Programme supports students from a range of different design, healthcare, education, business and other areas to discover, define and develop their skills to position themselves to make an impact on the world. Students use new tools and methods to explore new contexts in which their skills can be applied. By reflecting on their own practice and the work of others, students reposition themselves and chart out a journey through research and project work towards their future career.
Past student service design projects from our Master of Design course include:
The FastID Forensic Jewellery Identification System developed for use by international police forces to identify disaster victims
RIP + MIX, a toolkit of design methods developed with Deutsche Telekom, Berlin to engage everyone involved in bringing products to market, in the initial design stages of product development.
iGiveadam, a service system which connects blood donors and services using a mobile app and web based interface to encourage blood donation through social networking
Spoonful of Movies, an educational tool to teach children storytelling through film editing techniques.
re-tent a system to encourage music festival goers to re-use their tents
Our students come from a variety of different discipline backgrounds from around the world and leave to design for public and private companies, run commercial and social enterprises, study for PhDs and become lecturers around the world.
The Master of Design for Services course is twelve months of intensive study, research and design practice.
Creativity can be used to design products, to visualise design solutions and to tackle social issues. Our students work individually and in teams to share expertise and knowledge. Design industry professionals and leading academics introduce a wide range of methods, tools and strategies to help students position themselves as design leaders. Students initially work on set project briefs to explore new methods of working and thinking, before focusing on an individual project proposal. Each student is appointed a personal advisor from DJCAD's Research Community to support their individual aspirations and guide them in the realisation and communication of their Masters Project.
We draw upon the diverse, unique and internationally acclaimed research conducted at DJCAD. In the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design was rated as the top institution in Scotland for research in art and design, and one of the best in the whole of the UK.
We have been described as "the outstanding Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, regarded as one of the top colleges in Britain." (Sunday Times University Guide, 2008).
The website will give you an introduction to student projects, staff and graduates - if you want to know more, give us a call or drop us an e.mail: +44 (0) 1382 388219 email@example.com