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Introduction to the Master of Design postgraduate programme at the University of Dundee

Introduction to the Master of Design postgraduate programme at the University of Dundee

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  • 1. Our students bring creative talents, developed through undergraduate study or professional experience. They learn new design methods and tools and find new areas to apply their creativity in projects that make a difference to the world
  • 2. staff Design strategist Professor Seaton Hazel White, Professor Tom Inns Baxter, OBE, Director Programme Director of the Centre for Natural Design Professor Mike Press Gill Wildman, of Professor Colin additionally each student is appointed is a design policy Carnegie Mellon Burns, former head of maker in areas from University is external IDEO, UK is a visiting a study advisor who has expertise in counter terror to craft examiner for the lecturer the students project area Programme.
  • 3. structure Discover Define Deliver People + Design Design Practice Realisation Strategic Design and Communication Futures Thinking Research Methods Writing
  • 4. structure Futures Teaching Strategic Info Design Placement
  • 5. projects People and Design 20 credit module led by Fraser Bruce, This module provides students from the Master of Design and the MSc in Design Ethnography with an insight into the relationships between people, technology (in the broadest sense of the word - paper is a technology) and design. Using cultural and design theories as frameworks it explores through hands-on design projects and case studies the ways in which design practices creatively engage with new trends in society.
  • 6. placements 20 credit module allows students to work on live projects, from conducting design research for Deutsche Telekom in Berlin to working alongside designers developing design concepts. We have opportunities this year for students to work with a Rwandan Textile manufacturer and with leading forensic scientists to develop a forensic jewellery identification system
  • 7. masters projects Ryan McLeod has an undergraduate degree in Interactive Media Design. For his master’s project he worked alongside Graham Pullin, designer and author of Design Meets Disability (MIT Press) to develop speech hedge a system to customise speech synthesis for people who cannot speak. Ryan now works for Equator Design Divya Kymal studied graphic design in Chennai, India. Her master’s project considered how the University of Dundee can communicate a clear and consistent message to international applicants. After graduation from the Masters, Divya worked for Idiom Designs in Bangalore and now has her own visual communications company, jointfamily Jen Ballie studied textiles at undergraduate. Her master’s project looked at how virtual media might reduce our consumption of throwaway fashion. During her Masters study Jen fought off stiff competition to secure an innovative PhD scholarship funded by ethical retailer Neal’s Yard at the University of the Arts London. Jen is now working in the Textiles Futures Research Group (Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design and London College of Fashion) a world centre for innovation.
  • 8. www.masterofdesign.co.uk