Design and Culture (MAPD4210)

Master's course
For exchange students

The aim of this course is to make you aware of the relevance of knowledge of cultural values and meanings, and their impact on design. The course introduces strategies for integrating social responsibility, critical thinking and the use of ethnographic, generative and other design research methods for fostering awareness, reflexivity, criticality and empathy. Design is widely acknowledged as an increasingly interdisciplinary and complex field; designers take solving complex social and cultural issues as their domain. Issues concerning strategic planning, collaborative, participatory and human centred design require designers to adapt a broad, humanistic point of view.

  • Admission requirements

    You must have a minimum of three years of product design studies or equivalent.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 15 April.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

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