28 April 2011
A New One-year Course at Umea Institute of Design, Umea University, Sweden
Design Connections is a one-year education that runs over a whole study year, from autumn to spring term. During the autumn term, the education focuses on the individual skills and competencies of the student in core design work, honing skills in visual communication, design process and design thinking. The spring term focuses more on the role of the industrial designer in professional life, placing the individual in a larger context where design communication tools and professional design business skills are central. Each term consists of two ten-week course blocks, which in turn are segmented into sub-courses. Some sub-courses run in parallel, and throughout the whole course the different study subjects and skills are linked, so that there is a clear progression in the skills and knowledge training.
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