Minor Design for Digital SocietyThe study

About the study

Study:
Minor Design for Digital Society
Mode of study:
Full-time
School:
Games and Interaction
Duration:
5 months
ECTS:
30
Type:
Minor
Language:
English

Minor Design for Digital Society in brief

  • What are the social and human consequences of the rapidly digitalising society?
  • You create user awareness of this question
  • You therefore design creative experiments in the areas of privacy, security, big data, new digital business models, autonomous vehicles, domotics and robotics
  • You stimulate social discussion about the use of technology
  • To do so, you use your prototypes to explore the boundaries of the possible

About the course

In a rapidly digitalising society, users are continually confronted by new technology. What are the social and human consequences of this? In a creative way, students reinforce user awareness through designing research and experiments in the areas of privacy, security, big data, new digital business models, autonomous vehicles, domotics and robotics. Experimental prototypes motivate users to consciously shape their relationship with technology and stimulate discussion and social discourse about the use of technology.
Minor Design for Digital Society

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

The minor adds both depth and breadth to the first two years of Interaction Design, based on concrete cases in the professional field and in collaboration with the field.
 
You learn what the challenges are or could be for the near future, when it comes to structuring our society through the implementation of new technology. This may include autonomous vehicles, robotics in healthcare or smart homes, etc.
 
Based on research and lessons about these challenges and technology, you work with others on creating concrete prototypes that promote further research, within the context of questions from the professional field and addressing these questions.
 
You'll learn
•   to make a working prototype as a creative solution to a design question
•   to design a prototype that can be played/used by the target group
•   to make a well-considered choice of suitable technology
•   to deliver a correct professional design of your prototype
 

Types of lesson

Theory                          20 %
Research                      10 %
Creative education       45 %
Project education         30 %
 
100% attendance is required (in person or online).
All your assignments must have been handed in.
Minor Design for Digital Society

Application and admission

If you can identify with the points below, then apply for the course!

You are a critical thinker, creative maker, digital rebel and hacker. You take a critical look at the rapidly digitalising society and its social and human consequences. You want to contribute to raising user awareness, because people are always the focus of your interest in technology and data. You enjoy experimenting and do not hesitate to explore the boundaries of the permissible for a good cause.

Entry requirements:

Sound basic knowledge of programming (Python / Web development / Unity) and network knowledge, data science, prototyping (e.g. Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, etc.), robot building and philosophy.

Apply for the Minor Design for Digital Society through Kies op Maat.
  • Attitude and motivation.
  • Students who take a critical look at society and social media.
  • Students who are interested in technology and data, but always with people as their starting point.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates basic knowledge (such as the ability to make prototypes, UX design, visualisations and presentations).
There is a continual selection process up to the application deadline. For important dates, see Kies op Maat.