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Product Design at Ulster University

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Course Overview

Understand the Thinking behind the Design of Systems, Services and Products.

The MA Product Design provides students with the opportunity to undertake a wide gamut of both theory and practice, but they also reflect on this work through written discursive critiques with a desired open interpretation of Product Design informed by their respective disciplinary backgrounds and experience.

The Course is studio based, but will cater for a full online provision (starting in 2019) and supported distance learning.

The course has strong links to Industry that it nurtures and these flourish from a two way process of being fed by and feeding Industry what it requires, whilst still identifying and future proofing the sector with a strong Research led student that will engage in ‘Live briefs’ via the University's Research and Impact Office, SMEs, Charities, Government departments and regional funding bodies.

The Diversity in the current academic Product Design team offers a contemporary view of the field and represents the plurality in what product design is today. This view will be recognised in the range of projects offered to students and in the overall Masters curriculum design. The curriculum structure will accommodate this plurality in practice and present opportunities for diverse student responses.

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