Industrial Design is an engineering sciences programme.
At the University of Applied Arts Vienna the design process is central in the programme. Industrial Design is taught with
a deep awareness of the responsibility for cultural, social, ecological, economic, and political developments. The professional
field addresses questions about the shaping of our environment, with regard to both objects as well as processes and procedures.
The discipline is approached through people, their ideals and material needs, as well as the environment in which they move.
Various aspects of disciplines with contextual relevance are linked and incorporated into the respective analytical and creative
planning process, whereby the collaboration takes place in interdisciplinary teams.
can take place on a self-employed basis, both outside and within companies or institutions, and in theoretical work, teaching,
Graduate ActivitiesThe objective of the programme is that
competences should be obtained:
establish their own unique position as designers and are capable of lending their practice an individual, unmistakable signature
within the broad spectrum of theoretical approaches and mindsets,
- students develop an attitude informed by an awareness
for cultural, social, economic, ecological, and political responsibilities,
- students attain a readiness to elaborate
technological, economic, and cultural developments and to actively take part in them.
- the ability to recognise the essence of a design task, to analyse its requirements,
and document them in a comprehensible way
- the ability to acquire appropriate information in line with the latest artistic,
scientific, technical as well as social and cultural developments and to translate it into the design
- the ability
to recognise the difference between artistic and scientific methods and to employ both in a meaningful way
- the mobilisation
of creative potentials for exploring new solutions
- an understanding of the complexity of the design process and concept
- the ability to visualise, convey, and convincingly argue ideas and concepts
organisation of the work flow in a scheduled context, project organisation and project management
- command of presentation
- the ability to judge and criticize and a capacity for (self-)assessment
- a capacity
for teamwork, work in interdisciplinary teams
- the ability to consciously deal with diversity
- the ability to
participate in national and international discourses
- an understanding of the boundaries of design