Industrial Design 2

Head: Univ.-Prof. Anab Jain

Our course is called DESIGN INVESTIGATIONS. It’s for the curious and the critically engaged. It’s for people who want to face the complexities and uncertainties of our world head-on. It’s for the responsible radicals who want to challenge and change the world around them. It’s a place where people come together to design tools, experiences, stories and provocations that help to create a more hopeful and humane future for us all.

The course provides a rigorous education that uses critical thinking, investigative research, material prototyping and conceptual speculation to design objects, experiences, stories and systems. You’ll explore the designer’s role in dealing with real-world challenges, probing the limits of our current reality while addressing the future of design and its role within society, culture, politics and the environment.

Experts from across the world come to present lectures and lead workshops. Recently we welcomed theatre visionaries Rimini Protokoll, Sara Hendren, Amelie Klein and James Bridle, and past guests include Bruce Sterling and Lucy McRae. Workshops have included augmented reality, creative writing, and sound and set design.

Graduates have gone on to work for design consultancies such as IDEO and brands including BMW while others have set up their own businesses. Many are involved in curation, teaching and research. Past internships include L’Oréal, Atelier Iris van Herpen, Superflux, Biofaction and Studio PSK.

Entrance Exam
It’s easy to apply! Bring your portfolio on the 24th or 25th February 2020 between 10:00-14:00. Make a design-specific portfolio that represents you, your skills, interests and experience, and the way you think and work.

From 26nd to 28th February 2020 between 10:00-18:00, you will work on a number of design-related tasks and you will have interviews with Anab Jain and the tutors of the class.

2020 Special Task
We want you to design a robot companion and bring it as part of your portfolio. Your proposal should be an interesting interpretation of this topic and look at the human-machine relationship. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

For more detailed information follow this link.

main floor
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
A-1010 Wien
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
A-1010 Wien