We are very veryproud to present ten codesign graduates and their thesis projects in the following pages. They have all been part of the two-year international and trans-disciplinary Master’s Program in Codesign at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. The graduates come from Brazil, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and Denmark.
Working with external partners and addressing real world issues has been a prerequisite for all the projects. We call this societal engagement: Real partners, Real issues.
By working with open-ended design briefs in close collaboration with external partners, the graduates have nurtured the practical skills of working with complex problems and staging collaborative spaces for entrepreneurship, innovation and new value creation. By applying this basic principle they’ve gained experience from working within private corporations, public institutions, patient organizations and NGO’s.
The field of codesign is still young and continuously developing. Codesign draws on several well- established disciplines such as visual communication design, product design, participatory design, ethnography and performance studies. The trans-disciplinary nature of addressing complex problems by applying a codesign approach involves a broad range of methods and outcomes.
With a focus on design dialogue and collaboration, the codesigner’s toolbox encompass tools and media that are:
Documentary-oriented (audio, image, and video recording to enrich the
capture and comunication of, for example, field research)
Artefact-oriented (prototyping in 2D and 3D, visualization techniques,
design games, and props & probes)
Performance-oriented (staging events, scenarios, role play)
Codesign graduates are qualified to do research and work within design consultancies. They can also apply their skills in areas outside conventional design fields, and take on leadership roles in innovation and change management.
The common denominator among these thesis projects is that they all address one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Eva Brandt, professor (MSO)
Responsible of the codesign program
|Titel||Codesign Graduates 2017|
|Status||Udgivet - jun. 2017|
- thesis projects
- collaborative design
- Real partners - real issues
- UN development goals