Working with design students
Every year national and international companies address our institution to involve the creativity of our students into their projects. The specificity of sustainable innovation appeals to every type of company.
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EXPERIENCE & DESIGN VISION
Through corporate partnership projects we teach interdisciplinarity based on teamwork, to resolve complex problems. Every year we conduct 8 to 10 partnership projects. Each of them lasts 4 months (1 semester), where students and the companies interact in several phases. The students are coached by a professional faculty member of The SDS, who will guide them through the methodology of design solutions.
The central mission of the partnership projects is to create a strong link between the corporate world and the students of The SDS, leading to mutual discovery in a common project. For the company it is a unique occasion to discover the process of innovative design and to work with the new generation of designers. For the students it is the occasion to discover the constraints of a professional project and to learn how to work in an efficient and relevant way.
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EXPLORING NEW SPACES
Each project lasts 16 weeks. Every year each student participates in 2 projects, one per semester.
A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM
We mix competences and experiences. The teams bring together 8 to 10 students from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year level. Each team is coached by a professional designer.
RESEARCH, CONCEPT, PROTOTYPING
Each phase lasts 4 weeks. The students present a deliverable at the end of each phase. The final presentation is a sum-up of all the phases, together with a final proposal.
We like to explore new spaces and to respond to the demands of the companies by imagining new products and innovative services.
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