Through the research education at UID,
designers build advanced skills in crafting practical, theoretical
and methodological research contributions to the field of design
that will shape the discipline for decades to come.
Our PhD Programme in Industrial Design is aimed at educating the
design researcher in terms of both depth and width. A certain width
is ensured through a set of mandatory courses in design research
methodology, history, philosophy and user-centred design, as well
as through more general courses in philosophy of science, ethics
and pedagogics. Two-thirds of the four-year programme is completely
tailored to the individual student to ensure significant
specialisation and expertise.
Director of PhD studies
Final examiner for PhD education