Projects are the backbone of the ID curriculum. Within the projects, students develop their competencies in an authentic context, often including a real client. Projects offer students the opportunity to develop and integrate the full range of competency areas and activities of the design process, and interaction between the learning activity perspective and the overall competence of designing.
Throughout both the ID Major and the Master’s course, students do projects that are developed within and related to Themes. Though projects may vary in focus, they all enable students to develop and integrate their competencies, as well as their overall competence of designing, to develop and express their vision on designing and to experience their growth as a designer. There should be room for students to explore: experiencing success as well as living down a poor performance. These projects are the backbone of the ID curriculum. A typical Bachelor’s project takes up 60% of dedicated time per semester, whereas the final Master project is a full semester. We want students to be able to experience different views and expertise.
This “Projects” section includes the following topics: project set-up, scenarios for first-year projects, the final master project (FMP), the exhibition, and an overview of projects with their description, which students can choose from for the current semester. At the start of the semester, students have to indicate their three preferred projects by enrolling in OASE. At the end of the semester, students have to submit in IDcompass for final written feedback on their project achievements and development to their coach.
See the year planning for more information on the when, what and how of projects.