Philosophy

Contributing to Work at an Institution That Poses New Questions and Develops Trend-Setting Concepts.

More and more, design is giving distinction to the world. It is no longer a purely aesthetic factor, but an essential factor of success of products and services. Regarding architecture, it even determines the way people spend their lives with each other. Design no longer only deals with the design of the exterior but sets in a lot earlier – as early as in the basic conception and development of a new interior or product.

Close Cooperation with Experts from Other Disciplines

Thus, when generating innovative concepts, designers work in close cooperation with experts from other disciplines. Their partners in the development process are specialists in the fields of engineering, economy, ecology, sociology, psychology, or philosophy.

This is why our master.design program focuses on interdisciplinary and process-oriented work.

Our students develop products and concepts that focus on humans and their needs. This includes a careful use of our planet’s natural resources.

designing our future

„The best way to predict future is to design it“

– Richard Buckminister Fuller (Architekt and Designer, 1895 – 1983)

We want to train designers who are keen on designing the future.

The way we design our surroundings directly affects our quality of life. Elderly people, for example, are ostracized by complicated ticket machines when travelling by train. It is questions like these that are dealt with in the master focuses universal design concepts, interface design or sustainable architecture.

Designing future can also mean focusing on innovative technologies and materials. This qualification can be acquired in our master focus advanced material & technology design. Today, there are a high number of technical innovations still to be dealt with. Designers who are willing to explore this innovation potential have the chance to specialize in this field at Coburg University. Ecological design is another master focus in this field.

Ecological and Socially Just

Design that follows the highest technological and economical standards – this is what we want to achieve in our disciplines. Not in terms of naïve utopias but rather with the help of the tools of a well funded analysis and consideration – just as they are taught in the integrated approach of the design department.