What kind of education can i have and give in the designlab?
The DesignLab offers space to all education at the University of Twente which connects science to the society in a creative and multidisciplinary manner. Many bachelor and master programmes at the University of Twente offer one or more modules, wholly or partly inside the DesignLab. This kind of education meets three criteria: It connects multiple educational disciplines, it synchronizes as much as possible with current DesignLab projects, and it has an explicit relationship to design.
Besides this, the DesignLab organizes educational programme-transcending design-oriented education, in which the Science2Design4Society profile is the main one. This offer includes the synthesis of the Design Honours Programme (Bsc & Msc) and the High Tech-Human Touch (HTHT)-module “Science to Society”.
Lectures in DesgnLab are usually held in IDEATE - an open space where all interested students are welcome to sit in the class, grasp the knowledge and even join in the discussion, or INFORM - a classroom setting but blended with the DesignLab style.
In order to request a space for your eduction, please first fill in the form. After that you will be asked for a short meeting to discuss the details, so that the DesignLab space can best fit your needs and form of the class. As the last step you should check your schedule and make final booking by sending an e-mail to Jorien Alers, after that the UT-scheduler will link the student sets to the course.
In case you would need to make any changes, please contact Jorien Alers
Courses, modules & programs
Courses and modules given in the DesignLab have to be multidisciplinary, open for different study programs, have societal impacts and stimulate student's making skills by prototyping their ideas. DesignLab hosts courses like: 'Integrative Desgin of Biomedical Products', 'Design of Robotic Systems', 'Philosophy of Technology', 'Design and Emotion'.
Beside the courses, students can participate in whole modules and programs, which fully make use of the DesignLab spaces: 'Design Honours Programme' and 'HTHT' module.
The Design Honours Programme is an extra-curricular multidisciplinary program with an integrated module of 15EC besides the students' regular master program. It combines the education and challenges from the technological and societal aspects, which matches the philosophy of DesignLab. All students in the Honours programme will work on a design project characterized by the high tech - human touch approach, under the guidance and with the support from DesignLab. Further information about the program could be found here.
The HTHT minor is a module which organically integrates the state of the art technology developments and issues looming in the society. The minor is accessible to not only UT Bachelor's students but also international exchange students. The minor shares resources and gets support from scientists and technicians in DesignLab. Further information about the education can be found here.