Become an industrial design engineer that can create products and solutions that come as close as possible to what people really need and want.
Some products have been beautifully designed and effectively engineered to solve a problem, yet they fail to connect with the deeper concerns and aims of the people using them. So how do you make sure your solutions combine a great look and feel with that vital human touch? What does it take to create technology – whether digital, mechanical or other – that gets as close as possible to what human beings truly want from the products and solutions they use? That’s what the Master’s track Human Technology Relations (HTR) is all about. You grow to be the people-oriented industrial design engineer, by gaining expertise in understanding the needs and wants of people and converting your insights into feasible product design solutions.
In this Master’s track, you gain insights into the problems, aims, concerns and aspirations of human beings and learn how to translate these into feasible product design solutions. This track covers the human perspective of design engineering in the widest sense, from the individual, social to societal level. For example, you can design an application to help people with autism to expand their living environment, but you can also come up with a solution to counter antisocial behaviour in traffic. This track teaches you how to design for behaviour change and also what ethical questions are involved: to what extent can you intervene in the lives of human beings?
As a graduate of this Master's track, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
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