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Summer school: Design the Future

Do you enjoy designing things and thinking creatively? Are you keen to shape the future through design?

Design can be a great source of innovation, frustration and everything in between. It challenges us to blend our creative insights with our science-based analytical skills. Experienced designers work swiftly towards useful results. At University of Twente, we believe in innovative methods and multidisciplinary work. We focus on innovative and multidisciplinary design, design for behavior change and co-creation methods. In relation, in the Design the Future track, students will be informed about and work with a variety of methods and topics in the broad field of design, ranging from human centered design to designing for smart interactive products.

Example Topics for this course

  • Design for Behavior Change
  • Design for User Experience
  • Interaction Design
  • Human-Robot Interaction

Course aim

  • Applying knowledge and gaining hands-on experience to improve people’s experience with products and technology
  • Design a concept by evaluating the models and frameworks discussed throughout the course
  • Identify opportunities to influence product experience through design
  • Become a broader design engineer and develop your creative and science-based skills.

Festival schedule

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Day
Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch: ExploreU
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself by doing some career and personality tests !

Music Night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 16-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent! Next to that, a dj to play music and karaoke activity are planned for you!

Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 17-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Quiz Night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 17-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 17-08

Breakfast served!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Movie night & Scavenger Hunt
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

We'll watch a cool movie together and join for a unique scavenger hunt game!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 18-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 18-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch: Dance Workshop & VR Parachute Jumping
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 18-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop and experience the unique VR parachuting jumping activity!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 12-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspirational speech!

Escape Rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing escape rooms.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch: Taste the Netherlands & Friend-ing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 12-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try the blind tasting activity and of course make some new friends!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 12-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch: Cherishing Memories & Pinatas
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. Here is the chance to lock all the memories you made the last days into pictures! During that lunch break you also have the chance to break some pinatas!

Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2019 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner ΒΒQ
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

We will serve an amazing BBQ dinner tonight!

Lunch: C-the future of research
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences LabWearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping LabNanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine.  

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Volleyball
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

Enjoy a unique volleyball tournament together with your fellow CuriousU participants! Are you gonna be the winning team? Let's find out!

Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our inspirational speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner City Centre
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 15-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

City Centre Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 15-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment at Grolsch Summer Sounds.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch: Playland
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.This is one of the most popular lunch activities where together with your fellow participants you can enjoy some outdoor games in the main festival area! Join us!

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 20-08

Have a breakfast first.

CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 20-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00. During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 11-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Lean Simulation Game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

During this evening activity you can join our Lean Simulation game!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

We serve you a fantastic dinner!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

More information
Breakfast & keynote: TBA
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 13-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch: Curious about your future?! & VR Robots Showcasing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the chance to get to know the programmes of our university and speak with representatives from our admissions office in case you are interested in continuing your studies here! During this lunch activity, you can also experience some VR Robots showcasing.

Course leaders

Armağan Karahanoğlu is an assistant professor at the Department of Design, Production and Management, University of Twente, Netherlands. Her research focuses on understanding user's experience of persuasive and health care technology and developing creative solutions for changing and sustaining (mainly physical activity) behaviour.

course leader

dr.ir. G.D.S. Ludden (Geke)
Associate Professor

Course details

  • Methods: Lab work projects, interactive lectures
  • Course level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Target group: Students in their third Bachelor’s year with an interest in design
  • Required knowledge: Basic understanding of engineering
  • Course leaders: Geke Ludden
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school

Want to know more?

If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission check, registration & payment, visa, accomodation and the terms & conditions.