Courses

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
Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Embodied Interactions
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

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. 

Band night & karaoke
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent!

Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

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'll do some typical Dutch games.

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

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

Embodied Interactions
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

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.

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Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 18-08

Have a breakfast first.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

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!

Design Project
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote: Edwin Dertien
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

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

Design Project
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 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.

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Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 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.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

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

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

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game.

Lunch: VR Parachute
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 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. This lunch has also a VR Parachute activity which you can try.

Design for Health
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

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

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

Breakfast & keynote: Bart Klaassen
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspiration speach!

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Introduction
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be an introduction to the course.

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Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

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

Lunch: Graffiti workshop
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

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.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

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

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2018 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Design Project
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have some presentations of your posters.

Design Project
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. You will have some presentations of your posters.

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Meet your Buddy
Time:20:00 - 21:30
Day:Sun. 12-08

Meet your CuriousU buddy!

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

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 

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

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


Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Beach volleyball party & BBQ
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

Together with your team you can join the Beach volleyball tournament!

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

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

Lunch: lab tours
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 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. During this lunch you can go an our famous (university) lab tour.

Breakfast & keynote: Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speaker Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. Parya Pasha ZadeMonajjemih. Parya Pasha Zadeh Monajjemi, a Geoinformatics engineer specialized in spatial data management and GIS analysis with a keen interest in geo-visual analysis of movement data for understanding human behavior in the context of modern cities.  

Communication sketching
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course!

Ideation with sketching
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

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

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Dinner: BBQ buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

We serve you a fantastic BBQ!

Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

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).

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

Have a breakfast first.

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 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. During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols! A famous CuriousU event :-)

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

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

Escape rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

Play a games in our fascinating escape rooms!

Breakfast & keynote: Stefan Kuhlmann
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

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

Design with Dilemmas
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Design with Dilemmas
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

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

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

We will serve buffet tonight!

Breakfast & keynote: Jochem Goldberg
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 16-08

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

Service and experience design
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

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

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

Grolsch Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 16-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment @ Grolsch summer sounds

Lunch: C- your future & pinatas
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 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.During this lunch you'll get introduced to the programmes (MSc and BSc) that are being teached at the University of Twente. Furthermore we will be introduced to a latin american tradition by breaking a pinata.

Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 16-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Service and experience design
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 16-08

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

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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 leaders

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:  Armağan Karahanoğlu and Mauricy Alves da Motta Filho
  • Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school

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