Object designers design products - and thus shape the way we as consumers will perceive, select, use, value and reuse products in the future. The bachelor's programme in object design is aimed at students who enjoy taking on this challenge.
We regard the heritage of industrialisation as an indispensable source of know-how in the use of materials, production technology, ergonomics and functionality.
But we also recognise that the side effects of industrialisation stand in the way of a future worth living. This is a balancing act we face: material cycles and reuse, intelligent linking of digital technology with craftsmanship, regional production, commoning, transdisciplinary cooperation and, last but not least, responsible consumer behaviour. Object designers think and design for a future-proof society.
Our alumni open up the professional field of product design. They work in design agencies, development teams of companies, in education and research as well as in self-employment.
We see great potential for object designers outside the existing professional categories - where new concepts are developed for dealing with raw materials, mobility, property, nutrition and inclusion.
We support students as individuals by giving them the space to build on their experiences and already acquired competences and to develop their very own profile during their studies.