Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments Designing Spaces to Foster Innovation. Design Strategy + Technology + Sociology

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The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments is a forward thinking post-professional program that not only examines the profund changes ocurring in environments for work, retail and learning, but also explores the tools and knowledge needed to innovatively design these spaces for the future.

PROGRAM

Graduate

DURATION

13 months

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid - London - Online

Format

Blended (Face-to-face periods in Madrid and London, plus Interactive online classes)

This is a pioneering program as it stretches across traditional boundaries relying on analyses, skills and strategies for understanding and proposing creative ideas for changing environments. The program focuses on three types of space – work, retail and learning – where we spend a large part of our everyday lives. These are the three fields where the most dramatic changes are occurring in terms of concepts, technology and cutting-edge innovation.   Work Space goes a step beyond the office, where structure and behavioral patterns have changed dramatically in the last decades, adapting to the ever-changing conditions of technology and organizational culture. New and innovative tech-based start-ups and established companies are handling new complexities including how we work, where we work, the technology we use, increased competiveness, new forms of communication, globalization, stakeholders’ expectations, sustainability and more. The IE program will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to establish positive relationships between the design of the work space, business and the individual.

Retail Space is also going through a complete revolution due to technology and globalization that are transforming it into a networked and broader reality. Brands are being reinvented in order to adapt to the new multi-channel customer approach. The act of shopping has been converted into a fully emotional welcome experience. Retail space goes beyond mere ‘shopping’ to include new, public meeting and leisure spaces. Consumer behavior is part of more complex human and social activities and this in turn affects the design of retail environments.

Learning Environments are where knowledge and creativity should be fostered by innovatively designed spaces. New pedagogies are being born and applied. These include sociological paradigms that encourage more democratic models, where both the roles of the teachers and the students are shifting. Advances in technology are allowing educators to dream of a scenario where knowledge can be delivered in different formats to every corner of the world, instantly.

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Dear prospective student,

The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments is a forward thinking post-professional program that not only examines the profound changes occurring in environments for work, retail and learning, but also explores the tools and knowledge needed to innovatively design these spaces for the future.

This is a pioneering program as it stretches across traditional boundaries relying on analyses, skills and strategies for understanding and proposing creative ideas for changing environments. The program focuses on three types of space – work, retail and learning – where we spend a large part of our everyday lives. They are the three fields where the most dramatic changes are occurring in terms of concepts, technology and cutting-edge innovation.

Work space goes a step beyond the office, where structure and behavioral patterns have changed dramatically in the last decades, adapting to the everchanging conditions of technology and organizational culture. New and innovative tech-based start-ups and established companies are handling new complexities including how we work, where we work, the technology we use, increased competiveness, new forms of communication, globalization, stakeholders’ expectations, sustainability and more. The IE program will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to establish positive relationships between the design of the work space, business and the individual.

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Integrating design strategies, technology, user needs and corporate objectives

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Renowned for its marked focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and its humanistic approach, IE’s world-class faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors. Many of these professionals have had executive positions in start-up companies or multinationals or have been published in top journals. As professors, they bring intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom to create challenging and enriching programs.