Master in Strategic Design of SpacesImpact by using design to unite the digital and physical worlds of today and tomorrow
How we undertake all our daily activities is, literally, being transformed by technology. How and where we work, how and where we shop and how and where we learn have been impacted by the digital revolution. These changes, in turn, lead to new patterns of behavior, new ways of communicating, new ways of collaborating and new ways of approaching daily tasks. But the revolution doesn´t stop there. All of this has an effect on physical space.
This master looks beyond the traditional boundaries of design-oriented programs and delves deeply into the new sociological and technological shifts that are transforming the way we define and design innovative spaces. The program is aimed at those who are looking to strategically develop people-centered, flexible and sustainable environments for today and tomorrow.
Thanks to the combination of the Design Studio methodology, where students collaboratively tackle real world projects, along with courses in technology and sociology, students will be able to see and understand the relationship space -physical and virtual – people and technology. This master focuses on work, retail and learning environments, three main types of spaces where change is occurring and that have the greatest potential for innovation.
Students will have first-hand experience and the chance to network with professionals in the field by visiting top studios and attending the IE Architecture and Design special lecture series.
UNIVERSITY PRIVATE DEGREE
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Architecture and Design. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both Official University Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), which are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
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A word of welcome
Dear Prospective Student,
There are new complexities in the way we work, shop and learn; the technology we use, increased competitiveness, new forms of communication and collaboration, globalization, sociological shifts and sustainability are some of the issues to be examined. The Master in Strategic Design of Spaces has been conceived to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to strategically tackle new challenges emerging within the definition spaces which are shaping the future of society.
The program focuses on, but is not limited to, three types of spaces- work, retail and learning- where we spend a large part of our everyday lives. They are also the three fields where the most dramatic changes are occurring in terms of change, technology and cutting-edge innovation.Read more
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Reasons to join the MSD
Integrating design strategies, technology, user needs and corporate objectives
Design spaces to foster innovation
Students will be able to either join companies that provide design and consultancy services or establish or enhance their own practices in the field of work, retail and learning environments
Learn from excellent faculty
Our faculty is comprised both of professors who are working in the architecture, design and research fields and recognized academics with successful careers.
Balance life between work and classes
Thanks to our part-time format and the way we’ve structured the course workload; you will only have to take seven weeks off work throughout the year in order to attend the face to face sessions.
Benefit from space for innovation lecture series
You will have direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals working in the realm of innovatives spaces. They grant to each of our programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.
Take advantage of top level collaboration agreements
The Helen Hamlyn Center for Design of the Royal College of Art brings specialist expertise and knowledge in design anthropology and user engagement to this master program.
Obtain support from IE’s Career Management Center
The Career Management Centre is available to assist you while doing your master's degree and at any time in the future. They will help you take full advantage of your professional opportunities and provide support to recruiters who are searching for someone with a profile like yours.
Join the alumni network
To achieve an everlasting relationship among our community, we facilitate a platform that promotes development for students and graduates. You will belong to a community of more than 50,000 IE alumni in over 100 countries.
Learn in a Vibrant Design Culture
The highest quality design is the backbone of our school. We engage top and experienced designers who are committed to academics as well as the professional sphere.
Benefit from an innovative and practical approach
We take a personalized approach to education, where professors and students are actively engaged in the learning experience. You will learn by doing through case studies, multimedia simulators, debates, team projects and the most innovative architecture and design tools used in the industry.
Our students talk
Jale, Dubai (UAE)Landscape Architect at Perkins and Will’s
Sitou, Amsterdam (Netherlands)Computational Designer at UNStudio
Maricruz, A Coruña (Spain)Project Designer at Zara Studio (Inditex)
As part of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, students have the chance to participate in the Design Lab. In this lab, they develop their final projects with real companies.
Students are given a real business problem by client mentors. Conducting research and developing recommendations is core to prepare a strong proposal.
Finally, students present the results to the client and apply the feedback to their proposal. The best project will receive the Architecture and Design final project prize.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS
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IE Leaders in Blended Education
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.