Master in Strategic Design of SpacesUnleashing the power of design to boost transformation
In this program, you will discover how to implement innovative design changes that impact behavior and align with an organization’s goals. This will include enhancing functionality, brand strengthening and boosting productivity and satisfaction, while also providing sustainable solutions.
Design solutions should take a holistic approach to create spaces and experiences that align with an organization’s goals. This means all solutions should be interconnected, omnichannel, and future-proof. By taking this approach, we can harness the power of technology and drive innovation while also allowing for flexibility, enhancing productivity, and ensuring the wellness of the user and environment.
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,
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DESIGNER OF THE FUTURE
You will be a “designer of the future”, a creative problem solver, able to deliver fast design solutions to help clients in the decision-making process.
You will learn how to be a strategic designer that provides tangible, adaptable solutions, working together with clients in multidisciplinary teams, capable of designing the best experience for the user, aligning the physical and the virtual spaces.
Our holistic approach to design helps you create sustainable solutions that impact business performance. Because true sustainability is more than the materials we use—it’s about versatile, economically viable spaces that influence the way we interact with our surroundings.
INTERIORS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The Master in Strategic Design of Spaces will give you tools to create interiors for the 21st century, strengthening the connection between design, environment and technology, approaching each project with a holistic view.
DESIGN IMPACT ON BEHAVIORS
It will help you raise the awareness of the impact of design on culture and behaviors. You will translate the value that your design solutions are delivering to productivity, functionality, branding, well-being, happiness etc - not to mention the sustainability solutions it can provide.
BESPOKE SOLUTIONS DESIGNER
This master’s degree will provide you with a mindset, tools and structure that will ensure you are constantly evolving to meet the market demands, anticipating the trends and giving the right attitude to face disruptions.
You will acquire a broad new knowledge and design thinking capability that will make you a hybrid person fluent in the creative realm who has enough experience to generate ideas, execute them efficiently and aligning your ideas with the business goals.
It will differentiate you from the design driven designers, but also from the RE, HR, IT directors that are unaware of the consequences of the design implications of their decisions. It will prepare you to face successfully the challenges of the real world providing you with an added value that will differentiate you from your peers.
SHAPE YOUR UNIQUENESS
The Master in Strategic Design of Spaces will also shape and design your uniqueness and will provide you with a new network of coaches, mentors and colleagues.
EXCELLENT FACULTY AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
International professors who are working in director positions in the architecture, design and workspaces field or who are recognized academics, providing different perspectives and viewpoints.
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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.