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Students from IE University’s new Bachelor in Design exhibit their work for the first time at Segovia’s Casa de la Moneda building

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Students exhibit projects undertaken during the first semester in an exhibition entitled “Learning by Doing” held in a building which once housed Spain’s Royal Mint.

Project outlines, blown glass vases, elegant door handles and chairs made out of wood form part of the sample of work which will be on display until February 5.

Segovia’s Casa de la Moneda building is currently hosting the first exhibition of work by students from IE University’s new Bachelor in Design. The work displayed includes project outlines, blown glass vases, elegant door handles and a range of chairs made of Wood.

The work, which will be on display until February 5, 2018, is the fruit of the efforts of students currently undertaking their first year of a course entitled “Introduction to Design Studio I: Learning by Doing”, taught by IE School of Architecture and Design professor Andrea Caruso. The course permits students to take their first steps in the world of design, learning to set up their first projects and to develop the skills needed to start a career in design.

The methodology blends theory and practice using nine diverse and quick exercises carried out during the first semester. Students, individually and in groups, sketch and work with a range of materials in the FabLab, IE School of Architecture and Design’s work space. Through this process the course aims to spark students’ skills to identify the importance of good design and develop a critical sense of the work involved.

“IE University Degree in Design is an updated approach to the current role of designers. It equips students to meet the challenges they face today in the fast-changing, globalized and uncertain world in which we live,” says the degree program director, Edgar González. “The aim of this program revolves around three key elements – constant creativity and innovation in design as the cornerstone of the program, the rigor of social sciences to afford a user-centric vision coupled with a focus on the relevant context, and a strategic vision of business as a key element of the designer’s toolkit when formulating proposals.”

The Degree in Design, which started in September at IE University’s Segovia campus, is an innovative program centered around a solid knowledge of design and a demanding project-based methodology focused on meeting real-life challenges. This new degree program run by IE School of Architecture and Design combines rigorous scientific and creative aspects of design with a business perspective that permits the transformation and improvement of people’s day-to-day lives.   The Degree in Design is an integral program that seeks to challenge current physical, experiential, functional and emotional realities. It is aimed at people who are flexible and bold, and able to transform reality into something better and more sustainable, regardless of available resources.

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