Monday, 22nd Jan 2018


This year, CIID’s “Summer School around the World” educational platform is coming to Costa Rica!

Join us for 1-3 weeks of hands-on learning and team work, and acquire tools and skills for life-centered innovation.

Choose one (or up to three!) of the 15 stand-alone workshops offered on multiple subjects, such as “Intro to Service Design,” “Designing Interactive Spaces” and more, taught by world-class experts.

Previous knowledge of interaction design is not required, but bring a passion for learning and a drive to try new things!

Read more and apply here:


Friday, 12th Jan 2018


The Professional Programmes course planned for January 2018 is sold out, and we are happy to announce the next instalment to take place in Copenhagen this spring.

Service Design through Experience Prototyping
Date: April 18-20
Location: CIID building, Copenhagen, Denmark

A 3-day intensive course on how to create or improve a service, using a rapid design thinking process that puts the user at the center to create actionable, business-ready experience prototypes.

More information and signup:

New workshop in Greece, February 2018.

Monday, 18th Dec 2017

NY Prototype 2

New CIID workshop coming up in Athens, Greece!

Service Design Thinking will equip you with the tools to be more holistic and people-centric in creating compelling services in any industry. This course is an intensive 3-day deep dive into the complex task of designing and delivering a service through learning by doing and lectures, with a small group size and experienced facilitators.

The instructors will introduce you to tools and techniques useful across the service process — from research to concept generation to prototyping to change management. The course is suitable for professionals of all backgrounds and levels of design fluency.

More information and signup:

In cooperation with the Hellenic American Union.

CIID listed as top school – Azure Magazine

Thursday, 14th Dec 2017


Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design is among the schools listed as a top school in the category of Interaction Design.

Read more on AZURE: an award-winning magazine with a focus on international contemporary architecture and design.

Upcoming Workshops: Service Design through Experience Prototyping, Copenhagen

Tuesday, 28th Nov 2017

NY Prototype 2

A three-day intensive course with previous runs in NYC, London, Bangalore, and Pune, coming to the CIID building in Copenhagen this January!

The Service Design through Experience Prototyping workshop will give you the tools to be more holistic and people-centric in creating compelling services in any industry.

Through lectures followed by direct hands-on application, you will work intensively in teams to create a new service from scratch. Our instructors will guide you through the process of creating or improving a service from research and conception all the way to testing and delivery.

The course is suitable for professionals of all backgrounds and levels of design fluency.

More information and signup:

PlatoScience are shipping!

Tuesday, 21st Nov 2017


Nest alumni PlatoScience (formerly Mindsettr) are now shipping their first products!

As of last week, they have shipped their very first PlatoWork headsets. PlatoWork is a neurostimulation headset for creativity and focus, and a project they have been working hard on for the last two years.

Congratulations and good luck!

Final Exhibition 2017

Sunday, 19th Nov 2017


Opening Party: December 8th, 3-8pm
Exhibition Continues: Saturday 9th, 12-6pm.
Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, Copenhagen K, 1253

This year’s Final Exhibition will showcase a wide range of design solutions through an impressive collection of tangible and visual prototypes. Our Interaction Design Programme students have followed an intense curriculum and the Final Exhibition sets out to reflect their new found knowledge and skill-sets.

The 23 final projects will demonstrate the multi-disciplinary, exploratory and potentially disruptive nature of Interaction Design and Service Design. We hope that the projects won’t stop at this exhibition and that people will continue to develop their concepts into actual products and services that will impact positively on the lives of those they are designed for.

Go CIID – IXDA Award Shortlist Announced!

Wednesday, 8th Nov 2017


There were no less than four CIID projects in the shortlist for the 2018 IXDA Awards and we are very proud to see that two projects have made it to the final.

Congratulations and good luck to…


The Internet Phone by James Zhou, Sebastian Hunkeler, Isak Frostå and Jens Obel. This one is in the ‘Engaging’ category. Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.


Objectifier – Bjørn Karmann’s project – also in the ‘Empowering’ category.

We’re crossing our fingers and toes that all of these people will be up on stage in Lyon at the IXDA Awards in February.

Special mentions for:


Just Go by Bora Kim, Christopher Bogár, Kelvyn Ornette Sol Marte and Yee Mun Ooi – in the ‘Empowering’ category. Enabling people to go beyond their limits.


Grishma Rao for _ghostKit

5 questions for Chilean innovator Stiven Kerestegian

Monday, 6th Nov 2017


Read the full article on the Tico Times by Elizabeth Lang (November 5, 2017)

Born in Chile, Kerestegian moved to the United States at the age of seven, then back to Chile at 20 to study architecture at the Finis Terrae University in Santiago. While studying architecture he discovered the career of industrial design.

After finding this new love, he went on to study industrial design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. This led him to work at Microsoft designing hardware, computer mouse, keyboards and reference design, which is the technical or blueprint design of a system for companies to understand an operative system’s new version.

Since that time, Kerestegian has worked with the Chilean nonprofit Techo para Mi Pais, Lego, and now the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) as the Head of Innovation and Strategy.

On a recent visit to Costa Rica to announce the CIID’s Summer School program in our country, to be held next year, Kerestegian sat down and spoke with The Tico Times on a lovely, warm night at El Steinvorth in downtown San José. Excerpts follow.

Read more…

Award Winning – LittleBits Code Kit

Friday, 20th Oct 2017


LitteBits Code Kit is a resource-rich intro to coding in the classroom that’s easy to teach & engages students through an activity they love: making and playing games.

Students are encouraged to embrace failure, think critically, make their own rules, and collaborate while playing & coding games. The playful nature of the kit brings code into the real world to teach foundational coding and engineering concepts.

The development of the Code Kit was aided by research and design from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design when the Interaction Design Programme students had the opportunity to work with LittleBits on an Industry Project back in 2015.

The Code Kit was one of Technology & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards Winners. This award recognises outstanding products exhibited at the International Society for Technology in Education show.