Experiencing. Prototyping. Learning.

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design hosts a range of educational initiatives, most notably, the Interaction Design Programme and the CIID Summer School.

Our educational activities present an integrated environment for participants, faculty and staff to work together in a multicultural, multidisciplinary studio environment. The school attracts an impressive and diverse selection of International visiting faculty who are highly regarded as experts in their fields.

We continually develop our definition of interaction design through the evolving nature of our curricula. Led by a ‘learning by doing’ philosophy and a people-centred approach, students are encouraged to explore topics before generating ideas. These concepts are then prototyped in the well-equipped lab and workshop.

CIID Education was listed as one of ‘The World’s top 25 Design Schools’ by Business Insider Magazine

The Interaction Design Programme teaches fundamental skills, methods and tools related to tangible/product interactions, graphical/screen interactions and service design / strategic interactions.

CIID provides a new model of education that is relevant for both academia and industry. Through collaborative Industry Partnerships and industry facing projects, students are exposed to a broad range of topics and real-world contexts.

The Summer School provides participants the opportunity to explore interaction design through a series of modular workshops. Reflecting our multi-disciplinary outlook, these workshops are attended by students and professionals from many backgrounds, ages and cultures.

Our founding partners include: Novo Nordisk, Velux, Maersk Line, The Danish Ministry of Economy and Trade, The Danish Ministry of Culture, and The Danish Design School. Intel and the Lauritzen Fonden sponsored technical equipment for the project it-lab. Manfrotto have sponsored camera and lighting equipment. From 2011-2014 the IDP programme was hosted by Kolding School of Design.


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The CIID IDP 2016 Interaction Awards Finalists


Congratulations to two student groups from this year’s Interaction Design Programme who were announced as finalists in the 2016 Interaction Awards! John Ferreira, Alejandra Molina and Andreas Read More…

Intel DSN – Annual Meeting


Spread across two days (Nov 16/17th), the Intel Design Schools Network gathered together in LA for a showcase of projects done in 2015 – and Read More…

Applications for CIID Nest 2016 are now open!


Applications for the 2016 round of CIID’s own Nest incubator are now open! Start and grow your business at Denmark’s earliest-stage and only design-driven incubator.  Read More…