Interaction Design Programme

Following a rigorous selection process, each year we select up to 25 talented people from all over the world to participate in our Interaction Design Programme (IDP).

Through an intense one-year curriculum, participants are taught to identify opportunities and to create new applications for technology – but more importantly to humanise technology – through the creation of meaningful, pragmatic and socially relevant concepts.

We place faith in diversity of skills, thinking and culture – and believe in imparting skills for teamwork, communication and collaboration, not just technical and design skills. Each person brings individual skills with them and the IDP is an effective platform for peer-to-peer learning.

‘Just enough prototyping’

Through the design of software, products and services, we apply a hands-on and people-centred approach to interaction design. We believe in early, iterative and rapid prototyping as an integral part of the entire design process.

Looking for insights and inspirations, we promote a design process that is not just about problem solving but about generating solutions that offer genuine value and would have a viable impact. We teach how to apply technology to everyday life by designing for the ‘near future’ – encouraging speculative thinking, that is grounded in reality.

Our mission is to teach participants how to design & implement products, services and environments -in line with CIID’s vision to inspire action towards better futures.

The application process for IDP 2018 is now CLOSED. The initial application deadline was May 12th, 2017. If you are interested in applying for 2019, please sign up to our mailing list. This is where we will announce the process for entry in January 2019. This is usually announced around the end of February.

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