CIID’s Summer School 2013 provides the opportunity to explore interaction design through a choice of two 2-week workshops:

Exploring BioMimetic Interfaces

The Quantified Self

Running between 15-26th July, there are a maximum number of 25 places available for each course. The workshops run simultaneously so it is not possible to participate in both classes.

CIID follows a ‘learning by doing’ philosophy so participants will be encouraged to explore the relevant topic as as a context – and then experiment, make, play and build prototypes in the studio/workshops.

Participants will become engaged with the topic of interaction design, learning practical skills in the process. World-class faculty will lead the individual classes and we hope that we can infuse both the knowledge and enthusiasm to encourage participants to study interaction design at a higher level or to use their new-found skills in their current practice.

Previous knowledge of interaction design is not required as we are looking for a group of people who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some knowledge of Arduino and/or Processing would be advantageous for the project work – however, an appetite for learning and willingness to operate in a team is essential!

Both of the modules have a tangible element to them so there will be plenty of opportunity to experiment with digital fabrication and physical prototyping.

CIID is situated close to the harbour, right in the centre of Copenhagen. It’s the perfect location to explore the city, the beautiful parks and beaches, together with your fellow summer school participants who will come from all over the world.

We will organise a number of social gatherings including a Sunday afternoon ‘meet & greet’ on July 14th – to get to know the other participants before the official class kick-off on the Monday morning.