Bachelor in Smart Design

Design + Technology + Innovation



In the light of today’s business and industrial needs, it is vital to wed design and technology to achieve innovative, competitive design solutions.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Smart Design prepares you for the application of technology in various design fields (fashion, products, interiors, audio-visuals, graphics and design management) giving you the specialised training you need to incorporate technological development into your projects fostering dialogue between the physical and digital spheres.

Bachelor in Smart Design serves training needs from the crossroads between design, technology, art and science as a theoretical framework to stimulate creativity, innovation and sustainability.

Introduction

⟶ As a designer, it is essential to dominate multidisciplinary environments which will give an innovative look to the development of projects where the physical and digital spheres merge.

⟶ The primary goal of Smart Design studies is to apply the new paradigms to the design process, where the static switches to dynamic and one-way to bidirectional, thanks to the creative handling and usage of new technological models.

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Key data

Diploma
Bachelor in Smart Design (ESDi-specific Bachelor's Degree). It is possible to take a single course and obtain a specialisation diploma.

Duration
4 academic years.

Credits
46 ECTS (distributed over 4 academic years, 8-12 ECTS per year).

Teaching mode
Face-to-face. ESDi Campus Sabadell (C/ Marquès de Comillas, 81-83, 08202 Sabadell).




Price
816€ per year. Check our scholarships and grants programme.

Academic period
October to June.

Language
English will be the vehicular language for the Bachelor’s Degree.

Timetables
For the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Academic Years, there will be two sessions a week from 3 pm to 8 pm. During the 4th Academic Year, there will be two sessions a week between 8.30 am and 3 pm.

Syllabus

Estructure

The total number of credits of the Bachelor in Smart Design is 46 ECTS, to be taken in 4 academic years (between 8 and 12 per year). It is possible to take a single course and obtain a specialisation diploma.

1st academic year

Material Innovation.

This subject presents an overview of the existing innovation in materials applicable to the different design disciplines: product, interior, graphic, audiovisual and fashion. Students will conduct applied research to design their own projects focusing on the innovative, sustainable and creative use and crafting of materials.

Credits: 4 ECTS.

Smart Objects & Digital Fabrication.

The goal of this course is to pique students’ curiosity regarding the incorporation of new technologies into the design process, given that the links between information and the material world are getting stronger and stronger. Information is now a key part of product proposals and the boundaries between the materials used for designing products are becoming increasingly blurred.

Credits: 6 ECTS.

2nd academic year

Fundamentals of Digital Culture.

This course provides a critical analysis of some of the factors that influence design, art and technology. It also includes in-depth analysis of selected readings. The topics chosen cover key issues that affect digital culture.

Credits: 4 ECTS.

Digital Creation.

The common thread is the use and handling of digital information from the designer’s standpoint. The course shows the creative scope offered by emerging communication technologies, and how the relationships between machine components and programming can be exploited for design purposes, as well as their scope for human interaction.

Credits: 4 ECTS.

3D Animation and Holography.

Introduction to 3D animation and holography. We will study the basic science behind holography and will learn various techniques of what are commonly called holograms, but that are in fact optical illusions.

Credits: 4 ECTS.

3rd academic year

Dynamic Data Programming.

This course looks at various programming languages applied to the design of interactive applications and websites, exploring their key technical features and their scope in the design field. The course also delves into the online documentation of projects and student’s portfolio and store creation through resource-sharing.

Credits: 6 ECTS.

Creative Interaction.

The student will delve into topics such as creative coding for interactive graphics and sound, interfaces, data management and visualisation, digital communications and IoT. A series of contents that will enhance the capabilities of the student’s projects in the interaction between humans and devices, as well as between the devices themselves and the network. By visualising and interacting with the virtual environment, students will allow their projects to function not only on their own, but also outside the physical device.

Credits: 6 ECTS.

4th academic year

Smart Projects.

The course aims to empower students to envision, design and prototype their ideas by putting into practice the knowledge and motivations acquired during the Bachelor’s degree. They will use their skills in computational design, digital fabrication, hardware, software, electronic prototyping and coding, and they will deepen their knowledge in these fields to develop a final Smart Design project.

Credits: 6 ECTS.

Smart Design.

This course takes a critical and practical approach to smart design objects with a specific focus on conversational interfaces and Artificial Intelligence. The course delves into the existing types of AI in the different design areas: from personal shopper AIs to Domotic solutions, shedding light on their technical grounding and their scope in the Design field. The course also poses hands-on practical exercises including programming a chatbot based on the student’s field of interest.

Credits: 6 ECTS.

Career
path

⟶ Research and management of intelligent design equipment.
⟶ Consulting for innovation teams.
⟶ Companies and projects that develop new forms of generative interaction.
⟶ Companies managing social networks and digital marketing.
⟶ Art Direction.
⟶ Creative direction.
⟶ Developer of interactive responsive projects.
⟶ Visual artist for events and thematic spaces.
⟶ Leader of creative teams in design studios.
⟶ Design of smart products, spaces and services: appliances, wearables, street furniture, mobility, etc.
⟶ Design of digital services.
⟶ Management of hybrid projects.
⟶ Interaction.
⟶ Development of information systems.
⟶ Innovation consultant.
⟶ Researcher in the area of ​​smart product development.

Skills

Theoretical, critical technical and practical skills in:

⟶ New media, technological development, Design, Art, Telecommunications, and Computing.
⟶ Digital fabrication: additive and substractive techniques, including 3D printing, CNC and laser-cutting .
⟶ 3D modelling.
⟶ Programming of micro-controllers.
⟶ Design and building of circuits.
⟶ Electronic Input Sensors, actuators.
⟶ Communications and Networks.
⟶ CAD/CAM and generating G-Code.
⟶ JavaScript, HTML, & CSS.
⟶ Communications & Networks.
⟶ Bots and Conversational Interfaces.
⟶ Collaborative development, GIT, project documentation.
⟶ Digital Marketing.
⟶ Smart Project development.

Teaching
staff

Agustina Palazzo, smart design, postgrado diseño de calzado

Agustina Palazzo

Multidisciplinary artist and cultural manager. Coordinator of the Bachelor in Smart Design
Marcelo de Medeiros, diseñador de calzado, cuenca&co, postgrado diseño de calzado barcelona

Marce de Medeiros

Product designer expert in new materials
lara campos, material designer, bachelor smart design, barcelona

Lara Campos

Material designer & researcher

Joan Planas

Co-founder of Domestic Data Streamers
silvia escursell, diseño gráfico, grado en diseño barcelona

Sílvia Escursell

Graphic Designer Specialized in Material and packaging
ivan marino, smart design, artist & researcher, diseño ui/ux

Dr. Iván Marino

Audiovisual artist and researcher
Daniela Savalli, bachelor en smart design esdi

Daniella Savalli

Audiovisual producer and director

Scholarships and grants

⟶ No person with the vocation and capacity for design should miss out on the opportunity to get an education for economic reasons. Therefore, at ESDi we seek to facilitate access for future students, promote academic excellence, and boost the academic and professional careers of students through our scholarships and grants programme.

⟶ For further information about our specific scholarships and grants for the double degree, please send us an email to admissions@esdi.edu.es

More information

If you are interested in taking the Undergraduate Degree in Design + Bachelor in Smart Design, you can contact us by email at admissions@esdi.edu.es or via WhatsApp (+34) 606 237 428. We will inform you about the admission process, the scholarships and grants that are available and we will resolve any queries you may have.

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