Boundaries are meant to be crossed
To be able to empower yourself and society it’s important that you explore and cross boundaries.
Design-Based Learning (DBL) is an educational approach based on the research processes and reasoning to generate innovative artifacts, systems and solutions. It uses the pedagogical insights of problem-based education. Broadly speaking, DBL can be seen as an instruction method that involves students in solving realistic (design) problems while reflecting on the learning process. It emphasizes the planning and design of activities that resemble authentic technical environments where students make decisions in the design of cognitive thinking processes as they go through iterations in generating specifications, making predictions, experiencing and creating solutions, testing and communicating.
The focus of learning is in defining opportunities and creating concepts through a design-led innovation process. Acquiring the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform these conceptual developments prepares professionals who are able to handle contemporary complex issues and search for hidden opportunities in order to develop these into value-creating concepts.
Our programmes are built on an understanding that disciplinary, cultural and intellectual diversity, combined with a creative and open mindset, drives successful (social, business & technological) innovation.
During the programms students will work on challenges, where students train and polish their ability to conduct research and notice areas of opportunity, to sense the current limits of technology and how to expand those borders, to notice changes in people’s needs and habits and uncover new possibilities by reframing familiar problems.
Our programmes combines education and innovation into a active learning approach. Students are challenged to search for new ways to address complex contemporary challenges by utilising the synergy that comes from creative practices and exploring emerging technologies.
The programmes develops students into self directed professionals with the ability to collaborate creatively across different fields and disciplines. The design-led creative process developed by PULSED furthers students’ personal, professional and educational background, enhancing their existing identity, skills and knowledge and enriching them with supplementary competences in order to grow them into virtuous team players able to cope with contemporary complexity.
During their studies, students get a unique creative educational experience by participating in the innovation process in collaboration with industry, community and government partners.