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MDes Care / Health & Social Innovation

  • // Initial Education
  • // Program taught in French
  • // Nantes (France)

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in Health & Social Innovation, a single master’s degree in design

This program is only open to students who validate their undergraduate studies at L’École de design.

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The MDes Health & Social Innovation aims to identify and experience how product design, service design, graphic design, space design and interactive design can bring a better understanding of user groups such as children or the elderly, in order to offer solutions to improve their daily life and social conditions.

Main themes

  • Health : preventention and care
  • Quality of life : rhythms of life, ethics, autonomy, longevity, fulfilment, community life (place and role within the community)
  • Environmental and social mediation: understand and give meaning to life experiment so as to take effective actions and consider the user as a stakeholder.
  • From individual identity to the collective identity: the sharing of skills, experience, abilities and memories (solidarity and empathy).

Curriculum

The Health & Social Innovation program aims to innovate in an ethical approach to improve life conditions. Students are led to research, manage data, display it, extract emergent themes and patterns in order to identify the problems of targeted population groups, and then to develop a product or a service that will have a real impact on people’s life.

> Become a responsible designer

Increasing life expectancy, deterioration of the social link, poverty, overpopulation... Design must try to offer new answers to these evolutions providing a globale and systemic vision of the world.
The design role is to imagine sustainable and applicable to all concepts, not only to answer today’s challenges, but also to anticipate the upcoming evolutions.

The Health & Social Innovation program aims to shape creative designer managers, committed to an ethical reflexion, capable to go against the mainstream ideas and to listen to a constantly changing reality.

> Get a sustainable design expertise

All along this master program, students develop their skills and know-how through many projects, wokshops, seminars, courses... They are led to research, manage data, display it, extract emergent themes and patterns in order to identify the problems of targeted population groups, and then to develop a product or a service that will have a real impact on people’s life.

 

 

Admission requirements

> Academic requirements

This program is only open to students who validate their undergraduate studies at L’École de design.

> Tuition fees

Tuition fees 2019 : 7 700 € per year.

Double degree

During their fifth year students can prepare a double degree to improve certain skills.

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, delivered by the Business Administration Institute of the University of Nantes. Open to all the MDes programs taught in France (except the MDes UX Design option Design & Virtual Reality).

This program taught by the partner institutions is taught in French. A minimum level of CEFR B2 is recommended to be able to follow the courses.

Teaching staff

Head of program
Clémence Montagne, Director of Care Design Lab

Educational coordinator
Simon Boussard

 

Job prospects and further education

> Areas of application

Equipment, applications, arrangements of spaces, and services related to:

  • Health and well-being
  • Games and educational toys
  • Recreation and sports
  • Silver Economy (elderly market)
  • Justice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability

> Master’s degree in design

As all our master programs, this one leads you to the Master’s degree in design, certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and registered in the Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles (the French directory for vocational qualifications or RNCP) as a Level I Master’s degree.

To know more about this diplome, check out the Our degrees page.

Partners

Industries

French Hospital Federation (FHF)
Nexity
Nouvelles Cliniques Nantaises (private hospital)
Reunica
University Hospital of Nantes (CHU)


Competitiveness clusters and Public Institutions

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Maine et Loire
Calyxis
City of Vertou
University hospital of Nantes
Gérontopôle Pays-de-la-Loire (research center for the aging population)
Novachild
Nantes Métropole
Pays de la Loire region
Unis-Cités

 

 

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