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MDes Human Machine Design / Tangible UX Design

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

A postgraduate program in two years specialized in Tangible UX Design, a single master’s degree in design

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

Manon Le Coent / Fruidge / Module de conservation intelligent

The MDes program Tangible UX Design explores the concept of tangibility and materiality of the information for the conception of innovative products and services, in every area. It is based on hybridization between objects, environments and information systems.

Main themes

  • Development of user-centered digital services
  • Connected objects
  • Gaming applications
  • Mobile services
  • Pervasive computing
  • Research on multisensory interfaces

Curriculum

The Tangible UX Design program trains designers specialized in the development of user-centered digital services.
As information technology is becoming increasingly popular and keeps expanding over our material environment, the ways human beings interact with information systems reach way beyond the oppositions between real and virtual, hardware and software. In a world where connected devices are omnipresent, the wide range of available uses pushes designers to invent new interface scenarios to make sure “ambient computing” produces user-centered technologies.

The MDes programs, established over two years, are organized in four semesters validated by 30 ECTS each. A consequent and increasing personal working time is expected for each module.

Semester 1
Students spend this semester abroad, either in academic exchange or internship as a junior designer (13 weeks minimum).

The objective of this semester for students studying at a partner school is to discover other teaching methods, other tools and approaches of the design project.
For students in internship, the goal is to highlight and expand professional knowledge in the context of another culture.

Semester 2
During this semester, students learn how to manage complex design projects, deepen their knowledge of the economic, social and cultural aspects of the field covered in their program, build and apply a methodology and support their end-of-term project. studies, the subject of which they themselves define.

Teaching, delivered in the form of projects in partnership with industry, workshops, lectures, conferences and professional meetings includes the following compulsory credits:
• Design and complexity project
• Workshop to define the end of studies project
• Prospective design project
• Seminar methodologies
• Innovation seminar
• Intellectual property
• Seminar specific to the theme of the program
• Introduction to research workshop
• Professionalisation / lab
• Contests
• TOEIC preparation
• Preparation for the end of studies project, complementary seminar
• Memory preparation workshop

Semester 3
Continuation and finalization of the end-of-studies project summarizing all the professional skills acquired. It can be conducted in collaboration with a company and / or research laboratory of a partner university. This personal end-of-studies project must be related to the program in which students are enrolled.
Supervision is ensured in the form of workshops under the direction of a referent designer, to which punctual speakers are associated. Writing a thesis in the theme of the project.

Courses:
• Initiation to law
• introduction to management
• End of studies project workshop
• Memory Workshop
• Professionalization & lab
• Competitions

Semester 4
The study program ends with a minimum of sixteen weeks (and a maximum of six months) internship within a company, in France or abroad.
Trainees work as junior designers and support all or part of a project.
The student must demonstrate his ability to integrate into a team, manage a project and develop all the sequences of the project for its smooth running. It allows the student to articulate all of his studies with what will be his first professional experience.
Depending on the professional project of the student, this internship can also take place within a company that the student will create, or even within a research laboratory.

Program taught in French

 

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 the second year of their master’s studies, students have the possibility to prepare double degrees:

  • to improve their management skills: the Master’s in Design Degree from L’École de design Nantes Atlantique coupled with a Master’s Degree in “Business Administration,” with a focus on “innovation and entrepreneurship” delivered by the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (Business Administration Institute of the University of Nantes). The Institut d’Administration des Entreprises is also located in Nantes.
  • to prepare a double degree with the DU DESSiiN, a university degree dedicated to connected objects, in partnership with the University of Nantes and Telecom Bretagne engineering school.

The academic schedule is adapted to allow students to follow both courses. Students may apply for these double degrees during their first year of master’s studies.

The courses in the partner institutes are held in French. A minimum level of CEFR B2 is recommended to be able to follow the courses.

Teaching staff

Head of program
Grégoire Cliquet, Director of the READi Design Lab (applied experimental research and interaction design laboratory)

Educational Coordinator
Arnaud Le Roi

Job prospects and further education

Areas of application

  • Connected objects
  • Gaming applications
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Work equipment
  • Mobile services
  • Pervasive computing
  • Research on multisensory interfaces
  • Collaborative / interactive work

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

AMA (groupe Guillemot), Bodet, Dassault Systèmes, Orange Labs, PSA, Proginov Touchlab, Wiztivi, Groupe SEB, Abri Services, MAIF, BIG BEN

Competitiveness clusters and associations

La Cantine numérique (Nantes)/Atlantic 2.0 Clarté, Pôle Images et Réseaux, SAMOA/Quartier de la Création, Stéréolux, Trempolino

Educational institutions

Arts et Métiers Angers-Laval (ENSAM)/ Laboratory Presence and Innovation (member of the Design&Emotion Research Group)
Télécom Bretagne (Computer Systems and Network Engineering)
University of Nantes – Polytech

 

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