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Master in Research for Design and Innovation

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Master's Degree in Research for Design and Innovation, degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering


Jorge Hernán Rodríguez

Duration // Schedule

Two editions per year starting in September and February // Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5 to 9.15 p.m.


Groups in Spanish and English. Spanish Group: It is advisable to have some basic English knowledge, given that some materials or lectures might be given in this language.


Year 2017-2018: English Edition: 10,500€ (plus 475€ in concept of registration fee).


The master’s degree combines two powerful disciplines in the pre-design process: trend research and co-creation techniques. It is focused on providing current tools related to qualitative and ethnographic research, interdisciplinarity and design thinking geared toward innovation processes applicable to society and industry.

We see innovation as a process of continually addressing users’ real and changing needs in order to improve quality of life through products, services, experiences and new tools. Old patterns are re-examined and re-evaluated and prototypes are being boldly designed based exclusively on thorough research.

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