We all know that the training experience of a graduate student usually has different stages: enthusiasm for meeting people and new things, effort to put into practice what has been learned, a mixture of frustration and satisfaction, relief and happiness at the achievement of objectives… And it is only when the course has finished that we value what we have learned, understand the why and wherefore of what we have studied. This occurs when knowledge settles, is deposited and ordered in the mental library that we all have.
To accelerate the process of self-awareness and so that each student feels his/her skills advance during the course, and not just after it has finished, in this edition of the Masters of Design and Innovation we have introduced four units (modules) that divide and structure the teaching in training stages.
Understand and master the transformation tools that design provides for each area, develop creative and research strategies, strengthen concepts and ideas, analyse ways of life and behaviour to propose new solutions and scenarios, evaluate prototypes and proposals, implement by means of the production and materialization of projects, communicate and position proposals in the market: these are some of the subjects that organize the content of the masters, deliveries and aims.
At each stage there has been an academic reference to lead and accompany the students in the achievement of results, through the support of a specialised teaching team for each module. In this way, a clear learning environment has been defined in which the skills to be developed are easily reached.
The division into units has enabled us to create a tangible thermometer of the personal development of the students, which has helped everybody to find themselves and understand the education process. Thus, the assimilation of content has been accelerated during the course, allowing each student to profit more from the time invested in improving his/her skills.
Most certainly, perceptions and experiences have penetrated more deeply and for this reason they will continue to emerge gradually, often unconsciously; we hope that along with memories, what has been learned is associated with something that helps us to be better people and better professionals.