Course: Product Design & Professional Development credits: 10

Course code
Product Design & Professional Development
Study year
ECTS credits
Dutch, with parts in English, English
R.M.C. Verheijden
Modes of delivery
  • Individual supervision
  • Peer feedback
  • Self-study
  • Teaching method 1
  • Teaching method 2
  • Tutorial
  • Product Design & professional Development - Other assessment

Learning outcomes

C1. Creative capacity
The student can make authentic visual work that stems from research and which demonstrates artistic vision. The visual work creates meaning and results from the designer’s personal ambition.
C2. Capacity for critical reflection
The student is able to research his own work and working methods, as well as those of others, through contemplating it, analysing, problematizing, positioning, and assessing it.
C3. Capacity for growth and innovation
The student is able to continue to develop and deepen his own work and method of working, and in doing so provides a contribution to the development of the profession, the field, culture, and society.
C4. Organisational capacity
The student can set up and maintain an inspiring and professional work situation.
C5. Communicative capacity
The student can formulate his ideas, concepts, work, method of working, and artistic vision to professionals and the public in and outside of the field.
C6. Environmental focus
The student is able to relate actively and critically to the context he finds himself in with his work.
C7. Capacity to cooperate
The student is able to actively contribute to the realisation of an artistic product or process by working independently within a collaborative setting.


The theme of this subject out of the Design, Research and Support stream is Product Design. The student gets a comprehensive introduction to Product Design. He/she discovers the existing design culture and his/her own place within it.
Thereby the following aspects will be addressed:         

  • Experiment & technology
  • Morphology
  • Scale and proportion
  • Material
  • Research
  • Experimentation 
  • Drawing skills
  • Sources of inspiration & frame of reference