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Design the Future

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MODULE TYPE: SDG 11 – Suitable for All Themes


The world is changing faster than ever. New advances in technology are shaping the ways we act as societies, raising new needs and problems. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the task of thinking about how the future will look like and how to use technology to respond to these challenges. During this course, we will focus on how to design for the future. In line with the strategic vision of the University of Twente, we will not only create an outlook of the future, but also discuss how we, as designers, can shape the coming decades. Throughout the course, a number of design cases and workshops will be given by pioneers from various industries and academia, with the goal of addressing the following questions: (1) How do we adopt a future perspective in design? (2) How do we frame the future as a designer?, (3) How do we use existing technology to build tangible design solutions?. This course is offered as a part of CuriousU summer school at the University of Twente.


  • Learning different design methods and techniques used to develop innovative ideas and creative solution
  • Learning about designing different types of interactions for tangible solutions
  • Applying knowledge about technologies to create an interactive prototype of a system
  • Learning about different ways for testing & evaluating interactive systems

Module level: Basic

Degree level:  Bachelor / Master

Language: English

Study mode: On Campus

SDG11 Theme:  Suitable for All Themes


Semester: Summer

Starting date: 14 August 2022

Finishing date: 23 August 2022

Enrolment period: From 4 July 2022 to 11 August 2022 

Participation Form: Please fill in this form to apply for the course.

Additional Information: There is limited seating for this course, therefore a selection process will be followed based on motivation.

Mobility: The course also includes physical mobility and presence at the University of Twente. The learners who will secure a place in this course will not pay a tuition fee; they however need to reach out to their local ECIU officer to ask for the possibility of financial support for travelling.


University of Twente

Participation info

The admission is currently possible for learners from ECIU partner universities. Please fill the above form.