Become a better designer in Amsterdam!
Study in Amsterdam
Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) in Amsterdam offers you the chance to improve your skills as a designer, whilst enjoying one of the most vibrant cities in the world! Become a better designer by opting for one of our three international one-semester modules.
User Experience Design, Design Thinking and Doing and Makers Lab are three international modules we offer in our second (spring) semester. These programs are open to both CMD students, students from our international partners and so called ‘free movers’. The programs start in February and finish in July. You can find more information on these programs on this page. CMD is part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. We also have more information (practical matters, tuition fees) on the general CMD university page.
User Experience Design
The program User Experience Design aims to help you design web and mobile interfaces: interfaces that provide a good user experience and make a positive contribution to the user’s experience of the organization that provides their products / services through the interface.
Design Thinking and Doing
Design thinking and doing is an approach that involves using designers and/or designerly ways of thinking and doing to develop solutions that allow organizations to deal with an uncertain future in a sustainable way. Rather than just being used to design new products or ways of communicating with customers, organizations use designerly approaches to help them navigate through and succeed in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Challenges in today’s society are often complex, which means that for designers, more than coming up with solutions, it is important to understand how design skills can be used to generate understanding and knowledge to inform any design process. In this minor, you gain both the making and the research skills you need to do design research.