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. For more general information visit our international 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.
Makers Lab: Making as Design Research
Challenges in today’s society are often complex, which means that not only coming up with solutions is important, but also a thorough investigation of the problems, the technology itself and the materials you work with. In the module Makers Lab, you will learn how to use “making” as a way to conduct critical design research, aiming to contribute to sustainable innovation.