Enschede, Netherlands

Design the Future

when 14 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 775

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:

How do we adopt a future perspective in design?
How do we frame the future as a designer?
How do we use existing technology to build tangible design solutions?

Course leader

Dr. RĂºben De Freitas Gouveia - Assistant Professor
Chanmi Kim (MsC) - PhD Candidate

Target group

Students at least in their second Bachelor's year with an interest in design.

Fee info

EUR 775: The CuriousU all-in-package consists of these components:

Course participation
Course materials
Social programme, including games, sports and workshops
Inspirational speakers
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee & tea
Accommodation in a tent at the campus of UT


There are no scholarships available! Please contact your home university for any funding opportunities.