Thessaloniki, Greece

Product Design Summer Camp 2017

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 190

Programme Summary

During the last decades the global tendencies in Product Design are heading towards the understanding of the actual consumer needs and the creative incorporation of these requirements in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is deemed necessary to adopt an integral approach to the development of new products, and more specifically a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competences. The participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino 3D), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artefacts of high specifications. The aforementioned specifications ought to combine functionality, economy, entrepreneurship and of course high aesthetic qualities. Considering the above requirements, an interdisciplinary team of academics and design professionals will offer lectures and project guidance transmitting their knowledge and experience in the ever-growing field of product design. The high level of teaching by internationally acclaimed academics and professionals, coupled with the technological infrastructure at the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki guarantee the success of the programme and aspire to equip the participants with a valuable experience for their further development in the field.

Summer Camp Video

You can get a preview of the programme by watching last year’s Product Design Summer Camp video

Programme Topics & Structure

Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
Product Development
3D modelling - 3D printing - Rendering
Engineering - CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
Product Identity - Branding – Packaging

Course leader

Scientific Committee
Dr Dimitrios Tzetzis, International Hellenic University
Dr Ioanna Symeonidou, International Hellenic University

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos , Athanasios Babalis, Dr Ioanna Symeonidou, Dr Panagiotis Kyratsis, Thanos Tsampouk

Target group

Product Design Summer Camp 2017 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in Product Design will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

Course aim

The aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to make the participants better acquainted with aspects of Product Design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. In the course of the programme, the latest research on product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and praxis in a hands-on approach.

Credits info

4 EC
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) in order to obtain 4 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Fee info

EUR 190: The tuition fees for students are 190€
EUR 230: The tuition fees for professionals are 230€