If you have questions regarding how to teach design for very large courses, please contact Design Next.

Typical course structure

The best design courses are always project-based. These projects start with a problem, continue with research, then constructing a solution to the problem, testing the solution, and reporting on it. Projects get more complicated across the years of study. A third-year design course requires more technical and conceptual skills than first-year courses. Assessments usually have four components: mid-term presentations and final presentations; whether the solution is new and creative by the standards of the discipline; communication and teamwork; and individual components in cases of teamwork.

Do you need design lecturers in your course?

Design Next can help you find a design teacher for your classes. Its members may also be available. However, as a small unit, its expertise is limited. Its expertise is mainly in the front end of design (especially in user-centred design), but also in design research and, in the future, will also be in design thinking on the business side of design.

Course planning

Design Next can help you in creating a design class. Its members have a lot of experience and stories from the design classroom and can help in defining learning objectives, pricing the class, designing team tasks, and assessment structures.


If you want to run a workshop to create design content, contact Design Next.