Last week our students in Stockholm finished their Design Specialisation and we asked one of the students, Susan Nygren, to write something about it on this blog:
"During our last module, Design Specialisation 2, we worked with a real customer and a real project. We had a lot of fun and learned many things during our 4 weeks of work. The experience of learning was more intense beause now we got a direct insight of how a real company works and what it needs, from a design point of view.
All though it was fun, it was also a whole lot of work and a very short time to get it finished, so therefore we ones again learned the importance of planning and finding a clear structure in the project group when it came to who-works-with-what.
The uniqueness of this module was that we for the first time only worked towards a company as designers and nothing else and it was a challenge to be sure of how to handle a situation of both management and designing.
On the other hand I think that a confidence arose of handeling many different tasks at once and eventually we had a successful result and the customer was very satisfied.
I personally see that module as a great source of knowledge and experience for my own professional future as a designer.