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The International Design School in Sustainable Innovation for Human Solutions
BESIGN The Sustainable Design School - The Design School in Sustainable Innovation
Founded in 2013, BESIGN The Sustainable Design School is an international establishment of higher education dedicated to sustainable design and innovation for humans.
A word from the founders:
«A strong common conviction has guided our work in founding BESIGN The Sustainable Design School: the profound changes occurring i !n the world today require us to approach innovation in an entirely different, radical way. By sharing our reciprocal pedagogic and professional experiences, we are convinced that: Design, as a means of thinking, plays an essential role in new, sustainable innovation for all.
The Objectives of Sustainable Development
BESIGN The Sustainable Design School follows the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a creative tool.
A transversal curriculum with many multidisciplinary entries
We privilege the process of integration based on exchange and personal skill. Our priority: to get to know you and value your talents.
International - International Exchanges
BESIGN The Sustainable Design School is a member of the Cumulus Association, an international network that regroups 280 design schools and universities worldwide.
- Université de Buenos Aires, Faculté de l’Architecture, du Design et de l’Urbanisme (UBA – FADU) - Argentina
- Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina (UCAL) - Peru
- Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology - India
- Ringling College of Art & Design - USA
- Özyegin University - Turkey
- Tbilissi State Academy - Georgia
- Universita degli studi della campania luigi vanvitelli - Italy
- Jiangnan University - China
- Universidad del desarrollo (UDD) - Chile
- HIT Holon Institute of Technology - Israel
- Université de Montréal - Canada
- University of Shizuoka - Japan
- UPES - India
Professional experience - Partnership projects
As of the first year of your studies, you “learn by doing” in the context of professional partnerships.
« These major companies come to work with our students because they have an intuitive vision of tomorrow, they are already living with the knowledge and sharing of the economies of tomorrow, they are born in a digital world, and they aspire to help others in a responsible way! »
Projects - What are they?
The professional projects implemented each year allow a new generation of creative, curious students who are concerned about the world.
Phase 1 - Brief and problematic
Meeting with representatives of the partnership company is a key point. During this exchange, students are introduced to the project, identify the needs, fine-tune the brief, and draft perspective strategies.
Phase 2 - Analysis
The sequences of research and immersion sessions allow the students to integrate the needs of the company on the one hand and to define essential personas for strategic reflection on the other—inclusion of sustainable development objectives related to the project.
Phase 3 - Ideation
This phase allows the generation of a large range of innovative ideas, from the most utopic to the most concrete. Ideation will lead the students to find conceptual answers.
Phase 4 - Realization The selected ideas are analyzed, reworked, and drawn by the students to validate their relevance for future users.
By using models (3D digital visual representation) and prototyping (functional and dynamic mock-up), the students give a real, visual aspect to the validated solutions.
Phase 5 - Prototyping
All of the work phases are formalized and illustrated by different physical and digital media. The objective is to explain to the company the reflection carried out, the positions are taken and the results of the project.
With new innovative methods :
- «Design Thinking»
- Frugal innovation
- Life cycle analysis, Eco-Conception, Biomimicry Knowledge of Design ®
- 17 Sustainable Development Goals