Experiencing. Prototyping. Learning.

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design hosts a range of educational initiatives—most notably the Interaction Design Programme and the CIID Summer School.

Our educational activities present an integrated environment for participants, faculty, and staff to work together in a multicultural, multidisciplinary studio environment. The school attracts a diverse selection of international visiting faculty who are highly regarded experts in their fields.

We continuously develop our definition of interaction design through the evolving nature of our curriculum. Led by a ‘learning by doing’ philosophy and a life-centred approach, students are encouraged to explore topics before generating ideas. These concepts are then prototyped in the well-equipped lab and workshop.

CIID Education was listed as one of ‘The World’s top 25 Design Schools’ by Business Insider Magazine

The Interaction Design Programme teaches fundamental skills, methods, and tools related to tangible/product interactions, graphical/screen interactions, and service design/strategic interactions.

CIID provides a new model of education that is relevant for both academia and industry. Through collaborative Industry Partnerships and industry-facing projects, students are exposed to a broad range of topics and real-world contexts.

The Summer School provides participants the opportunity to explore interaction design through a series of modular workshops. Reflecting our multi-disciplinary outlook, these workshops are attended by students and professionals from many backgrounds, ages, and cultures.

Our founding partners include: Novo Nordisk, Velux, Maersk Line, The Danish Ministry of Economy and Trade, The Danish Ministry of Culture, and The Danish Design School. Intel and the Lauritzen Fonden sponsored technical equipment for the project it-lab. Manfrotto have sponsored camera and lighting equipment. From 2011–2014 the IDP programme was hosted by Kolding School of Design.


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