The Institute of Human-centred Design
Programs in Design, Strategy, Policymaking, and Business
Bringing together design thinking, management, applied social sciences, the graduate program in Strategic Design and Management responds to the need for businesses and organizations to address complex 21st-century economic, environmental, and social challenges.
How to Apply:
HCD Micro Masters & Graduations
This program has a blended design foundation program with digital design & strategy management.
Mid Entry First-Year Early Action: July 1 First-Year Regular Decision: July 15
Education by practice
These qualifications are available to learners aged 16 years or over. Learners should be 12th Class pass with an average of 50 %. for Micro Graduation Programmes.
These qualifications are available to learners aged 16 years or over.
For Micro Masters Programmes, Learners should have a bachelor's/graduate diploma.Aspirants with relevant experience of more than three years without a bachelor's equivalent also can apply. Their application will be considered as part of our learning by practice program.
it is recommended that Learners must be able to demonstrate the requirements of the qualifications and have access to required assessment opportunities and relevant resources.
Please refer to specific assessment requirements on individual components for more information.
The objective of this qualification is to:
This curriculum is designed to create design leaders of tomorrow. This should enable designers to be useful and joyful products and services.
Eligibility to become a design leader in organizations
To be able to ideate, design, and execute products and services in various sectors.
To be part of a design team in an organization, be a thought leader
To practice design thinking in various salutations and come up with creative problem-solving ideas.
The Application Process
Below you’ll find a checklist of required application materials for our Micro Masters and Bridge BBA programs, as well as specific instructions for students applying from international high schools or colleges, students whose native language is not English, transfer students, homeschooled students, and students seeking readmission to The HCD School.
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Data-Driven Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation—based on understanding user’s needs, rapid prototyping, and generating creative ideas—that will transform the way we develop products, services, processes, and organizations.
Design thinking will enable us to make decisions based on what users want instead of relying only on historical data or making risky bets based on instinct instead of evidence.
The HCD programs are designed keeping this in mind.
Enabling our students to become product leaders of tomorrow.
Design thinking brings together what is desirable from a human perspective with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.
Desirability: What makes sense to people and for people?
Feasibility: What is technically possible within the foreseeable future?
Viability: What is likely to become part of a sustainable business model?