Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

School: Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Undergraduate program: None
Graduate program: Interaction Design Diploma
Number of students: 24
Number of faculty: 30 (including part-time and visiting teachers)
Notable alumni: Tobias Toft of IDEO, Microsoft’s Ishac Bertran, Marco Triverio of Apple, Jacek Barcikowski of the BBC
Website: ciid.dk/education

Strengths: An intensive one-year program with a record for hosting a deep field of guest professors and lecturers who are experts in their fields

The overview: In just one year, this hub for international innovators instills students with a powerful ability to apply integrated hands-on and people-centred approaches to a variety of challenges through software, products and services developed with “early, iterative and rapid prototyping as an integral part” of the process. CIID is boasts a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment where teaching focuses on developing a diversity in skills, thinking and culture by emphasizing effective teamwork, peer-to-peer communication and collaboration as well as design and technical skills. Opportunities also include access to a forward-thinking research group, award-winning consultancy and startup incubator.