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Global Innovation Design (MA)


Today’s most urgent challenges call for a better understanding of how we might heal our fractured relationships with one another and with the natural world. In six years the GID programme has shown how a multidisciplinary design approach with a global perspective can deliver social, environmental, economic and cultural change. The ethos of the programme has grown stronger and clearer in its short life, on values that have never felt so relevant, to matters so urgent: community, wellness, sustainability.

The work we celebrate here proposes practical solutions to real-world issues, and provokes questions where solutions aren’t to be found. Themes range from speculative futures of money, data, agriculture and science itself, to more immediate challenges like youth engagement and education, food and material waste, and mental and physical health. More importantly, we celebrate the individuals, each with their unique personal vision and trajectory. In 2020 we honour 24 students of 11 nationalities from a range of professional and undergraduate specialisms. Their journey has led them via four world-class institutions in Tokyo, New York, Beijing and Singapore, back to London – in spirit if not in person – to complete their double Master's degrees.

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Above image: Eva Oosterlaken

School of Design
Global Innovation Design (MA)

Collective Action

Curated by Maxim Dedushkov


Curated by Yves Béhar

Lighting the Way

Curated by Professor Gerry McGovern OBE

Primacy of Precipice

Curated by Joanna Moresky

Designing for Difficulty

Curated by Tim Brown

Humanity and Humour

Curated by Paul Priestman

Healthcare and Wellness

Curated by Bill Evans


Dinner's Ready

Through the Lens of Science and Data

Curated by Markus Nordberg

Optimistic, Singular and New

Curated by Jony Ive


Shh, listen

Life in the future

Curated by Ryan Jongwoo Choi
School of Design
Global Innovation Design (MA)

Designing for Our Dream Futures

Curated by Masa Inakage
AestheticsArchitectureArt And ScienceAugmented RealityBehavioral ChangeBehaviour ChangeBiomimicryChildrenCircular EconomyCo-DesignCollaborationCommunityCommunity EngagementCraftCross-CulturalCultural HeritageDesign And ScienceDesign For Social ImpactDesign MethodologyDesign ProcessDesign PsychologyDesign ResearchDesign StrategyDesign ThinkingDigitalEducationEducationalEmpowermentEngagementEnvironmentExperience DesignFood WasteFutureFuture Of FoodFuture Of HealthcareGameGlobal HealthHealthHealth And WellbeingHealthcareHuman-CenteredInclusive DesignIndustrial DesignInteraction DesignInterfaceMedical DesignMultidisciplinaryMultisensory ExperiencesParticipationParticipatory FuturesPlayfulSchoolScienceScience FictionService DesignSocial ImpactSocial InnovationSpaceSpeculativeSpeculative DesignSustainabilitySustainable Development GoalsUrban DesignUser Centered DesignUser ExperienceUser ResearchVirtualWorkshopYouth
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