School of Design
Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc)
Future / Futures
The joint RCA and Imperial College Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) Programme celebrates its 40th birthday this year. The world is at a pivotal point where the concerns and values of the programme are more important than at any time in its history.
The theme Future / Futures celebrates our graduating 2020 IDE students' quest for innovation at the intersection of individual sensibilities and collective values, local perspectives and global horizons. Four significant fields for impact are identified: Agency of Welfare projects explore how technology can support individual agency in personal wellbeing and healthcare; projects harnessing the collective power of people and systems represent the Collective Agenda; Exploring new approaches to environmental sustainability in the context of deteriorating and alternative resource is represented by Repurposed Environments projects; Humanised Technology groups a set of projects challenging the technological frontier of human-machine interaction.
The IDE students aim to create one future formed from a constellation of individually responsible, relevant, multiple, and diverse futures. Pursuing the immense potential at the intersection of design creativity with the rigour of science and technology. Presenting projects for the future. Embodying enlightened approaches to melding deep disciplinary expertise with creativity and empathy for people and the planet.