16 August 2013
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Experience Design: Designing and Managing the Value of Experiences
This course gives an introduction to strategic Experience Design. The last years, the ways small and large groups of people share experiences have changed dramatically. People connect and engage in real and online contexts. These experiences can have various goals, varying between entertainment in leisure time to clear and distinct commercial objectives.
In the current complex economy experiences are increasingly considered as valuable instruments to reach and engage audiences (stakeholders) in the long term. A strategic design of a shared experience can be a means to change behaviour or attitudes, build communities and transfer knowledge (for instance about sustainability) in accordance with a pre set message.
In this course you learn to strategically design an impactful experience with long-term value. The concept of experience thinking is introduced. You will study creativity theory and motivation theory and learn to make use of expertise from the arts domain (aesthetics, game design, theatre making processes). Doing so, you develop the necessary tools for a starting experience designer. You are going to make full use of your creativity and learn to develop and experiment with your concepting talents (story, empathy, meaning, design, symphony, play). You will be trained in the communication with commissioners negotiating appropriate commissions.
a) Management students who want to discover a new dimension of their profession.
b) Students in humanities; art students.
Students will train their Right Brain skills in order to design and manage business, social or cultural experiences. They get knowledge and tools which enable them to strategically design concepts which are unique and meaningful.
Certificate of Attendance
EUR 1185: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 850: Course + course materials
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