A new graduate program in design
Thomas S. Bley, founder & director, IDNI
The International Design Network + Institute – IDNI – offers a new approach to graduate design education. It combines the traditional way of the face to face experience by taking advantage of the information and communication methods the Internet has to offer. It is an institution that understands and utilizes the globe as the campus. IDNI is multicultural and interdisciplinary, offering a convergent education from any location at any location. It is aimed towards people from divers professional backgrounds who are looking for the expertise in a field with growing influence and responsibility.
IDNI’s areas of expertise are:
- Concept and Development
- Business and Strategy
- Communication and Interaction
- Material and Processes
- Theory and Criticism
The general philosophy behind IDNI is to experience the entire spectrum of design rather than specializing in one particular area. Through innovative approaches it is an open-ended educational laboratory. The focus is on new areas of work and new working practices. The program will attract people for whom problem-spotting are as relevant as problem-solving, people with inventive, searching minds who will discover their own potential in a conducive educational context.