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A foreword by Head of MA studies, Torgrim Eggen

Torgrim Eggen

Dear master students at Department of Product Design,

Finally, you are at the end of your journey through our master program. You have developed skills, knowledge, competence and view of seeing and understanding the world around you. We are really proud of what you have reached and where you stand today as designers ready for a professional career.

You will take roles as project leaders, facilitators and designers of developing strategies, services, systems and product solutions. The skills, knowledge and insight you have attained during this study are regarded valuable in private and public sector within product, service and systems design, as well as design research.

To design for the shift towards sustainable societies, increased populations, digitalization of professional, social and private life, demands thus professional designers that can comprehend and visualize the grand picture, define scopes for work, and develop solutions in relation to different strategic levels.

I hope that you will grasp opportunities and contribute to change for the better wherever you chose to direct your focus! On behalf of the staff at the master's program, I wish you all good luck!