A key signature of the department is that we collaborate and innovate through a strong bond between education and practice. By working with our industry partners students discover new territories. In September 2017 Thomas van den Bliek, Hanneke Klaver and Judith Muijs ( graduate students) returned from a week at the Clarks headquarters in Somerset (UK).
They had been selected from a collaborative footwear project and were invited to explore the company, work on prototypes and present the project that Clarks and Product Design have build up. We emphasise the importance of industry visits as a valuable way for students to gain knowledge and skills providing hands-on experience as well as practice-based learning.
Supervised by Marijke Bruggink