Summer Course in Global Design (Junior)


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Program Description


The Junior Summer Course in Global Design is meant for young people to discover different fields of design (product, interior, graphic) and explore creative processes linked to these disciplines.

The program fosters motivation and self-knowledge to encourage each student to leverage the experience they have built up in their academic and private lives. It provides a safe place in which to create new bonds and share ideas, favoring observation, investigation, conceptual association, logic, and communication.

Students are guided deep into the various design disciplines where they can use their own tools and resources. They will also explore new techniques and languages from a global perspective: poetry, visual arts, plastic arts, sculpture, theater, and music. Every exercise concludes with one individual project and one group assignment.



The course is intended to boost motivation, confidence, and self-knowledge so that the students incorporate their experiences into their own academic path and personal life and gain a better understanding of how designers in different areas think and work.

The syllabus has been conceived to create a space where students can establish bonds and share their own distinctive features. Technical knowledge and tools are provided so that the students can develop their own individual ideas and know-how to express them.

The design process is laid out so that they can understand how important observation, investigation, concept association, logic, and communication are to each discipline.


The program is designed to immerse the students in the different design disciplines by exploring their specific tools and resources.

Moreover, students will explore several techniques and languages from a global perspective involving poetry, visual art, plastic art, sculpture, theater, and music.

All exercises are rounded off by putting experience into practice; on the last day, the group is asked to jointly create a piece that combines tools and knowledge in design and art. 

Skills Developed

  • Learning mechanisms for observation and analysis.
  • Obtaining resources for turning ideas into a physical reality
  • Immersion in an interdisciplinary design project.
  • Ability to organize one’s own ideas, to think, and communicate them effectively.
  • Learning to express oneself using different techniques.

Student Profile

Young students between 15 and 17 years old who are considering how to further their academic education and have an interest in the different design disciplines.

It is aimed at young people who are not developing their creative or artistic potential and wish to explore their skills.

Also for students who are struggling academically or lacking motivation, who need to find themselves and learn how to get organized and enjoy learning.


David Ortega Gómez

Teacher and designer. A Graduate in Interior Design, he has his own graphic design, industrial design, and, in particular, interior design studio. He combines working from his studio with teaching and has been a lecturer at IED since 2006. He recently published the book Dibujo a mano alzada para diseñadores de interiores (Freehand drawing for interior designers), published by Editorial Paramón. Since 2011, he has been vice-chairman of Col·legi de Dissenyadors d’Interiors i Decoradors de Catalunya (CODIC).

In recent years he has become interested in all things related to creativity, strengthening the inner abilities of individuals and teaching classes in high schools, art centers, and companies.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future.

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