Throughout the programme there are job several opportunities in different fields. Depending on the student’s background and talents, a graduate of IT Product Design may become:
Design Anthropologist (or business anthropologist, design ethnographer, design researcher). Employed in user experience departments in larger organisations or in specialised design consultancies to study users and customers and provide market data for Research an Development (R&D) functions.
User Innovator Employed with marketing departments to innovate strategies for user/customer relations, to engage lead-users, to establish business models for novel product and service concepts, and to test new offerings with users and customers.
Service Design. Employed in user experience or marketing departments to develop new services with user involvement. Would also take responsibility for user studies and evaluation.
Interaction Designer (or User Experience Designer). Employed in design departments and user experience departments of larger organizations or in design consultancies to develop interactive products, wearable devices, healthcare products, user interfaces and interactive services.
User-Centred Engineer (or usability engineer). Employed in R&D departments in large and small organizations to develop user-friendly products and services. In smaller companies you would also take responsibility for user studies and user evaluation.
Graduates of IT Product Design have ended up in a variety of jobs:
- as User Experience designer at Point-Blank International in Berlin
- as Product Marketing Engineer at Danfoss Power Solutions ApS
- as User Experience designer at Bang & Olufsen
- as Interaction Designer at TRIL Centre - University𠊌ollege Dublin
- as Network coordinator at Alexandra Instituttet
- as PhD fellow at the University of Aarhus
All graduates will have gained valuable competences such as:
- the ability of working in a multidisciplinary team
- strong focus on the user
- critical and reflective attitude