Designing for People (DFP)

In Year 1, you gain core knowledge from the DFP anchor course and professional development modules, which are applied in an intensive cross-disciplinary team project that focuses on a real-world problem with an external sponsor. During this time you’ll be coached to prepare project portfolio elements for presentation to DFP partners, potential employers, and other knowledge users during an annual Design Showcase.

In Year 2, you complete your research thesis or continue your dissertation work with your home unit’s supervisor(s) while continuing to access the multi-disciplinary DFP faculty, student, and partner network inclusive of its collaborations and seminar series.