Projects by the students of the
Bachelor Major in Art, Major in Design,
and the Master in Eco-Social Design

Social Interaction Design

Study Programme

MA Eco-Social Design


MA Practice Based Course



Summer semester

The course dives into the topic of “Social Interaction” in an experimental manner, and sets the focus on meaningful interactions, which enable social, political and critical dialogue and progress. The students explore social interaction between humans and non-humans. They critically apply systemic thinking and network analysis for the specific project goals. After that meta reflection, they step into the phase of making. They prototype concepts with digital and analogue tools and apply their skills in teams. Design methods help to express ideas in a materialized way. The students gain knowledge on the one hand side by doing, testing and building and on the other hand side by analytical reflection. By integrating users’ feedback, they iteratively develop specific prototypes, which are experienceable by other participants. The course offers the opportunity to integrate the students’ project work, where it fits the requirements of the course. Thus, students can develop, design and test social interactions in the course, which are at the same time part of their semester project.