elisava

"Designing information means designing the way people understand the world."

METHODOLOGY

Today’s scenario demands a cross-disciplinary mindset to understand the bigger picture of what’s going on. For this reason, the course will provide a broad basis; from context scanning using social sciences to solving problems in a practical way while learning disciplines such as communication strategy and data science.
A high intensity learning experience focused in answering questions like the following:

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How is data shaping our surroundings?

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How does data influences people’s perception of reality?

3.

How can we design information while learning statistics?

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Which is the role of data and design on improving communities?

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Which is the match point between accuracy and emotional impact when designing data?

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Is it possible not to lie through data?

OBJECTIVE OF THE MASTERS

The MADD programme will provide candidates with the Master Key to create comprehensible and meaningful ways to connect people with information.

STRUCTURE

400

LECTURE HOURS

3

TRIMESTERS

3

DAYS A WEEK

2x

2H CLASSES PER DAY

OR THE EQUIVALENT TO:

Scrolling the internet

  • THE WORLD IN 24 HOURS

    A 24 HOUR HIGH-INTENSITY FUNDAMENTAL BASIS ON TODAY’S WORLD SCENARIO THROUGH CRITICAL THINKING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.

    • - Social Sciences
    • - Media studies
    • - Critical thinking
  • A FIELD GUIDE TO STATISTICS & DATA VIZ.

    AN ANTI-DISCIPLINARY SET OF SKILLS TO DESIGN WITHOUT FORGETTING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

    • - Statistics
    • - Schematics
    • - Cartography
    • - Big Data
  • STREET SMART

    AN ALL-PURPOSE TOOLKIT TO SOLVE THE SKILL NEEDS AND DEMANDS OF THE MOST WANTED COMPANIES.

    • - Audiovisual
    • - Trend analysis
    • - Storytelling
    • - Data Journalism
    • - Visual Explanation
    • - Guerrilla Data
    • - Who is afraid of technology?
  • FAST CHALLENGE

    A PRACTICE ORIENTED ONE DAY FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC OR DISCIPLINE.

    • - Data & Sound
    • - Data & Illustration
    • - Data & Motion
    • - Data & Journalism
    • - Data & Performance
    • - Data & Ethics
  • GOOD CHALLENGES

    ONE WEEK SERIES OF LATE-AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS TEAMING UP WITH ARTISTS, DESIGNERS OR CODERS.

    • Symbolic Alphabet / Iconography
    • Participation System / Visualising in SN
    • Thematic Cartography
  • GOURMET CHALLENGES

    GUIDED REAL-LIFE COLLABORATIONS WITH ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH TO APPLY KEY LEARNINGS AND SOLVE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS.

    • - Information systems
    • - Data visualization
  • SHOWCASES

    A series of lectures by internationally acclaimed speakers to hear a first-hand account of experiences and case studies of excellence in different fields of design.

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  • INTERNATIONAL LECTURES

    One week series of late-afternoon workshops teaming up with artists, designers or coders.

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MEET THE MADD! PARTNERS

(SOME OF THE PEOPLE YOU’LL MEET AT THE MADD)

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Pau Garcia

Catalyst @ Domestic Data Streamers

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David Ortega

Creative Head @ Achos!

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Alex Martí

Creative Director @ Codea

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Edgar Pons

Technologist @ Nanoboost

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Ricardo Jorge

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Pablo Aragón

Researcher & Data Scientist @ Eurecat

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María Fabuel

Creative Strategist @ Domestic Data Streamers

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Benjamin James

Art Director @ Achos!

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Ricard Suñol

Copywriter @ Codea

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Ane Guerra

Journalist @ Domestic Data Streamers

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Andreu Belsunces

Design and Technology Sociologist

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Matteo Moretti

Data Journalist

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Alex Bordanova

Sound Designer @ Domestic Data Streamers

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Jose Rosales

Motion Designer @ Codea

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Paadín

Graphic Designer

UPCOMING EDITIONS

So how do you stop people from scrolling and make them take action?
What we read, hear and perceive shapes our world; however, few media platforms and organizations are noticing this fact today. Fake news are used as political weapons, cryptocurrencies are threatening traditional finances and bizarre characters are becoming heads of state.

Dates 2018-2019

2018/2019 DATES Beginning in September 2018

Dates 2019-2020

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Programme Fee:

10,900€
(plus 500€ as registration fees)

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WHO CAN JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY?

Do you have what it takes?

A Bachelor’s degree is not required; we value professional experience as well as university education. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to send your request as well. We will solve them all case by case.

PD: As the course offers a limited amount of inscriptions, the Admission Committee will evaluate each application to determine whether the applicant’s degree and technical skills correspond to Elisava School requirements or not.

WE WELCOME

Journalists & Copywriters

Graphic Designers

Social Science Researchers

Digital Designers

Architects and Urbanists

Motion Designers

Experience Designers

(Lion tamers, Gravediggers & others... Even if you don’t fit in any of the previous categories, we still would love to hear from you)

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