The ISD Design Science program is a unique interdisciplinary approach requiring students to integrate two or more traditional disciplines to tackle modern, complex design problems.
The program challenges students to create, study, apply, and teach design principles using quantitative, qualitative, and analytical methods and processes.
This customizable program provides each student flexibility for in-depth exploration across multiple disciplines to learn rigorous design methods and theory that drive the design process. Each student defines a unique program of study tailored to his or her background and design interests in consultation with a program advisor. This path allows the integration of diverse disciplines from top tier graduate programs at the University of Michigan to balance rigorous coursework, trend-setting research, and practice.