We welcome collaboration from industry, government and NGOs. Collaboration examples include:
Our students should have their internship in place by mid-May, so consider circulating offers or getting in touch as early as October the year before. Consider getting involved in the programme in other ways so students are aware of your organisation, its values, and the activities it is involved in.
Companies that have recently received interaction design interns include: ÅF Consult, Arduino, Axis, IKEA, inUse, Jayway, Massive Entertainment, Neo4j, TetraPak, Transformator Design, Tunstall and Visma.
Organisations are also welcome to offer summer internships outside of the formal internship programme.
A rough overview of the timing is as follows:
To share the word on your internship possibilities, please email the material [email protected], with 'Interaction Design Internships' as the subject line.
It's quite common for thesis students to continue to be involved with an organisation as part of their thesis work. The organisation might offer a place to work from or access to people or special resources.
In some cases the student might be designing for the organisation, as in identifying a possibility to improve the organisation itself. In other cases, the student might be involved with issues the organisation is involved in, such as product development or client projects.
In contrast with the internship, the student must work in a more independent and scholarly manner - framing a problem and unpacking it in relation to literature and so on. It is not appropriate in a thesis project for an organisation to give a student a pre-made task to complete.
Examples of industry-anchored thesis projects have included: