Carmelo Di Bartolo
The landscape of the artificial dimension
Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.
Without design, the world would be a much poorer, more tiring place. The discipline of design can be defined as ‘pervasive intelligence’ that invites us to find new meanings and new solutions, and that educates people to generate value and values for the world around them. Design has always been a powerful driver of social and aesthetic progress and of thinking.
Carmelo Di Bartolo
Carmelo Di Bartolo has been conducting studies and research in the area of bionics and of design since 1980. In 1982, he established CRIED, the Research Centre of the Istituto Europeo di Design school. In 1998 he left IED and founded Design Innovation, a workshop that researches processes of advanced design. He has developed projects for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Fiat Research Centre, Ferrari GT, Argotractors, Samsung, the World Bank, Indesit, Luxottica, Electrolux and Pirelli. He is an associate professor at the University of Montreal, contract professor at the IULM University in Milan and the Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples and corresponding academic for Italy with the National Academy of Fine Arts in Argentina. He has worked as a contract professor at Milan Polytechnic and as Visiting Professor at the ECAL in Lausanne, the TEC in Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara and in many other international universities and research centres.
Design is an essential factor for every firm that makes the quality of its products a hallmark of its market positioning. That quality comprises the product’s conception, usability and emotional appeal, its ability to cater for the requirements of environmental sustainability, a suitable choice of materials and the product’s life cycle. And the designer is the lead actor in the process of defining the product’s main characteristics. At the end of this course, students will be able to find opportunities for work or structured professional placement in all sorts of different fields of industry, wherever innovation converges with the quality of products, services and processes.
Who should attend
Who should attend
The course is for applicants with a secondary school leaving diploma. Ideal students in this course aspire to transform their creative characteristics into the abilities to think, to conceive, to execute and to communicate projects, products and services. The course provides them with the research tools, methodologies and processes they will need to be able to govern the complexity of designing. As design is interdisciplinary by nature, the course will introduce students to the tools they need to interact with various experts in managing the process, from the product’s conception to its market commercialisation.
The first year curriculum is designed to enable students to learn the tools of basic design, perception and the human senses, familiarity with materials, history of design, design theory and representation, designing 1. The second year features a strong component of design labs, workshops, interdisciplinary labs and site visits to firms. The third year is devoted to analysing future trends and scenarios, new opportunities for design, with the city as a theatre for design. The last semester focuses on developing a design thesis in partnership with firms.
- Basic design.
- Art and design history.
- Material design.
- Researching scenarios and developing concepts.
- Representing and communicating products and services.
- Physical and cognitive ergonomics.
- Perceived quality and sensations.
- Design and sustainability.
- Strategic marketing/product and communication.
- Design management.
For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Three-year course has been endorsed by:
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
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In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.