Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

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Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
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Established 2007
Location Copenhagen, Denmark

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is a postgraduate school and consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark which focuses on the area of interaction design. It was launched in 2007[1] and in 2008, completed its Pilot Year programme in an attempt to establish a full-time Masters course in the field.[2] The Pilot Year was awarded financial funding by The Enterprise and Construction Authority (EBST), the Danish Ministry of Culture, Novo Nordisk and the JL Foundation.[3] Now in its seventh year, the new batch of students are participating in the Interaction Design Programme 2015.

The institute is based in an independent building in the center of Copenhagen, and the school and its postgraduate Interaction Design Programme is in collaboration with Design School Kolding, one of two main design schools in Denmark. The course is headed by Simona Maschi, and its board and faculty include people such as Gillian Crampton-Smith and Bill Verplank.

Many of the CIID faculty have been involved in the now defunct Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Royal College of Art's Interaction Design course, the ITP course at New York University, and the MIT Media Lab and visiting faculty have included people from IDEO, Smart Design, Frog Design, Stamen, Raureif and The Rockwell Group.

The business side of CIID undertakes consultancy and research in the fields of education, interaction design, product design and service design for global clients.


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Coordinates: 55°40′57″N 12°35′36″E / 55.6825°N 12.5932°E / 55.6825; 12.5932