Skills of a Future Professional
In the 21st century companies and organizations are looking for professionals that can offer a great set of different competences and skills. The iLab creates a learning environment that will help students gain and train those skills in a very practical and self-determined way. Confidence, self-directed behavior as well as being active as a professional and concerned about global issues shape the character of the future professional.
By going through a human-centered design process the students will learn to think more innovative and work creatively, balancing their intuitive and analytic thinking. They will train to think critical and responsible at the same time. Working in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams and using design research methods to get to know the end-users and their needs the students will have the possibility to deepen their communication and collaboration competences in various facets. And throughout the process it is important that the students apply their disciplinary knowledge and further develop it.
As the process, as any design process, has iterations the students will be encouraged and trained to reflect on their way of working and their handling of different situations. This will help them to develop and deepen their self-knowledge and self-awareness.