The thesis project lasts for three semesters and and will reach its final form in the third semester. It includes a theoretical component (written thesis), a practical component (design artefact) and the presentation of both in an exhibition.
The thesis project module in the first semester focuses on defining the master project in terms of topic, scope and approach. This includes literature and project reviews, empirical work and design explorations. The result of the first semester is a first draft of the written thesis as well as first media explorations for the design artefact.
Each students will be assigned a personal mentor for the thesis project who can be consulted for mentoring sessions throughout the semester. The mentors will guide the projects and students closely and will help the students to develop their individual projects further, formulate research questions as well as suitable methodologies and approaches. Depending on the type of project, external mentors can be assigned to the individual projects.