Initial education: design and implementation of Teaching Units

Design (and) Fiction Teaching Unit

Cultural economy, heritage & tourism
Industry of the future
Smart and creative city
Higher Education

Creation of a Teaching Unit in Design Fiction that will make it possible to accompany the major challenges of the transformation of society.

It is a question here of using design methods, tools and codes while proposing an anticipatory stance upstream of an innovation process. This means being able to better explore the issues before even thinking of responding to them.


This Design (and) Fiction Teaching Unit is managed by the École de Design Nantes Atlantique and the ESAD TALM Angers. It allows rich and varied interdisciplinary crossovers with the different approaches to design and the processes from publishing to industrialization, through different business components (scenography, graphics, space, interactivity, product, transport, etc.).



Presentation of the course

The project is intended to be developed across three complementary facets :

  • Workshops included in the pedagogical curricula of the establishments to bring together mixed teams of students around a common objective,
  • A collaborative production of design fiction proposals aimed at raising questions and triggering debate,
  • The constitution of a set of resources in digital and hard copy versions for expanding the project with partners


Teaching methods

As part of the Design option at the ESAD TALM Angers and the MDes programmes at the École de Design Nantes Atlantique, the Design Fiction Teaching Unit will lead to the validation of three ECTS credits over one year.

The students will be evaluated together on their learning, and during the workshop before a jury composed of lecturers from both partner institutions.



Laurent Neyssensas – l’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique :

Frédérique Krupa – l’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique :

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