Hyper Island's new MA in Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world.
The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline.
The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry.
You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team.
You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry.
“You might call this type of work service design, experience design, design thinking, strategic design, system design, or even organisational design. Depending on your definition, this approach to solving problems really matters. The urgent, complex societal challenges our communities and businesses are facing require designers to up their game and equip themselves with the skills and talents required to design in this constantly evolving terrain” - Lauren Currie, Hyper Island Programme Manager (previously Co-Founder, Snook)
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Last updated March 29, 2016