For designers who want to transform their practice.
The MDes is a two-year program in design for interactions that immerses you in a research-based approach to design within the context of services and social innovation. Ours was one of the first programs to offer a master’s degree in interaction design and is widely considered among the best in the world. We have deep roots in information and communication design, and our graduates enjoy access to a rich variety of career options.
Our program framework acknowledges the social and natural worlds as the greater context for all design problems. Through coursework and research, our graduate students learn a rigorous process for documenting, analyzing, and understanding the past and present—in order to propose more desirable systems and interactions for the future.
We encourage students to take a broad view of design and engage in radical invention as they become active creators of a better future.
About the School
The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon is among the oldest and most respected programs in North America. We have a rich history in the design of products and communications, and were one of the first ... Read More