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Admissions information and required documents: https://www.artun.ee/en/admissions/masters/admissions/
Programme website: https://www.artun.ee/en/curricula/interaction-design
Interaction Design deals with how we interact with the world around us, focusing on experiences, digital products and services.
The ongoing revolution of technology has increased our need for new experiences, systems and products. Interaction designers aim to create the future that adds value to people’s lives by focusing on humans, their needs, behaviours and values, and also take into consideration the environment around us.
We welcome students from all different professions, cultures and backgrounds.
We Create the FutureThe breakneck advances in technology have led to the next industrial revolution. For the first time in recent history no-one knows how the future is going to look like. Interaction Designers are in the center of this transformation: it is in our hands to create the future that is based on human values, needs and behaviours.
Learn by doingThe studies at IxD.ma are experiential and studio based. You develop your designer intuition, experience and portfolio through constant iteration, guided by mentors—passionate industry practitioners, who use their experience to guide you through challenging projects.
Our approach is practical. In collaboration with top industry partners — Estonian startups, government sector, telecoms, NGOs — each semester, we work on real life briefs, real life problems and real people to discover hidden possibilities of innovation and come up with forward-looking concepts that are grounded in reality.
Introduction to Human-Centered Interaction Design
Visual Interaction Design
Digital Product Design
Intro to Business Development
Intro to Programming and Portfolio
Design History and Theory
Design for Social Innovation
Design for Emerging Themes
Psychology for Designers
Graduates of the Interaction Design Master’s program will be well equipped to run complex product/service development projects and to manage international multi-disciplinary teams. We expect our students to represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Previous experience in design and software development is helpful, but by no means necessary. During the first semester of the program, a set of introductory courses helps students get acquainted with design, programming, and entrepreneurship. We welcome everyone who has a serious interest in designing interactions, interfaces, and user experiences. If you want to learn how to work as a specialist or a team leader in the field of interaction design, join our family of international students!
Employment profiles for graduates:
User experience designer
Design team leader
"I wanted to study Interaction Design at an art school, not a university. There are only very few art schools in Europe that offer a Master's in that field, and Estonia seemed to offer a great heritage in the art as a country, so I decided on EKA. Thanks to the program, I've gained a very solid foundation in design thinking, prototyping, and project-based design execution. All of the projects are hands-on; there is a real product at the end, which is very satisfying. Although most of the projects happen in collaboration with industry partners, you can still deliver more abstract and conceptual work, and sometimes for the industry partners, this is even more inspiring. The program has helped me to structure my projects from ideation to the final product — in a team and on my own."
– Roland Arnoldt, MA Interaction Design '18