Masters Programs in Interaction Design

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Interaction Design

A masters degree in interaction design is a post graduate degree program that teaches advanced concepts in the interaction and computer application usability. With the modern generation using computers and computer applications to run almost everything in their lives, the need to understand these applications and to develop applications that are user friendly is on the rise. This masters program fits perfectly in the jig saw puzzle. The program focuses on computer technology and usability problems faced by computer users globally; consequently teaching the students the methodologies needed to solve these problems.

Emergent technologies are used to teach students on the design concepts and designing for the future. The program is an interesting one as it needs the students to be taught using the latest and most relevant technologies in order to be able to easily adapt to the ever changing technologies. This makes the course challenging but attractive too. Interaction design programs, taught to students enrolled in the program, train them on the skills they need to nurture the existing and emergent technologies in order to achieve success in the commercial and cultural applications.

Interaction technology is changing and students have the opportunity to learn the most recent cutting edge technologies; that have been infused with the latest technological innovation and a design thinking that is human centered. Interest and demand for the masters program in interaction design is on the increase globally and therefore, the career opportunities available for graduates are numerous; graduates can find jobs in the following fields: business, industry, education, health, media, defense and government.

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Master Interaction Design

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. This program is taught in ENGLISH. Interaction Design programme provides a unique environment for students to engage with expert practitioners, and with students from their own and other disciplines. It blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach to enable the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication. The programme also aims to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Interaction Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of a real company or a design agency. All courses are electives, yet we strongly recommend students to take courses marked as core. In total 1 year Master's consist of 15 modules including 1 module of workshops & seminars, 1 client and 1 capstone projects. Our professors are not academic teachers – they are accomplished design professionals that have launched thousands of successful products and services and made many winning strategic decisions. Modules Intro to Interaction Design Entrepreneurial Design Introduction to User Experience Design Cybernetics Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Smart Objects Content Strategy Innovation in Service Design Research Methods Future Wearables Designing Interactive Layouts Content Strategy... [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Interactive Digital Media

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media [+]

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media production; and strives to create designers with the potential to innovate and influence interaction design practice who can realise relevant and elegant design proposals with commercial potential.

This MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is of particular relevance to you as a practitioner or designer who wishes to develop and refine your practice in interaction design, installation, projection mapping, digital games and user-centred product design.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Interaction Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. The Interaction Design specialism is directed at students with a passion for people and technology, who have curiosity about the future and want to shape how information is accessed and used, how environments might change based on need, or how embedded information in products support use. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in design (visual communication, product, digital media, or environmental design), communication, information technology, or even psychology may find interaction design to be the next step in their professional development. Aims This specialism seeks to enhance human ability and life through the design of innovative, interactive and experiential ideas, based on a synthesis of human thought patterns and habits with technical means. A combination of theory, planning strategies, research, and technical skills provide the foundation for workshops that explore emerging aspects of interaction design, based on human needs and pleasures as well as technological development. Objectives This specialism seeks to join theory and action by: putting people first in the people/technology equation — explore human-centredness understanding active communication processes on which interactivity is built learning methods for analysis and construction of interaction design working across communication technology, product interface, and service systems focusing on one of the above as an alternative focus developing a holistic approach to human-centred interaction that includes problem or opportunity identification, research, prototyping and execution Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in design or the equivalent in a related discipline is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented by substantial relevant professional experience... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. [+]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven courses that allow students to develop digital... [-]

Masters In Design And Programming Apps

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Design and Programming Apps born to respond to the challenges and professional needs in the field of mobile communications, and does so from a triple aspect. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. The Masters in Design and Programming Apps born to respond to the challenges and professional needs in the field of mobile communications, and does from three aspects: Development of front-end web platform 3x3 plus a user-centered design. Configuration management and back-end infrastructure to support the needs of the App. Business knowledge and agile project management that includes des of the distribution of Apps, through the promotion and marketing strategies, as well as analysis and optimization of results. You will receive comprehensive training polyvalent creating profiles front and back ends much appreciated by current development companies Apps. You will be able to develop solutions for the most advanced and demanded today (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Web platform) mobile platforms. You will be prepared to work in one of the sectors with the most job opportunities and future projection of time and labor occupy much desired and difficult to fill in the current development companies Apps. What do you prepare? Train professionals with a complete and integrated view of the whole process that includes the development of mobile apps (both "front-end" and "back-end"). Train current and future software engineers with an overview of the market, able to develop solutions for the most advanced and sought after today mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Web platform). Acquire business skills and management skills needed to work in multidisciplinary teams using agile methodologies, reaching knowledge needed to distribute and deploy apps, as well as promote them and analyze them... [-]

Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Italian and International business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view. The Master in Design aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any design variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution. [+]

Entry requirements: The Master in Design must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure: Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing. All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies. The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing. At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design, bringing ideas and insights in order to feed the... [-]

Master in Interaction Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and professional skills you need to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. You will analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology in order to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. Imagine. Code. Click, swipe, pinch. Interaction design is about creating a product, service, or space that interacts with the body or the mind through innovative technology. It is about the intersection of digital elements and everyday life; the creation of more intuitive user interfaces; the adoption of digital technology for enriched service experiences; the transformation of design visions into market opportunities. In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and professional skills you need to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. You will analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology in order to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions. Domus Academy’s “learning by designing” approach is based on the tradition of Italian mentorship in design. You’ll work directly with companies to develop concepts, scenarios, and strategies based on the use of interactive and digital technology in everyday life. Audience The program is designed for candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in product design, visual and graphic design, media and Web design, architecture, computer science, engineering, communication science, psychology, or sociology. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven conceptual research project according to professional standards. Create innovative concepts, solutions, and experiences in interaction design for diverse industries and sectors. Demonstrate a professional level of cooperation and deadline management within a multicultural team. Program The Master in Interaction Design program is structured... [-]

Master in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid + 16 more

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme? The EIT Digital HCID programme offers: Front line technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical... [-]

Master of Digital Media

The Centre for Digital Media - The CDM
Campus 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master's program. What is common between a weather app on your phone, a racing game on your console and a state-of-the-art imaging tool in a hospital? All of these are digital media products, and to build them requires teams of digital media professionals. Digital media is content that is stored in digital formats and usually distributed online. The world we live in today is populated by digital media products, and the shift from traditional media has taken place in many industries, including industries that aren’t typically associated with digital media—such as health, government and education. Digital media products can be found in: eCommerce Games – console, online and mobile Websites and mobile applications Animation Social media Video Augmented reality Virtual reality Data visualization Location-based services Interactive Storytelling Digital media can include these industries: Entertainment Technology eCommerce Non-Profit Health Education Marketing and advertising Government Sports Environment Television Publishing Scholarships There are many scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students of the Master of Digital Media program. More than 60% of incoming September 2014 students received a scholarship or other financial assistance. [-]

Car Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 Italy Turin

Designing interiors for the means of transport, in particular for cars, means dealing with the project of mobility starting from the user's perspective, both at the level of interaction of the man-machine system, and as experience of the phases of purchase and management of the vehicle. The Car Interior Designers specialize in the future and innovation of means of transport from the inside and builds future design scenarios by studying the user, its cultural needs, trends in society and use of the vehicle. The different subjects covered during the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience allow future professionals to provide innovative solutions, related to the evolving needs of companies and buyers. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry Requirements: The Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience welcomes IED graduates, or students from Art Academies or private schools and graduates in related areas such as Design, Architecture, Engineering and Media Design, professionals with at least two years of experience in this sector. Structure and Methodology: The Master's programme focuses on research and innovation in different sectors, with an emphasis on practical activities of design, to enable students to develop their creativity, refining tools and knowledge through a targeted and structured approach: the fundamentals of Interior design of cars, both technically and psychologically, emerging technologies, identifying layout and models of use of interior space, traditional materials and the latest generation, new trimmings, technologies and integrated platforms with a particular emphasis on interface design. From a cultural perspective, the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience covers subjects such as the history and trends of Car Interior Design and the study of perception. Students improve their skills and techniques in the visualization and communication of ideas, forms and concepts. The laboratory of communication occurs with the practice in the advanced levels of 2D and 3D Photoshop and other industry-specific programs. The environment of the cockpit is examined in all its functionality. The user and his needs are always at the center of the project proposal. This means improving and facilitating the driving of the vehicle, the passenger compartment comfort in all aspects (functional, aesthetic, sound, touch) and its security. Much importance... [-]

Master in Interaction Design

H-FARM Education
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Roncade

The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme (approximately equivalent to an Italian laurea magistrale), designed to prepare designers for this role. Located in H-Digital Design School, it is stimulated by the innovative startup culture of H-Farm, Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme (approximately equivalent to an Italian laurea magistrale), designed to prepare designers for this role. Located in H-Digital Design School, it is stimulated by the innovative startup culture of H-Farm, Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. Start: October 2017 Level: Master - Equivalent to Italian Laurea Magistrale Duration: 1+1 years full-time Language: English - Students may write reports etc. in English or Italian Student intake: International Prerequisites: Normally Bachelor or equivalent experience in a design discipline, but other forms of experience are considered. Good command of written and spoken English Content During the programme students identify their personal strengths to prepare them for work in this fast-developing field. Graduates might go on to join interaction design agencies or in-house design studios; to work in research labs and/or teaching; or to found a design-driven startup. As their careers develop, they will be ready to undertake design strategy roles. The programme’s directors report that almost all the students who graduated from their last programme in Italy found good jobs soon after graduation, many in important design studios or technology companies in Italy and abroad. The first year (Year 1) offers an immersive panorama of the fast-moving field of interaction and experience design. It centres around design projects, mostly done in collaborative groups, about the interaction between people... [-]

Graduate In Digital Projects

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 400 hours March 2018 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

A graduate in Digital Project aims to encourage students to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught A graduate in Digital projects It aims to enable the student to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. 2nd Panel of Digital Projects Home: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 Hours: 400 hours Portuguese language Description and Objectives: A graduate in Digital Project aims to encourage students to develop projects for digital media, including its limits and possibilities. During the course the student develops a series of exercises and projects that puts you in touch with ideas, methods and tools that promote innovative and creative results. Grounded in practice and collaboration as the primary means for understanding concepts and the absorption of content, this graduate aims to enable the student to participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop complex projects. Target Audience: Professionals in the areas of design, information technology and other stakeholders in the design and development projects for digital media, such as websites, applications, games, interactive exhibits. Course topics: - Design; - Programming; - Design methodologies; - Visual arts; - Data visualization; - Infographics; - Creativity and innovation. * The IED Rio reserves the right to postpone the course if they do not get a quorum. Coordinator: Peter Segreto Peter Segreto is director of Chaos! Video & Design studio that develops graphics and digital projects for cultural and corporate markets. Degree in architecture from FAU-UFRJ and master of design from PUC-RJ, where he developed the thesis "Microcinema - the impact of new digital technologies on audiovisual... [-]

Master in New Media Communication and Interaction Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months March 2018 Italy Turin

IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. Contemporary society moves its first steps towards "artificial intelligence". This expression may sound bombastic, but the essence of the phenomenon can be synthesized in a few words: many tiring activities that today weigh mainly on human intelligence are steadily being transferred to computers, which are finally able to read the semantic meaning of raw information, creating a vast network of benefits and profits. Modern digital environments, and the "artificial" intelligences that are developed in and from them, are deeply changing jobs in every sector, at every level. Many new professions are being developed in this setting, and it's not a case that most of the EU funding being placed in 2014 and onwards is going towards a "digital agenda". IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. Master objectives and method. The Master's key objective is to form professionals capable of dialoguing through digital media, who comply with "netiquette" and community participation modalities, and, above all, are able not only to realize an integrated platform or a digital marketing campaign, but also to evaluate their performance and development potential. The Master's ambition is to work as an innovation hub, a place in which aspiring communicators can be trained in... [-]

Postgraduate Degree In Interaction Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The purpose of the graduate degree in Interaction Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo is to train professionals able to know and deeply understand the skills, abilities and tools needed to develop interaction projects. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught The purpose of the graduate degree in Interaction Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo is to train professionals able to know and deeply understand the skills, abilities and tools needed to develop interaction projects. Start Date: September / 2015 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (10 meetings) Time: 19h30 to 22h45 Duration: 18 months Hours: 400 hours Registration until: September / 2015 The Interaction Design is the area of ​​specialized design the interface design and interactive devices such as desktop applications, mobile and digital games. The field is not just the man-machine interfaces (Human Computer Interface), but also think about the use of computers as a means of communication between people. The activity involves multidisciplinary teams working together in research, planning, concept, idealization, navigation architecture, graphic refinement, prototyping, evaluation and discovery of new solutions. It is the interaction designer address the role of the end user, knowing the extent of their senses, their needs and expectations in relation to the object or environment. Interaction projects should guide experiences, taking into account the user's ethnography and its social, cultural and economic aspects. Its activity is in an area of ​​intersection between new technologies and human actions. COURSE The purpose of the graduate degree in Interaction Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo is to train professionals able to know and deeply understand the skills, abilities and tools needed to develop interaction projects. The axes that guide the program... [-]

Master of Interaction Design

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The MA in Interaction Design programme focuses on human-centered design. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design. Interaction Design (IxD) is a rapidly developing creative field. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. Be it a mobile app, the front-end of a web-based service or a complex system involving different digital and physical experiences, interaction design is an essential part of it. Interaction designers aim to make users’ encounters with sophisticated information and machinery as simple and pleasant as possible. Our program focuses on human-centered design. User research, analysis and testing form the foundation of the curriculum. Theoretical studies are built around practical design projects based on real briefs by companies from Estonia and abroad. User-based, agile design and product/service development methods ensure the sound outcome of the projects. The cooperation of our Master’s programme with the department of Graphic Design lends a solid focus to the skills and tools of graphic user interface design — data visualisation, digital typography, visual design, motion graphics, GUI prototyping, etc. Cooperation with the departments of Product Design, Interior Architecture and the programme of Design & Engineering expands the scope of the curriculum to tangible interaction and interactive spaces. Physical computing, wearable tech and virtual reality are covered by study projects. Graduates of the Interaction Design Master’s programme 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... [-]