Subject Area Interaction Design
Interaction designers develop interfaces and processes between people, services and products with the aim to design these in a relevant, usable and experiential way. In their professional practice they use their creative, methodological and technological skills in the fields of user-, spatial- and interactive experience-design, service-design as well as in industrial and academic research. This task requires a continuous reflection of social, economical, cultural and technological change, in order to contextualise, accomplish and address project goals and implementation approaches. Applicants typically begin their studies with backgrounds in creative or technological fields.
Coursework builds the skills and knowledge needed to research and design interactive experiences in the context of aesthetic, technological, and social questions. BA students develop fundamental digital skills and critically consider a range of issues concerning technology and the social role of designers. MA students deepen their design expertise and expand their knowledge in the areas of design and research.
The aim of the three-year Bachelor's program is to develop the skills to precisely analyze project requirements and select relevant methods that lead to solutions in the form of creative and technological concepts and prototypes.
In the three-semester Master's program, with the specialization in Interaction Design, students develop abilities in practical and scientific examination using design research methods and strategies.