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Introduction to Interaction





Credit Hours


Explores the basic concepts of interaction design and fundamental theory

The objective of this course is to introduce concepts of interactive media to students who enter the MDes program without a prior design degree. Through three modules based on user experience and interaction design, the course will enable students to engage with different digital media tools and artifacts.

Learning Objectives

Students of this course will learn and reflect on three critical areas of interactive media: Information Architecture, Interaction Gestalts, and Information Platforms. Students will also gain first-hand experience with developing interactive media prototypes and studies to build basic coding and interaction skills.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate proficiency in digital media, including but not limited to interaction design tools and methodology.

Format & Grading

The course is structured in the form of a workshop meeting two half days every week. The first half hour introduces students to theoretical concepts of Digital Media while the second half hour focuses on skills and technical knowledge building. Students are expected to work on one concept through the semester taking the concept through different levels of prototyping in the three modules of the class.

Enrollment Restrictions

No prerequisites. This course is only available to Institute of Design Foundation students.