Course of Study

Focus on the user experience to create digital design that deeply impacts the way we live today—and tomorrow.

By considering human factors, cognitive sciences and psychology, students learn to use the way people think, feel and behave as the basis for any product, environment or system.

Curriculum is subject to change.

For students entering Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022

Interaction Design

TERM 1
Computer Science for Designers and Artists 3
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Design 1 3
Persuasive Sketching 1 3
Interaction Design 1 3
Digital Basics: Linkedin Learning 1.0 0
Interactive Prototyping 1 3
TERM 2
Art of Research OR Human Factors and Design Psychology 3
Type 1: Foundation 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
Persuasive Sketching 2 3
Interaction Design 2 3
Interactive Prototyping 2 3
TERM 3
Product Prototype Process 1 3
Type 2: Structure 3
3rd Term Review 0
Interaction Design 3 3
Visual Interaction Design 3: Advanced Interaction 3
Communication Design 2: Context 3
TERM 4
History and Futures of Interaction Design 3
Physical Computing 1 3
Type 3: Context 3
HCI for Interaction Design 3
Advanced Interactive Prototyping 3
TERM 5
Branding Strategies 3
Materials and Explorations 3
Systems, Services, and Digital Products 3
TERM 6
Rapid Prototyping 3
Data Visualization 3
6th Term Review 0
IXD Topic Studio 3
TERM 7
Emerging Technologies Studio 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 8
IxD Graduation Studio 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 6
Any of the above 12
Studio Electives 9
TOTAL
Total H&S units 45
Total Studio units 87
Total Required Units 132

Designmatters Minor

TERM 1
Computer Science for Designers and Artists 3
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Design 1 3
Persuasive Sketching 1 (DM) 3
Interaction Design 1 3
Digital Basics: Linkedin Learning 1.0 0
Interactive Prototyping 1 3
TERM 2
Art of Research OR Human Factors and Design Psychology (DM) 3
Type 1: Foundation 3
Design 2: Structure and Color 3
Persuasive Sketching 2 3
Interaction Design 2 3
Interactive Prototyping 2 3
TERM 3
Product Prototype Process 1 3
Type 2: Structure 3
3rd Term Review 0
Interaction Design 3 (DM) 3
Visual Interaction Design 3: Advanced Interaction 3
Communication Design 2: Context 3
TERM 4
History and Futures of Interaction Design 3
Physical Computing 1 3
Type 3: Context 3
HCI for Interaction Design 3
Advanced Interactive Prototyping 3
TERM 5
Branding Strategies (DM) 3
Materials and Explorations 3
Systems, Services, and Digital Products 3
TERM 6
Rapid Prototyping 3
Data Visualization 3
6th Term Review 0
IXD Topic Studio 3
TERM 7
Emerging Technologies Studio 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 8
IxD Graduation Studio 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 6
Any of the above 12
Studio Electives 9
TOTAL
Total H&S units 45
Total Studio units 87
Total Required Units 132