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.

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: Lynda.com 1
Interactive Prototyping 1 3
TERM 2
Art of Research 3
3D Fundamentals 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
Design 2 — Computer Lab 0
Persuasive Sketching 2 3
Interaction Design 2 3
Interactive Prototyping 2 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Way Things Work 3
Type 2: Structure 3
3rd Term Review 1
Interaction Design 3 3
Interactive Prototyping 3 3
Communication Design 2: Context 3
TERM 4
History & Futures of Interaction Design 3
Human Factors & Design Psychology 3
Materials & Exploration 3
Interaction Design 4: Ecosystems 3
Information Design 3
Advanced Interactive Prototyping 3
TERM 5
Rapid Prototyping 3
Interaction Design 5 3
IXD Topic Studio 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 6
Branding Strategies 3
6th Term Portfolio Review 1
Interaction Design 6 – Senior Project 3
MediaTecture 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 7
Business & Professional Practice Electives 6
Advanced IXD 7 Senior Project 3
Advanced Interaction Studio 3
TERM 8
Interaction Studio Portfolio Prep 3
Advanced IXD 8 Senior Project 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 9
Humanities & Sciences electives:
     Humanities 3
     Social Sciences 3
     Science & Technology 3
     Business & Professional Practice 3
Any Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology OR Business & Professional Practice elective course 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 144

Designmatters Minor

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Viscom Fundamentals 1 OR Persuasive Sketching 1 (DM) 3
3D Fundamentals 1 3
Design 1 3
Interaction Design 1 3
Digital Basics: Lynda.com 1
Interactive Design & Dev. 1: WEB Design 3
TERM 2
Human Factors & Design Psychology (DM) 3
Way Things Work 3
Viscom Fundamentals 2 3
Design 2: Structure & Color 3
Interaction Design 2 3
Interactive Design 2: Interface 3
TERM 3
Intro to Modernism 3
Digital Electronics 3
Art of Research (DM) 3
3rd Term Review 1
Interaction Design 3 (DM) 3
Interactive Design3: Inform/Interact 3
Communication Design 2: Context 3
TERM 4
History & Futures of Interaction Design 3
Materials & Exploration 3
Interaction Design 4: Ecosystems 3
Information Design 3
Interactive Design 4: Interaction Design 3
TERM 5
Rapid Prototyping 3
Interaction Design 5 3
MediaTecture 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 6
Branding Strategies (DM) OR Brandmatters (DM) 3
6th Term Portfolio Review 1
Interaction Design 6 - Senior Project 3
IXD Topic Studio 3
Transdisciplinary Studio (DM) 3
TERM 7
Professional Practice 1 for Interaction Design 3
Advanced IXD 7 Senior Project 3
Advanced Interaction Studio 3
TERM 8
Professional Practice 2 for Interaction Design 3
Interactive Studio Portfolio Prep 3
Advanced IXD 8 Senior Project 3
STUDIO ELECTIVES – HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 3
Science & Technology 6
Business & Professional Practice 0
Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Tech OR Bus/Prof Prac 3
TOTAL
Total Required Units 144