Program Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

Interaction Design is the study and craft of how people interact with products, systems and services and their contexts. It is about shaping digital experiences for people’s use. The Bachelor of Science in Interaction program is committed to teaching students, through user-centered design, how to make human-digital interactions useful, innovative and delightful. From mobile apps, websites and software to autonomous cars, VR, games and wearable tech, Interaction is at the heart of the digital user experience (UX)- what people think, feel and do. Our curriculum emphasizes core methods, tools and processes that prepare students to lead as new digital technologies emerge.

IXD Process

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate excellence in applying human-centered design principles and practices to emerging and existing transmedia canvases and creative original and relevant solutions to design problems.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to:

  • Source, evaluate and integrate primary and secondary information sources. Demonstrate inventive problem solving.

Creative Technical Aptitude

Graduates will be able to:

  • Strategically apply technical skill, knowledge, and craftsmanship to prove feasibility of their concepts through: relevant use of UX prototype techniques, use of multiple canvases and platforms. Ability to experiment and adopt relevant emerging technologies and tools.

UX Research and Design

Graduates will be able to:

  • Master and rigorously apply relevant human-centered design methodologies and strategic prototyping. Synthesize and communicate insights into concepts, UX strategy and intentional design decisions.

Professional Practice

Graduates will be able to:

  • Clearly convey comprehensive meaningful content and lead an audience though a narrative. Use appropriate vernacular and relevant professional design language. Perform professionally, collaborate with others, express skill, ethics and self-awareness.