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.

Interaction Design

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Viscom Fundamentals 1 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 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
3rd Term Review 1
Intro to Modernism 3
Digital Electronics 3
Art of Research            3
Interaction Design 3            3
Interactive Design 3: 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 3
TERM 6
6th Term Portfolio Review 3
Branding Strategies 3
Interaction Design 6-Senior Project 3
IXD Topic Studio 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 7
Professional Practice 1 for Interaction Design 3
Interaction Design 7–Senior Project 3
Advanced Interaction Studio 3
TERM 8
Professional Practice 2 for Interaction Design 3
Interaction Studio Portfolio Prep 3
Interaction Design 8–Senior Project 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Studio Electives 12
Humanities & Sciences electives:
     Humanities 6
     Social Sciences 3
     Science & Technology 6
     Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology OR Business & Professional Practice 3
     Business & Professional Practice  
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