Interaction Design Specialization

Creative Media majors eager to explore the potential of our relationships with computer systems and how the field could evolve may be interested in following the Interaction Design specialization as a secondary focus area.

While learning about creative ways to approach technology, you'll be introduced to the sensory side of interfaces—sounds, images, how pages move—with a focus on interactivity as a design element.

  • Examine our interactions with computer systems; study the design of easy-to-learn interfaces; and conceptualize and build websites, responsive media installations, audio-processing applications and other projects.
  • Expand your viewpoint with an interdisciplinary approach through courses that draw from a range of fields: human-computer interaction, graphic design, new-media art, architecture, media studies and interactive design.
  • Learn to skillfully manipulate our experience of the digital world.
  • Position yourself to be successful in a future that promises to be more and more driven by digital technology.

Courses in this specialization include:

Interaction Design I
(IXD 100* Required)

Aesthetic Interactions
(IXD 200)

Interaction Design Production*
(IXD 350* Required)

Seminar in Interaction Design
(IXD 353)

Sonic Circuits

(IXD 399)

Web Design I

(GDD 206)

Web Design II

(GDD 306)

Interactive Storytelling

(EGD 310)

Social Interaction in the Digital Age

(COM 360)

Cognitive Psychology

(PSY 210)