Interaction Design Program Learning Outcomes


Identify and evaluate processes by which user experiences (UX) and user interfaces (UI) are designed in professional settings; apply these processes effectively to specific design opportunities.


Demonstrate level-appropriate skills in production research, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, product prototyping, and user testing; identify and evaluate appropriate technological tools; develop technical proficiency appropriate to industry expectations.


Identify and evaluate the aesthetic content of interactive experiences within a specific historical, cultural, and/or communicative context. Effectively apply aesthetic principles to the design of UX and UI.


Organize and synthesize disparate forms of input in order to generate multiple responses to design opportunities (including typical responses and novel responses).


Work productively toward shared goals in a group environment; identify and effectively apply best practices for creating environments where diverse identities and perspectives are honored.

Integrative Learning

Synthesize knowledge, concepts, frameworks, and contexts from disparate fields in the design of UX and UI.

Social Context

Evaluate the social impacts of existing technologies through ethical, historical, and cultural contexts; identify biases embedded in interactive products and in design processes; evaluate and apply best practices for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the design of interactive projects.


Demonstrate skills in interpersonal communication, time management, and self-presentation; identify and evaluate employment and entrepreneurial opportunities; identify and evaluate the rhetoric of a normative professional identity.