The Design for Interaction program focuses on innovative and appropriate products/services by placing the key aspects of human-product interaction central in design processes.
TU Delft's MSc Program in Design for Interaction focuses on the way in which people and products interact. How does a user experience and use a product? What is his understanding of that product? And is it the design of the product that determines or influences these responses, the needs and abilities of the user, or the environment in which it is used and its social context?
The goal of the Design for Interaction program is to educate designers in such a manner that they will acquire a profound understanding of what people do with products and expect from the products they use in everyday life. It aims to produce graduates who are able to design products appropriate to users’ needs and expectations.
To gain the skills and understanding required to design for interaction, you will pursue a multi-disciplinary course of study covering topics which include ergonomics, aesthetics, interaction design, psychology and sociology. You will also learn how to involve users in analyzing needs, and study the use of technology in the design process. Visualization and conceptualization play an important part in this; the consideration of the interaction between people and products. The development, testing and refinement of prototypes also figure prominently in the program.
Design Theory & Methodology; Applied Research Methods and Techniques in Design; Integral Design Project; Product Understanding Use and Experience; Context and Conceptualization; Interactive Technology Design; Observational Research; Reflection on Designing; Project Exploring Interactions; Usability Testing and Redesign; Visual Communication; Interactive Technology, Internationalisation.
Previous educationBSc degree (or equivalent) of a high quality and level. The main subject of the BSc study should match the Design for Interaction MSc-programme.
Professional experienceRelevant professional experience can sometimes compensate for deficiencies in educational background.
Knowledge minimumA portfolio of work samples is one of the required application documents.
Language requirementsIELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90
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