Interaction Design Program (G113)

Program Description

Program Overview

Interaction Design is an interdisciplinary field merging design skills such as user experience, interface development and graphic design with coding fundamentals to create meaningful experiences between the user and digital platforms such as social media, websites, wearables and mobile devices.

Full Description

As a student in the Interaction Design program, you will merge design skills such as user experience, interface development and visual design with programming to create meaningful experiences between the user, digital and physical platforms, such as websites, wearables and mobile devices.

Modified by the psychological, social, economic and cultural factors that shape our present and future world, this ever-evolving field envisions new ways of human-computer interaction within systems, services, products and spaces across multiple industries.

Throughout the Interaction Design program, you will be expected to address topics including mixed realities, immersive environments, usability, spatial relations and human factors. An emphasis on usability testing, research, collaboration and real-world projects distinguishes this program.

Your Field Education Options

Students with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher by the end of semester 4 and a B+ on the portfolio assignment (semester 5, GRAF3014) will be eligible for the Field Placement course (GRAF3017) in semester 6.

Learn more about Experiential Learning at the School of Design including how to apply, important dates, workflow, and PLAR eligibility.


Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates of this program will have acquired the skills necessary to be employed in various digital media studios, with careers such as:

  • information architect
  • interaction designer
  • mobile designer
  • mobile developer
  • production artist
  • 3D visualization artist
  • motion designer
  • user experience designer
  • user interface developer
  • web designer
  • web developer
  • SEO/SEM specialist

Educational Pathways

Chart displaying the possible education trajectory. You can enter the interaction Design and Development program from High School, work, other college or university programs and from our Art & Design Foundation program. After finishing the program some options for further study include Game Design Program, Interactive Media Management, Design Management, Interdisciplinary Design Strategy, the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Degree. Graduates may also chose to begins a career in interaction de

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From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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