BDes (Hons) Interaction Design

What is Interaction Design?

Interaction design is all around us: it’s in the digital tools we use everyday; it’s on the web, it’s off the web; it’s at the tips of our fingers, it’s in our pockets; in short, it’s everywhere. Interaction design is about shaping digital things for people’s use.

The emergence of devices like the iPhone and iPad have – in a very short space of time – revolutionised how we interact with and consume content. Tools like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are changing our behaviour. We browse web sites whilst watching television, or standing in a bus queue. Interaction designers shape these experiences.

In the last few years the need for a new kind of designer has emerged, a designer with the skills and thinking required to design for these new platforms, and for platforms that have yet to be conceived.

This design-centred course is aimed at those who aspire for a career as an interaction designer, helping to shape the digital landscape we all, increasingly, live in. The course equips you with the skills you need to meet the challenges of an industry that’s changing rapidly and which offers exciting international career opportunities.

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Teaching Team

Our teaching team has an internationally respected profile in the field of interaction design. Our team – Paul McCormack, Kyle Boyd and Daniel Philpott – have years of industry experience and are active researchers, ensuring that what we teach is relevant, up-to-date and what industry needs.

In addition to our core team, the course draws upon the talents of a wide range of international visiting lecturers. Recent lecturers that have worked with our students include: Nicholas Felton (Facebook), Cennydd Bowles (Twitter), Elliot Jay Stocks (Adobe) and Eva-Lotta Lamm (Google).

With these high profile, design-focused connections, the course ensures the student experience is challenging and dynamic, offering opportunities internationally in what is a high growth global industry.

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