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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Interaction Design, BA


In the Interaction Design major, students will have the opportunity to invent creative, participant-centered design solutions that should help prepare them for careers within the dynamic and expanding fields of interactive design and development. The Interaction Design degree is ideal for both the creative artist who possesses digital/computer-based skills and the back-end developer/coder/programmer with an aesthetic eye, strong work ethic, and an impulse to innovate.

The major emphasizes the principles of user interface and experience design anchored by a strong dose of back-end technical skill development. By synthesizing their digital design skills, creativity, and knowledge of user-centered interaction theory, students create versatile projects that reach a wide variety of clients and audiences.

In their senior year, students participate in a dynamic capstone team class where they perform a specialized role within an interactive production team. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to compile a professional web-based portfolio featuring a body of work that seeks to exhibit a mastery of navigational interfaces, user-centered design practices and visual identity design.

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