Master Program in Interaction Design in Europe

Top Master Programs in Interaction Design in Europe 2017

Interaction Design

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Interaction design is a subject that focuses on the creation of digital systems, services, products, and environments. Interaction designers work to make the exchanges between human beings and digital machines easy, realistic, interesting, and engaging.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master Degree in Interaction Design in Europe

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Master (MA/MSc) Interactive Digital Media

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media [+]

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media

MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, collaborative and challenging postgraduate pathway focusing on the practical and theoretical study of interactivity in digital media production; and strives to create designers with the potential to innovate and influence interaction design practice who can realise relevant and elegant design proposals with commercial potential.

This MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media is of particular relevance to you as a practitioner or designer who wishes to develop and refine your practice in interaction design, installation, projection mapping, digital games and user-centred product design.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

SUPSI
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. [+]

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations. The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields. Methods and Approaches The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods. A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet. Topics and Contents The MAS courses are held by well-recognized lecturers and in collaboration with an established network of organizations, research centers, design practices and companies. Topics such as user experience design, service design, user interface design, open design, spatial design, and information visualization are taught through design-driven courses that allow students to develop digital... [-]

Master in Interaction Design and Technologies

University of Gothenburg, Department of applied IT
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

Interaction design is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems and services. [+]

Master in Interaction Design and Technologies

Interaction design is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems and services. It focuses on behaviour – how users act and how products respond to user behaviour.

 

As such, it is a necessary discipline in any design project aiming to create something complex and computer-augmented that is to be used by humans: computer software, games, interactive products such as smart phones or MP3-players, “intelligent” homes, cars, clothes and so on.

 

Given the increased focus on interaction design in general, and on social media, entertainment and new physical products in particular, the programme aims to provide interaction designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the ever-shifting demands of this emerging job market segment.... [-]


Master in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Berlin Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid + 16 more

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. [+]

Why study the EIT Digital Human Computer Interaction and Design programme? The EIT Digital HCID programme offers: Front line technical content within the field Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship A thesis work well grounded in industrial problems Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines at least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centers and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects. The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical... [-]

Master in Interaction Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Italy Milan

In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and professional skills you need to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. You will analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology in order to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. Imagine. Code. Click, swipe, pinch. Interaction design is about creating a product, service, or space that interacts with the body or the mind through innovative technology. It is about the intersection of digital elements and everyday life; the creation of more intuitive user interfaces; the adoption of digital technology for enriched service experiences; the transformation of design visions into market opportunities. In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and professional skills you need to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. You will analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology in order to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions. Domus Academy’s “learning by designing” approach is based on the tradition of Italian mentorship in design. You’ll work directly with companies to develop concepts, scenarios, and strategies based on the use of interactive and digital technology in everyday life. Audience The program is designed for candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in product design, visual and graphic design, media and Web design, architecture, computer science, engineering, communication science, psychology, or sociology. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven conceptual research project according to professional standards. Create innovative concepts, solutions, and experiences in interaction design for diverse industries and sectors. Demonstrate a professional level of cooperation and deadline management within a multicultural team. Program The Master in... [-]

Master in New Media Communication and Interaction Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time March 2018 Italy Turin

IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. [+]

Contemporary society moves its first steps towards "artificial intelligence". This expression may sound bombastic, but the essence of the phenomenon can be synthesized in a few words: many tiring activities that today weigh mainly on human intelligence are steadily being transferred to computers, which are finally able to read the semantic meaning of raw information, creating a vast network of benefits and profits. Modern digital environments, and the "artificial" intelligences that are developed in and from them, are deeply changing jobs in every sector, at every level. Many new professions are being developed in this setting, and it's not a case that most of the EU funding being placed in 2014 and onwards is going towards a "digital agenda". IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. Master objectives and method. The Master's key objective is to form professionals capable of dialoguing through digital media, who comply with "netiquette" and community participation modalities, and, above all, are able not only to realize an integrated platform or a digital marketing campaign, but also to evaluate their performance and development potential. The Master's ambition is to work as an innovation hub, a place in which aspiring communicators can be trained in a continuous interchange between... [-]

Master Interaction Design

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Spain Barcelona

The Harbour Space Interaction Design Programme provides a unique environment for students to become expert practitioners, and to engage with students from their own and other disciplines. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. This program is taught in ENGLISH. Interaction Design programme provides a unique environment for students to engage with expert practitioners, and with students from their own and other disciplines. It blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach to enable the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication. The programme also aims to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures and explore the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life while highlighting the increased relevancy of design to business and society. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This Master of Interaction Design degree contains an extensive number of real interaction design cases moving through which the students will gain a solid understanding of the creative and decision making process in the design department of a real company or a design agency. All courses are electives, yet we strongly recommend students to take courses marked as core. In total 1 year Master's consist of 15 modules including 1 module of workshops & seminars, 1 client and 1 capstone projects. Our professors are not academic teachers – they are accomplished design professionals that have launched thousands of successful products and services and made many winning strategic decisions. Modules Intro to Interaction Design Entrepreneurial Design Introduction to User Experience Design Cybernetics Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Smart Objects Content Strategy Innovation in Service Design Research Methods Future Wearables... [-]

Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time January 2018 Italy Milan

The Italian and International business models require practitioners able to tackle the project not only from a technical and productive perspective but, above all, from a strategic and structural point of view. The Master in Design aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any design variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. Design has become an instrument capable of innovating the strategic objectives of companies. The traditional user-centered (UCD) approach modifies the concept from "designing for" to "designing with" people, adapting today's socio-economic and production system in evolution. [+]

Entry requirements: The Master in Design must include an Honours Degree in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, economics or humanities both for Italian and foreigner students. Methodology and structure: Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Master applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills. The philosophy of the course, project and client based, offers to participants the opportunity to experiment and put into practice mindset and methodological processes (design thinking) by carrying out real projects, through a process based on team work and learning by doing. All projects are followed by Leader Advisors who are also practitioners, selected for their expertise on the different project topics. Conferences and seminars offer the opportunity for debates with specialists and agencies, distinguished personalities from a range of design disciplines as well as others including entrepreneurship, technology and economy. High-profile Italian and international businesses and social enterprises enrich the Masters programme by disclosing their skills through projects, case studies and strategies. The preliminary stages of this Master introduce students to the culture of design thinking and related methodologies through lectures, workshops and laboratory works. Subsequently, participants face different project phases, experimental and interactive courses (with different purpose, complexity and goals) based on learning by doing. At the same time students can attend nurture courses to get involved in the strategic, technological and expressive area of design, bringing ideas and insights in order to feed the... [-]

Car Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 12  March 2018 Italy Turin

Designing interiors for the means of transport, in particular for cars, means dealing with the project of mobility starting from the user's perspective, both at the level of interaction of the man-machine system, and as experience of the phases of purchase and management of the vehicle. The Car Interior Designers specialize in the future and innovation of means of transport from the inside and builds future design scenarios by studying the user, its cultural needs, trends in society and use of the vehicle. The different subjects covered during the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience allow future professionals to provide innovative solutions, related to the evolving needs of companies and buyers. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry Requirements: The Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience welcomes IED graduates, or students from Art Academies or private schools and graduates in related areas such as Design, Architecture, Engineering and Media Design, professionals with at least two years of experience in this sector. Structure and Methodology: The Master's programme focuses on research and innovation in different sectors, with an emphasis on practical activities of design, to enable students to develop their creativity, refining tools and knowledge through a targeted and structured approach: the fundamentals of Interior design of cars, both technically and psychologically, emerging technologies, identifying layout and models of use of interior space, traditional materials and the latest generation, new trimmings, technologies and integrated platforms with a particular emphasis on interface design. From a cultural perspective, the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience covers subjects such as the history and trends of Car Interior Design and the study of perception. Students improve their skills and techniques in the visualization and communication of ideas, forms and concepts. The laboratory of communication occurs with the practice in the advanced levels of 2D and 3D Photoshop and other industry-specific programs. The environment of the cockpit is examined in all its functionality. The user and his needs are always at the center of the project proposal. This means improving and facilitating the driving of the vehicle, the passenger compartment comfort in all aspects... [-]

Master of Interaction Design

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The MA in Interaction Design programme focuses on human-centered design. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. [+]

Interaction Design (IxD) is a rapidly developing creative field. The ongoing evolution of smart consumer technology has increased the need for well-designed intuitive user interfaces and experiences. Be it a mobile app, the front-end of a web-based service or a complex system involving different digital and physical experiences, interaction design is an essential part of it. Interaction designers aim to make users’ encounters with sophisticated information and machinery as simple and pleasant as possible. Our program focuses on human-centered design. User research, analysis and testing form the foundation of the curriculum. Theoretical studies are built around practical design projects based on real briefs by companies from Estonia and abroad. User-based, agile design and product/service development methods ensure the sound outcome of the projects. The cooperation of our Master’s programme with the department of Graphic Design lends a solid focus to the skills and tools of graphic user interface design — data visualisation, digital typography, visual design, motion graphics, GUI prototyping, etc. Cooperation with the departments of Product Design, Interior Architecture and the programme of Design & Engineering expands the scope of the curriculum to tangible interaction and interactive spaces. Physical computing, wearable tech and virtual reality are covered by study projects. Graduates of the Interaction Design Master’s programme will be well equipped to run complex product/service development projects and to manage international multi-disciplinary teams. We expect our students to represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Previous experience in design and software development is helpful, but by no means necessary. During... [-]

Masters In Design And Programming Apps

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Design and Programming Apps born to respond to the challenges and professional needs in the field of mobile communications, and does so from a triple aspect. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. The Masters in Design and Programming Apps born to respond to the challenges and professional needs in the field of mobile communications, and does from three aspects: Development of front-end web platform 3x3 plus a user-centered design. Configuration management and back-end infrastructure to support the needs of the App. Business knowledge and agile project management that includes des of the distribution of Apps, through the promotion and marketing strategies, as well as analysis and optimization of results. You will receive comprehensive training polyvalent creating profiles front and back ends much appreciated by current development companies Apps. You will be able to develop solutions for the most advanced and demanded today (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Web platform) mobile platforms. You will be prepared to work in one of the sectors with the most job opportunities and future projection of time and labor occupy much desired and difficult to fill in the current development companies Apps. What do you prepare? Train professionals with a complete and integrated view of the whole process that includes the development of mobile apps (both "front-end" and "back-end"). Train current and future software engineers with an overview of the market, able to develop solutions for the most advanced and sought after today mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Web platform). Acquire business skills and management skills needed to work in multidisciplinary teams using agile methodologies, reaching knowledge needed to distribute and deploy apps, as well as... [-]

Master in Interactive Apps Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time March 2018 Spain Barcelona

The purpose of this degree is to train professionals capable of knowing and comprehending deeply the necessary skills and tools to develop interactive interfaces that link the information available on the Internet of Things, no matter the type of interface making it possible. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Design, as a discipline, is changing dramatically and getting adapted to a complex reality, which is defined by communications and connections that we establish through several devices, by screens and interfaces. Interfaces define the frame for contact and interaction between people and machines. They are becoming the main access point to information, and as an essential tool for communication in the current environment. Personal communications (by emails, videoconferences, instant messages, meetings facilitated by geolocation, social networks, just to mention a few), institutional communications, business transactions, sales and distribution channels, access to information, are increasingly being performed through several types of interfaces. Much of this communication, which is established through several mobile devices, is based on applications that work as communication interfaces between users and data as well. Main objective of the course The purpose of this degree is to train professionals capable of knowing and comprehending deeply the necessary skills and tools to develop interactive interfaces that link the information available on the Internet of Things, no matter the type of interface making it possible. By knowing the several stages of creation, students will be able to elaborate projects from a design perspective focused on user experience and interaction. The course is based on two content areas: user experience design (UX) and programming. User design experience is the central point around the whole programming work will be developed. Students will acquire the tools to translate into efficient metaphors the complexity of huge information flows... [-]

Master of Arts in Product and Spatial Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki Espoo Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. http://psd.aalto.fi/ Goal of education Content outcomes The programme educates designers with a distinct design personality. Students will learn to manage design processes, learn about the regulations in construction, material knowledge, skills in 3D composition, and understand the spatiality of people and products. They deepen the skills learned in Bachelor's studies and broaden their knowledge in spatial design, furniture design or product design. They learn to practice design in the broader operational environment of product development, business, and culture. Skill outcomes Students learn to interpret and transform living environment and culture through their insight and professional skills. They develop an artistic and designerly insight, learn to master their creative design process, and deepen their expertise in materials, knowledge of design tradition, and cultural discussion. The programme trains students in personal design expression, gives them ability to master design processes, and to understand the discipline’s tradition and presence as a base for curiosity and experimentation. Students are also trained to develop technical, aesthetic and research skills to support the design process. They become competent in exploring technologies and visualising, creating and demonstrating innovative concepts and experiences using the latest technology. They become professionals versed in design tradition with skills in multidisciplinary teamwork. Academic skills The programme enhances students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. The students learn skills in problem-setting and problem-solving relevant to the product and spatial design and in practice led design research. They also learn to gather and analyse information... [-]

Master in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The Image morphology and visual art experiment Masters Programme, taught în English, offers the frame for researching and developing contemporary art conceptions and to experiment inter-medium forms of visual expression and comunication through creativity, theoretical and technical skills, inbetween instalation, graphic arts, sculpture and painting areas. [+]

The Faculty of Physics offers a Bachelor's programme (with three specializations: physics, medical physics and informatics-physics) and three Master's programmes tightly connected to the research performed by the faculty members. Two of the masters programms are given completely in english. These programms are designed to prepare students not only for advanced studies in physics, but also for employment upon graduation in physics and other disciplines related to science and technology. Talented students can continue the Master's program with a doctoral project in the Doctoral school of the faculty which is focused on three main topics: materials physics, theoretical and computational physics and medical physics. The Masters in Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials, taught în English, focuses on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials to discover new features with application relevance. Main course titles Complements of theoretical physics Complements of molecular and atomic physics Magnetism of nanosystems Physics of crystallization processes Plastic sign and object Complements of the material physics What Core Skills are Developed? General Skills: Creative application of research methods and problem solving; Elaborating studies and reports for application for publication; Capacity to take creative and independent action in solving problems, critical evaluation and demonstrative communications; Leadership skills and clear orientation skills to further develop professional growth. Professional Skills: Capacity to obtain materials with defined properties; Capacity to characterize specific materials properties in relation with their applications; Skills in using laboratory equipment for obtaining crystals and nano-microsystems; Capacity to use experimental techniques to grow laser materials... [-]

Master in Interaction Design

H-FARM Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Roncade

The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme (approximately equivalent to an Italian laurea magistrale), designed to prepare designers for this role. Located in H-Digital Design School, it is stimulated by the innovative startup culture of H-Farm, Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. [+]

Top Master's Degrees in Interaction Design in Europe 2017. The Master in Interaction Design, launching in 2017, is a “1+1” year full-time master programme (approximately equivalent to an Italian laurea magistrale), designed to prepare designers for this role. Located in H-Digital Design School, it is stimulated by the innovative startup culture of H-Farm, Italy’s premier tech accelerator. The programme’s directors are two of the most important names in this field, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor. Start: October 2017 Level: Master - Equivalent to Italian Laurea Magistrale Duration: 1+1 years full-time Language: English - Students may write reports etc. in English or Italian Student intake: International Prerequisites: Normally Bachelor or equivalent experience in a design discipline, but other forms of experience are considered. Good command of written and spoken English Content During the programme students identify their personal strengths to prepare them for work in this fast-developing field. Graduates might go on to join interaction design agencies or in-house design studios; to work in research labs and/or teaching; or to found a design-driven startup. As their careers develop, they will be ready to undertake design strategy roles. The programme’s directors report that almost all the students who graduated from their last programme in Italy found good jobs soon after graduation, many in important design studios or technology companies in Italy and abroad. The first year (Year 1) offers an immersive panorama of the fast-moving field of interaction and experience design. It centres around design projects, mostly done in collaborative groups,... [-]