The roots of Interaction Design are in the domain of Human Computer Interaction. The Human Computer Interaction is defined as a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them” (ACM SIGCHI). Interaction design shapes interactive products and services for people’s use and behavior. The expanse of interaction design extends from computers to mobile devices to appliances to wearable technologies.
It is one of hottest areas of employment. The User Experience Design jobs ranked #14 on CNN's Money "Best Jobs in America 2015"!
Interaction designers envision new products, services and systems at the intersection of user needs [desirability], business needs [viability], and technology [feasibility]. The field employs a highly human centered approach to people and technology in best possible manner. The interactions designers define product / service / system behavior and create ensure a seamless relationship between people and products, people and environments, people and services and people and people.
Interaction designers are needed in virtually all kinds of industries as the role of technology embeds more and more in our daily lives. They are needed to shape our mobile device experiences, the apps we use, the online services that we engage with, the appliances that we use, the cars we drive, automation that we experience and many more such facets and work and private lives.
The Masters of Design in Interaction Design uses the professional approach to impart the necessary tools, techniques, knowledge and skills for practicing interaction designing. You are imparted the theoretical knowledge and the professional skills in a balanced manner. The program not only focuses on teaching how things are done but also reflects largely on why they are done.
The interaction design program integrates design, computer science, social science, psychology and business processes to provide a broad understanding regarding the design and use of digital systems.
You will learn to frame a problem, develop concepts and envision scenarios in order to approach a design project. You will learn principles of interaction design, how to create user experiences, prototype interactions, human interface design, principles of communication design, and design research methods.
The program covers a deep understanding of usability related methods and project management. It teaches to design engaging, accessible and usable screen-based interfaces. It offers lessons in psychology covering perception and cognition and sociology theory. Students learn to generate personas, work in agile environments, information architecture, usability testing, eye tracking and workflow analysis.
India has a very large IT Industry, which is poised for dramatic expansion. As IT companies look to add value to their services, as they look to develop new products and solutions, the skill sets of students this course will be extremely valuable and demanded. Over the years, thousands of niche jobs will become available in this emerging and rapidly evolving field.
The program is aimed to respond to next level challenge of Indian IT Industry that is to develop world class, bestselling products. The program will create new pathways towards exciting and enriching careers for students, in the world of cutting-edge technologies, leading software and engineering services companies and start-ups.
Interaction designers shape digital artifacts. Students will find employment in all sectors that apply digital technology, such as industry, business, education, media and entertainment. Employment opportunities range from information technology, medical products, web design, communication products, media, financial services and other such similar organizations.
The program offers a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge over others. Students will be able to find occupations as: Interaction Designer User Experience Designer, Mobile App Designer, Web Designer, Front End Developer, Visual Designer, Strategic Design Thinkers, Design Manager, Service Designer and many more such positions.