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About B.Design (Hons.) Interaction Design

B.Design (Hons.) Interaction Design is offered by the Department of Industrial Design

Why study Interaction Design (IxD) at UID?

Course Structure

Semester 1


  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab-1


  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design

Semester 2


  • Thinking Skills


  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India
  • Sketching Interactions
  • Introduction to Interaction Design
  • Integrated Foundation Project: Digital Control

Semester 3


  • Professional Ethics


  • Programme Elective – 1 (any one)
    1. Digital Branding
    2. Interactive Storytelling
  • Programme Elective – 2(any one)
    1. Microinteractions
    2. Introduction to Universal Design Systems
  • KU Open Elective – 1


  • Fundamentals of Interaction Design
  • Interactive Systems
  • Creative Coding
  • Studio: Experience Design

Semester 4


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio


  • Programme Elective – 3(any one)
    1. Social Networks
    2. Digital Bio Application
  • Programme Elective – 4(any one)
    1. Digital Crafting
    2. Wearable Technology
  • KU Open Elective – 2


  • Human and Form Factors
  • Sensory Design
  • Interactive Data, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
  • Studio: Interface Design

Semester 5


  • Internatonal language -1 (any one)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French


  • Programme Elective – 5 (any one)
    1. Human-centered Artificial Design
    2. Immersive Game Design
  • Programme Elective – 6 (any one)
    1. Fintech for Circular Economy
    2. Automotive Service Design
  • Programme Open Elective – 1 (any one)
    1. Product Design (PD)
      • PD1: User Experience Design
      • PD2: Design for Circular Economy
    2. Fashion Design (FD)
      • FD1: Fashion Materials & Textiles
      • FD2: Fashion Design Process
    3. Interior and Furniture Design (IFD)
      • IFD1: People and Environment
      • IFD2: Spatial Interaction
    4. Animation and Digital Media (ADM)
      • ADM1: Stop Motion Animation
      • ADM2: Introduction to Sound and Music
    5. Automobile and Transportation Design (ATD)
      • ATD1: Automotive Design Drawing I
      • ATD2: Physical Modelling I
    6. Visual Communication
      • VC1: Basic Typography
      • VC2: Introduction to Theatre
    7. Game Design & Simulation
      • GSD1: Character Sculpting
      • GSD2: Matte-Painting-I


  • Emerging Contexts in Anthropology and User Psychology for Design
  • Interactive Art & Installations
  • Interactie Digital Futures
  • Studio: Services and Futures

Semester 6


  • Internatonal language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French


  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Interactive Toys
    2. Phygital Products
  • Programme Elective – 8 (any one)
    1. Technological Imagination
    2. Accessibility & Assistive Technology
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (any one)
    1. Product Design (PD)
      • PD3: Introduction to Universal Design
      • PD4: Internet of Everything
    2. Fashion Design (FD)
      • FD3: Creative Surface Techniques
      • FD4: Fashion, Image & Identity
    3. Interior and Furniture Design (IFD)
      • IFD3: Parametric Design
      • IFD4: Crafted by Nature
    4. Animation and Digital Media (ADM)
      • ADM3: 2D Digital Animation-I
      • ADM4: Graphic Narratives
    5. Automobile and Transportation Design (ATD)
      • ATD3: Automotive Design Drawing-II
      • ATD4: Physical Modelling-II
    6. Visual Communication
      • VC3: Illustration
      • VC4: Infographics
    7. Game Design & Simulation
      • GSD3: 2D Game Asset Creation and Integration
      • GSD4: Matte-Painting-II


  • Research Methodology


  • Interactive Products and Spaces
  • Extended Reality
  • Studio: Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Portfolio

Semester 7


  • Internship


  • Design Management


  • Critical Practices in Design
  • Wicked Problems and Complex Socio-Technical Systems
  • Studio: Complexity

Semester 8


  • Graduation Project


  • Design Research
Click here to view details about Course Structure along with Course Description

Areas of Specialization

  • – UI/UX Design
  • – Design Thinking & Design Research
  • – Information Architecture
  • – Human Factors (Ergonomics)
  • – Gamification
  • – Prototyping
  • – Visual Design & Illustration
  • – B2B, B2C, Saas Applications
  • – Infographics

Career Prospects

  • Learning Model
  • Master Class
  • Workshop
Learning Model
Learning Model
Learning Model of B.Design (Hons.) Interaction Design

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Master Class
Master Class

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I have an educational background in a non-science stream. Am I eligible for B.Des. (Hons.) Interaction Design at UID?

Yes, you are eligible for B.Des. (Hons.) Interaction design, irrespective of your discipline. All you need is a curious mind!

What should I include in my portfolio for admission to the B.Des. (Hons.) Interaction design department?

Your portfolio should reflect your aesthetic and highlight your skills in 2D/ 3D sketching, problem-solving, the design process, and your ability to work hands-on. You may also include your extracurricular skills like photography, model making, presentation skills, etc. It is advisable to keep your portfolio concise & crisp.

Are sketching skills a requirement to get into the programme?

Basic sketching skills will surely help you in the Design Aptitude Test. It is a good idea to practice sketching and doodling regularly as it helps you present your design ideas. Start exploring and enjoying different mediums of sketching. Product-specific drawings, digital renders, marker renders, and illustration techniques will be a part of your modules at UID.

Why study Interaction Design?

The main purpose of interaction design is to create products that enable users to achieve their goals easily and in the best possible way, facilitating the interaction between humans and machines (or digital platforms) and making the services and systems offered more accessible.
Students at the Interaction Design programme at UID learn about all aspects when it comes to thorough User Experience, including Laws of Ux - a collection of best practices that designers can consider when building user interfaces. Some of them are - Fitts’s Law, Hick’s Law, Jacob’s Law, Miller’s Law, Occam’s Razor, Pareto Principle, Tesler’s Law, Von Restorff Effect, Zeigarnik Effect, Doherty Threshold, Serial Position Effect, etc.

Is coding skill a requirement to get into the programme?

Knowledge of coding or development is not required for admission; however, individuals should have basic knowledge of computer apps & HTML. Aspects of product development and processes will be touched upon during the modules taught.

What kind of subjects/courses will I study in the Interaction Design programme?

The Interaction design programme at UID offers a well-balanced, hands-on, and industry-focused curriculum of theory and practical courses, taught over 4 years in an Undergraduate programme. The details of semester-wise subjects/courses are shared on the website in the department section.
The B.Des. (Hons.) Interaction Design includes subjects covering Design and Technology, User Experience Design, Laws of UX, Internet of Everything, UI Design, Universal Design, Interaction Detailing, Prototyping, Design Management, entrepreneurship, and research methodology. Students get the opportunity to study an International language as well as opt from a bouquet of Interdisciplinary electives. Internship & Graduation projects are offered to gain an understanding of the workings of the Interaction industry.

How relevant is the course curriculum to ensure the best practice of the industry?

The form and content of a syllabus vary widely by discipline, department, course, and instructor. The curriculum of the Interaction Design programme is designed-validated-taught by faculties and experts from industry & academic backgrounds. Learning outcomes are core to the backward design process as the university designs & updates the curriculum periodically such that the learning outcome is contemporary to industry requirements.

Does UID organize study trips?

Study trips are organized for students to sensitize them to the cultural influences that might affect the design of products. The trips may include visits to heritage places, Industry visits, design studios, industrial production units, etc. for an immersive experience as per the requirement of the courses. The trips may vary from local visits to outstation travels for a couple of days. Faculty members also accompany the students on the study trips.

What companies have the students gone to for Internships and Graduation Projects?

Our students have pursued their internships with multinationals like IBM, Microsoft, Tata Elxsi, Godrej, Hettich, Titan, Capgemini, Amazon.com, Myntra, Accenture, Caratlane, HeadOut, and Byju’s. Students have also pitched their projects with various NGOs & governmental organizations among others.

What are the options after graduation & what support is available from the institute?

The students upon completion of their degree choose one of the following,

  1. Have their start-up & be entrepreneurs. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID guides as required.
  2. Go overseas for higher education. The International Relations Office at UID guides and supports the admission & visa process.
  3. Get a job in the industry. The Corporate Resource Centre at UID works with the students from their Internship onwards for aspiration mapping & placement accordingly.

What is the examination/ evaluation system?

The evaluation for each course has the following parts-

  1. Continuous Evaluation- It comprises marking regular assignments during the semester. There are points for attendance too.
  2. Mid-Term Exam- Students are evaluated through written exams and an internal jury during the mid-semester.
  3. End Term Exam- The final exam comprises of written paper for theory courses and an external jury for practical courses.

What infrastructure is available on campus?

UID provides world-class facilities at its sprawling campus. The infrastructure includes a technologically advanced Felder Lab, a Makers Lab that includes 3D printers, an AR VR lab, machines for metal works, a fully functional wood workshop, a leather lab, a ceramic lab, audio-visual rooms, a library, an auditorium. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The campus also houses a Centre for Craft Innovation where students can engage in a symbiotic learning model with craftsmen & artisans from across the country for product development & diversification.

What are the class timings?

Classes are scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Labs are kept open after hours at the request of students if required, safety precautions like masks, aprons, and gloves are all mandatory for the student’s safety.