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B.Design (Hons.) Interaction Design

B.Design (Hons.) Interaction Design

Interaction Design specialization focuses on designing interactions for the physical, cognitive and social environments using New Media and emerging technologies. The programme builds on experimentation based learning of how people perceive, understand, use and experience interactive objects, digital environments and spaces. Drawing on an interdisciplinary approach bringing together product design, visual communication, information architecture, cognitive psychology and computer science, the course involves exploration of alternatives, pushing the envelope of what is known. Students are mentored in working collaboratively in groups to solve design problems. Through seminar papers, competitions, internships, graduation projects and incubation labs, the programme builds in industry exposure and integration with academic structures.

Department of Interaction Design
Industrial Design deals with products, services and systems addressing usability, form, function, aesthetics, material, technologies, and sustainability. Our students explore creative thinking and problem-solving processes to bring value to companies, communities and people. Our focus is on designing products, systems and services that make life easier. At the School of Industrial Design, we balance creativity, technology, cultural concerns, and environmental needs, exploring materials, production techniques, aesthetics, the emerging fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence, and social issues in both local and global contexts. We encourage our students to create solutions that are empathetic to the end-user and have contextual insight. Our new B. Des. in Interaction Design has been programmed and launched in response to the needs of users and Industry.

Why study Interaction Design (IxD) at UID?

UID offers a specialized IxD course for four years culminating in the award of a B. Des Degree. A dedicated faculty with experience in IxD from industry transmit learning through in-depth theory and hands-on practice in well-equipped labs, purpose built for the subject. With its close links with professional bodies like IxDA and inputs from a stellar array of industry experts, high class infrastructure and a wonderful learning environment, UID is a natural choice for aspirants of IxD in India.

Programme Philosophy

The landscape of Design is a rich interlacing of products, systems, services, communication and immersive experiences, with evolutionary change happening at such a rapid pace that the very structures that underpin its spiraling growth serve as take-off points into the unknown, making for a continually mutating model of education. Traditional design education, based on hallowed tenets that have emerged from the Industrial Revolution, progressed through the ‘Industrial age’ into the ‘Information age’, the ‘Communication age’, and is now immersing itself in the ‘Experience age’, where users interact with their environment and all that is within it in totally new ways, where the environment interacts with users and products (the term ‘products’ used as broadly as possible), where products engage with users, and each other, creating a vast spectrum of interactions. Whereas the earlier realms of design dealt how products are used, where the material as opposed to the immaterial was central, they now deal with how products are ‘experienced’ and have increasingly ventured into the intangible and the virtual, the brave new world of human-machine communication and artificial intelligence.

Course Structure

The course spans eight semesters, the first two being foundation semesters with emphasis on developing requisite skills for design practice and understanding of the process of design. Subsequent semesters take a student through specific IxD related courses spanning Human Computer Interaction, Usability Design, Information Architecture, Testing, Computing, Ethnography, Mobile applications, Human -Robot Interaction, User Interfaces, Ergonomics, Research & Experimental Methods, Visual Communication & Industrial Design methods, future trends; exposure to real-life situations through study tours and industry internships, culminating in a Graduation Project with Industry that exposes students to real-world applications and professional practice.

Students will be able to choose between broad specializations in Communication Design and Industrial Design from their fifth semester onwards. Agile learning, future forecasting and inter-disciplinary courses will however equip graduates to seamlessly fit into the myriad professional applications of Interaction Design.

Graduates of IxD can further do their Masters in HCI, AI and allied fields in the coming years. A comprehensive program is in development and will offer end to end learning at UID.

KU CORE COURSES
  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab-1
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Art, Design and Culture
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design
KU CORE COURSES
  • Thinking Skills
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • 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
KU CORE COURSE
  • Professional Ethics
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • 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
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Fundamentals of Interaction Design
  • Interactive Systems
  • Creative Coding
  • Studio: Experience Design
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Entrepreneurship
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • 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(any one)
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Human and Form Factors
  • Sensory Design
  • Interactive Data, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
  • Studio: Interface Design
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -1 (any one)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 5 (any one)
    1. Interactive Toys
    2. Phygital Products
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. Technological Imagination
    2. Accessibility & Assistive Technology
  • Programme Open Elective - 1 (*any one from respective offering department)
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Interactive Products and Spaces
  • Interactive Art & Installations
  • Extended Reality
  • Studio: Interactive Product and Space
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Design
    2. Immersive Game Design
  • Programme Elective - 8 (any one)
    1. Fintech for Circular Economy
    2. Automotive Service Design
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (*any one from respective offering department)
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Research Methodology
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Emerging Contexts in Anthropology and User Psychology for Design
  • Interactive Digital Futures
  • Studio: Service and Futures
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Internship
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Management
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Critical Practices in Design
  • Wicked Problems and Complex Socio-Technical Systems
  • Studio: Complexity
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Graduation Project
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Research

Career Prospects in IxD

Interaction Design is closely allied with and indispensable in a myriad of fields including:

– UX/UI
– Design Research
– Human Computer Interaction
– Design Research
– B2B and B2C Interfaces
– Interaction Design
– Information Architecture
– Design Thinking
– Communication Design
– User Centered Design
– Usability Testing
– Experience Design
– Motion Design
– Story Telling
– Heuristic Evaluation
– Creative Coding

Interaction Design is a four-year, intensive program designed to provide students with the tools to create better relationships among humans, products, systems and environments worldwide. Interaction designers flourish in this complex intersection, using craft-based design skills, systems thinking, and human-centered technology to find creative solutions in the field of emerging technologies, corporations, startups, and new-age companies. Our intensive programme prepares you to enter one of the most in-demand design fields in the world. Students will learn to design for the applications, systems, environment, public health, transportation, education, finance, and other major industries with wide-ranging impact. The programme combines creative practical as well as theoretical knowledge that makes students competent enough to work in the industry, entrepreneurial ventures, and corporations.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Product Design

Dr. Brajesh Dhiman

Associate Director & Professor

Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, M.Design Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Shyambihari Prajapati

Additional HOD - Assistant Director - Associate Professor

M.Des Design- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, BE Mechanical Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Manu Joshi

Associate Professor

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.G.C.H.E.), Nottingham Trent University, U.K. Graduate from NIFT, New Delhi

Charles Laffitte

Assistant Professor

UX Design Master, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France; Business Administration Master, IAE Nantes, France; European Bachelor of Design, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France

Ramesh Suthar

Associate Professor

Mechanical Drughtsman, CN Polytechnic, Ahemdabad DME (Diploma in Mechanical engineering) Government Polytechnic, Ahemdabad

Dr. Dhananjay Singh Bisht

Associate Professor

BE (ECE), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala; M.Design (Product Design), PDPM IIIT, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur; MS (Digital Technologies),University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Doctor of Philosophy, NIT, Rourkela

Umang Shah

Associate Professor - Adjunct Faculty

M.Des Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur B.E. (Automobile Engineering) L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University

Aayush Bhingare

Assistant Professor

Masters of Industrial Design Florence Design Academy Firenze, Italy B.Des. (Industrial Design) Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru

Aditya Lingam

Assistant Professor

M.S Product Design La Sapienza university di Roma , Italy B.Tech Mechanical, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

Arjun Sengar

Assistant Professor

M Des (PD) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad B Tech. (ME) Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow

Dr. Arunachalam Muthiah

Associate Professor

PhD (Design)- IIT Guwahati; M.E (Product Design and Commerce) - Anna University, Chennai; B.E (Automobile engineering) - Anna University, Chennai

Nipan Das

Assistant Professor

Masters of Visual Art (Applied Art), MS University, Baroda, Bachelor of Fine Art in Applied Art, Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Guwahati, Assam

Dr. Arunita Paul

Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Design IIT Guwahati, M.Sc. in Human Physiology University of Calcutta , B.Sc. in Physiology Honours University of Calcutta

Manoj Molagamudi

Assistant Professor

M.Design (Product Design) Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati B.Tech in Electricals and Electronics JNTU Hyderabad

Sharad Shetty

Assistant Professor

Bachelors in Electronic Engineering Mumbai University, Masters in Embedded Systems MIT Manipal

Vartika Garg

Assistant Professor

B.Des Interior Design, CEPT University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Kishan Chavda

Lab Instructor & Assistant Professor

Electronics and Communication Engineering,L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad

Agnivesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, IIIT, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur; Mechanical Engineer, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

Anupam Tiwari

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, VIT, Tamil Nadu; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Chhattisgarh; PG Diploma in Piping Engineering and Design, MIT Skills, Pune; Graduate in Marine Engineering Training

Ashish Kumar

Assistant Professor

Bachelors in Fine Arts in Applied Arts (Graphics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; M.Des. in Industrial Design (Toy & Game Design) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Varshin Vala

Assistant Professor

Masters in Integrated Product Design,Anant University, Ahmedabad B.Com, Gujarat University,Ahmedabad Diploma in Interior Design,Ahmedabad

Department of Automobile & Transportation Design

Navneet Kumar

Assistant Professor

Masters in Car and Transportation Design,Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan; B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, RTU, Kota; PG Diploma, Design & Technology University, Pune

Rakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

MA, MDS University, Ajmer(Department of Automobile & Transportation Design) ; B.A. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur ; ITI Engineering Trade (NCVT), Direcorate of Technical Education Rajasthan, Jodhapur

Harshil Manojbhai Dharia

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

PG Diploma in Digital Modelling (Digital Sculpting) (DYPDC, Pune); Diploma in Automobile Engineering (PIET, Baroda)

Ashwani Alex Pawar

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, Institut Supérieur du Design Rubika Valenciennes Campus, France; B.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, France; B.Tech in Mecahnical Engineering (Mechanical Design), Sonipat, Haryana

Department of Interaction Design

Arun Soman

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Product Design, Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur B.Arch, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Niral Desai

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty

Executive Education, IIM, Ahmedabad; M.Des.,IIT, Kanpur; B.E. , Sardar Patel University, Anand

Parag Sarma

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, NID, Ahmedabad M.V.A. in Creative Sculptures, MS University of Baroda B.F.A. in Sculptures, Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh

Sweta Raj

Assistant Professor

Master of Design (Experience Design), National Institute of Fashion & Technology, Bengaluru; Bachelor of Design (Leather Design), National Institute of Fashion & Technology, Delhi

Sabyasachi Biswas

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi B.Arch., School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

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FAQs

B.Des in Interaction Design focuses on designing interactive digital products, systems, services, and environments. At UID, our B.Des programme is ideal for students who wish to create physical products using new media and emerging technologies and explore how the users might interact with the products.
Interaction design is an excellent career option and there is an enormous demand for the aspirants. The scope is never-ending. UI/UX, mobile applications, communication design, web design, human-robotics interaction, and VR/MR/AR are a few areas where their creative career can flourish.
The different types of Interaction Design are words, visual representations, physical objects or space, time, and behaviour. These types of interactions help understand what interaction design involves.
For undergraduate program in Interaction Design at UID, students should have passed 10+2 from a recognised board in any stream with a minimum 50% aggregate marks. Aspirants should clear the UID's Design Aptitude Test (Tier 1 & 2).
Aspirants should have good UX research, wireframing, coding, and analytical skills. Good communication skills are also needed to convey product ideas, explain their ideas, and work with team members.
At UID, the course curriculum comprises usability design, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, human-robot interaction, mobile applications, testing, computing and ergonomics. Students get to specialise in Communication Design or Industrial Design.
After completing Interaction Design course, students will have several opportunities in fields like VR/MR/AR, UI/UX, installation, storytelling, culture, product design, playful experiences, education, wearables, web design, mobile applications, communication design, and human-robot interaction.
The salary package of an Interaction designer depends on many factors like location, the experience of the candidate, company, and academic performance. It is an excellent career option with lucrative opportunities and handsome salaries.
An undergraduate degree in interaction design can help you become an interaction designer. At UID, we offer a full-time four-year B.Des Interaction Design course with emphasis on development of requisite skills and understanding the design process.
At UID, the core subjects for the interaction design course comprise human-computer interaction, information architecture, usability design, user interfaces, computing, testing, ethnography, mobile applications and ergonomics.
The basic duties of an interaction designer are, assisting with the product design process, development of strategies, determining consumer goals, defining product interactions to achieve the goals, and compiling technical, business, and user requirements to product information creation.
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