What is the MA in Interaction Design about?
Interaction design focuses on shaping things for people's use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems, and services. Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rather than focusing on how things actually are, with a focus on satisfying the needs and desires of the end user. This programme is specifically designed for honours graduates in product and industrial design, multimedia and game design, visual communication design, architecture, engineering and other design related fields. This Masters programme has been developed by Institute of Technology Carlow in consultation with industry and is delivered though the combination of self-directed learning and graduate research within the structured environment of a taught programme.
The aim is to nurture and support a unique interdisciplinary approach to research and learning in this area. The programme is centred around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either practice or theory based.
Special features of this programme
This Masters programme sits within the Department of Humanities at Institute of Technology Carlow which facilitates the culture of design lead research and learning. Our programme facilitates a culture of interdisciplinary learning embedded within the ethos of a studio based educational environment.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Interaction Design is an Embedded Exit Award.