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There’s no such thing as an interaction design degree

Adam Dunford
February 04, 2018

There’s no such thing as an interaction design degree

Presentation given at IxDA's Interaction Design Education Summit 18. The talk, in turn, highlights some of the major findings from my master's thesis in interaction design from Chalmers University.

Adam Dunford

February 04, 2018
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  1. There’s no such thing as an interaction design degree Adam

    Dunford, inUse @adamdunford
  2. None
  3. None
  4. “All you Scandinavian schools are too focused on products and

    not enough on process!”
  5. industry ≠ academia

  6. industry vs. academia?

  7. What does an ideal interaction design degree look like?

  8. Why are schools & programs so different?

  9. 1 No common definitions for core concepts

  10. –Hewett et al. 1992 “Human-computer interaction is 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”
  11. –Cooper, et al. 2014 “interaction design [is] the practice of

    designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services. Like most design disciplines, interaction design is concerned with form. However, first and foremost, interaction design focuses on something that traditional design disciplines do not often explore: the design of behavior.”
  12. –Löwgren 2002 “There is no commonly agreed definition of interaction

    design; most people in the field, however, would probably subscribe to a general orientation towards shaping software, websites, video games and other digital artifacts, with particular attention to the qualities of the experiences they provide to users.”
  13. Sharp, Rogers & Preece 2015

  14. Wikipedia 2012

  15. Envis Precisely 2013

  16. Johnson 2014

  17. Saffer 2009

  18. Saffer (again) 2011

  19. Shedroff 2004

  20. 2 No shared curriculum or standards

  21. None
  22. 1992: ACM SIGCHI Curricula for HCI The Nature of HCI

    (Meta-)Models of HCI Use and Context of Computers Human Social Organization and Work Application Areas Human-Machine Fit and Adaptation Human Characteristics Human Information Processing Language, Communication, Interaction Ergonomics Computer System & Interface Architecture Input and Output Devices Dialogue Techniques Dialogue Genre Computer Graphics Dialogue Architecture Development Process Design Approaches Implementation Techniques Evaluation Techniques Example Systems and Case Studies Project Presentations and Examinations
  23. –Hewett et al. 1992 “The idea of an undergraduate degree

    focused exclusively on HCI therefore seems premature. At best it would be in continuing flux unbecoming a professional body. At worst it would provide a narrow training which left graduates without a base for future growth.”
  24. 3 Different course origins & schools

  25. Grudin 2008

  26. Managing Departments Architecture Art Business Communication Computer Science Design Engineering

    Industrial Design Information Science Mathematics Media Professional Studies Psychology Technology multidisciplinary dedicated IxD department no department listed
  27. 4 Disagreements about the role of education

  28. more craft skills! too much craft!

  29. Tara Saunders 2016 “Graduates in the tech and creative industries

    are entering employment as generalists rather than specialists, which, if allowed to continue, could damage the digital and creative industries’ long term success.”
  30. None
  31. 5 Institutional requirements & constraints

  32. 5 Challenges 1. Staying current with the latest trends and

    technologies 2. Presenting those trends and technologies in pedagogically effective ways 3. Combining that information with existing and historical knowledge that should also be taught 4. Improving students’ ability to innovate 5. Designing project-oriented scenarios for students to work on Lian-nan, Yu-long & Jia-xun 2015
  33. –M Lahey 2016 “Not everyone will come out as a

    professional designer, they just don’t have the skills. I don’t want them to drop out school, but I need to help them see that this field might not be for them.”
  34. 6 Conflicting demands from industry

  35. IxD Degree Overview

  36. Masters-level programs (in English)

  37. 60 94 10 7 1

  38. Certificate, Design & Innovation Certificate, Interaction Design Certificate, Interaction Design

    & Social Entrepreneurship MA, Digital Design MA, Digital Experience Design MA, Digital Media Arts MA, Human Centered Informatics MA, Human Computer Interaction & Design MA, Human-Computer Interaction - Professional Track MA, Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction MA, Information Experience Design MA, Information Studies MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interactive Digital Media MA, Interactive Media MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Systems MA, Interface Design MA, Interface Design MA, Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction MA, Media Design MA, Media Design & Communication MA, New Media MA, New Media Design & Production MA, Product & Visual Communication Design MA, Product Service System Design MA, User Experience Design MA, Web & Digital Design MA/MDes, Interaction Design MA/MDes/MFA, Media & Interaction Design MA/MFA, Interactive Design & Game Development MA/MFA, Web Design & New Media MA/MS, Interactive Arts & Technology MA/MS, Interactive Digital Media MA/MS, Interactive Media MA/MS, Media Design or Informatics MArch, Design for Performance & Interaction MAS, Human Computer Interaction Design MAS, Interaction Design Masters, Cognitive Systems & Interactive Media Masters, Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Masters, Digital Media Masters, Digital Solutions Development Masters, Human Interface Technology Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Information & Communication Masters, Information Architecture Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Masters, Interactive Design & Technology Masters, Interactive Media Masters, Interface Culture Masters, Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Masters, User Experience Design MBS, User Experience Design MDes, Communication Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design for Interactions MDes, Digital Culture - User Experience Design MDes, Digital Experience Innovation MDes, Digital Media Design MDes, Human Centered Design MDes, Innovation & Creativity in Industry MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MFA, Design MFA, Design MFA, Design MFA, Design & Technology MFA, Design - Interaction Design MFA, Digital Animation & Interactive Media MFA, Digital Arts-Interactive Art MFA, Experience Design MFA, Information Design & Visualization MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interactive Media MFA, Media Design Practices MFA, Service Design MPS, Digital Media - Interactive Design MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Mres, Interaction Design MS, Business - Brand & Experience Design MS, Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis MS, Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems MS, Computing With Digital Media MS, Data Analytics & Visualization MS, Design for Interaction MS, Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems MS, Digital Design & Branding MS, Digital Design & Communication MS, Digital Media MS, Digital Media Engineering - User Experience MS, Digital Media Production MS, Digital Service Design MS, Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction Design MS, Human Factors in Information Design MS, Human Media Interaction MS, Human Technology Interaction MS, Human-Centered Computing - 2 Tracks (Practitioner & Researcher) MS, Human-Centered Interactive Technologies MS, Human-Centered Systems MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction & Design MS, Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing MS, Human-Machine Communication MS, Human-Technology Interaction MS, ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) MS, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering MS, Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media MS, Information - Human-Computer Interaction MS, Information Architecture MS, Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design MS, Information Experience Design MS, Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia MS, Information Technology - Product Design MS, Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis MS, Integrated Digital Media MS, Interaction Design MS, Interaction Design & Information Architecture MS, Interaction Design & Technologies MS, Interactive Media MS, Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design Specialization MS, IT Product Development MS, Medialogy - Interaction MS, Psychology - Human Factors MS, Service Design MS, Strategic Product Design MS, Usability & Human Factors MS, User Experience & Interaction Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User-Centered Design
  39. Certificate, Design & Innovation Certificate, Interaction Design Certificate, Interaction Design

    & Social Entrepreneurship MA, Digital Design MA, Digital Experience Design MA, Digital Media Arts MA, Human Centered Informatics MA, Human Computer Interaction & Design MA, Human-Computer Interaction - Professional Track MA, Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction MA, Information Experience Design MA, Information Studies MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interaction Design MA, Interactive Digital Media MA, Interactive Media MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Systems MA, Interface Design MA, Interface Design MA, Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction MA, Media Design MA, Media Design & Communication MA, New Media MA, New Media Design & Production MA, Product & Visual Communication Design MA, Product Service System Design MA, User Experience Design MA, Web & Digital Design MA/MDes, Interaction Design MA/MDes/MFA, Media & Interaction Design MA/MFA, Interactive Design & Game Development MA/MFA, Web Design & New Media MA/MS, Interactive Arts & Technology MA/MS, Interactive Digital Media MA/MS, Interactive Media MA/MS, Media Design or Informatics MArch, Design for Performance & Interaction MAS, Human Computer Interaction Design MAS, Interaction Design Masters, Cognitive Systems & Interactive Media Masters, Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Masters, Digital Media Masters, Digital Solutions Development Masters, Human Interface Technology Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Information & Communication Masters, Information Architecture Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Masters, Interactive Design & Technology Masters, Interactive Media Masters, Interface Culture Masters, Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Masters, User Experience Design MBS, User Experience Design MDes, Communication Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design MDes, Design for Interactions MDes, Digital Culture - User Experience Design MDes, Digital Experience Innovation MDes, Digital Media Design MDes, Human Centered Design MDes, Innovation & Creativity in Industry MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MDes, Interaction Design MFA, Design MFA, Design MFA, Design MFA, Design & Technology MFA, Design - Interaction Design MFA, Digital Animation & Interactive Media MFA, Digital Arts-Interactive Art MFA, Experience Design MFA, Information Design & Visualization MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interactive Media MFA, Media Design Practices MFA, Service Design MPS, Digital Media - Interactive Design MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Mres, Interaction Design MS, Business - Brand & Experience Design MS, Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis MS, Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems MS, Computing With Digital Media MS, Data Analytics & Visualization MS, Design for Interaction MS, Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems MS, Digital Design & Branding MS, Digital Design & Communication MS, Digital Media MS, Digital Media Engineering - User Experience MS, Digital Media Production MS, Digital Service Design MS, Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction Design MS, Human Factors in Information Design MS, Human Media Interaction MS, Human Technology Interaction MS, Human-Centered Computing - 2 Tracks (Practitioner & Researcher) MS, Human-Centered Interactive Technologies MS, Human-Centered Systems MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction & Design MS, Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing MS, Human-Machine Communication MS, Human-Technology Interaction MS, ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) MS, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering MS, Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media MS, Information - Human-Computer Interaction MS, Information Architecture MS, Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design MS, Information Experience Design MS, Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia MS, Information Technology - Product Design MS, Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis MS, Integrated Digital Media MS, Interaction Design MS, Interaction Design & Information Architecture MS, Interaction Design & Technologies MS, Interactive Media MS, Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design Specialization MS, IT Product Development MS, Medialogy - Interaction MS, Psychology - Human Factors MS, Service Design MS, Strategic Product Design MS, Usability & Human Factors MS, User Experience & Interaction Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User Masters-level programs 176
  40. Certificate, Design & Innovation Certificate, Interaction Design Certificate, Interaction Design

    & Social Entrepreneurship MA, Digital Design MA, Digital Experience Design MA, Digital Media Arts MA, Human Centered Informatics MA, Human Computer Interaction & Design MA, Human-Computer Interaction MA, Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction MA, Information Experience Design MA, Information Studies MA, Interaction Design MA, Interactive Digital Media MA, Interactive Media MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Systems MA, Interface Design MA, Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction MA, Media Design MA, Media Design & Communication MA, New Media MA, New Media Design & Production MA, Product & Visual Communication Design MA, Product Service System Design MA, User Experience Design MA, Web & Digital Design MA/MDes, Interaction Design MA/MDes/MFA, Media & Interaction Design MA/MFA, Interactive Design & Game Development MA/MFA, Web Design & New Media MA/MS, Interactive Arts & Technology MA/MS, Interactive Digital Media MA/MS, Interactive Media MA/MS, Media Design or Informatics MArch, Design for Performance & Interaction MAS, Human Computer Interaction Design MAS, Interaction Design Masters, Cognitive Systems & Interactive Media Masters, Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Masters, Digital Media Masters, Digital Solutions Development Masters, Human Interface Technology Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Information & Communication Masters, Information Architecture Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Masters, Interactive Design & Technology Masters, Interactive Media Masters, Interface Culture Masters, Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Masters, User Experience Design MBS, User Experience Design MDes, Communication Design MDes, Design MDes, Design for Interactions MDes, Digital Culture - User Experience Design MDes, Digital Experience Innovation MDes, Digital Media Design MDes, Human Centered Design MDes, Innovation & Creativity in Industry MDes, Interaction Design MFA, Design MFA, Design & Technology MFA, Design - Interaction Design MFA, Digital Animation & Interactive Media MFA, Digital Arts-Interactive Art MFA, Experience Design MFA, Information Design & Visualization MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interactive Media MFA, Media Design Practices MFA, Service Design MPS, Digital Media - Interactive Design MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Mres, Interaction Design MS, Business - Brand & Experience Design MS, Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis MS, Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems MS, Computing With Digital Media MS, Data Analytics & Visualization MS, Design for Interaction MS, Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems MS, Digital Design & Branding MS, Digital Design & Communication MS, Digital Media MS, Digital Media Engineering - User Experience MS, Digital Media Production MS, Digital Service Design MS, Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction Design MS, Human Factors in Information Design MS, Human Media Interaction MS, Human Technology Interaction MS, Human-Centered Computing MS, Human-Centered Interactive Technologies MS, Human-Centered Systems MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction & Design MS, Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing MS, Human-Machine Communication MS, Human-Technology Interaction MS, ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) MS, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering MS, Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media MS, Information - Human-Computer Interaction MS, Information Architecture MS, Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design MS, Information Experience Design MS, Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia MS, Information Technology - Product Design MS, Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis MS, Integrated Digital Media MS, Interaction Design MS, Interaction Design & Information Architecture MS, Interaction Design & Technologies MS, Interactive Media MS, Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design Specialization MS, IT Product Development MS, Medialogy - Interaction MS, Psychology - Human Factors MS, Service Design MS, Strategic Product Design MS, Usability & Human Factors MS, User Experience & Interaction Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User-Centered Design
  41. Certificate, Design & Innovation Certificate, Interaction Design Certificate, Interaction Design

    & Social Entrepreneurship MA, Digital Design MA, Digital Experience Design MA, Digital Media Arts MA, Human Centered Informatics MA, Human Computer Interaction & Design MA, Human-Computer Interaction MA, Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction MA, Information Experience Design MA, Information Studies MA, Interaction Design MA, Interactive Digital Media MA, Interactive Media MA, Interactive Media Design MA, Interactive Media Systems MA, Interface Design MA, Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction MA, Media Design MA, Media Design & Communication MA, New Media MA, New Media Design & Production MA, Product & Visual Communication Design MA, Product Service System Design MA, User Experience Design MA, Web & Digital Design MA/MDes, Interaction Design MA/MDes/MFA, Media & Interaction Design MA/MFA, Interactive Design & Game Development MA/MFA, Web Design & New Media MA/MS, Interactive Arts & Technology MA/MS, Interactive Digital Media MA/MS, Interactive Media MA/MS, Media Design or Informatics MArch, Design for Performance & Interaction MAS, Human Computer Interaction Design MAS, Interaction Design Masters, Cognitive Systems & Interactive Media Masters, Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Masters, Digital Media Masters, Digital Solutions Development Masters, Human Interface Technology Masters, Human-Computer Interaction Masters, Information & Communication Masters, Information Architecture Masters, Interaction Design Masters, Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Masters, Interactive Design & Technology Masters, Interactive Media Masters, Interface Culture Masters, Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Masters, User Experience Design MBS, User Experience Design MDes, Communication Design MDes, Design MDes, Design for Interactions MDes, Digital Culture - User Experience Design MDes, Digital Experience Innovation MDes, Digital Media Design MDes, Human Centered Design MDes, Innovation & Creativity in Industry MDes, Interaction Design MFA, Design MFA, Design & Technology MFA, Design - Interaction Design MFA, Digital Animation & Interactive Media MFA, Digital Arts-Interactive Art MFA, Experience Design MFA, Information Design & Visualization MFA, Interaction Design MFA, Interactive Media MFA, Media Design Practices MFA, Service Design MPS, Digital Media - Interactive Design MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Mres, Interaction Design MS, Business - Brand & Experience Design MS, Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis MS, Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems MS, Computing With Digital Media MS, Data Analytics & Visualization MS, Design for Interaction MS, Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems MS, Digital Design & Branding MS, Digital Design & Communication MS, Digital Media MS, Digital Media Engineering - User Experience MS, Digital Media Production MS, Digital Service Design MS, Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering MS, Human Computer Interaction MS, Human Computer Interaction Design MS, Human Factors in Information Design MS, Human Media Interaction MS, Human Technology Interaction MS, Human-Centered Computing MS, Human-Centered Interactive Technologies MS, Human-Centered Systems MS, Human-Computer Interaction MS, Human-Computer Interaction & Design MS, Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing MS, Human-Machine Communication MS, Human-Technology Interaction MS, ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) MS, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering MS, Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media MS, Information - Human-Computer Interaction MS, Information Architecture MS, Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design MS, Information Experience Design MS, Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia MS, Information Technology - Product Design MS, Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis MS, Integrated Digital Media MS, Interaction Design MS, Interaction Design & Information Architecture MS, Interaction Design & Technologies MS, Interactive Media MS, Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design Specialization MS, IT Product Development MS, Medialogy - Interaction MS, Psychology - Human Factors MS, Service Design MS, Strategic Product Design MS, Usability & Human Factors MS, User Experience & Interaction Design MS, User Experience Design MS, User-Centered Design Unique degree titles 130
  42. Kent State University Masters of Science, Information Architecture & Knowledge

    Management – User Experience Design
  43. Degree types Masters of Science (MS) Masters of Art (MA)

    Masters of Design (MDes) Masters Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Other (MArch, MBS, MPS, etc.) 65 130
  44. Business - Brand & Experience Design Cognitive Systems & Interactive

    Media Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis Communication Design Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems Computing With Digital Media Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Data Analytics & Visualization Design Design & Innovation Design & Technology Design - Interaction Design Design for Interaction Design for Interactions Design for Performance & Interaction Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems Digital Animation & Interactive Media Digital Arts-Interactive Art Digital Culture - User Experience Design Digital Design Digital Design & Branding Digital Design & Communication Digital Experience Design Digital Experience Innovation Digital Media Digital Media - Interactive Design Digital Media Arts Digital Media Design Digital Media Engineering - User Experience Digital Media Production Digital Service Design Digital Solutions Development Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems Experience Design Human Centered Design Human Centered Design & Engineering Human Centered Informatics Human Computer Interaction Human Computer Interaction & Design Human Computer Interaction Design Human Factors in Information Design Human Interface Technology Human Media Interaction Human Technology Interaction Human-Centered Computing Human-Centered Interactive Technologies Human- Centered Systems Human-Computer Interaction Human-Computer Interaction & Design Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing Human-Computer Interaction - Professional Track Human-Machine Communication Human-Technology Interaction ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) Industrial & Human Factors Engineering Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction Information & Communication Information - Human-Computer Interaction Information Architecture Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design Information Design & Visualization Information Experience Design Information Studies Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia Information Technology - Product Design Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis Innovation & Creativity in Industry Integrated Digital Media Interaction Design Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Interaction Design & Information Architecture Interaction Design & Social Entrepreneurship Interaction Design & Technologies Interactive Arts & Technology Interactive Design & Game Development Interactive Design & Technology Interactive Digital Media Interactive Media Interactive Media Design Interactive Media Systems Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design specialization Interactive Telecommunications Interface Culture Interface Design IT Product Development Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction Media & Interaction Design Media Design Media Design & Communication Media Design or Informatics Media Design Practices Medialogy - Interaction New Media New Media Design & Production Product & Visual Communication Design Product Service System Design Psychology - Human Factors Service Design Strategic Product Design Usability & Human Factors User Experience & Interaction Design User Experience Design User-Centered Design Web & Digital Design Web Design & New Media
  45. Business - Brand & Experience Design Cognitive Systems & Interactive

    Media Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis Communication Design Computer & Information Science - Interactive Systems Computing With Digital Media Creative Industries - Interactive & Visual Design Data Analytics & Visualization Design Design & Innovation Design & Technology Design - Interaction Design Design for Interaction Design for Interactions Design for Performance & Interaction Design of Interactive & Industrial Products & Systems Digital Animation & Interactive Media Digital Arts-Interactive Art Digital Culture - User Experience Design Digital Design Digital Design & Branding Digital Design & Communication Digital Experience Design Digital Experience Innovation Digital Media Digital Media - Interactive Design Digital Media Arts Digital Media Design Digital Media Engineering - User Experience Digital Media Production Digital Service Design Digital Solutions Development Engineering - Vision, Graphics & Interactive Systems Experience Design Human Centered Design Human Centered Design & Engineering Human Centered Informatics Human Computer Interaction Human Computer Interaction & Design Human Computer Interaction Design Human Factors in Information Design Human Interface Technology Human Media Interaction Human Technology Interaction Human-Centered Computing Human-Centered Interactive Technologies Human- Centered Systems Human-Computer Interaction Human-Computer Interaction & Design Human-Computer Interaction - Interactive Computing Human-Computer Interaction - Professional Track Human-Machine Communication Human-Technology Interaction ICT Innovation - Human Computer Interaction & Design (HCID) Industrial & Human Factors Engineering Informatics - Human-Computer Interaction & Social Media Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction Information & Communication Information - Human-Computer Interaction Information Architecture Information Architecture & Knowledge Management – User Experience Design Information Design & Visualization Information Experience Design Information Studies Information Studies - Human Centered Multimedia Information Technology - Product Design Innovation & Complexity - User Experience Design Emphasis Innovation & Creativity in Industry Integrated Digital Media Interaction Design Interaction Design & Electronic Arts Interaction Design & Information Architecture Interaction Design & Social Entrepreneurship Interaction Design & Technologies Interactive Arts & Technology Interactive Design & Game Development Interactive Design & Technology Interactive Digital Media Interactive Media Interactive Media Design Interactive Media Systems Interactive Media Technology, Interaction Design specialization Interactive Telecommunications Interface Culture Interface Design IT Product Development Library & Information Studies (MLIS) - Human-Computer Interaction Media & Information - Human Computer Interaction Media & Interaction Design Media Design Media Design & Communication Media Design or Informatics Media Design Practices Medialogy - Interaction New Media New Media Design & Production Product & Visual Communication Design Product Service System Design Psychology - Human Factors Service Design Strategic Product Design Usability & Human Factors User Experience & Interaction Design User Experience Design User-Centered Design Web & Digital Design Web Design & New Media Unique titles (without type) 108
  46. Human-Centered Computing Human Centered Design Human Centered Design & Engineering

    Human-Centered Interactive Technologies Human-Centered Systems Human Centered Informatics
  47. Human-Centered Design Human-Centered Computing Human Centered Design Human Centered Design

    & Engineering Human-Centered Interactive Technologies Human-Centered Systems Human Centered Informatics
  48. Communication Computer Science Design Digital Media Experience Design Human Factors

    Human-Centered Design Human- Computer Interaction Information Science Information Technology Interaction Design Interactive Design Interface Design Media Design Product Design Service Design User Experience Web Design
  49. Communication Computer Science Design Digital Media Experience Design Human Factors

    Human-Centered Design Human- Computer Interaction Information Science Information Technology Interaction Design Interactive Design Interface Design Media Design Product Design Service Design User Experience Web Design Degree title archetypes 18
  50. Communication Computer Science Design Digital Media Experience Design Human Factors

    Human-Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Information Science Information Technology Interaction Design Interactive Design Interface Design Media Design Product Design Service Design User Experience Web Design
  51. Degree title groupings Interaction Design Human-Computer Interaction Interactive Design Design

    User Experience Human-Centered Design Information Science Media Design Others 44 88 132 176
  52. Type of university or school Liberal Arts Technology Design Art

    Art & Design Art & Technology 44 88 132 176
  53. Managing departments 70 Design 9 Architecture 30 Art 8 Mathematics

    30 Computer Science 6 Industrial Design 26 Information Science 2 Business 24 Technology 2 Professional Studies 22 Communication 3 dedicated IxD department 18 Engineering 6 multidisciplinary 12 Media 3 no department listed 12 Psychology
  54. Titles vs. Departments HCI Interaction Design Interactive Design Architecture 6

    Art 10 2 Communication 6 1 6 Computer Science 14 1 3 Design 1 26 8 Information Science 13 4 1 Media 6 3 1 Psychology 7 1
  55. IxD Program Deep Dive

  56. Masters in Interaction Design 24

  57. 8 13 1 2

  58. Program length 12 months 18 months 24 months 28 months

    36 months 12 24
  59. Program prerequisites Bachelor's degree Transcripts Portfolio Résumé/CV Interview Specific skills

    Design exercise 12 24
  60. Final projects Capstone Thesis Neither Either

  61. 3D Computer Design Modelling a History of Design Academic Writing

    Advance Scripting for Interactivity Advanced Computer Graphics Advanced Graphics and Interaction Advanced Human Factors in Design Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Advanced Project Course in Interactive Media Technology Advanced Software Engineering Advanced Topics in HCI Advanced, Individual Course in Human-Computer Interaction Algorithms Animation for Interactive Media & Video Arduino Processing Artificial Intelligence Artistic Techniques: Perspective, Sculpture, Color, Sketch Audio & Video Audio Production Audio Systems and Measurement Audio Technology Branding & Design CFC Media Lab Prototyping Classes: Humanities and Social Sciences, Marketing, French Classes: Methodology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Marketing, French Client Project Clinical Online Communication Collaborative Design and Technology Collaborative Media Collaborative or Sponsored Project Colour in Interface Design Communication Design for Co-creation Computational Photography Computer Game Design Computer Graphics Computer Graphics and Interaction Computer Science 1: Programming, User- Interfaces Computer Science 2: Models, Architecture Computer Systems Principles and Programming Concept Workshop Content Strategies Content Strategy Continuous Enrollment Cooperative IT-Design Crafting Interactions Creating and Applying Interactivity Creating Design Scenarios & Simulations Creation and Computation Creative Industries Creative Reflections on Interaction Design Creative Techniques Critical Analysis Critical Theory Seminar Cross-Media Color Reproduction Cultural Theory Cybernetics Data Visualization Database Management/Scripting Dcd Project Deep Learning in Data Science Degree Project Degree Project in Computer Science and Communication, Demonstration Project Design 1: Design Process, Concepts, Logos, Fonts Design 2: Layout, Typography, Color, Imagery Design and Social Innovation Design Away From the Desktop Design Business and Entrepreneurship Design Cognition Design Computing Studio 1 - Interactive Technology Design Computing Studio 2 - Testing & Evaluation Design Computing Studio 3 - Build Design Computing Studio 3 - Proposal Design for Behaviour Change Design for Emerging Technologies Design in Public Spaces Design Leadership Design Management Design Methods Design of Children's Technology Design Programming Design Projects Design Repertoire Design Research Methods Design Strategies & Methods Design Strategies Capstone Design Theory Design Thinking Design, Creativity and Innovation Design-Based Research Designing Business Services & Consumer Experiences Designing for Mobile Web Designing Interactive Layouts Designing User Experiences Digital Audio Systems Digital culture Digital Editing for Film and Video Digital Experience Design Digital Innovation Design Digital Journalism Digital Media Fundamentals Digital Product Development and Design Digital Prototyping Digital Theory Transmedia Storytelling Diploma Project: Thesis, Project Discrete Mathematics Dynamic Programming for Interactivity E-Healthcare Systems Evaluation Elective** Embedded Interaction Workshop Embodied Interaction Emerging Technologies & TransCross Emerging Technologies for Physical Spaces Emerging Trends and Critical Topics in Interaction Design Enterprise Business and Sustainability Entrepreneurial Design Environment and Economic Models ePublishing Essentials of Interactive Design Evaluation Methods Evaluation Methods in Human-Computer Interaction Experience Design Experience Prototyping Experts in Teamwork Explorations Finance and Accounting for Design Business Form Workshop Foundations of HCI/D Framing User Experiences From Data to Perception Future Wearables Game Design Seminar Game Engine Architecture Gameplay Design Global Cultures Graduate Seminar I: Theories in Interaction Design Graduate Seminar II: Human Computer Interaction Graduate Studio Workshop I Graduate Studio Workshop II Graduate Synthesis & Applications Seminar Graduation Studio Graphic Design Graphic Design Principles Graphical Interfaces Graphics & Diagramiming Group Project Haptics HCI Technology 1: HCI Technology 2: Interfaces, Prototypes, Accessibility Healthcare in Cyberspace History and Culture of Information History and Theory of New Media 1 History of Architectural Theory Human Perception for Information Technology Human-Centred Design Human-Computer Interaction Human-Computer Interaction, Research Seminars Humans, Computers and Cognition IDEA Laboratory 2 IDEA Studio 2 Independent Study Individual Course in Media Technology Information & Interface Design Information Architecture Information Architecture and Visualization Information Culture Information Visualization Information Visualization Innovation in Service Design Innovative Products and Services Development Instruments of Interactivty Inter-Institutional Course Interaction and Interface Design Interaction Design Interaction Design 2 Interaction Design and Evaluation Interaction Design as a Reflective Practice Interaction Design for Games Interaction Design Methodology Interaction Design Methods Interaction Design Practice Interaction Design Project Interaction Design: Thesis Project I Interaction Design: Thesis Project II Interaction Programming and the Dynamic Web Interactive Art Direction Interactive Narrative/Drama Interdisciplinary Practice Project Interdisciplinary Practice Project 2 Interface Design Interfaces for Disabled People Internet Governance Internship Intro to Interaction Design (Art History + History of Design) Introduction to 3D Introduction to Computer Systems Introduction to Cybernetics and the Foundations of Systems Design Introduction to Ergonomics Introduction to Information Systems Introduction to Intellectual Property Introduction to Interactive Media Technology Introduction to Motion Graphics (Video+ Audio) Introduction to Multidisciplinary Interaction Design Introduction to Philosophy Introduction To Reseach in Mobile/Wearable Technology Introduction to Research in Serious Games and Gamification Introduction to Research on Web Technologies Introduction to Software Engineering Introduction to User Experience Design (Schematics) Introduction to Visualization and Computer Graphics Introduction to Web Design IT-Design for the Disabled IxD Studio 1: Foundations IxD Studio 2: Design, People IxD Studio 3: Prototyping IxD Studio 4: Systems IxD Studio 5: Story IxD Studio 6: Experience IxD Studio 7: Form Kinetic Media Leadership, Ethics and Professional Practices Light and Vision Lighting Design Software Lighting Technologies MA Thesis Stage 1: Foundation and Industry Major Project Making It Real Managing UX Projects Managing Value Creation Marketing Management Master Thesis Master's Seminar Master's Thesis Masters Thesis MDes/MFA Thesis Stage 1: Foundation and Industry Media History & Theory Media Lab Media Production Methods for User Research Methods in User-Centered Design Mobile Mobile Application Design Mobile Communication Design Mobile Computing Mobile Computing - Design and Implementation Mobile Development Theory Mobile Development with Web Technologies Mobile Media and Games Motion Graphics MRes Project Multimedia Design and Authoring Multimodal Interaction and Interfaces Musical Communication and Music Technology Narrative and Interactivity New Media Audiences New Technology & Healthcare Object Design Only Need 9 Hours of Electives Optics, Supplementary Course for the Media Programme Optional Course I Optional Course II Other Courses Part A - Compulsory Participatory Design Personal Leadership Personal Project Pervasive Computing Philosophies of Social Science Photography and Photo Manipulation Photometry and Colorimetry Physical Computing Physical Computing & Interaction Design Studio Physical Interaction Design and Realization Play and Ludic Interaction Practice/Project I - Digital Product Design Practice/Project II - Service Design Practice/Project III - Design for Emerging Technologies Process Models 1: Software Requirements Process Models 2: User-Centered Design Professional Placement Professionalization: Entrepreneurship, Coaching Program Integrating Course in Interactive Media Technology Programming Programming I Project 1 & Kickoff Workshop Project 1: Professional Use Project 2: General Product (Service Design) Project 3: Interaction Concept Projection Mapping Proseminar Prototyping Prototyping and Scripting Prototyping in Interaction Design Psychology Psychology 1: Observing, Questioning, Analyzing Psychology 2: Perceiving, Learning, Working Public Interfaces Qualitative Research Practice Rapid Design for Slow Change Rapid Prototyping Recording Portfolio Relational Database Systems Research & Design Process Methods Research and Analysis for Design Research Internship Research Methods Research Methods in Interactive Media Technology Research Project in Human Computer Interaction Research Project Planning Robotics and Autonomous Systems Scientific Methodology and Communication Selling & Presenting Design Selling & Presenting Design (Business, Entrepreneurship & Self Promotion) Selling Design Seminars & Workshops Sequential Visualization and Analysis Service Design Service Design and Transformation Service Design for Social Innovation Service Design, Organizations and CSCW Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Skills and Techniques, ID Slow Code: the Logic of Interaction Smart Objects Social & Mobile Computing Social entrepreneurship Social Lab 1 Social Lab 2 Social Lab 3 Social Media for Organizations Social Media Strategies Social Media Technologies Social Skills Software Development in Java Software Tools: 3D, 2D Software Tools: 3D, Video Sound Design for New Media Sound in Interaction Special Problems in Design Special Projects in Computer Systems and Software Engineering [3] Special Topic: Family Camera at the ROM Special Topics Specialisation Course Speech and Speaker Recognition Speech Technology Storytelling, Narrative and Interactivity Strategic Design: Regional Case Studies Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design Strategies for Sustainable Product-Service Systems Subjective Analysis in Lighting Design Sustainability and Media Technology Sustainable ICT in Practice Tangible Interaction Tangible Interaction Workshop Telepresence Production the Advanced Fundamentals of Graphic Design the Advanced Fundamentals of UX the Fundamentals of Physical Computing the Web From the Inside Out - From Geeks to Google & Facebook Theories of Interaction Design Thesis I: the Advanced Fundamentals Thesis II: Development Thesis III: Presentation Thesis Research Seminar Thesis/ Project Topics in Advanced Information Architecture Topics in Advanced Interaction Design Topics in User Research Transmedia Storytelling Understanding Users and Use Urban Fictions Usability and Human Factors in Interaction Design Usability Engineering Usability Principles and Practices User Experience Design User-Centred Information Architecture User-Experience Prototyping UXD Internship OR Independent Study UXD Thesis Project UXD Thesis Project Preparation Vision and Change Visual Thinking Visualization Visualization Techniques Visualizing the Human Experience Wayfinding Web + Mobile System Design Web Application Development Web Information Systems Working
  62. 3D Computer Design Modelling a History of Design Academic Writing

    Advance Scripting for Interactivity Advanced Computer Graphics Advanced Graphics and Interaction Advanced Human Factors in Design Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Advanced Project Course in Interactive Media Technology Advanced Software Engineering Advanced Topics in HCI Advanced, Individual Course in Human-Computer Interaction Algorithms Animation for Interactive Media & Video Arduino Processing Artificial Intelligence Artistic Techniques: Perspective, Sculpture, Color, Sketch Audio & Video Audio Production Audio Systems and Measurement Audio Technology Branding & Design CFC Media Lab Prototyping Classes: Humanities and Social Sciences, Marketing, French Classes: Methodology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Marketing, French Client Project Clinical Online Communication Collaborative Design and Technology Collaborative Media Collaborative or Sponsored Project Colour in Interface Design Communication Design for Co-creation Computational Photography Computer Game Design Computer Graphics Computer Graphics and Interaction Computer Science 1: Programming, User- Interfaces Computer Science 2: Models, Architecture Computer Systems Principles and Programming Concept Workshop Content Strategies Content Strategy Continuous Enrollment Cooperative IT-Design Crafting Interactions Creating and Applying Interactivity Creating Design Scenarios & Simulations Creation and Computation Creative Industries Creative Reflections on Interaction Design Creative Techniques Critical Analysis Critical Theory Seminar Cross-Media Color Reproduction Cultural Theory Cybernetics Data Visualization Database Management/Scripting Dcd Project Deep Learning in Data Science Degree Project Degree Project in Computer Science and Communication, Demonstration Project Design 1: Design Process, Concepts, Logos, Fonts Design 2: Layout, Typography, Color, Imagery Design and Social Innovation Design Away From the Desktop Design Business and Entrepreneurship Design Cognition Design Computing Studio 1 - Interactive Technology Design Computing Studio 2 - Testing & Evaluation Design Computing Studio 3 - Build Design Computing Studio 3 - Proposal Design for Behaviour Change Design for Emerging Technologies Design in Public Spaces Design Leadership Design Management Design Methods Design of Children's Technology Design Programming Design Projects Design Repertoire Design Research Methods Design Strategies & Methods Design Strategies Capstone Design Theory Design Thinking Design, Creativity and Innovation Design-Based Research Designing Business Services & Consumer Experiences Designing for Mobile Web Designing Interactive Layouts Designing User Experiences Digital Audio Systems Digital culture Digital Editing for Film and Video Digital Experience Design Digital Innovation Design Digital Journalism Digital Media Fundamentals Digital Product Development and Design Digital Prototyping Digital Theory Transmedia Storytelling Diploma Project: Thesis, Project Discrete Mathematics Dynamic Programming for Interactivity E-Healthcare Systems Evaluation Elective** Embedded Interaction Workshop Embodied Interaction Emerging Technologies & TransCross Emerging Technologies for Physical Spaces Emerging Trends and Critical Topics in Interaction Design Enterprise Business and Sustainability Entrepreneurial Design Environment and Economic Models ePublishing Essentials of Interactive Design Evaluation Methods Evaluation Methods in Human-Computer Interaction Experience Design Experience Prototyping Experts in Teamwork Explorations Finance and Accounting for Design Business Form Workshop Foundations of HCI/D Framing User Experiences From Data to Perception Future Wearables Game Design Seminar Game Engine Architecture Gameplay Design Global Cultures Graduate Seminar I: Theories in Interaction Design Graduate Seminar II: Human Computer Interaction Graduate Studio Workshop I Graduate Studio Workshop II Graduate Synthesis & Applications Seminar Graduation Studio Graphic Design Graphic Design Principles Graphical Interfaces Graphics & Diagramiming Group Project Haptics HCI Technology 1: HCI Technology 2: Interfaces, Prototypes, Accessibility Healthcare in Cyberspace History and Culture of Information History and Theory of New Media 1 History of Architectural Theory Human Perception for Information Technology Human-Centred Design Human-Computer Interaction Human-Computer Interaction, Research Seminars Humans, Computers and Cognition IDEA Laboratory 2 IDEA Studio 2 Independent Study Individual Course in Media Technology Information & Interface Design Information Architecture Information Architecture and Visualization Information Culture Information Visualization Information Visualization Innovation in Service Design Innovative Products and Services Development Instruments of Interactivty Inter-Institutional Course Interaction and Interface Design Interaction Design Interaction Design 2 Interaction Design and Evaluation Interaction Design as a Reflective Practice Interaction Design for Games Interaction Design Methodology Interaction Design Methods Interaction Design Practice Interaction Design Project Interaction Design: Thesis Project I Interaction Design: Thesis Project II Interaction Programming and the Dynamic Web Interactive Art Direction Interactive Narrative/Drama Interdisciplinary Practice Project Interdisciplinary Practice Project 2 Interface Design Interfaces for Disabled People Internet Governance Internship Intro to Interaction Design (Art History + History of Design) Introduction to 3D Introduction to Computer Systems Introduction to Cybernetics and the Foundations of Systems Design Introduction to Ergonomics Introduction to Information Systems Introduction to Intellectual Property Introduction to Interactive Media Technology Introduction to Motion Graphics (Video+ Audio) Introduction to Multidisciplinary Interaction Design Introduction to Philosophy Introduction To Reseach in Mobile/Wearable Technology Introduction to Research in Serious Games and Gamification Introduction to Research on Web Technologies Introduction to Software Engineering Introduction to User Experience Design (Schematics) Introduction to Visualization and Computer Graphics Introduction to Web Design IT-Design for the Disabled IxD Studio 1: Foundations IxD Studio 2: Design, People IxD Studio 3: Prototyping IxD Studio 4: Systems IxD Studio 5: Story IxD Studio 6: Experience IxD Studio 7: Form Kinetic Media Leadership, Ethics and Professional Practices Light and Vision Lighting Design Software Lighting Technologies MA Thesis Stage 1: Foundation and Industry Major Project Making It Real Managing UX Projects Managing Value Creation Marketing Management Master Thesis Master's Seminar Master's Thesis Masters Thesis MDes/MFA Thesis Stage 1: Foundation and Industry Media History & Theory Media Lab Media Production Methods for User Research Methods in User-Centered Design Mobile Mobile Application Design Mobile Communication Design Mobile Computing Mobile Computing - Design and Implementation Mobile Development Theory Mobile Development with Web Technologies Mobile Media and Games Motion Graphics MRes Project Multimedia Design and Authoring Multimodal Interaction and Interfaces Musical Communication and Music Technology Narrative and Interactivity New Media Audiences New Technology & Healthcare Object Design Only Need 9 Hours of Electives Optics, Supplementary Course for the Media Programme Optional Course I Optional Course II Other Courses Part A - Compulsory Participatory Design Personal Leadership Personal Project Pervasive Computing Philosophies of Social Science Photography and Photo Manipulation Photometry and Colorimetry Physical Computing Physical Computing & Interaction Design Studio Physical Interaction Design and Realization Play and Ludic Interaction Practice/Project I - Digital Product Design Practice/Project II - Service Design Practice/Project III - Design for Emerging Technologies Process Models 1: Software Requirements Process Models 2: User-Centered Design Professional Placement Professionalization: Entrepreneurship, Coaching Program Integrating Course in Interactive Media Technology Programming Programming I Project 1 & Kickoff Workshop Project 1: Professional Use Project 2: General Product (Service Design) Project 3: Interaction Concept Projection Mapping Proseminar Prototyping Prototyping and Scripting Prototyping in Interaction Design Psychology Psychology 1: Observing, Questioning, Analyzing Psychology 2: Perceiving, Learning, Working Public Interfaces Qualitative Research Practice Rapid Design for Slow Change Rapid Prototyping Recording Portfolio Relational Database Systems Research & Design Process Methods Research and Analysis for Design Research Internship Research Methods Research Methods in Interactive Media Technology Research Project in Human Computer Interaction Research Project Planning Robotics and Autonomous Systems Scientific Methodology and Communication Selling & Presenting Design Selling & Presenting Design (Business, Entrepreneurship & Self Promotion) Selling Design Seminars & Workshops Sequential Visualization and Analysis Service Design Service Design and Transformation Service Design for Social Innovation Service Design, Organizations and CSCW Sketching Design Ideas & Creating Concepts Skills and Techniques, ID Slow Code: the Logic of Interaction Smart Objects Social & Mobile Computing Social entrepreneurship Social Lab 1 Social Lab 2 Social Lab 3 Social Media for Organizations Social Media Strategies Social Media Technologies Social Skills Software Development in Java Software Tools: 3D, 2D Software Tools: 3D, Video Sound Design for New Media Sound in Interaction Special Problems in Design Special Projects in Computer Systems and Software Engineering [3] Special Topic: Family Camera at the ROM Special Topics Specialisation Course Speech and Speaker Recognition Speech Technology Storytelling, Narrative and Interactivity Strategic Design: Regional Case Studies Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design Strategies for Sustainable Product-Service Systems Subjective Analysis in Lighting Design Sustainability and Media Technology Sustainable ICT in Practice Tangible Interaction Tangible Interaction Workshop Telepresence Production the Advanced Fundamentals of Graphic Design the Advanced Fundamentals of UX the Fundamentals of Physical Computing the Web From the Inside Out - From Geeks to Google & Facebook Theories of Interaction Design Thesis I: the Advanced Fundamentals Thesis II: Development Thesis III: Presentation Thesis Research Seminar Thesis/ Project Topics in Advanced Information Architecture Topics in Advanced Interaction Design Topics in User Research Transmedia Storytelling Understanding Users and Use Urban Fictions Usability and Human Factors in Interaction Design Usability Engineering Usability Principles and Practices User Experience Design User-Centred Information Architecture User-Experience Prototyping UXD Internship OR Independent Study UXD Thesis Project UXD Thesis Project Preparation Vision and Change Visual Thinking Visualization Visualization Techniques Visualizing the Human Experience Wayfinding Web + Mobile System Design Web Application Development Web Information Systems Working Unique course titles 391
  63. Prototyping and Scripting CFC Media Lab Prototyping Rapid Prototyping HCI

    Technology 2: Interfaces, prototypes, accessibility Digital Prototyping User-Experience Prototyping Prototyping IxD Studio 3: Prototyping Experience Prototyping
  64. Prototyping Prototyping and Scripting CFC Media Lab Prototyping Rapid Prototyping

    HCI Technology 2: Interfaces, prototypes, accessibility Digital Prototyping User-Experience Prototyping Prototyping IxD Studio 3: Prototyping Experience Prototyping
  65. 3D Accessibility Aesthetics/Visual Design Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Graphics Content

    Strategy Critical Analysis Embedded Interactions Emerging Technologies Ethics Evaluation Gameplay Graphical Interfaces History Human- Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Information Architecture Information Visualization Innovation Interface Design Intro to Interaction Design Leadership Marketing Methods & Methodologies Mobile Computing Motion Graphics Participatory Design Philosophy Photography Product Design Programming Prototyping Psychology Research Methods Service Design Sketching Concepts Social Media Social Skills Software Tools Storytelling Systems Design Tangible Interaction Theories Usability User Experience Design User-Centered Design Video Web Design Writing
  66. 3D Accessibility Aesthetics/Visual Design Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Graphics Content

    Strategy Critical Analysis Embedded Interactions Emerging Technologies Ethics Evaluation Gameplay Graphical Interfaces History Human- Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Information Architecture Information Visualization Innovation Interface Design Intro to Interaction Design Leadership Marketing Methods & Methodologies Mobile Computing Motion Graphics Participatory Design Philosophy Photography Product Design Programming Prototyping Psychology Research Methods Service Design Sketching Concepts Social Media Social Skills Software Tools Storytelling Systems Design Tangible Interaction Theories Usability User Experience Design User-Centered Design Video Web Design Writing Unique compulsory courses 49
  67. 3D Accessibility Aesthetics/Visual Design Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Graphics Content

    Strategy Critical Analysis Embedded Interactions Emerging Technologies Ethics Evaluation Gameplay Graphical Interfaces History Human-Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Information Architecture Information Visualization Innovation Interface Design Intro to Interaction Design Leadership Marketing Methods & Methodologies Mobile Computing Motion Graphics Participatory Design Philosophy Photography Product Design Programming Prototyping Psychology Research Methods Service Design Sketching Concepts Social Media Social Skills Software Tools Storytelling Systems Design Tangible Interaction Theories Usability User Experience Design User-Centered Design Video Web Design Writing
  68. Required courses Research Methods Intro to Interaction Design Methods &

    Methodologies Prototyping Aesthetics/Visual Design Business & Entrepreneurship Theories Innovation User Experience Design 12 24
  69. Required & compulsory elective courses Research Methods Aesthetics/Visual Design Business

    & Entrepreneurship Methods & Methodologies Mobile Computing Tangible Interaction Innovation Intro to Interaction Design Prototyping 12 24
  70. • Introduction to multidisciplinary interaction design • Embodied interaction •

    Collaborative media • Interaction Design: Thesis Project I • Play and ludic interaction • Design and social innovation • Design-based research • Interaction Design: Thesis Project II
  71. Malmö University • Introduction to multidisciplinary interaction design • Embodied

    interaction • Collaborative media • Interaction Design: Thesis Project I • Play and ludic interaction • Design and social innovation • Design-based research • Interaction Design: Thesis Project II
  72. Vision & Change Research & Analysis for Design Information Architecture

    & Visualization Graduate Seminar I: Theories in Interaction Design Graduate Seminar II: Human Computer Interaction Prototyping & Scripting Concept Workshop Tangible Interaction Workshop Graduate Studio Workshop I Graduate Studio Workshop II Embedded Interaction Workshop Demonstration Project Innovation Tools for Strategic Design Design & Culture: Cultural Identity & Authorship User Oriented Design: Theories, methods & Applications Future Contexts for Design Consumer as Producer: Critical Trends in Product Development & Consumer Culture Globalization & Design Design Criticism & Visual Arguments Chinese Traditions & the 21st Century Branding: From Local to Global Strategies Strategic Design: Regional Case Studies Strategies for Sustainable Product-Service Systems Managing Value Creation Collaborative Design & Technology Innovative Products & Services Development Introduction to Ergonomics Introduction to Intellectual Property Finance & Accounting for Design Business Marketing Management Electives (2 of these) Required
  73. Hong Kong Polytechnic University Vision & Change Research & Analysis

    for Design Information Architecture & Visualization Graduate Seminar I: Theories in Interaction Design Graduate Seminar II: Human Computer Interaction Prototyping & Scripting Concept Workshop Tangible Interaction Workshop Graduate Studio Workshop I Graduate Studio Workshop II Embedded Interaction Workshop Demonstration Project Innovation Tools for Strategic Design Design & Culture: Cultural Identity & Authorship User Oriented Design: Theories, methods & Applications Future Contexts for Design Consumer as Producer: Critical Trends in Product Development & Consumer Culture Globalization & Design Design Criticism & Visual Arguments Chinese Traditions & the 21st Century Branding: From Local to Global Strategies Strategic Design: Regional Case Studies Strategies for Sustainable Product-Service Systems Managing Value Creation Collaborative Design & Technology Innovative Products & Services Development Introduction to Ergonomics Introduction to Intellectual Property Finance & Accounting for Design Business Marketing Management Electives (2 of these) Required
  74. None
  75. There’s no such thing as one ideal interaction design degree

  76. So what?

  77. Without consistent degree names and programs…

  78. Prospective students can’t accurately evaluate schools.

  79. Employers don’t have a sense for what skills a graduate

    might have.
  80. So they cast a wide net…

  81. “BA in CS, web dev, HCI, mobile computing, graphic design,

    software engineering or a related field of study” listing for “Interaction Designer”, Pittsburgh, PA
  82. “BA or higher in interactive design, industrial design, graphic design,

    or visual communication design” listing for “Interaction Designer”, Washington, DC
  83. …or ignore it entirely.

  84. 40% of job listings for “Interaction Designer” did not ask

    for any degree
  85. They rely instead on a portfolio to evaluate a candidate…

  86. …which turns out to be a lousy predictor of employee

    success
  87. What do we do?

  88. 1 Standardize degree titles across schools

  89. 2 Create an accrediting body for IxD

  90. None
  91. 3 Start a website of programs, classes, etc.

  92. https://classic.mapme.com/ixd-education

  93. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1qM6i7Y1isR8iicB8saRfzWMXcQs

  94. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_with_interaction_design_programs

  95. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_with_interaction_design_programs

  96. 4 Establish IxD certifications or licensure

  97. None
  98. None
  99. 5 Do nothing.

  100. 5 Do nothing. Graduates are getting jobs, aren’t they?

  101. 6 Create an IxD competency framework

  102. Competence refers to how well a person uses their various

    skills, knowledge & attitudes to accomplish specific tasks or objectives
  103. KSA – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities • Knowledge – factual or

    procedural information as applied to a task • Skill – mental, verbal or physical actions or behaviors required to perform a task • Ability – capability or competence shown when performing a task
  104. None
  105. None
  106. Skills Framework for the Information Age

  107. Blevis & Stolterman

  108. DEM – Design Enterprise Model

  109. What about an Interaction Design Competency Model?

  110. Interview Analysis

  111. Appendixes 113 Appendix C: Interviewee Responses

  112. None
  113. 3D Accessibility (ADA Compliance, Section 508, WCAG) Adobe Creative Suite

    (Adobe CS) Aesthetics After Effects Agile AJAX Analytical Thinking Android Art Direction Art History Artistic Attitude/disposition Augmented Reality Awards Axure RP Balsamiq Mockups Big Data Brainstorming Branding Business Analysis Business Development Business Intelligence CAD Car Interface Design Card Sorting Case Studies Client Facing Client-focused Cloud Computing CMS Coding Cognitive Models Cognitive Psychology Collaborative Color Theory Communication Compromise Computer Graphics Concept Testing Concepts Content Strategy Contextual Inquiry Copywriting Cover Letter Creative Crit sessions Critical Analysis Cross-functional Teams CSS Culture making Curious Customer Experience Customer experience mapping, user journey D3 Dashboards Data Analysis & Interpretation Dependable Design documentation Design Patterns Design Process Design Standards Design Thinking Design Workshop Desktop Detail-oriented Diary studies Documentation Education Embedded Interactions Emerging Technologies Emerging trends Empathetic Energetic Entrepreneurship Ergonomics Ethics Ethnography Evaluation Evaluation Methods Experience Experience Models Eye tracing Facilitation Field Research Field studies Fireworks First click testing Flash Flexibility Flinto Focus Groups Front-end Design Front-End Development Gameplay Gamification Gestalt Principles Gesture Git Graphic Design / Visual Design Graphical User Interfaces Group work Hardware Heuristic Evaluations Hierarchy High Fidelity Mock Ups High-Fidelity Prototypes Hiring HTML Human-Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Humble Icon Design Illustrator Independent InDesign Industrial Design Infographics Information Architecture Information Visualization (Infovis) Innovation Innovative Interaction Design (IxD) Interaction Models Interactive Products Interactive Prototypes Interface and Interaction Principles Interface Design International scope Internet of Things Interpersonal Interpreting data Interviews & Interviewing IOS Iterative Javascript Keynote Layouts Leadership Leading Meetings Learnability LESS/SASS Listening Logos Longitudinal studies Management Manufacturing Marketing Maya Mental Models Mentoring Methods & Methodologies Mobile Mobile Apps Mobile Computing Mobile Interaction Mock-ups Mood Boards Motion Graphics & Animation Motivational Multi-channel/Omni- channel experience Multi-device interaction Multitasking Object Oriented Programming Objective-c Observation Observational Research Omnigraffle Open Minded Optimistic Organizational Skills OS X Design Paper prototypes Participatory Design Passionate Patternry Performance Analysis Personas Persuasive Persuasive Design Philosophy Photography Photoshop Pixate Portfolio PowerPoint Preference testing Preprocessors (grunt) Presentation Presenting Print & Layout Design Privacy Problem-solving Process Product Design Programming Programming & Coding Project Management Proposals Proto.Io Prototypes Prototyping Psychology Public speaking Reading & writing Requirements Gathering Research Research Methods Responsibility Responsive Design Resumé Running Workshops Scenario Design Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Self-motivated Selling Service Design Site Maps Sketch App Sketching Slack Smart homes Social Media Social Skills Socio-cultural acumen Software App Design Software Craftsmanship Software Tools Specifications Stakeholder Management Storyboarding Storytelling Strategy Style Guides Surveys Systems Thinking Tablet Take Feedback Tangible/Physical Interaction Task Analysis Taxonomy Design Technical Skills Technical Writing Time Management Tools for Design (Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, etc.) Tools for Diagrams, Flowcharts (Coggle.it, ConceptDraw, Visio, OmniGraffle, etc.) Tools for User Research, Testing (Lookback, Morae, Silverback, UserTesting.com, etc.) Tools for Wireframing, Prototyping (Axure, Balsamiq, Invision, OmniGraffle, UXPin, etc.) Touch Interfaces (Haptic) Training Tree testing Typography (fonts, typefaces) UI/UX Understand screen resolution Unity Up-to-date Usability Usability Testing User Experience (UX) Design User Flows User Interface (UI) Design User Needs User Research User Testing User-Centered Design (UCD) UXPin Verbal Communication Video Editing Virtual Reality Visio Visual Basic Voice Interaction Waterfall Web Analytics Web and Mobile development Web Applications Web Design Web Development Web Standards Websites Wireframing Work Ethic Work Under Pressure WPF Written Communication XAML
  114. 3D Accessibility (ADA Compliance, Section 508, WCAG) Adobe Creative Suite

    (Adobe CS) Aesthetics After Effects Agile AJAX Analytical Thinking Android Art Direction Art History Artistic Attitude/disposition Augmented Reality Awards Axure RP Balsamiq Mockups Big Data Brainstorming Branding Business Analysis Business Development Business Intelligence CAD Car Interface Design Card Sorting Case Studies Client Facing Client-focused Cloud Computing CMS Coding Cognitive Models Cognitive Psychology Collaborative Color Theory Communication Compromise Computer Graphics Concept Testing Concepts Content Strategy Contextual Inquiry Copywriting Cover Letter Creative Crit sessions Critical Analysis Cross-functional Teams CSS Culture making Curious Customer Experience Customer experience mapping, user journey D3 Dashboards Data Analysis & Interpretation Dependable Design documentation Design Patterns Design Process Design Standards Design Thinking Design Workshop Desktop Detail-oriented Diary studies Documentation Education Embedded Interactions Emerging Technologies Emerging trends Empathetic Energetic Entrepreneurship Ergonomics Ethics Ethnography Evaluation Evaluation Methods Experience Experience Models Eye tracing Facilitation Field Research Field studies Fireworks First click testing Flash Flexibility Flinto Focus Groups Front-end Design Front-End Development Gameplay Gamification Gestalt Principles Gesture Git Graphic Design / Visual Design Graphical User Interfaces Group work Hardware Heuristic Evaluations Hierarchy High Fidelity Mock Ups High-Fidelity Prototypes Hiring HTML Human-Centered Design Human-Computer Interaction Humble Icon Design Illustrator Independent InDesign Industrial Design Infographics Information Architecture Information Visualization (Infovis) Innovation Innovative Interaction Design (IxD) Interaction Models Interactive Products Interactive Prototypes Interface and Interaction Principles Interface Design International scope Internet of Things Interpersonal Interpreting data Interviews & Interviewing IOS Iterative Javascript Keynote Layouts Leadership Leading Meetings Learnability LESS/SASS Listening Logos Longitudinal studies Management Manufacturing Marketing Maya Mental Models Mentoring Methods & Methodologies Mobile Mobile Apps Mobile Computing Mobile Interaction Mock-ups Mood Boards Motion Graphics & Animation Motivational Multi-channel/Omni- channel experience Multi-device interaction Multitasking Object Oriented Programming Objective-c Observation Observational Research Omnigraffle Open Minded Optimistic Organizational Skills OS X Design Paper prototypes Participatory Design Passionate Patternry Performance Analysis Personas Persuasive Persuasive Design Philosophy Photography Photoshop Pixate Portfolio PowerPoint Preference testing Preprocessors (grunt) Presentation Presenting Print & Layout Design Privacy Problem-solving Process Product Design Programming Programming & Coding Project Management Proposals Proto.Io Prototypes Prototyping Psychology Public speaking Reading & writing Requirements Gathering Research Research Methods Responsibility Responsive Design Resumé Running Workshops Scenario Design Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Self-motivated Selling Service Design Site Maps Sketch App Sketching Slack Smart homes Social Media Social Skills Socio-cultural acumen Software App Design Software Craftsmanship Software Tools Specifications Stakeholder Management Storyboarding Storytelling Strategy Style Guides Surveys Systems Thinking Tablet Take Feedback Tangible/Physical Interaction Task Analysis Taxonomy Design Technical Skills Technical Writing Time Management Tools for Design (Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, etc.) Tools for Diagrams, Flowcharts (Coggle.it, ConceptDraw, Visio, OmniGraffle, etc.) Tools for User Research, Testing (Lookback, Morae, Silverback, UserTesting.com, etc.) Tools for Wireframing, Prototyping (Axure, Balsamiq, Invision, OmniGraffle, UXPin, etc.) Touch Interfaces (Haptic) Training Tree testing Typography (fonts, typefaces) UI/UX Understand screen resolution Unity Up-to-date Usability Usability Testing User Experience (UX) Design User Flows User Interface (UI) Design User Needs User Research User Testing User-Centered Design (UCD) UXPin Verbal Communication Video Editing Virtual Reality Visio Visual Basic Voice Interaction Waterfall Web Analytics Web and Mobile development Web Applications Web Design Web Development Web Standards Websites Wireframing Work Ethic Work Under Pressure WPF Written Communication XAML Competencies for Interaction Designers 286
  115. Knowledge-Set Mind-Set Skill-Set Tool-Set Business Concepts Design Activities Design Approaches

    Graphic Design Methods Research & Analysis Technical Tools Activities Artifacts Attributes Business Knowledge Communication Design Knowledge Design Tools Design Types Modalities Qualifications Technical Skills from Degrees from Interviews from Job Listings
  116. Categorizing competencies Knowledge-Set Mind-Set Skill-Set Tool-Set Business Concepts Design Activities

    Design Approaches Graphic Design Methods Research & Analysis Technical Tools Activities Artifacts Attributes Business Knowledge Communication Design Knowledge Design Tools Design Types Modalities Qualifications Technical Skills from Degrees from Interviews from Job Listings
  117. The Interaction Design
 Competency Framework

  118. • Presents a job’s task and work areas at a

    glance • Facilitates comparisons between different jobs or degrees • Allows for deeper exploration of skill areas • Flexibly accommodates new competencies so that it can remain relevant
  119. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge Skills Attitudes Tools Qualifications

  120. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge Usability Hardware Programming Field

    Research Project Management Cognitive Psychology Skills User Flows Javascript Web Analytics Hiring Listening Attitudes Creative Analytical Thinking Open-Minded Works under Pressure Self- motivated Tools Sketch App Git Eye Tracking Excel Social Media Qualifications Portfolio CS Degree Journalism Degree PMP Psychology Degree
  121. Domains of Competency • Design – Graphics, Interfaces, Interactions •

    Computing – Programming, Functionality, Performance • Research – Observing, Interpreting, Evaluating • Business – Managing, Planning, Marketing • People – Communicating, Empathizing, Motivating
  122. Facets of Competency • Knowledge – what you must know

    to perform a task • Skills – how you perform a task • Attitudes – how you feel as you perform a task • Tools – what you use to perform a task • Qualifications – what indicates you can perform a task
  123. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge Skills Attitudes Tools Qualifications

    Photoshop Javascript Ethnography PMP Certification Empathetic
  124. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge Skills Attitudes Tools Qualifications

    Photoshop Javascript Ethnography PMP Certification Empathetic
  125. http://www.coroflot.com/jobs/72092/Interaction-Designer

  126. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge Design Standards Graphic Design/Visual

    Design Interaction Design (IxD) Usability User Experience (UX) Design User Interface (UI) Design User-Centered Design (UCD) Object Oriented Programming Heuristic Evaluations Task Analysis User Research User Testing Strategy Time Management Skills Brainstorming Information Architecture Mobile Web Mobile Apps Personas Specifications Wireframing AJAX CSS HTML JavaScript Visual Basic WPF XAML Requirements Gathering Communication Written Communication Attitudes Problem-solving Client-focused Collaborative Interpersonal Tools Axure RP Flash InDesign Prototypes Tools for Wireframing, Prototyping (Axure, Invision, OmniGraffle, UXPin, etc.) Visio Contextual Inquiry Focus Groups PowerPoint Qualifications 3+ Years Design Experience Portfolio
  127. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge 15 % 4 %

    9 % 4 % — Skills 15 % 15 % — 2 % 4 % Attitudes 2 % — — 2 % 4 % Tools 13 % — 4 % 2 % — Qualifications 4 % — — — —
  128. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge 37 % 4 %

    15 % 4 % — Skills 11 % 4 % — 4 % — Attitudes 4 % — — — 4 % Tools 7 % — — — — Qualifications 7 % — — — —
  129. Design Computing Research Business People Knowledge 17 % — 4

    % 4 % — Skills 9 % — — 9 % 9 % Attitudes 4 % 9 % — 9 % 9 % Tools 9 % — — — — Qualifications 9 % — — — —
  130. • Just because a competency isn’t listed doesn’t mean it’s

    not needed • Just because a competency is listed doesn’t mean it’s required frequently
  131. None
  132. We don’t just need interaction design degrees. We need better

    ways to understand them. Adam Dunford, inUse @adamdunford