The Master in Interaction Design looks to develop professionals who aspire to be digital leaders of tomorrow equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understanding how digital can be harnessed for strategic design.
This Master provides an environment of creativity, design and technological innovation by focusing projects through a futures lens with the skillset and mindset to challenge the status quo, creating wellrounded designers, who can work across disciplinary, cultural and geographical boundaries to design future facing solutions that meet individual, societal and business needs through the nurturing of curiosity, experimentation, technical capabilities and critical thinking, as well as empathic and collaborative skills.
With strategic collaborations and partnerships from industry leaders we bring students and industries to work together on real world challenges with a lens on applied innovation.
The Master is a combination of 2 stages, each a module:
The first one in transversal design education where students develop a well rounded approach to design development and speWe in either Digital Management, Creative Coding, UX / UI or Digital Fabrication.
The second stage of the Master’s degree enters into the specialisations.
"I was working in graphic design for 8 years when I signed for IED’s Master in Interaction Design and I never thought all the skills taught in the master will open me several opportunities in all design fields, now I’m designing hardware an I love it.
After finishing the program I can say my design mindset has changed and I’m currently excited with the idea of applying design in any field that will make people’s life easier."
Jose Sebastian Narvaez Washima
The programme is aimed at all creators interested in designing interactive experiences, such as:
Design and communication professionals with a passion for new technologies.
Designers who want to learn how to program and programmers with UX/UI interests.
Future entrepreneurs and producers from the digital sector.
Makers, product designers and digital artists.
Managers and creatives from the world of advertising and communication.
TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY THEORETICAL AND TECHNOL OGICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE DIGITAL LABOUR MARKET.
TO DEVELOP WIDE-RANGING SKILLS IN THE DE SIGN, PRODUCTION AND LEADERSHIP OF INTERA CTIVE PROJECTS.
TO LEARN FROM THE MAJOR LEADING COMP ANIES IN THE SECTOR.
TO CREATE A BROAD PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO BASED ON REAL BRIEFS.
TO ACCESS THE CITY’S BUSINESS AND CULTURAL CONTEXT.
TO MASTER NEW DIGITAL FABRICATION TOOLS AND SOFTWARE.
TO PROMOTE EFFICIENT, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, COLLABORATIVE, WORK.
TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS.
TO ENHANCE STUDENT AUTONOMY THROUGH SELF-ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING BY DOING.
TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY, EXPERIMENTATION AND INNOVATION.
The introductory module in Interaction Design investigates all facets of the process of
digital content creation, production and design by encouraging research, design and
innovation in digital services.
The basic concepts of the specialisation courses are introduced in this first stage, so that
all the students of the Master are provided with the same groundwork: solid knowledge of
entrepreneurship, digital business models and basic digital design.
The content is complemented by project management and new digital work
methodologies, with one day a week dedicated to completing the briefs effectively while
encouraging group cooperation and stimulating creativity.
Talks by creatives from other fields are held on Fridays, as well as visits to sector
companies, cultural outings, creative afterwork events and presentations for students to
improve their public speaking skills.
Students begin their specialisation stage in the second part of the Master.
The weeks still follow a weekday schedule, with Mondays and Fridays comprising common
classes between all the courses in which the basic foundations of thinking and inspiring
continue to be promoted.
Wednesdays are dedicated to project development, in which the students work in mixed
teams with each assuming the role of the specific professional from their specialisation
On Tuesdays and Thursdays each group works on proper contents of the chosen
Option 1: Specialisation in UX DESIGN
Option 2: Specialisation in UI DESIGN
Option 3: Specialisation in CREATIVE CODING
CLASSROOM COMMON MODULE
TRAVEL DESIGN EXPERIENCE
IED MASTER PROFESSIONAL TALKS AND EXPERIENCES
PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
ONLINE COMMON MODULE
ITALIAN DESIGN CULTURE AND HISTORY
SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
Depending on each student’s profile and prior experience, possible career positions on graduation include those in the following fields:
Interface design and user experience positions (UX, UI) in design studios and digital content companies.
Event producer and project leader in advertising agencies.
Provider of facilities and interactive experiences for events and congresses.
Maker sector professionals in fab labs and digital fabrication spaces.
Creative in communication agencies specialising in technology and new media.
Front-end developer, creative coder, physical computing artist.
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