In a society characterized by increasing digitization, users are confronted with the ever-increasing complexity of user interfaces. These are becoming more and more common in our everyday lives, from coffee machines with digital user interfaces, children’s toys, websites, apps for mobile access to complex systems or ticket machines. Interaction Design bridges the gap between digital and analogue, haptic and virtual, familiar and new.
The master.design focus Interaction Design focuses on understanding and applying design processes of interactive systems. The focus is on the user and his experiences with digital user interfaces (user experience).
Interdisciplinarity is a central component of successful interaction design. The course content is aimed at students of various professions who want to actively work on the design and integration of new information and communication technologies.
- Process models and their elements
- User experience
- Dialogue design
- Usability testing
- Interaction and Story Telling
- Design thinking
- Product and service design
- Business Model Canvas
Students acquire the ability to think in a cross-media way and to conceive and design user interfaces. The essential aspects of analysis, planning, design and development of interactive systems are taught.
Later on, students typically work in design offices, in the software industry, in the media industry and design departments of industry. They represent the interests of the users and focus primarily on functional and aesthetic quality. In interdisciplinary teams, they often take on a mediating role between specialists from management, technology and design.