I just finished my first year of an Interaction Design graduate program. I'm currently hunting for summer internships, but as of now, I really have no idea of what IXD is like in industry, as far as what I'd actually be doing. My program is based out of an Industrial Design curriculum, but I'm hearing that as an IXD professional, I'm not going to be allowed to do any Industrial Design (physical products) type work. (FWIW, my undergrads are in computer technology and communication)
I definitely do NOT want to do web work. Am I in the wrong program?
I'm a newbie hereI.. I'm an Industrial Designer with a Masters degree in Industrial Design and 4-5 years of wok experience. For the past 2 years, I have been working on Packaging and Graphics design.. I have done a little bit of everything..
I have been thinking about switching to Interaction design.... But I think I am confused as where to start?? Should I be going for a formal Masters Degree in Interaction Design/ HCI.. opt for Certifications or Online Courses ?
Interaction Design program is the latest addition to Purdue's prestigious Industrial Design area within the Department of Art & Design.
Based on our experience on design education and collaboration with the
industry, we notice and understand the urgent needs of interaction
design in the domain to shape everyday life. We look for the harmonious
integration of both physical and visual interactions in the product
The area of Interaction Design offers a 2~3 year MFA graduate program.
Hello. My background in design (outside of interaction issues) is kind of weak, so I'm interested in some continuing education. Specifically, I'd like some training in industrial design, and I've found a couple of graduate level programs (e.g., SCAD) that offer eLearning in that discipline. My question concerns the effectiveness of eLearning in this case.
Umeå Institute of Design (http://www.dh.umu.se) announces four new PhD positions. The PhD positions are within the fields of industrial design and mobile interaction design. The application deadline is May 12th 2010.
Please visit the specific pages for further details about each position: