Interaction Design as a worldwide-acceptedprofession
14 Sep 2006 - 8:44am
6 years ago
You would probably be better off finding a good Industrial Design program. They tend to be more diverse and multidimensional. Many graphic design and industrial design programs are either divided between studio skills and design thinking... but the ID schools, in general, seem to be ahead of the curve. A lot of the undergraduate programs in the US are still focused on cranking our graphic artists... that have computer software skills. Make sure that you find a program that is deeply theory rooted and applied, yet not a simple vocation program (many major universities disguise their four year programs as such.
As for the IxD part... at the graduate (masters level) diversity and cross discipline are key. If you look at programs labeled Interaction, try and determine how much time you spend in the design department. If it is 70% or more... keep looking.
>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.] > >Yes, training is the keyword. For my situation (...and of many others who >don't live near a Interaction Design University, School, etc) I think it's >better to study first Graphic Design. >