Master of Interaction Design Estonian Academy of Arts
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Interaction Design deals with how we interact with the world around us, focusing on experiences, digital products and services.
The ongoing revolution of technology has increased our need for new experiences, systems and products. Interaction designers aim to create the future that adds value to people’s lives by focusing on humans, their needs, behaviours and values, and also take into consideration the environment around us.
We welcome students from all different professions, cultures and backgrounds.
We Create the Future
The breakneck advances in technology have led to the next industrial revolution. For the first time in recent history no-one knows how the future is going to look like. Interaction Designers are in the center of this transformation: it is in our hands to create the future that is based on human values, needs and behaviours.
Learn by doing
The studies at IxD.ma are experiential and studio based. You develop your designer intuition, experience and portfolio through constant iteration, guided by mentors—passionate industry practitioners, who use their experience to guide you through challenging projects.
Our approach is practical. In collaboration with top industry partners — Estonian startups, government sector, telecoms, NGOs — each semester, we work on real life briefs, real life problems and real people to discover hidden possibilities of innovation and come up with forward-looking concepts that are grounded in reality.
- Introduction to Human-Centered Interaction Design
- Service Design
- Visual Interaction Design
- Design Storytelling
- Design Anthropology
- Tangible Interactions
- Digital Product Design
- Emotional Design
- Intro to Business Development
- Intro to Programming and Portfolio
- Design History and Theory
- Design for Social Innovation
- Design for Emerging Themes
- Immersive Experiences
- Prototyping Futures
- Speculative Design
- Psychology for Designers
- Degree Project
- TASE Exhibition
Graduates of the Interaction Design Master’s program will be well equipped to run complex product/service development projects and to manage international multi-disciplinary teams. We expect our students to represent a wide variety of backgrounds. Previous experience in design and software development is helpful, but by no means necessary. During the first semester of the program, a set of introductory courses helps students get acquainted with design, programming, and entrepreneurship. We welcome everyone who has a serious interest in designing interactions, interfaces, and user experiences. If you want to learn how to work as a specialist or a team leader in the field of interaction design, join our family of international students!
Employment profiles for graduates:
- Interaction designer
- Interface designer
- User experience designer
- Service designer
- Design manager
- Design team leader