The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts.
This year's Thesis Festival Keynote speaker was Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Practice teacher Munawar Ahmed. Munawar is a design and technology consultant, and founding partner at Bluprint. Her work over the last 17 years has spanned brand development, digital strategy, user experience design, workflow streamlining, data modeling, and large-scale back-end system implementations.
Alum Kohzy Koh, along with Products of Design students Gahnee Kang, and Doug Fertig, won the Runner Up Service Design Award at Core77 Design Awards for Sift, their platform that helps canners quickly figure out which containers can be returned for money in their state, while establishing a stronger connection between recycling center and canner.
Students Elushika Weerakoon, Paola Rangel, and Uijun Park's Kiwi, a mobile application scanner for physical textbooks that enhances the reading experience for high school students, has been selected as one of very few university projects to be funded as part of the 2016-2017 Verizon Challenge.