2023 Summer Intensive in Interaction Design

by Interaction Design May 1, 2023

The 2023 Summer Intensive in Interaction Design program is now open for registration. The popular five-week program features an à la carte offering of courses in interaction design and user experience that allow you to explore design fundamentals through guided and group-based work. Stop wondering about your future, and start making it. Discover the course(s) that are right for you, and register today.

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Practice of Interaction Design

Mondays, July 10 - August 7

6:00 - 8:50 PM

The relationship among people, products, and information through the field of interaction design will be explored in this course. Through a series of hands-on, studio-based exercises, students will gain exposure to critical parts of the design process while learning specific methods for human-centered concept exploration and the development of product behaviors. The course will culminate in a final project that incorporates major principles of interaction design and fits within the context of a larger, track-independent theme.

Research Methods in Interaction Design

Tuesdays, July 11 - August 8

6:00 – 8:50 PM

The course starts from the premise that research brings fresh thinking and accelerates iteration, and is a key to great product and service design. Over five weeks, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of user research techniques for interaction designers and will prepare to practice research with ease and confidence. Working in teams, students will gain experience in creating facilitator guides and screeners as part of a conducted final research project.

Design Futures

Wednesdays, July 8 - August 2

6:00 - 8:50 PM

This course introduces designers to practical methods to integrate long-term thinking into their interaction design practice. Through a combination of lectures, readings, discussions, and group projects, participants will experiment with applied futuring techniques, multilayered planning, systems thinking, and other frameworks drawn from the world of transition design, an emerging area of study focused on how design might help enable more sustainable futures.

Mobile UX Design

Thursdays, July 6 - August 3

6:00 – 8:50 PM

The explosive market of mobile applications and services presents new challenges and considerations for interaction designers. In this course, students will expand their UX thinking to portable devices, while working on a mobile app design. Through exercises in wireframing, screen design, and lightweight digital prototyping, students will create a portfolio-quality project that exhibits their understanding of mobile UX/UI best practices with an emphasis on designing for the user.