Interaction design focuses on shaping things for people’s use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems, and services. Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rather than focusing on how things actually are, with a focus on satisfying the needs and desires of the end user. This course is specifically designed for honours graduates in product and industrial design, multimedia and game design, visual communication design, architecture, engineering and other design related fields. This Masters course has been developed by IT Carlow in consultation with industry and is delivered though the combination of self-directed learning and graduate research within the structured environment of a taught course. The Master of Arts in Interaction Design aims to nurture and support a unique interdisciplinary approach to research and learning in this area. The course is centered around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either practice or theory based.
The Master of Arts in Interaction Design will provide graduates with a unique opportunity to gain a competitive edge prior to embarking on a career in design or related fields. Graduates may also adopt research and advisory roles in relation to new product development and development of the provision of creative services in practice.