There is a demand for students with a range of digital technology and media skills. Within the sector, a specific shortfall of professionals with UX and Interaction Design skills has been identified, and this programme aims to produce skilled and knowledgeable graduates who can contribute to the national and global technology economy.
The programme aims to equip students with an understanding and knowledge of human-centered interaction design principles and practices for a range of digital products, services and innovations. Students will develop a critical awareness of design principles, usability engineering and user experience methodologies informed by established and emerging technological environments.
The programme aims to equip students with:
A knowledge of User Experience foundations, principles and processes within the context of a rapidly changing cultural, technological and societal framework
Explore the design of digital products and services with the optimal consideration of human-centered factors, universal and interaction design principles
Skills in selection of complex design research methodologies, tools, techniques and practices
Skills in solution-development, creative problem-solving, prototyping, and user interface design skills
A knowledge of product or service design life-cycles in innovative and collaborative environments;
The knowledge and skills to lead, define, plan, research, prototype, design and manage interactive projects
An ability to critically examine and influence innovation, technology and design processes, institutional practices, social norms and current research
Independent research skills informed by the most recent debates within the field and wider social and cultural context.