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Interaction Design

The field of Interaction Design appeared together with the development of computer interfaces. Now, as digital technology moves out from screen-based desktop technologies and into our everyday interactions with the world, the possibilities for the introduction of computational power into physical products are endless. Carefully considering the interaction between people and these new generations of interactive products is essential.

Interaction design is about designing interactive products that support people in their everyday and working lives - be it, through mobile technologies (e.g. wireless networks) or through the enhanced functionality afforded by computational power (e.g. embedded micro- controllers). It creates user experiences that enhance the way people work, communicate and interact.

At IT Product Design we bring our understanding of interaction with the physical world to designing interaction with the nonphysical (virtual, digital) world. We want to design meaningful interaction with products and systems. Tangible interaction is a term that tries to capture the possibilities involved in a physical and expressive engagement with designed products. We also look at interaction styles from the past to find rich and valuable actions and movements that can be transformed into today’s computational products.
You will learn about methods such as collaborative idea sketching, body storming, scenario play, interaction relabeling, electronic prototyping, and model making help us develop innovative and creative concepts for interaction design. These methods also allow us to express and visualise ideas beyond word and image for use in collaborative teamwork.