Interaction Design is a multi-disciplinary field of study that expands on human-computer interaction, with contributions from disciplines such as industrial design, architecture, sociology, psychology and computer science.
Cognitive science and humanity-based studies hold the strongest underlying influence, as the field attempts to solve problems that relate to people and the technologically infused environments they find themselves in.
Interactive Design Studies
Interactive design students focus on designing solutions for human interaction with technology.
User interface design makes up a large component of the subject and is translated into different mediums, such as websites, smart phone and tablet applications, touch-screen kiosks and other digital interactive technologies.
The interactive designer is responsible for user and design research, system design and visual communication in the form of sitemaps, personas, user diagrams, prototypes and other deliverables.
The interactive developer designs systems and develops applications for various technological environments, ranging from website applications, rich internet applications (RIA), interactive installations, as well as smart mobile and tablet applications.
The course excludes desktop software development, but rather focuses on developing applications for new technologies and devices.