M.Des with Specialization in Interaction Design

Interaction Design Program

Program Head Strate, France: Damien LEGOIS, Designer

Interaction Design Course: Creating Tomorrow’s Objects and Services

The Interaction DesignA? course prepares designers to create these new interactive objects, spaces, and services.

New technologies have radically changed the rhythm of our daily lives. Far from being restricted to our smartphones and tablets, these technologies will be in our daily objects and services. Our environment will soon be populated with intelligent and communicating objects, offering services. It remains to define the way people will live and converse with these objects and services.

What will you learn?

The flooding of new technologies in our daily life has created a new field of exploration for the designer. New uses lead to new life scenarios and new behaviours. It is this new territory that we learn to discover in the InteractionA? department of our design programs.

As a transversal discipline, interaction design covers many fields such as mobility, health, leisure, work, etc. Its ambition is to train tomorrow’s designers who will be able to imagine amazing, almost magical, usages of a technology that will be invisible.

Curriculum for the Interaction Design specialization.

The first two years are common for all specializations. It is in the third year that you opt for your preferred course. Click on each year to see what the interaction design course involves.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5

FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING AND FIRST DESIGN PROJECTS

The 1st year is essentially dedicated to the artistic skills, basic tools for the designer.

Representation & Visualisation 1
622 hours
Material & process 1
45 hours
Additional Culture 1
156 hours
Design Project 1
268 hours
Professionnalisation 1
24 hours

FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING AND FIRST DESIGN PROJECTS

The 2nd year extends the training from year one and starts initiations in the several majors offered, as well as in the 2D and 3D software and marketing. An entry-level internship is also required.

Representation & Visualisation 2
502 hours
Material & process 2 (Product)
83 hours
Additional Culture 2
192 hours
Design Projects 2
288 hours
Professionnalisation 1
75 hours
Internship 1

Interaction Design:

Design Projects & methodology
271 hours
Design Culture 1 (Interaction)
92 hours
Additional Culture 3
72 hours
Representation & Visualization 3 (Interaction)
239 hours
Professionnalisation 3
78 hours
Internship 2

Interaction Design:

International Semester
Industry sponsored Projects
197.5 hours
Design Culture 3 (Interaction)
92 hours
Additional Culture 3
72 hours
Representation & Vizualisation 4 (Interaction)
168 hours
Thesis 1
110 hours
Professionnalisation 4
24 hours

STEPS TOWARDS PROFESSIONALIZATION

The 5th year is essentially focused on the diploma project (thesis and project). There is also a collaborative project in partnership with business and engineering schools. It ends with a graduating internship.

Thesis 2
166 hours
Inter-disciplinary project
90 hours
Humanities
90 hours
Professionnalisation 5
54 hours
Project Follow up
520 hours
Internship
English classes are delivered throughout the five years of study, as well as a work on writing skills.


Career Opportunities

Interaction design is an extension of the typical UI or UX design course or a user interface design course. Hence, there are a plethora of career opportunities for interaction designers.

Career avenues in Interaction Design include,

  • UI/UX Designer
  • HTML Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Web Designer

and many more.

Admission and Fees

You can opt for the Interaction Design course in the third year of study.

Click here for details on admissions and fees