Designing Advanced Artifacts, Environments and Services
The Master in Interaction design is a program that combines design, new media, programming and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design driven innovations.
The MAS in Interaction Design offers to students specialized knowledge and skills of Interaction Design. Analytical methods and a pragmatic problem-solving approach to design are applied in a laboratory environment where prototyping and testing various solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research or studios, wherever technological innovation and design meet.
The Master in Interaction Design proposes different design modules and complementary topics. The program starts with a module (CAS1) composed by a series of workshops and courses addressed to provide an overview on the technical, methodological and practical skills of interaction design discipline.
The following modules (CAS2, CAS3) are project based. They are project-driven modules and give students the opportunity to face a particular area of interaction design through the development of projects on different scales and centered on specific design topics such as the design of interactive artifacts, environment and services. During these modules, the program schedules theoretical, methodological and technical courses that give students the necessary knowledge to support the design activity.
The final module (CAS4) is dedicated to the development of the thesis project.
Each module releases 15 ECTS. Students can apply for just one module as a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course.
Goals and contents
The goal of the Master is to train skilled professionals able to lead interdisciplinary team design projects within the most innovative industrial and design fields.
The Master program provides students with opportunity acquiring specialized competences and methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and the ability to autonomously understand and practice research methods and to adopt these methods in their own work. The ability to adopt existing methods and to develop new ones is one of the main goal of the MAS Program that qualifies the students for careers in companies where innovation crosses interaction design area.
The Master in Interaction Design is addressed to students with a creative talent combined with a strong interest in topics and activities concerning the technological, social, cultural context within which the future will be designed.
Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design SUPSI.
Two full time semesters (60 ECTS).
Courses are held in English.
Partial scholarships are available upon the evaluation of portfolios and CVs.