Interaction Design

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The Master in Interaction Design aims to train professionals who aspire to be tomorrow’s digital leaders equipped with the collaborative, critical thinking and technical skills required to react, adapt and leverage the impacts of digital transformation and understand how the digital can be harnessed for strategic design.

The Master provides an environment of creativity, design and technological innovation by focusing on projects through a future lens. It provides students with the skillset and mindset to challenge the status quo and produce well-rounded designers who can work across disciplinary, cultural and geographical boundaries to design solutions addressing future individual, societal and business needs by nurturing curiosity, experimentation, technical skills and critical thinking, as well as empathic, collaborative skills.

  • Credits
    60*
  • Start date
    January 2021
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Methodology

The Master is divided into 2 stages, each a module: the first is a cross-cutting stage in which students are taught core skills for disciplines that address future needs, followed by a second specialised stage in which students can further develop their skillsets in the discipline of their choice: digital management, creative coding, UX/UI design or digital fabrication.

Objectives

To acquire the necessary theoretical and technological knowledge for the digital labour market.

To develop wide-ranging skills in the design, production and leadership of interactive projects.

To learn from the major leading companies in the sector.

To create a broad professional portfolio based on real briefs.

To access the city’s business and cultural context.

To master new digital fabrication tools and software.

To promote efficient, multidisciplinary, collaborative, work.

To improve communication skills for public presentations.

To enhance student autonomy through self-assessment and learning by doing.

To encourage creativity, experimentation and innovation.

Student profile

Design and communication professionals with a passion for new technologies.

Designers who want to learn how to program and programmers with UX/UI interests.

Future entrepreneurs and producers from the digital sector.

Makers, product designers and digital artists.

Managers and creatives from the world of advertising and communication.

Job opportunities

Interface design and user experience positions (UX, UI) in design studios and digital content companies.

Event producer and project leader in advertising agencies.

Provider of facilities and interactive experiences for events and congresses.

Maker sector professionals in fab labs and digital fabrication spaces.

Creative in communication agencies specialising in technology and new media. 

*Credits 

The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master  program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

  • SPECIFIC MODULE

    • KEY SUBJECTS

      EXPERIENCE DESIGN 
      USER INTERFACE DESIGN 
      DESIGN THINKING
      PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      PROTOTYPING
      PHYSICAL INTERFACES
      FRONT-END

       

    • OTHER SUBJECTS

      DESIGN STRATEGY
      SOUND COMMUNICATION
      DIGITAL MARKETING
      INTERNET OF THINGS

       

    • MASTERCLASSES

      HISTORY OF INTERACTION DESIGN
      ANTHROPOLOGIE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
      ACCESSIBILITY

       

  • COMMON MODULE

    • INTERACTION DESIGN COMMON MODULE

      DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
      DESIGN TOUR
      PUBLIC SPEAKING
      PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
      RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION SEARCH
      DESIGN PROCESS
      SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
      COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

       

       

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Eduardo De Felipe

Eduardo De Felipe
Independent designer and creative consultant with 20 years experience supporting some of the best world-class clients, brands and products through digital innovation and human-centered, design-led creativity. He and David Boleas founded Pirata, one of London’s most innovative digital production studios and a regular player at the top table of digital production. Coordinator of the Master in Interaction Design. 

Jordi Planas

Jordi Planas
Designer of interactive experiences combining technology and creativity, digital art and advertising. He is founder of the interactive installation company Vimod Studio, which together with advertising agencies like Ogilvy or S,C,P,F devises and produces technological events for brands such as Garmin, Zurich or Lenovo. He teaches classes and seminars in several educational programs. Coordinator of the Master in Interaction Design. 

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