Interaction Design

Program Coordinator: Rebecca Mushtare
Office: 32B Lanigan Hall
Phone: 315-312-2004

Degree Offerings:
BA Track V - Interaction Design
Graphic Design Minor

Advances and breakthroughs in computer and communication technologies continuously impact modern information delivery systems. Through the marriage of previously disparate art forms, today’s designers are producing long and short form projects and productions that integrate interaction, video and audio with sophisticated graphic involvement in the form of web sites and apps for smart devices such as tablets and phones. Students in the Interaction Design program concentrate on the study and practice of contemporary interaction design theory, techniques and application with a focus on motion, interactive, or web design from a user experience perspective. The program includes study of established and emerging media.

Modeled as a traditional liberal arts degree, the program allows the opportunity for students to earn a minor or second major in another area of interest, such as information science. The degree also allows students the opportunity to study in an area that compliments interaction design, giving them the ability to create new hybrid forms of the discipline.
After Graduation
Graduates of the program have found employment in many graphic design/communication fields, within large and small companies and institutions throughout the country. Many students elect to go on to graduate school for study in graphic design, information design, marketing, or business degrees specific to the advertising and marketing design.

BA: Track V-Interaction Design-Degree Requirements can be found in the undergraduate college catalog at this link

Degree Highlights

· Offers a concentration in the study and practice of contemporary Graphic Design theory and practice.
· Prepares graduates for positions in the visual communications industry
·Students use state-of-the-art computer workstations and peripheral devices in a hands-on studio environment to create a wide range of graphic design projects.
·Studies include specific attention to Interaction Design, Web Design, Multimedia Design, and Motion Graphics.
·Optional areas of study include Three-dimensional Modeling, Animation, Videography, and Virtual Reality.
·Cognate studies allow students to develop breadth across the full spectrum of this emerging discipline   
·Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable practical experience.

Minor in Graphic Design
Minor in Graphic Design-Degree Requirements can be found in the undergraduate college catalog at this link

This study option is for students interested in studying interaction design as a compliment to their major studies.