MDes (Interaction)

The Master of Design (Interaction) is a two-year, practice and research-based program that supports students with professional experience and undergraduate training in Interaction Design (IxD), Communication Design (COMD), Industrial Design (ID), and more.

Launched in the fall of 2019, our MDes (Interaction) program encourages context driven, participatory work addressing innovative practices and emerging concerns in the Interaction Design field.

As a student, you will focus on emergent technology from an ethical perspective and tap into aspects of data science as it relates to user experience design. Issues and possibilities in this arena are examined in a designated design studio that focuses on established practices and designated research methods and theory courses specialized for Interaction Design.

Participate in collaborative design research to address embodied knowledge; digital relations and resistance; the narrative of data and information as a human right; linkages with the more than human; new gender relations; and decoloniality as a practice for agency and Indigenous ways of being.

Working closely with your thesis supervisor, faculty and peers, you will learn to identify the context for your own practice through internship offerings, writing projects, group critiques, field trips, and lectures and studio visits from renowned designers.