Semester inInteraction Design

Semester in Interaction Design

Duration: 15 Weeks

Language: English

Starting periods: February | September | November

Are you willing to deepen your design knowledge in few weeks with a high-standard programme?

A 15-week journey that will lead you to join selected theoretical courses with professionals, active learning sessions and workshops working in international and cross disciplinary teams and taking advantage of many networking occasions.

Get a taste of the unique Domus Academy experience.

THE COURSE

A 15-week journey into Interaction Design that will lead you to join selected theoretical courses with professionals, active learning sessions and workshops working in international and cross disciplinary teams and taking advantage of many networking occasions.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Participants are expected to have a first level academic degree or a previous professional experience in the related field of study.

IELTS 5.0 certificate or equivalent is required.

All courses are taught in English. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Semester Course structure is organized in two modules.

Each module includes one theoretical course and one workshop in the specific area of interest.

Explore the Programme
1st INTAKE

DIGITAL & PHYSICAL PROTOTYPING – Theoretical Course
The course intertwines theoretical insights, with targeted design activities, short assignments and exercises aimed at developing specific competences on how to prototype for interactive products and services, using basic technological solutions, both software and hardware.

TANGIBLE INTERACTION – Workshop
The Tangible Interactions workshop aims at developing projects in the domains of physical computing and haptic interfaces by screening, analysing and experimenting software and hardware technology in order to develop a confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that constitute the “basis” for designing interactive solutions.

DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS & TOOLS – Theoretical Course
The Design Research Methods & Tools course explores theories and practices within the field of creative thinking. Students learn how to acquire and manipulate the information they need to kick-start their projects.

EXPERIENCE DESIGN – Workshop
The Experience Design workshop explores, by way of studio-based activities, the designing process from the point of view of the people (not users, neither consumers) in their day to day life context.

2nd INTAKE

DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS & TOOLS – Theoretical Course
The Design Research Methods & Tools course explores theories and practices within the field of creative thinking. Students learn how to acquire and manipulate the information they need to kick-start their projects.

EXPERIENCE DESIGN – Workshop
The Experience Design workshop explores, by way of studio-based activities, the designing process from the point of view of the people (not users, neither consumers) in their day to day life context.

STORYTELLING & VISUAL NARRATIVE – Theoretical Course
The course provides an intensive exploration of visual and structural elements of storytelling and visual narratives where students engage with the necessary tools to design a user experience and to create user scenarios and storyboards.

TANGIBLE INTERACTION – Workshop
The workshop aims at developing projects in the domains of physical computing and haptic interfaces by screening, analyzing and experimenting software and hardware technology in order to develop a confidence with the palette of basic tools and platforms.

TUITION FEES

The Semester’s programme involves the following costs:

Semester Course Tuition

€ 8.500

Meet your faculty
Michele Aquila
Your programme leader
Michele Aquila

After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florence, Michele Aquila became a partner of Interaction Design Lab Srl, where he led service and interaction design projects for clients in the public and private sectors.

Michele Aquila
Your Programme Leader
Semester in Interaction Design

After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florence, Michele Aquila became a partner of Interaction Design Lab Srl, where he led service and interaction design projects for clients in the public and private sectors. In 2011, Michele founded U10, a studio specializing in online publishing and new media. He then launched Tweetbook, an award-winning online service that publishes ebooks based on Twitter conversations.

Michele previously taught design courses at NABA and the Istituto Europeo di Design. He joined the faculty of Domus Academy in 2016 as the program leader of the Master in Interaction Design.

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