Course - Overview
Cross-disciplinary program for students who aspire to work in the burgeoning field of user experience and interaction design.
From the many apps on our smartphones to the high-powered software we use at work, humans are interacting more than ever with computing devices. The work of an interaction designer is to create meaningful relationships between these product-service systems and the people who use them.
The importance of user experience has come into sharp focus in the last decade, due to rapid technological advancement, and the proliferation of this technology into all aspects of lives - from our homes and workspaces, to daily as well as specialized tasks, and even the mediation of our relationships and social structures.
However, the supply of qualified UX designers has not kept pace with the huge demand for them. The User Experience and Interaction design program at Pearl seeks to address this imbalance and produce skilled designers ready to deliver on the job from Day One. The 4-year undergraduate program is cross-disciplinary, with roots in CommunicationDesign. Students will develop a keen sensitivity to the fundamentals of design and leveraging design solutions across different media to create socio-cultural impact. As they progress, students will explore the intersections between human behaviour, visual systems, the built world, and the natural world, and develop the ability to define, develop, deliver meaningful and desirable product-service ecosystems.
The program will equip students with the specialised skills to build digital products and holistic experiences based on a human-centered design methodology. Students will learn topics spanning the areas of digital platform design, visual design, emerging technologies, and human behavior, among others.
In addition to undergoing classroom instruction, all students will get hands-on experience through projects focused on specific experience/interaction problems. Working in teams, they will define and execute all parts of their project, including problem definition, execution and presentation.
Our 360° comprehensive learning-based model opens up multiple avenues and opportunities for students.