As such, it is a necessary discipline in any design project aiming to create something complex and computer-augmented that is to be used by humans: computer software, games, interactive products such as smart phones or MP3-players, “intelligent” homes, cars, clothes and so on.
The Interaction Design and Technologies programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.
It is no longer enough to build a system, product or application that is only functional or efficient; there is an increasing demand for products that are not only efficient but also have other values, such as being pleasurable to handle and use or even fun or intriguing. As a result of the new demands, there is a whole new set of interaction design-oriented jobs on the market.
Interaction designers can now be found in any software company, as well as in the game industry, or in companies that combine hardware and software, e.g. mobile phone producers like Apple or Sony Ericsson. Other key areas include web design and web marketing, information visualisation and design of physical interactive products like toys, GPS etc.
The programme is offered by the Division of Interaction design at the Department of Applied IT. The research group specialises in areas such as tangible and pervasive interaction, game design, innovative graphical user interfaces, health care informatics and the use of IT in vehicles. We have close collaboration with for instance Volvo and the Interactive institute.
- Prototyping in interaction design
- Interaction design methodology
- Mobile computing
- Human-centred design
- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Computer Sciences Human Computer Interaction View 15 other Masters in Human Computer Interaction in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Cognitive Science or Computational Linguistics.
- Prerequisites: Programming (at least 7.5 credits) and Human-computer interaction (at least 7.5 credits).
- English Language Proficiency
International14224 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14224 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Göteborg
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