Rosie, Jodie and Tommaso studied Interaction Design Arts. They give us the lowdown on this emerging creative field and how it opens the doors to all sorts of different opportunities in the art and design world.
With all the various skills that an interaction designer has, one skill that we all have in common is the power of storytelling. We have a whole array of people who specialise in practices such as, curation, programming, videography, sound design, 3d design and art. Although we also have people who don’t specialise in one particular practice, we’re all able to communicate with our audience by forming a narrative within our projects.
Interaction Design Arts offers plenty of experience of presenting to external clients- two of the best we’ve worked with are Science Museum Lates and Côte du Rhône. It pushes students outside of their comfort zone, and nurtures students into becoming confident practitioners.
“Projects are formulated with the intention of entertaining the user, whilst also making them think about what the design or artwork it’s trying to say.”
The importance of iterative design – testing and prototyping ideas – is a key component, and failure is encouraged to provoke unconventional design solutions and learning. A project is never entirely finished; often displaying to the public is a way of seeing how people react and what needs to be improved.
All these kinds of skills and experiences are incredibly valuable once you’ve graduated. Here are some of our alumni (graduates) to illustrate the range of artists and designers who work in the field of interaction design and arts.
Sound and Music
Games and Toys
Social design/ human centred design
Multidisciplinary art and design
Speculative design- technology and the future
Looking for more inspiration? Check out Jodie’s ‘What is: Interaction Design?’ pinboard
Find out more about the course Jodie, Rosie and Tommaso studied:
BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts