Interaction + User Experience Design (IUXD) focuses on designing the things we interact with and the spaces/places or contexts in which we do so. Every day, we use many objects and services (real and virtual) for a variety of purposes – to find out the weather, check transport times, talk/play with friends, select a movie, order food, buy a book, etc. All of these experiences involve interactive visual design and digital technology, and how well they are designed affects the quality of our experience with them. This course focuses on human-centred inclusive and universal design ensuring we benefit from good user experiences.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
UX design roles are in demand in technology, finance, health, food, education, government, etc. You will work in interdisciplinary teams that may include design, marketing, engineering and product development. Roles include: UX / UI / Interaction / Service / Visual / Product / Game / Web / App Designers; UX Researchers; Product Developer and UX/ Business Analyst.