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Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

Shape our interactions with technology, devices, apps and websites. Be prepared for your career with design studio units, work experience and international study tours.
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This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
401302
CRICOS
096565B

Highlights

  • Get prepared for a diverse and agile career in design, technology and innovation.
  • Learn the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Undertake interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.
  • Embrace opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and networking with design industry professionals, nationally and internationally.

Highlights

  • Get prepared for a diverse and agile career in design, technology and innovation.
  • Learn the cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Undertake interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centred design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.
  • Embrace opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and networking with design industry professionals, nationally and internationally.

Why choose this course?

How we interact with our devices, with apps and websites is constantly evolving. As an interaction designer you can shape that evolution. Removing complexity. Making interactions more intuitive. Creating responsive media. In many ways, optimising the experience and putting people at the heart of design.

What to expect

This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.

You'll undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centered design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality. Opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and to network with design industry professionals nationally and internationally, will ensure you graduate with one of the most versatile and contemporary skill sets in the sector.

Double degrees

Combine your degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with:

  • Business to combine design skills and business acumen for unique opportunities to intersect design with marketing, public relations, advertising, international business, economics, management and human resource management.
  • Engineering to work in fields including product design, product development, structural engineering, transport engineering and consultancy.
  • Information technology to work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Career pathways available to you beyond the design industries include roles in game design, information technology, health, education, science and engineering, as well as business and enterprise. You will be prepared for employment opportunities across interaction design industries and in roles that are yet to emerge, including in areas such as web and mobile app design, interface design, user experience (UX) design or interaction (IxD) design, wearable fashion technology, interactive exhibition design, health technology innovation, data visualisation, smart home and virtual reality environments design, robotics design, communication design, and many more.

Possible careers

  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Web Designer