Our Interaction Design Programme deals with the relation between
people and Information Technology with particular focus on the
interaction between product and user. We see the discipline of
Interaction Design as the ability to design both the cognitive and
physical interface and integrate them into a successful whole. Our
aim is to enable designers to create sustainable, comprehensible
and pleasurable information based products, services and
Courses are given in a range of subjects including
Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Contextual Enquiry and
Experience Prototyping. Interface prototyping tools, scenario
techniques and user studies are consistently applied in project
work. Experienced designers present case studies.
This study programme is about people rather than technology.
Scandinavia has a long tradition of user-centered research focusing
on the relationship between people and technical systems. Actively
involving users in design projects is a central feature of the
Interaction Design Programme. Emphasis is placed on user
involvement in the design process and iterative prototype
The teaching language is English.
Field of Activities
The Interaction Design Programme prepares students for working
in the industry. Students are frequently employed as design
consultancies as well as in major corporations. Some of the
students get into research. Umeå Institute of Design has a research
group where research is conducted through general grants as well as
specific company collaboration.
A degree of Master of Fine Arts. Main field of study: Industrial
Design. Specialization: Interaction Design.
The final date for application and portfolio submission is
January 15th. The course starts in September.