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Interactive Design (IxD) (BA)

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Roger Christman
Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
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Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design

Embark on a Transformative Journey in Interactive Design at William Peace University

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the intersection of computers and human behavior plays a pivotal role in shaping the products and systems that define our modern-day existence. At William Peace University, our Interactive Design program empowers students to navigate and improve this critical intersection, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the dynamic field of design.

Solving Complex Design Challenges

Interactive Designers at WPU are at the forefront of solving intricate design problems across various platforms, including multimedia, mobile apps, video, websites, user interfaces, gaming, and education. The scope of Interactive Design (IxD) and User Experience (UX) extends far beyond these realms, making the skills acquired in this program highly versatile. By leveraging different design processes, our students apply creativity, ideation, principles of effective communication, and technological expertise to conceptualize, build, prototype, and develop applications tailored to diverse needs. This encompasses everything from motion graphics to UI and UX design and digital storytelling.

A Comprehensive Approach

At the heart of our Interactive Design program is a commitment to providing students with a comprehensive understanding of design practice and thinking. This includes a strong emphasis on human-centered design (HCD) and prototyping, enabling students to positively impact user experiences.

Through the study of web and graphic design, students build skillsets that encompass technology, proficiency in multiple programming languages, product design, user experience, and an in-depth comprehension of human behavior.

Learning by Doing: Design Practice and Design Thinking

Interactive Design students at WPU don’t just learn theoretical concepts; they actively engage in design practice and design thinking. By immersing themselves in hands-on projects and real-world scenarios, students gain a deep understanding of the user journey, behavior, and interactions.

This experiential learning approach ensures that graduates are not only equipped with theoretical knowledge but also possess practical skills that are directly applicable to the demands of the industry.

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Preparing for the Future: Beyond Traditional Boundaries

The Interactive Design program at WPU not only prepares students for current industry trends but also equips them with the skills needed to anticipate and adapt to future developments. The curriculum is designed to be forward-looking, incorporating emerging technologies and industry best practices. As a result, graduates are well-positioned to contribute to innovation in the ever-evolving field of interactive design.

Join us at William Peace University and embark on a transformative journey in Interactive Design. Explore the intersection of computers and human behavior, where creativity, technology, and human-centric design converge to shape the future of digital experiences.

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The demand for Interactive Designers is rising, fueled by the increasing popularity of mobile devices, interactive systems, gaming, and e-commerce. Graduates from our program enter a diverse range of industries and assume roles such as User Experience Designer, User Interface Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Digital Interface Designer, Interactive Designer, and Interaction Designer.

The versatility of the program prepares students for success in a competitive job market where adaptability and a multidisciplinary skill set are highly valued.

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Yes. The skills acquired in our Interactive Design program are highly transferable. Graduates find opportunities not only in traditional design roles but also in fields such as technology, marketing, and business, where a deep understanding of user experience and design thinking is increasingly valued.

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The Interactive Design program at WPU is designed to be agile and responsive to industry changes. By integrating emerging technologies and fostering a culture of continuous learning, we ensure that our students are not only prepared for the current landscape but are also well-equipped to adapt to future developments in the dynamic field of interactive design.

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Our program places a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, internships, and real-world scenarios that allow them to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. This approach ensures that students graduate with the confidence and skills needed to excel in their chosen career paths.

Related Programs

Communication (BA, Minor)

Simulation and Game Design (BA)

Esports and Gaming Administration (BA)

Marketing (BS, Minor)

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