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Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 16, 2009, midnight
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Designing Advanced Artifacts, Networks, Environments and Services

What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design?
The Master in Interaction Design is a postgraduate degree that combines design, new media, robotics, intelligent systems and advanced materials to create a unique profile and to explore new territories in the field of Design, Innovation and Human Factors.
The Master in Interaction Design places Interaction Design at the centre of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, Networks and Services.

Goals and contents
The Master in Interaction Design offers to students specialized knowledge and skills of Interaction Design. Analytical methods and a pragmatic problem-solving approach to Design are applied in a laboratory environment where prototyping and testing of various solutions qualify the students to pursue professional design career goals in industry, research or studios, wherever technological innovation and Design meet.
The goal of the Master is to train skilled professionals able to lead multidisciplinary team design projects within the most innovative industrial and design fields.

The Master in Interaction Design consists of four modules over a period of two semesters and requires a full-time attendance.

- The program begins with an introductory module structured around practical workshops that hone the technical, methodological and practical skills of interaction design discipline.
- The following modules are project based. These modules present complementary design topics that the student has to select according to her/his interests. Complementary design topics of the Module 2 are dedicated to the design and the development of Advanced Artifacts and Networks. Complementary design topics of the Module 3 are dedicated to the design and the development of Advanced Environments and Services. Both modules are provided with common seminars on theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge.
- The fourth and final module is dedicated to the development of the thesis project.

Each module releases 15 ECTS. Students can apply for just one module as a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course.

Structure of the MAS in Interaction Design: http://www.maind.supsi.ch/

Professional opportunities
Students who complete the Master in Interaction Design program will find professional opportunities at an advanced level in Communication Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design in various sectors of the economy and in both direction of design as well as managerial roles in fields such as Product Innovation, Design Engineering, Orientation Design, Corporate Communications, Exhibit Design and Event Design. The design of advanced services will be attractive to companies and institutions offering complex services where innovation is a key competitive advantage: Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Media and Web companies, Finances and the Public Sector.

Target students
The Master in Interaction Design is addressed to students with a developed creative talent combined with a strong motivated interest in the changing technological, social, cultural context within which the future will be designed.

Admission requirements
Requirement for the acceptance to the MAS in Interaction Design program is a degree in an appropriate field such as visual communication, industrial design, interior design and architecture, media and web design, communication sciences, computer sciences and engineering. Equivalent studies and professional experiences may be evaluated in an individual admission procedure.

Graduated of the Master’s program are awarded the title Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Interaction Design.

Admission procedure
Detailed information on the admission procedure is published at: www.maind.supsi.ch

Two full-time semesters (60 ECTS).

The application deadline is 16th October, the interviews are held during November and the enrolment deadline is 18th December 2009.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design starts on the 22nd February 2010.

Tuition fees
15.000 CHF/10.000 Euros for the full year attendance.
6.000 CHF/4.000 Euros for a single CAS.
300 CHF/200 Euros for the application fee (MAS and CAS).

Teaching language
Courses are held in English and Italian.

Information and application
More information and the application form are available at www.maind.supsi.ch.

Master of Advanced Studies
in Interaction Design
Designing Advanced Artifacts, Networks, Environments
and Services

University SUPSI
Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
Department DACD Ambiente Costruzioni e Design
Area LCV Laboratorio Cultura Visiva
Head Massimo Botta
Contact +41 (0)58 666 63 82
6952 Canobbio - Lugano