Design for Interaction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15166 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #63 (WUR) ,
The Design for Interaction (DfI) Masters programme focuses on the ways in which people and products interact: how does a user understand, use, and experience a product? This raises the question of how designers can conceptualise products that are relevant to the user.

About

Over the past decades, the subjective meaning of products and services has steadily gained in importance in design processes. Increasingly, a deeper understanding of users, their lives, and aspirations, has become key for developing successful propositions. As a result, there is a growing need for designers who are expert at the user perspective of products and services, who understand the impact products have on peoples lives, their experiences, motivation, and their behaviour.

The goal of the programme is to educate designers who understand what people do with and expect from the products they use in everyday life, and who are able to design products appropriate to their needs concerns and abilities. The programme offers students a multidisciplinary course of study, covering topics ranging from aesthetics and ergonomics to psychology and sociology. Students learn to formulate design visions, create and visualise concepts, and develop and test experiential prototypes. The programme delves deep into the processes and principles underlying peoples interactions with products: how to involve users in analysing needs, and how to apply technologies in the product development process. During the project phase, students apply and integrate what they have learnt.

Not only is a DfI student able to design interaction visions, through technological knowledge (s)he is able to create realistic and working demonstrators. Through this combination DfI prepares you both theoretically and hands on, to become a user experience expert.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Project Usability and User eXperience Assessment in Design (UXAD)
  • Project Exploring Interactions
  • Product Understanding, Use and Experience
  • Context and Conceptualisation
  • Reflection on Designing
  • Virtual Communication Design
  • Interactive Technology Design

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            • Minimum required score (Grade B):

              193

              The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

            • Minimum required score:

              90

              The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

            Academic Requirements

            The Design for Interaction programme requires design skills, basic research skills, critical thinking, and a people-centred attitude. This should be clear in the portfolio and the essay.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              15166 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 15166 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              2006 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Delft

            780 - 1,160 EUR/month
            Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            A variety of scholarships are awarded to TU Delft admitted students with exceptional promise and outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded by the university, by specific faculties, by departments and industry partners.

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.