Design for Interaction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15166
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Design for Interaction (DfI) Master’s 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 people’s 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 people’s 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

            • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Study intensity Full-time
            • 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.

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            • 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 Per Year

            • EUR 15166 International
            • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

            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.

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