Interaction Design

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Interaction Design
Spring 2024
Taught By: Joshua Hester
Section: A

CRN: 14301

Credits: 3

Interaction Design is the art of effectively creating delightful and compelling experiences between people and the products and services that they use. New modes of interactions have already reinvented age-old practices, such as socializing, storytelling and wayfinding. Using a cultural approach, we conduct a series of explorations and analyses together to develop sensitivity to factors of enrichment and annoyance in computational procedures and taxonomies. We examine the principles of abstraction, metaphor, affordances, navigation, collocation, and usability in good interaction design through hands-on UX (user experience) techniques, such as the customer user journey, service blueprint, flow chart, sketching, and value proposition. We evaluate and propose redesigns for common software and apps to better address issues of motivation, ability, and triggers. Ideally we build a framework that enables us to understand, design and play with our relationships to technology. For your final project, you will create an interaction design prototype for a new service or activity, evaluate and transform an existing design, or research a new design practice.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:00am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024