The Information and Interface Design program explores the design of systems at the fusion of people and technology.
Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design
The Information and Interface Design program explores the design of systems at the fusion of people and technology. It studies the goals and activities of people, their values, and the tools and environments that shape their everyday lives. An understanding of how design can intervene naturally and help in general sense-making of our world is therefore key to this discipline. It aims to explore the Technical, Cognitive and Aesthetic basis of human interaction with technology. Visual communication in the digital age is undergoing a sea change and proving competent of addressing diverse informational needs with emerging intelligent, dynamic and multimodal interactive systems. At its most holistic, it addresses the quality of life in the ever changing technology and newer ways of interactions in information-rich environments of future.
Beginning with a common foundation program in visual design and along with courses in design processes, the program is a combination of – Methods from design; Ideas from the arts; Tools from social sciences and Insights from business. Availing opportunities from evolving technologies and with a self-directed research students will be exposed to range of courses such as usability engineering, interaction design, data mining-mapping-structuring and visualization, information architecture and navigation accompanied with research projects that refers to experiences and information reflecting the real-world.
An IID student would be one with a passion for people-and- technology and who wants to shape how information is accessed and used. As a result of the course, he/she would typically contribute to multi-disciplinary teams that construct software systems.
Apart from good visual skills, program seeks students with willingness and motivation to learn the tools of imaging technology, information processing, and basic software programming