Master Of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design - SUPSI

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design

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Master Of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design - SUPSI
In Trevano (Switzerland)
  • Master Of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design - SUPSI

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Typology Master
Location Trevano (Switzerland)
Duration 1 Year
Start 16/09/2019
  • Master
  • Trevano (Switzerland)
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    1 Year
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Do you want to use your creativity to generate innovations? The Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations.
The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields.
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Starts Location
16 Sep 2019
Via Trevano, 6952, Tessin, Switzerland
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Starts 16 Sep 2019
Via Trevano, 6952, Tessin, Switzerland
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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

The Master in interaction design adresses 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.

· Requirements

The requirement for the acceptance to the Mas in interaction design program is a Bachelor’s 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 on portfolio basis. The master is held in English. Therefore a good knowledge of the language is necessary.

· Qualification

Master of Advanced Studies (60 ECTS)

· What marks this course apart?

The MAS educational model focuses on methods and processes to generate innovations. Students have the opportunity to acquire Human Centred Design methods for the analysis and the solution of design problems and to autonomously practice research methods.A pragmatic problem-solving approach to design is applied in a laboratory environment. Peer to peer learning, iterative processes and the rapid prototyping of digital and physical solutions qualify the students to pursue careers in industry, research and design agencies, wherever technological innovation and design meet.

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Abrar Burk
5.0 27/09/2015
What I would highlight: Course was designed nicely, to give us a good mix of ‘thinking’ skills (design research, human centered design, service design) and ‘doing’ skills (physical computing, rapid prototyping). My learning curve definitely shot up in the 1 year at MAIND SUPSI.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Alessandra Angelucci
5.0 24/09/2015
What I would highlight: The course touched all the key points, it has a very practical approach to the development of the projects.
What could be improved: I really enjoyed my time at the Master...
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Federico Lameri
5.0 13/09/2013
What I would highlight: The nice thing about this master is that the classes are composed by small groups of students with very different background. This was very good for a peer exchange during the development of the projects.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Matteo Loglio
5.0 11/09/2011
What I would highlight: The thing that I enjoyed the most during the Master is the creation of interactive physical objects.
What could be improved: None.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Project Development
Business Process Management
Project Management
Interface design
UX Design
User Experience Design
Web Design
Human Centred Design
Digital fabrication
Design thinking
Computational design

Teachers and trainers (5)

Andreas Gysin
Andreas Gysin
Designer, Coder at ertdfgcvb

Andreas Gysin studied micro technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and Visual communication at SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, where he graduated as designer in 2000. He is teaching on interaction design since 2004 in both Universities of Lausanne and Lugano focusing on interactivity and programming.

Antonio De pasquale
Antonio De pasquale
Associate Creative Director at Frog Design

Antonio De Pasquale is an Associate Creative Director in Frog specializing in digital user experience and service design. He believes that designing the interaction is the most important part in communication and is fascinated by how you can communicate through movement and gestures. He has worked on numerous digital projects ranging from the field of web-tv, e-commerce, healthcare, online newspapers, corporate website to mobile and tablet applications and he participated in teaching activities at SUPSI, IED, Politecnico di Milano and Digital Accademia.

Bill Keays
Bill Keays
Creative Production Director at Verity Studios AG

Bill Keays holds a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), USA, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is an interactive media artist whose work attempts to dissolve the boundary between real and virtual realms. His installations accomplish this by presenting innovative body-centric interfaces that share a high affinity with conceptual basis of the work.

Fabio Franchino
Fabio Franchino
Senior Technologist, Data Visualisation, CTO at TODO

Fabio is a computational designer and a founding partner at ToDo. He has always been involved in creative processes, ranging in fields from music to design, passing through performing and generative arts. One day he discovered the potential of programming as a medium and unconventional tool for his creative purposes. He explores ideas through evolving processes, often finding unexpected, meaningful outcomes and new aesthetics.

Giovanni Profeta
Giovanni Profeta
Research Assistant at SUPSI

Giovanni Profeta holds a Master Degree in Visual and Multimedia Communication at University Iuav of Venice. He collaborated on projects about web design and digital publishing. At the Laboratory of Visual Culture - Interaction Design Lab of SUPSI he is carrying out projects of applied research, focused on data visualization and interaction design. He also teaches interaction design at the Bachelor in Visual Communication. Currently he is a PhD Candidate in Design at Politecnico di Milano.

Course programme

The Master in interaction design consists of four modules over a period of two semesters and requires full-time attendance.
The program begins with an introductory module structured around practical workshops that hone the technical, methodological and practical skills of the 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. the complementary design topics of Module 2 are dedicated to the design and the development of advanced artifacts and networks. the complementary design topics of Module 3 are dedicated to the design and the development of advanced environments and services. Both modules are provided with common courses and seminars on theoretical, methodological and technical issues.
The fourth and final module is dedicated to the development of the thesis project.
Each module awards 15 ects. students can apply for just one module as a certificate of advanced studies (cas) course.
Two full time semesters (60 ECTS).