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Study Digital Experience and Interaction Design at Curtin
MJRU-DIGDE

Digital Experience and Interaction Design

Undergraduate major

Create accessible, engaging and intuitive digital experiences for an online world.

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  • Qualification
    Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major
  • Credit
    200
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Digital Experience and Interaction Design at Curtin?

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Digital Experience and Interaction Design

Outline

Outline

Digital experience design is at the heart of many of our daily interactions with modern technology. Our buying habits, social lives, work and health are increasingly informed and shaped by apps and websites, as well as smart assistants and wearable tech. 

Digital experience designers are future-facing – they combine traditional graphic design and creative skills with specialist software skills to develop user-centred interactive digital products. 

In this major you will focus on designing digital experiences that look and feel great for users, while also considering and anticipating their needs. You will learn about aesthetics, design principles, usability and user psychology, and leverage digital technologies to create innovative designs in response to real-world problems. 

The coursework combines theoretical fundamentals with hands-on, practical learning, and focuses on emergent technologies and industry demands. You will also develop key workplace skills, such as communication and collaboration, in addition to creative and technical abilities.

This major is offered as part of the Bachelor of Design. You will be able to enhance your degree by selecting to study either two additional minors, or one minor and four elective units to support your career goals.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • The course features strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, ensuring your learning is relevant and reflects best professional practice.
  • You can work on real-world projects, giving you valuable industry experience.
  • You will develop a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills, increasing your employment potential both in Australia and overseas.

What jobs can the Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major lead to?

Careers

  • UX designer
  • App and web designer / developer
  • Multimedia designer

Industries

  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge of creative practice in design application, studio practice and critical discourse, contribute to evidence based practice through visual and technical research
  • think critically and reflectively by incorporating creativity within design research, design practice and contemporary professional/industry practice
  • critically evaluate design specific technologies and relevant design literature, synthesise information from a range of sources
  • demonstrate effective audio/visual, spoken, written, graphic and technical communication appropriate to digital design within the confines of professional design practice, writing and production
  • use and discern tools and technologies appropriate and relevant to the design, development, testing and production of digital content and its delivery
  • demonstrate personal awareness of a design specific practice, apply effective self-directed learning skills; sustain an engagement with contemporary practices and the creative industries
  • recognise the significance of international movements and influences in contemporary design and studio practice, understand and utilise international standards in cultural, regulatory and profession practice
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity and visual language, respect individuals from all cultures, develop cross-cultural collaborations that foster innovation and diversity in design activities, studio practice and production
  • work independently and collaboratively, demonstrating design relevant professional practice and leadership skills, use responsible design, sustainable practices and ethical responsibilities within personal judgements

Professional recognition

Student and professional membership is available with the Design Institute of Australia.

I think the best part about my degree was the amount of creative freedom … there were always opportunities for me to hone my skills for the area I was interested in. The course also taught me the fundamentals of art and design, allowing me to become a well-rounded artist who can approach any creative situation with ease and produce work that is both realistic and visually pleasing.

Andrew Joseph
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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Fees & charges

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