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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

16-24 months
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Developing leaders, driving innovation and discovering the future. This is IxD!
This is the only program of its kind in the North Texas region. With this degree, you can launch and sustain a career in one of the fastest-growing, most in-demand professional disciplines. Interaction Design is among the Top 20 most lucrative job markets in North America.

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Why Earn an Interaction Design Master's

Whether you seek to pivot your career, mature your organization, or define a product idea, the Master's in Design with a concentration in Interaction Design program can help you achieve your goals.

Today, more than ever, cross-disciplinary collaborations driven by shared approaches to design research, design thinking and processes are the foundation of innovation and success. The curriculum offers:

  • Interaction with industry experts
  • Multidisciplinary classroom experiences
  • Real-world, hands-on projects

This program offers courses for full- and part-time students. You can complete a master's in under 16 months, receive a minor, or take individual courses to augment a graduate degree in a related field or for professional development.

Marketable Skills
  • Understand evidence-based design research
  • Cross-disciplinary teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Application of technical knowledge
  • Use a design-thinking and prototyping approaches

Interaction Design Master's Highlights

The program offers flexible evening and weekend courses, interaction with industry experts and real-world, hands-on projects.
UNT is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Taking courses in this master’s degree program will place you in the heart of one of America’s most thriving interaction design and user-experience design job markets.
This degree is designed to help individuals and organizations gain the skills, methods, and experiences needed to define meaningful, effective and successful human-centered products, services, and systems.
Your classroom experiences take place in the four-story UNT Art Building that opened in 2019 with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
The curriculum is cross-disciplinary and challenges you to leverage connections between design, the social sciences, marketing and logistics, and the computing sciences.

What Can You Do With an Interaction Design Master's?

The Plano-Frisco-Dallas-area is among the top 15 most lucrative markets in North America for people who possess interaction design and user experience design-based knowledge and job skills. Interaction Designers are employed as:

  • Information Architect, IA
  • Interaction Designer, IxD
  • User-Experience Designer, UxD
  • User-Interface Designer, UI
  • Mobile Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Designer/Developer
  • Content Strategist

Interaction Design Master's Courses You Could Take

Processes and Methodology for Innovation (3 hrs)
An exploration of a variety of processes and visual techniques that inform and guide ideation as a means to create a common language that allows them to communicate effectively across disciplinary backgrounds.
Foundations and Frameworks of Interaction Design (3 hrs)
Provides students an overview of foundational concepts such as human factors — physical, perceptual and cognitive, cognition, user-centered research methods, the creation and testing of affordances, and methods for guiding the design of interactions.
Human-Centered Interaction Design 1 (3 hrs)
Challenges students to explore how meaning is conveyed and interpreted through formal systems across interactive technology platforms as specific groups of users operate given products.
Human-Centered Interaction Design 2 (3 hrs)
Challenges first-year MA candidates to explore how meaning is conveyed and interpreted through formal systems across interactive technology platforms as specific groups of users operate given products.
Data and Information Visualization and Design (3 hrs)
Students learn to understand and use a wide variety of conceptual and method-based approaches that guide the development and operation of interactive information systems, graphic displays and instructions.
Methods employed by design researcher (3 hrs)
Students are immersed in learning experiences that challenge them to develop and expand knowledge about how design research processes and methods can be used to connect design theory effectively.

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