University of Technology Sydney

89113 Interaction Studio: Advanced

Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10026 Interaction Major M Design
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The Interactivation major is dedicated to the relationship between people and technology, in particular the design of interfaces connecting technological environments with their inhabitants. Interactivation is a design approach to creating distributed interfaces which enable better designed interactions in electronic ecosystems. This involves interactions in ecologies, from the intimate (on and around the body) to the spatial (rooms and buildings), to the urban/landscape scale and beyond. Examples of intimate interfaces are phones and other objects, wearable interfaces, and interactive jewellery. The spatial scale is concerned with interactive spaces (indoor parameters such as light, temperature and data flow) and buildings (interactive architectures), while the urban scale can encompass interactive facades and long-range spatial information radiation including the natural landscape.

This studio covers a broad field of design and study involving a variety of disciplines. Students gain and develop knowledge and insights in human factors, engineering, art and design. The subject guides individual and group development of a new type of designer who is equally confident in understanding and applying technology, human factors and artistic–conceptual thinking. The outcomes of this process involving research and design are presented in the studio in the form of working demonstrators, interactive presentations and reflective writing.

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Autumn session, City campus

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