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IXDSN-3500-1: InterStudio: Professional Practices

Spring 2021

Subject: Interaction Design
Type: Studio
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: January 25, 2021 — May 09, 2021
Meetings: Tue/Fri 5:00-05:55PM
Instructor: Kate Rutter

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 18/18 Closed


This course supports designers as they prepare for the transition from student to professional practitioner. Special attention is placed on creating an effective portfolio, effective presenting and interviewing techniques, and building a professional network. Projects generally include: creating a personal online presence with case studies and sample work; using social media as a networking tool for connecting with contacts and advisors; IxD skills assessment (self and professional designers); and identifying skill, career, market, and industry opportunities to help plan for career growth and evolution. By focusing on their professional practice, students develop greater confidence in their work, are better equipped to leverage their skills & interests, and increase their enjoyment of all their processes.This course is intended to integrate the work and process for IxD Junior Review, which provides students with feedback on their work from working professionals and helps the student identify areas of growth in their interaction design knowledge, process, and craft. Junior Review also ensures the student has demonstrated growth in the concepts and craft of interaction design (core interaction principles, human-centered design practices) and determines if the student has the appropriate understanding and skillset to proceed successfully to their senior year. Attention: As this course is tied to junior review, this course is specifically intended for the 3rd year IxD cohort. Interested 4th years will only be able to register with prior approval. Email if you have any questions.

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