Masters degrees in Interactive & Electronic Design offer advanced training in producing interactive products, services and systems for human use.
Taught MA and MSc courses are typical for this subject. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Graphic Design or Computer Science.
Encompassing a mixture of digital arts, user experience methodologies and software development, you will be trained in the production of user-friendly platforms. From websites, games and applications to wearables, interactive architecture and even urban informatics, you will gain a range of transferrable skills.
These skills are developed through practices in human-centred design, user interface programming, multimedia design and 3D technologies. You will also explore economic philosophies such as consumer behaviours, forecasting and trend analysis.
Careers in this field are extremely varied. You may be at the forefront of interactive design, prototyping products, designing patents or creating start-up services such as mobile applications or social media websites. Or, you could specialise in commercial ventures, for example multi-platform retailing. Alternatively, public service roles are also feasible, from products such as digital banking to assistive technology and smart automation.