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Interaction Design

The following courses are upper division courses that are part of Santa Monica College’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Interaction Design. Enrollment is limited to admitted program participants. For more information, please see www.smcixd.org. Transferability of these courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

IXD 330, Interaction Design Studio 2    3 units

Prerequisite: Interaction Design 310.

Microinteractions, found in every user interface, are designed moments (e.g. log in, copy and paste, on or off) that are an integral part of every interface. This course reveals these seemingly invisible interactive controls, providing an overview of specific platforms, paradigms, and affordances. The studio prepares students to create task oriented end-to-end user experiences and interaction flows. Students learn how to design at the micro scale, exploring appropriate forms, states, feedback, and loops based on different contexts and user goals. Through iterative methodologies, students learn to refine the details of a specific feature interaction. Collaborating directly with users and fellow classmates, students prototype, critique, and test existing interaction examples and their own microinteraction designs. Students develop a critical understanding of how interactive forms communicate and influence a user’s behavior.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC’s Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See www.smcixd.org for more information. Transferability of this course will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

5402   6:30p-9:35p W   AIR 132   Cavanaugh J Y

   Arrange-2 Hours N        
Above section 5402 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

IXD 360, Product Design    3 units

Prerequisite: Interaction Design 350.

This course provides a hands-on introductory experience to the history, contemporary methodologies, and emerging practices of Product Design. This studio teaches students to think through “making” and includes in-class workshops on 3D modeling and rapid-prototyping. Students cross design disciplines and toolsets, using 3D forms to solve problems, act out new capabilities, and connect to other devices, objects, and people. The projects in this course are fast-paced, collaborative, and experimental.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC’s Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See www.smcixd.org for more information. Transferability of this course will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

5404   6:30p-9:35p M   AIR 132   Rodenhouse J L

   Arrange-2 Hours N        
Above section 5404 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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