Learning Outcomes

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Interaction Design program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

Primary Craft Skills

IxD students will understand and be able to craft interactive systems, products, services, user flows and multi-­touchpoint experiences. Additionally they will be able to design interactions at the intersection of machine and human.

Secondary Craft Skills

  • IxD students will employ contemporary visual design skills to communicate their work

  • Students can employ coding and electronics to demonstrate their work.

​Narrative Craft

Students will employ narrative skills to innovate, shape, create and present systemic experiences for people.

Process Skills

IxD students will employ deep human-­centered process skills including user research (quantitative and qualitative), prototyping, brainstorming, and actionable knowledge synthesis in order to create innovative and effective user experiences. Additionally, students are effective at both collaboration and interdisciplinary work.

Knowledge Skills

Students’ design practices employ a contemporary understanding of cognitive science, history of design, history of human-computer interaction, and the history of machines.


IxD students will create portfolios of their work including case studies. They will be able to present and defend design decisions through effective communication techniques. They will also be prepared to design and respond to the ethical and sustainable concerns encountered by professional interaction designers.


Students can identify appropriate systemic challenges and produce original design responses that are reflective of their analytical, critical and creative capabilities; and their individual points of view.