IxD 2: Systems

In Interaction Design Studio 2, students explore the design of systems, information and interface for human use. The design of systems is about mapping the flow of interactions and context, exploring the possible inputs and outputs and crafting a design response that is useful, appropriate and robust. Through the design of user scenarios, information flows, schematics, wireframes and functional specifications, students will learn the importance of information architecture and thorough systemic thinking for effective navigation, searching, and exploration of information. Students will also gain an understanding of the differences and synergies between design and the organization of information, and the ability to evaluate and analyze the success of a system to achieve the intended goals. Standard formats and tools such as universal modeling language, flows, wireframes, information architecture and graphical mapping will also be addressed.