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Interaction Design

Malmö University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Malmö
English
Interaction Design

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Interaction Design

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on use experience.

Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and external clients including local industry partners and cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mind-set of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects.

The one-year master's program consists of four 15-credit courses, starting with a studio-based introduction to multidisciplinary collaboration and mainstream interaction design. The next two courses address embodied interaction and collaborative media, two of our signature topics. The final course is a master's level degree project.

We have offered master's degrees in interaction design since 1998, with graduates moving on to positions as designers and strategists in ICT and media industries around the world, as well as to entrepreneurial endeavours.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in subjects relevant to interaction design. Examples of relevant subjects include, but are not limited to: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, new media arts, fine arts, design (industrial, product, graphic, interaction), communication studies, media studies and cognitive science.

Approval of the following submitted material: two work samples of previous, relevant work and an individual response to the application assignment. Please see the 'Selection' tab on this page for further information.

General eligibility + the equivalent of Swedish higher secondary school English course B.

Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from work samples, design assignment and a letter of motivation in combination with interview if needed.


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Qualification

Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Interaction Design.

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Malmö University

Malmö University is characterised by global engagement, community involvement, and a multidisciplinary, challenge-based approach to education, research and collaboration. A young innovative, urban and international institute of higher education located in the very south of Sweden. We offer English-taught programmes...


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Why study at Malmö University

Malmö has undergone major developments in the past two decades, especially since the opening of the Öresund bridge and the founding of Malmö University. You may be surprised to learn that the city regularly collects accolades in all kinds of international rankings:

  • Promotes an entrepreneurial and innovative learning environment that influences and is influenced by the education and research at Malmö University. For instance, Forbes identified Malmö as the 4th most innovative city in the world, largely thanks to its impressively high ratio of patents per inhabitant.
  • Malmö has also been ranked the world’s 6th most bike-friendly city. No surprise there, given that the world’s #1, Copenhagen, is just across the water! Ideal conditions for students that prefer the cheap and healthy way to get from A to B.
  • In the European Commission’s “Quality of life” survey, Malmö residents are among the happiest in the continent: Regularly, 95% and more report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their life. Given that around 40% of Malmö’s

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Malmö University

Malmö University
205 06 Malmö
Sweden

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