Digital Learning, Copenhagen 2020 Summer Workshop: Intro to Interaction Design

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Program Description

Explore the nature and aesthetics of interaction design. Practice creativity in a hands-on studio environment.

Workshop dates: July 13–17, 2020 (2 pm–10 pm CEST)

Faculty: Matt Nish-Lapidus & Erik Dahl

What is this workshop?

Interaction Design is the practice of designing how people use and relate to technology, systems, and objects from a human perspective. It focuses on theory and techniques that help us make things that are meaningful, useful, and usable for people based on their context and needs. This five-day workshop focuses on interaction design foundations, history, critique, aesthetics, and contemporary issues in a studio environment. It provides a great intro to new practitioners as well as an in-depth exploration of interaction design foundations for experienced designers.

What will you learn?

  • Design foundations, theory, history, and practice
  • Sketching, concept models, and more design techniques
  • Giving and receiving critique
  • How to be creative within constraints
  • How to practice creativity, design synthesis, and more, in a hands-on studio environment
  • Working both individually and in small teams

How will you learn it?

This workshop takes a “learning by doing” approach, offering participants an opportunity to get hands-on with interaction design through small team projects. Through a mix of lecture and studio, participants will explore the aesthetics, history, and practice of interaction design producing their own prototypes and presentations by the end of the week.

Please note: This workshop is currently undergoing changes in order to be held via remote learning. Please check back soon for a more up-to-date description of the workshop’s activities.

Is this for you?

This workshop is for anyone who wishes to explore the practice of Interaction Design in both a theoretical and practical way. If you are coming from another design discipline this will be a great intro into what makes interaction design unique. If you have never done any design before, you will get a chance to learn the basics of how to work like a designer as well as the detailed context of interaction design specifically.

What do you need to bring to the workshop?

  • A computer
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things!

Enroll now: There is a maximum number of 20 places available for each workshop, first come first served. Enrollment will be closed when the workshops are full.

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