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Class Schedule for MFA in Interaction Design at SVA

A couple weeks ago I told you about the super awesome new MFA in Interaction Design program launching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City next fall.

The first-year schedule is now public!

Take a look…

SEMESTER ONE, FALL 2009

Monday
2:00-4:50PM
Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design

Monday
6:00-8:50PM
Interaction Design Fundamentals

Tuesday
6:00-8:50PM
Seminars and Workshops- 5 week courses

Wednesday
2:00-4:50PM
Fundamentals of Physical Computing

Wednesday
6:00-8:00PM
Lecture Series (Required for students, but open to the public)

Thursday
6:00-8:50PM
Communicating Design

SEMESTER TWO, SPRING 2010

Monday
2:00-4:50PM
Designing for Good (5 week course)

Monday
6:00-8:50PM
Prototyping User Experiences

Tuesday
6:00-8:50PM
Seminars and Workshops (5 week courses)

Wednesday
2:00-4:50PM
Research Methods

Wednesday
6:00-8:50PM
Information Visualization

Thursday
6:00-8:50PM
Entrepreneurial Design

At the Happy Cog holiday party last night, I had the pleasure of spending a good chunk of time talking to Chris Fahey. He told me about all of the work he’s putting into preparing for the Interaction Design Fundamentals class he’ll be teaching. The course description from the program website is:

Through a series of themes, this course explores diverse disciplines, both historical and theoretical, to demonstrate how these themes shape contemporary practices in interaction design. Beginning with the core interactions of the body manifested in dance, language, music, art and architecture, continuing to the psychological and sociological ideas that have shaped how we interact with one another, through the inventions and technologies that transform the human condition, this course provides context and inspiration for the practicing designer. Students learn fundamental interaction and communication design concepts, influential people and movements, and iconic projects and designs. Students come away with a vocabulary and toolkit for future design challenges.

Tell me that doesn’t make you quiver with excitement! I’m going to needle my way into that class no matter what it takes. And so many of the other courses sound amazing, too. Read up on the first year and second year curricula.

So what do you think of the schedule? Which courses do you want to know more about? I’ll collect as much info as I can from the program chair Liz Danzico and post it here.

Stay tuned to the MFA in Interaction Design blog for continued updates.

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