Interaction Design: Develop the Next Generation Digital Experiences

By Dr Lorraine Delaney

Lorraine_Delaney_001.jpgIn Michelangelo’s dynamic fresco The Creation of Adam, interaction is about to take place between the central characters; God and Adam. The image is powerful; we know the interaction will change everything. Adam will be enlivened; engaged. At once the artist acknowledges Adam’s dependence and independence. And so it is when we design with interaction in mind. We seek to engage users. At the same time, we want to support their autonomy, their ability to find things out for themselves.


Designing for interaction means designing with a focus on enhancing user experience. Designing to support user interaction means developing responsive and perhaps complex designs that make the user experience easy, enjoyable, aesthetically pleasing, productive. Interaction design is about designing the next generation digital experiences.

Are you interested in exploring design principles to help match users’ needs with what is technologically possible? If so then DCU’s Higher Diploma in Interaction Design should be of interest to you.

This course will enable you to grow your skillset and develop as a practitioner. You will have the opportunity to interact with industry practitioners working at the cutting edge of Interaction Design. You will learn how humans, systems and things interact to create meaningful experiences. You will be introduced to tools such as Balsamiq, Adobe Fireworks, Bohemian Sketch, Invision, OmniGraffle, UserZoom. You will learn about human behaviour in order to shape human experiences. You will gain insight into potential careers and build your network. This exciting online programme of study available through DCU Connected will prepare you for work in a technology focused and multidisciplinary world. Are you ready for the challenge?

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Note: Dr Lorraine Delaney is Programme Chair for IT Programmes in the Open Education Unit at Dublin City University. This blog post was first published on Lorraine’s Linkedin account.