Certificate Program in Interaction Design
 
 

Our Mission:

Free You.

Because, when we educate you, you are going to achieve true freedom. After all that is the true purpose of education.

 
 
 
 
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Why Choose US

Design, as most commonly understood as, is not just about following the standard design thinking process: Research, Ideate, Prototype, Test, & Iterate.

There are a lot of other skills that you have to pick up. Such as, thinking about the bigger picture, understanding constraints and using them to narrow down a problem space, thinking deeply about your design core, and the importance of iteration.

These are not skills that you just learn by sitting in a lecture. These are the skills that you learn by doing. By working on varied wicked problems. And by failing at them. And here, you are going to do just that.

 

What you will gain

According to the World Economic Form, the top three out of the top ten skills you will need in 2020 are, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. These are the things you will learn first. Building screens, the easier part, comes later. We are going to equip you with a plethora of techniques that will help you gain these skills as you work through the interaction design challenges.

 

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Thinking skills

We won't teach you "what" to think. Because the what gets outdated by the time you graduate. Instead, we will teach you "how" to think. So that you can use it for your lifetime.

 

2

Well thought out projects

You are going to be working on a variety of complex interaction design projects. Every project is well thought out and designed to test and bring out certain skills out of a designer. Yes, you will fail. Yes, you will become better.

 
 

3

designer personality

Design is not just a profession that you do by the day. It's who you are. Most get into design because they are truly passionate about what they do. We will hone your designer personality and help you understand who you are as a designer.

 
 

Meet Your Instructor

Prafulla Chandra is currently working as a UX Designer at Lollypop UI/UX Studio, Bengaluru. He has a masters degree in Human Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is extremely passionate about teaching. He is an admirer of Steve Jobs and believes that you can change the world through design. Click on the link below to know more about him and the projects he has worked on.

 
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APRIL 2016

Design is working with people to identify problems and then working with designers to identify solutions.

Prafulla Chandra on Design

 

 

The Cohort

Your cohort is going to make this a very special journey for you. Each of them will have a different expertise and will bring a unique perspective on design. Convincing each other and making decisions to move forward will be an arduous yet satisfying task. And you are going to learn so much from the process and from each other. They are going to be friends forever after you graduate and embark on your journey through life.

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Courses

Below are the three course being offered over a period of one year (three semesters.) Classes will take place over the weekends to facilitate working professionals to participate in the program. However, you should note that you will be required to spend at least 20 hours per week outside of class for doing your projects. 

 

Foundations of ixd practice

There are two aspects to this course. One is thinking and the other is doing. You are going to learn how to think like an interaction designer. Such as, thinking about the bigger picture, thinking about the design core, thinking about unintended consequences and so on. Alongside you are going to learn the foundational craft of interaction design. To build paper prototypes and test them, interviewing users, affinity diagramming, storytelling and so on. You are going to learn all of this by working on five challenging design projects. You will be introduced to our very own interaction design framework. You will also be introduced to connections between interaction design and other disciplines such as Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Instructional Design. By the end of this course, you would have also developed your own design process based on your understanding of the practice of Interaction Design.

COST

INR 69,000/-

DATES

January 2019 - April 2019

 

ixd sprint studio

In this course, you will be working in very fast paced design sprints. You are going to work on a total of ten projects. You are expected to take the learnings from the previous course and get better at it. The standards are higher than before and you are expected to meet them. You will be compelled to make decisions faster, ask good questions, and make convincing pitch decks. You will learn how to work through design projects independently without much guidance. By the end of this course, you will be confident in your capabilities as an Interaction Designer.

COST

INR 69,000/-

DATES

May 2019 - August 2019

 

capstone project in ixd

Here, you will work on a project of your choice, independently, for an entire semester. This is an opportunity to take all that you have learnt till now and prove what you can do. Following the standard design thinking  process will not be enough and therefore you will be introduced to new frameworks, techniques and methodologies to work your way through the project. Things that didn't seem to make sense before will is suddenly start to make sense now. By the end of this course, you are encouraged to come up with your own framework for approaching a design problem. You are now more confident than ever before and ready to take on the world.

COST

INR 69,000/-

DATES

September 2019 - December 2019