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UPES Opens Admissions for M.Des in Interaction Design

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The growth of the digital economy globally and in India has given rise to an exciting interdisciplinary field- Interaction Design- where human behaviour meets the digital interface. To meet the demand for this new-age profession, School of Design Studies (SoDS) at UPES today announced that it has launched M.Des with specialization in Interaction Design.

What is Interaction Design?

It’s the age of digital natives. From something as simple as booking a cab on your mobile or shopping online to the high-tech world of ‘Internet of Things’ there is a continuous evolution of technologically advanced ‘smart’, ‘intelligent’ products and processes. Interaction Design involves the creation of more intuitive user interfaces; using digital technology for better service experiences and creating market opportunities for new design interfaces.

What will you learn?

The two year M.Des with specialization in Interaction Design program at School of Design Studies, UPES would focus on theoretical knowledge and professional skills to understand fundamentals of design and its application on various digital products- mobile websites and apps, web-based products & solutions in different industries including gaming, education, transportation, healthcare, banking and retail. Students will learn about user interface/ user experience and develop an in-depth understanding of factors that influence Interaction Design. These include Information Design, Information Architecting, Graphics & Various forms of visual media, the concepts of ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Service Design’. Students will also have the opportunity to work on multiple design projects.

What are your career opportunities?

According to international reports user interface design is no. 1 out of 7 in-demand careers for design and planning, with job growth of up to 30%. Large organizations including the likes of Apple and Facebook have focused and invested in design to set themselves apart from the competition to grow.

With a professional degree in Interaction Design, you can look for jobs as Design Manager, Principal User Experience Designer, Creative Services Manager, User Experience Architect, Mobile Interaction Designer in various industries. You can get to design and develop smart products and systems for the digital world, web-based products, interfaces for online transactions, an interface for control- display panels industrial control systems etc.

According to PayScale, an organization that manages the real-time database of salary for different profiles, a qualified and experienced interaction designer earns an average salary of INR 700,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

How can you apply at School of Design Studies, UPES?

Eligibility Criteria:

  •  Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)
  •  B.Des/ B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BFA 4 years with minimum 50% marks
  •  Valid CEED 2016 or 2017 score or valid UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES – DAT) score followed by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio.
  • Candidates having valid CEED-2016/2017 Score will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online Test.

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SoDs also offers M.Des with specialization in Transportation Design/ Industrial Design and B.Des in Industrial Design/Transportation Design/Digital Design.

About UPES:

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).UPES offers 82 graduate and postgraduate courses in the high-growth sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy, legal studies and more. BBA, MBA, B Tech, M Tech, B Des, M Des, LLB, LLM, B Plan, M Plan, MA and many more are offered under these schools and colleges. Because of its multidisciplinary courses, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for the companies. UPES has maintained a consistent placement track record of 85% placements year on year. This demonstrates UPES’ commitment, quality of students, and the holistic approach of its dedicated faculty. UPES is a QS rated university with 5 Stars for both Employabilities (placements) and campus facilities and 4 Stars for Teaching.

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