Learn Interaction Design at DVC!

mobile apps require interaction designers to make them easy to use.Our dynamic Interaction Design program will help you develop the skills needed for a career path creating engaging digital experiences!

Here's a snippet from a Google Interaction Design job posting:

"Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of an Interaction Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In an Interaction Designer role, you’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them."

interaction design is a subset of UX design

If that sounds fun, let's gets going!

We'll help you build a portfolio of projects that will set you apart! When you're ready to graduate, our workforce and career services will help equip you for success. It doesn't matter if you are preparing for a bachelor degree, changing your career path or advancing in your current position, we'll be there for you.

It all starts with the basics of learning creative problem solving, visual design, and interaction design principles and theories. From there you'll learn UX research, UX/UI design and prototyping, and interactive development with HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+ (JavaScript)

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But wait, there's more!

Innovations in mobile apps, smartphones, and connected appliances, continue to rely on web technologies. There is increasing demand for designers who understand design thinking and human-centered design principles.

Our program includes courses from Art Digital Media, Computer Science, and Business. This cross-discipline approach prepares students for careers in: Interaction Design (IxD), Web Design and Development, User Experience Design (UX), User Interface Design (UI), Social Media and Search Marketing, Digital Product Design, and Mobile Design and Development.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Troy Bennett at tbennett@dvc.edu


  

Contact Art Digital Media / Film Television and Electronic Media

Contact: 

Joann Denning, Dept. Chair

Telephone:  925-969-7106
Email:  jdenning@dvc.edu 
Office location:  A-401 Campus map