User-experience (UX) and user-interface (UI) design are challenging, multi-disciplinary activities that create the overarching experience and functionality of every aspect of a product or service.
The role of the UX / UI designer in the design of products and services has become increasingly vital within the digital realm. The creative industries employ UX designers to create conceptual and over-arching experiences both on and off screen. UI designers are employed for the visual, information and interactive design on screen across a variety of applications that include websites, apps, mobiles and augmented reality as well as product and installation design, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things.
- Programme aims
- Integrate user-centred design methods and critical theories of play and human behaviour to enhance the user experience
- Focus on the creativity inherent in coding and how that can be applied holistically to design thinking, to train designers who can fully create interactive experiences
- Focus on deep, structured collaboration both between students on this course and on other courses at Ravensbourne
- Cultivate a broad range of skills and knowledge to support a wide range of industry roles as well as independent working upon graduation
- Develop critical thinking and analytical skills which pave the way to more advanced degrees in computer science and interaction
- Provide plenty of opportunity for experimentation and radical thinking about new technology
- Help students develop an industry-ready individual portfolio of technical skills alongside user-centered research and design experiments
Programme Learning Outcomes The course provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas. On completion of the course students will be able to: