M. Des User Experience Design

Course Overview

The M.Des. (Master of Design) in User Experience Design is an immersive and in-depth two-year graduate program with a specialization in User Experience Design. This program is meticulously designed to equip students with advanced skills, insights, and methodologies needed to excel in the creation of exceptional and holistic user experiences across various digital and physical contexts.

Course Commencement

Date : August 2024

Course Highlights

Duration of Study: 2 Years (4 semesters)

Ability to conceptualize, visualize and make digital or interactive physical prototypes by way of applying relevant design process, which begins with research for generating insights regarding user needs, conceptualities, contexts etc. and moves on towards prototype design developments.

Eligibility
  1. Candidates must have passed a 4-year Degree Program with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Mechanical Engineering, Computer science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, MBBS or any other relevant stream and should have studied English as a mandatory course.
  2. Candidates must have secured a rank in CEED conducted by IDC of IIT- Bombay or should have a valid score in JET EXAM conducted by JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
Selection Procedure

Applicant has to appear and clear the JET Exam,that includes

  1. Portfolio Review
  2. Personal Interview

Note : Candidates have to secure valid ranks in CEED (for M. Des program), can directly attend the Portfolio review and Personal interview conduct by The School of Design, Media and Creative Arts. If not, they have to undertake the JET Exam conduct by The School of Design, Media and Creative Arts followed with Portfolio review and Personal interview to get qualify for the Design program.

Career Path

Most IT Companies and a large number of Start-ups who into such kinds of business models would offer such Designers with opportunities mainly in designing the business strategy of new products and processes, Business process redesign – basically, to carryout research on how to find opportunity for new market / product, exploring the needs of the emerging and niche market customers etc. and strategize the findings for execution / realization.

As career path or prospects, a Designer with this Specialization can reach up to the level of General Manager (Design), Chief Designer or even Senior Vice President (Business Design or Design Strategy).

Curriculum Structure

Courses across the Semesters for M.Des. User Experience Design are as below:

Semester 1
  1. INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
  2. FUNDAMENTALS OF VISUAL DESIGN
  3. DESIGN THINKING
  4. BUSINESS DESIGN MANAGEMENT
  5. INFORMATION DESIGN
  6. DESIGN PROJECT - I
  7. DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & STRATEGIC INNOVATION
Semester 2
  1. COGNITIVE ERGONOMICS & INTERACTION DESIGN
  2. DESIGN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  3. UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING & INFORMATION AMBIANCE
  4. DATA ANALYSES & DATA VISUALIZATION
  5. DESIGN PROJECT - II
  6. PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE - I
  7. OPEN ELECTIVE - I
  8. Research and Entrepreneurship Project

Semester 3
  1. TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS OF DIGITAL MEDIA
  2. EVALUATIVE RESEARCH
  3. PORTFOLIO PREPARATION & PRESENTATION
  4. DESIGN PROJECT - III
  5. PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE - II
  6. OPEN ELECTIVE - II
Semester 4
  1. Graduation Design Project

Note:
Courses on offer are subject to change between semesters or academic years depending on relevant recommendations from experts in industry, academia and other important stakeholders

Exploring Opportunities Following M.Des

Graduates of the M.Des. in User Experience Design program have a plethora of promising career opportunities awaiting them in the dynamic world of design. They are well-prepared to excel in roles such as-

  1. User Experience (UX) Designer
  2. User Interface (UI) Designer
  3. Interaction Designer
  4. Service Designer
  5. Information Architect
  6. Content Strategist

Graduates can contribute significantly to industries ranging from tech and e-commerce to healthcare, entertainment, and beyond. Their expertise in design thinking, innovation, and holistic user experiences positions them as sought-after talents in a variety of sectors, where their ability to craft engaging and impactful experiences is highly valued.


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