Bachelor of Design in Interaction and Experience Design (B.Des Hons)

DURATION

4 Years

ELIGIBILITY

10+2 /PUC Pass

(with English) from any Recognized Board

AFFILIATION

University of Mysore

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP

Cresta School of Management
THE PROGRAM

B.Des in User Experience & Interaction Design simulates the interdisciplinary & hands-on approaches to achieve an innovation process with a focus on design desirability, technological feasibility and business viability. As a student you will be prepared to innovate by problem finding through design research, problem understanding through synthesis, and problem solving through design and prototyping experiences. You will learn human-cantered design methods and rhetoric that ground your design in the needs of the user. In addition, you will learn how to use interaction design and design systems through industry-standard quality assurance methods, and how to design and implement user interfaces. A variety of conceptual and practical work will help you develop effective UX design skills.

As a user experience designer, you will employ the work-practice of prototyping concepts in order to describe ways to integrate digital services with material products and environments. As a UX researcher, you will discover insights through usability testing and apply them to create value for corporate clients and their customers. Toward the conclusion of this program, you will convert your acquired skills and achievements into a portfolio of design products that will help you launch a career as a UX design professional. This program fosters the practical discipline, relevance and currency essential in the contemporary, ever-growing UX job market using in-class studio spaces, case studies, peer-to-peer learning, live client work and a work placement. Graduates will have engaged in varied and comprehensive workplace experiences by the end of the 8 semesters. This course is Affiliated to Mysore University through our Academic Partnership with Cresta School of Management. The degree awarder will be a Bachelor of Design (Hons) in User Interaction and Experience Design.

ELECTIVES AND SKILL ENHANCEMENT 

The B. Des User Experience and Interaction Design course is equipped to cater to individual students and their skills. Imbibing the essence of the New Education Policy, the B.Des program offers students a holistic and well-rounded education. Each semester has value addition subjects that are offered as electives and skill enhancement courses. The student can choose any one allied course for the elective subjects to enrich their training. All skill development subjects are designed to provide versatile life skills that enhance career opportunities. Open Electives offered by the B.Des User Experience and Interaction Design course are

WHY B.DES @ BSD
  • Knowledge gained in classrooms and via textbooks are also taught with a practical approach that gives students a better understanding of the concepts and trains them for real life experiences.
  • The design project handled in each semester is a complete process from beginning to end in a step by step method. Students are trained to approach any design problem with an open and innovative outlook to find the best possible solutions.
  • BSD has excellent in-house faculty and industry experts as our teaching faculty. This gives students the best education and an opportunity to interact and learn from some of the best architects and designers in the country and from around the world.
  • The B.Des course at BSD focuses on equipping the students with softwares that are trending in the industry like Figma, XD, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator and many more. 
  • Students are also provided with certification for completing software programs that enhance their portfolios.
  • Our initiative, ‘Studio BSD’, is a live in house organization that works on live projects across the country. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from experts in a professional environment.
  • Our Avant Garde campus has state of the art facilities that make BSD the perfect atmosphere for a design education.
  • We follow an interactive pedagogy of teaching in our studio classes that promote expressive learning. We encourage the idea of learning from each other – peers, professors and experts.
  • BSD’s network and connect to the industry both national and international, give students the benefit of not just learning from renowned architects and designers from different backgrounds, but also provides them with a vast network that gives them an advantage to start their career.
  • Studio culture is at the heart of your educational experience at BSD, as spaces where you can create, learn, collaborate, experiment, and play. Interaction Design students have access to our spacious and well-equipped shops and studio.
CAREER OPTIONS AFTER B.DES

The booming tech sector has created a strong demand for professionals in the UX field. UX skills are in high demand, ranking in several lists of top high-paying careers.

  • User experience (UX) designer
  • Usability engineer
  • Information architect
  • Interaction designer
  • User experience architect
  • Information designer
  • User interface designer
  • UX developer
  • User researcher
CURRICULUM

Subject to the circular issued from University/ Govt. of Karnataka. The course is a 4 year degree course; as per the implementation of NEP policy/ norms of Govt. of Karnataka.

 

Language I

Language II

Design History

Introduction of Human-Machine Interaction

Art & Design Fundamentals

Open Elective: Think like a Designer

Open Elective: Graphic Design & Tools

SEC-SB/VB

 

Language I

Language II

AECC

UX Fundamentals

Human Cantered Design

Design Studio I

Open Elective –

Open Elective – Visual communication & Brand Strategy

SEC-SB/VB

Language I

Language II

AECC

Introduction to User Research

Information & Data Design Study

Design Studio II

Open Elective: Creative Thinking Process and Methods

Open Elective: Creative Thinking Process and Methods

SEC-SB/VB

 

Language I

Language II

Advanced User Research

Interaction Design Studio I

Ethnography & People Design

Open Elective: Sketching Interfaces

Open Elective: Content Strategy

SEC-SB/VB

 

Creative Data Visualization

Psychological Foundations for Designing for Impact in HCI

Advanced User Research

Interaction Design Studio II

Design Led Innovation for Bharath (Rural India)

UDX Project II

SEC-SB/VB

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Design

Psychological Foundations for Designing for Impact in HCI

Advanced User Research with Quantitative & Statistical Research

Interaction Design Studio II | Prototyping & Programming in HCI

Design Led Innovation for Bharath (Rural India)

UDX Project II

SEC-SB/VB

 

Design for Future | Generative design, AR & VR Design

Internet of Things Fundamentals

Usability Test Lab

Thesis Project I

 

Design Documentation & Handoff

Design Documentation

Internet of Things Project

Capstone Project

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