Interaction Design Development

Support the Interaction Design Graduate Program

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Visual Communications BFA program, which has produced many of the top creative people in the advertising, graphic design and applied photography industries.

2017 also marks the inauguration of our new Interaction Design graduate program, built on the strengths and legacy of our VC program. The IxD program provides students with the opportunity to extend and amplify their creative potential with new technologies by blending conceptual development with hands-on making processes. The VC BFA program creates incredibly creative people and the IxD MA program allows them to dig deeper and make an even greater impact in our technologically-saturated global culture.

Current IxD student projects include developing assistive technologies for children afflicted with Arthrogryposis, a debilitating condition involving abnormal fibrosis of muscle tissue causing them extreme inability with everyday tasks. IxD students are creating prototypes so that these children can begin to gain independence with the most basic activity: eating.

IxD students are also exposed to the greater world of interaction design through field trips and participation in the annual Maker Faire in New York City. These experiences allow IxD students to learn first-hand about new technologies and their applications to the creative industries.

And as you can imagine, these efforts to educate our students takes resources that are above and beyond the basic operations of the program. Supporting the IxD program means you are directly helping to provide materials and experiences to these students so that they can have the opportunities to make the greatest impact on the world.

We welcome you to visit campus and see for yourself what they are up to, and greatly appreciate your support.

Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
Supplies and Materials: Support the purchase of materials for prototyping, including nuts, bolts, electronic components and hardware $1,500
Maker Faire 2018: Support students travel and hotel to attend Maker Faire 2018 in New York City $3,500
$1,225 Raised
24% towards $5,000 Goal

Supported by 5 Donations:

  • Silhouette
    I Gave $500
  • Gregory W S.
  • Mike R.
    Mike R. '87
    I Gave $25
    I attended UofD and graduated from the Visual Communications program in 1987. The VC alumni network has been an endless source of inspiration.
  • Robert & Patricia P.
    I Gave $500
    The graduate program is off to a great start, and we want to support these outstanding students of Interaction Design!
  • Julie D.
    I Gave $100
    Honored and proud to be a UDVC alumna and an IxD student.