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Interaction Design (IxD)

The Interaction Design (IxD) program at Farmingdale State College is a unique academic experience where you will use hands-on creative thinking, innovation and game play to solve human needs, wants and aspirations with technology. Design companies are looking for employees who know more than just computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. They are looking for people who are complex problem-solvers and can use software tools to visualize product designs, build prototypes, test new technologies, and deliver a solution that is both functional and beautiful. In this pioneer Bachelor's degree, you will learn how to solve human problems using current and emerging technologies. Companies are increasingly searching for candidates with creative problem-solving skills who are flexible and adaptable. Through the Interaction Design degree at Farmingdale State College, you will learn all of this and more - making you marketable across a wide variety of industries.

Play. Design. Prototype. Create the Future.

Our culture of Design Thinking and Innovation at Farmingdale State College encourages students to design beyond a simple website or mobile app. Increasingly, interaction design solutions depend on solving human problems that rely on a variety of technologies working together. Imagine integrating your Virtual Reality experience with wearable technologies that will remind you to stay hydrated while you are gaming.

The opportunities at Farmingdale State College are endless. With an Interaction Design degree, you could land a position like one of these people:

Sam - Google - User Experience Designer

Sam - Google - User Experience Designer
Visionary and creative, Sam is responsible for designing strategic new products and services based on an ecosystem of technologies delivering media before users even know they need it.

Jeremiah - Starbucks - User Interface Designer

Jeremiah - Starbucks - User Interface Designer
Systems-oriented and caffeinated, Jeremiah is responsible for designing interactive experiences that connect customer mobile devices with payment methods while the user waits in the coffee line.

Penelope - Intuit - Information Architect

Penelope - Intuit - Information Architect
Meticulous and pixel perfect, Penelope is responsible for delivering blueprint-like visual interfaces that direct development teams as they ensure seamless user experiences.

Patrick - Northwell Health - Interaction Designer

Patrick - Northwell Health - Interaction Designer
Methodical and detail-oriented, Patrick is responsible for applying research outcomes of patient studies to improve the patient's experience as he or she searches for a doctor in a new country.

Maria - Bose - Human Factors Specialist

Maria - Bose - Human Factors Specialist
Inquisitive and user-focused, Maria is responsible for researching and evaluating human to computer interactions with home-centered audio products.

Future You

Your Name - Your Company - Your Future

Tech-savvy creative problem-solver capable of adapting to the future design marketplace.

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Apply for the Interaction Design Bachelor's degree at Farmingdale State College through the regular admissions process. Interaction Design applicants are required to have completed at least one full year of art, but no portfolio is required. For additional information, please call 631-420-2181.

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