The Diploma in Design for interactivity (DDI) uncovers how great designs can enhance the user experience in profound and delightful ways. The programme is designed to equip you with highly transferable design skills to work in a variety of industries that require the ability to apply user-centred design knowledge in product, service, and spatial designs.
You will acquire the ability to create user interfaces that are sophisticated, intuitive, and a pleasure to use, and gain insights into how human-centred designs maximise interactivity.
Hands-on training to develop design thinking capabilities and hone practical design skills is an integral part of your learning experience. In addition, relevant industry attachment with design companies or organisations with design divisions allows you to gain real-world experience.
Be it a smart tablet or an automatic wheelchair, what lies behind these products is a powerful human-centred design that maximises interactivity. Great design can shape user interactions in profound and delightful ways, making it a key factor in determining the success of a product.
The Diploma in Design for Interactivity (DDI) equips you with highly transferable skills to work in a variety of industries that require the ability to apply user-centred design knowledge to product, service, and spatial designs. You will learn how to create user interfaces that are sophisticated, intuitive, and a pleasure to use.
Hands-on training in our cutting-edge laboratories will help you develop design thinking capabilities and hone your practical design skills. In addition, internships with design companies or organisations with design divisions will allow you to gain real-world experience.
DDI graduates can look forward to joining design teams in global technology companies such as Apple, Dell, Google, Microsoft, Philips, and Samsung. They are well prepared to pursue careers in the design and creative industries in roles such as:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
7 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C105 Introduction to Programming
C111 New Media Communications
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
5 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T601 Arts History (2 MC) T602 Creative Enterprise (2 MC)
10 compulsory modules:
T241 Anthropological Studies
T242 Interaction Design
T244 Site-Specific Art
T245 Tools for Interaction Design
T308 Short Media Production
T342 Wearable Technology
T343 Humanist Computing
T344 Smart Architecture
T345 Play Experience Design
4 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG901 Character and Citizenship EducationG913 Portfolio DevelopmentT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Design for Interactivity, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.