B.Des. (User Experience and Interaction Design)

DETAILS

UPES School of Design’s Under Graduate Programme, B Design (B.Des.) in User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design blends technical know-how, interdisciplinary research and a creative artistic-scientific approach. B Design (B.Des.) in User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design enables the development of creative interfaces that generate progressive and innovative applications for media design, media research, media art, and communication. The graduates will gain proficiency in creating engaging user interfaces, ranging from 2D screen (UI for web and mobile) to 3D (AR/VR).

Duration of Program

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Seats

240*

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

DETAILS
  • Information Architect (IA)

  • Interaction Designer (IxD)

  • User Experience (UX) Designer

  • User Interface (UI) Designer

  • Creative Director

  • Lead Designer

  • Design Strategist

  • Content Strategist

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
       
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 2001 User Centred Design Process 3
SDIN 2002 Fundamentals of Interaction Design 3
SDIN 2003 Cognitve Ergonomics-I: Fundamentals and Practices 2
SDIN 2004 Principles of Information Design 3
SDPJ 2109 Project 1: Simple Interaction Design 6
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
  Exploratory Elective 1 3
  TOTAL 25

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject redits      
SDIN 2005 Visual Interface Design: Aesthetics Principles in UI Design 3 1 2 0
SDIN 2006 Cognitve Ergonomics-II: Tools & Techniques 2 1 0 2
SDIN 2007 Task Analysis & System Modelling 2 0 2 0
SDIN 2008 Prototyping of User Interfaces 4 1 2 2
SDPJ 2114 Project 2: Multimodal System and Interface Design 6 1 1 0
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2 0 0 12
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3      
  Exploratory Elective 2 3 1 2 0
  TOTAL 25      

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 3002 Notification and Dialogs Design 2
SDIN 3003 UI Guidelines and its Applications 2
SDIN 3004 Machine Learning for Designers 2
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence 2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up 3
  Exploratory Elective 3 3
  Professional Elective 1 3
SDIN 3005P User Data Analytics and User Modelling  
SDIN 3006P Research Methods and Statistics in Design  
  Project 3: Professional Elective 2 6
SDPJ 3116P Designing Interactive systems for Social Needs   
SDPJ 3117P Design for Special Need  
     
  TOTAL 23

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Subject Code Subject Credits      
SDIN 3007 Usability Engineering and User Testing 3 1 2 0
SDIN 3010 Portfolio Creation and Presentation Skills I 2 0 2 2
SDPJ 3118 Project 4: Immerssive Interface Design 6 0 4 4
INDT 3101 Industrial visit 1 0 0 2
  Exploratory Elective 4 3      
  Choose Anyone of the following 3 1 1 2
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems   1 1 2
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future   1 1 2
SLSG 0304 Future Casting   0 1 4
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy   0 1 4
  Professional Elective-3 3 0 1 4
SDIN 3008P Semiotics of Digital Interfaces        
SDIN 3009P Design Semantics   1 1 2
  TOTAL 21      

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 4005 Photography 3
SDPJ 4116 Project 5: Minor Projct(stud interest) 6
  Exploratory Elective 5 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World  
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything  
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation  
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life  
  Professional Elective-4 3
SDIN 4001P Instructional System Design  
SDIN 4002P Instructions Design for Digital Products  
  Professional Elective-5 3
SDIN 4003P Inclusive Design   
SDIN 4004P Design Interface for Infotainmnt Systm  
SDIN 4006P Machine Learning for Designers  
  TOTAL 21

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits      
SDPJ 4117 Graduation Project: Interaction Design   15 0 0 30
             
  TOTAL   15      

 

DETAILS

Career Prospects
  • Information Architect (IA)

  • Interaction Designer (IxD)

  • User Experience (UX) Designer

  • User Interface (UI) Designer

  • Creative Director

  • Lead Designer

  • Design Strategist

  • Content Strategist

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X and XII any Stream)

Curriculum

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1014 Sketching Drawing 1   5
SDCS 1026 Elements of Design   3
SDCS 1027 Colour   4
SDCS 1028 Geometry   5
SDCS 1018 SLA   2
SDCS 1006 Material exploration I   2
SLLS0101 Living Conversations School of Life 2
SLLS0102 Learning how to learn School of Life 2
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits
SDCS 1019 Sketching Drawing 2   5
SDCS 1020 Principles of Design   5
SDCS 1021 Design Process   6
SDCS 1023 Computer Applications   2
SDCS 1010 Material exploration II   2
SLLS 0103 Leadership and Teamwork School of Life 2
SLSG 0101 Critical Thinking and Writing School of Life 3
       
  Total   25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 2001 User Centred Design Process 3
SDIN 2002 Fundamentals of Interaction Design 3
SDIN 2003 Cognitve Ergonomics-I: Fundamentals and Practices 2
SDIN 2004 Principles of Information Design 3
SDPJ 2109 Project 1: Simple Interaction Design 6
SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2
SLSG 0201 Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
  Exploratory Elective 1 3
  TOTAL 25

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Subject Code Subject redits      
SDIN 2005 Visual Interface Design: Aesthetics Principles in UI Design 3 1 2 0
SDIN 2006 Cognitve Ergonomics-II: Tools & Techniques 2 1 0 2
SDIN 2007 Task Analysis & System Modelling 2 0 2 0
SDIN 2008 Prototyping of User Interfaces 4 1 2 2
SDPJ 2114 Project 2: Multimodal System and Interface Design 6 1 1 0
SLLS 0202 Working with Data 2 0 0 12
SLSG 0202 Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3      
  Exploratory Elective 2 3 1 2 0
  TOTAL 25      

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 3002 Notification and Dialogs Design 2
SDIN 3003 UI Guidelines and its Applications 2
SDIN 3004 Machine Learning for Designers 2
SLLS 0301 Persuasive Presence 2
SLSG 0301 Start Your Start-up 3
  Exploratory Elective 3 3
  Professional Elective 1 3
SDIN 3005P User Data Analytics and User Modelling  
SDIN 3006P Research Methods and Statistics in Design  
  Project 3: Professional Elective 2 6
SDPJ 3116P Designing Interactive systems for Social Needs   
SDPJ 3117P Design for Special Need  
     
  TOTAL 23

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Subject Code Subject Credits      
SDIN 3007 Usability Engineering and User Testing 3 1 2 0
SDIN 3010 Portfolio Creation and Presentation Skills I 2 0 2 2
SDPJ 3118 Project 4: Immerssive Interface Design 6 0 4 4
INDT 3101 Industrial visit 1 0 0 2
  Exploratory Elective 4 3      
  Choose Anyone of the following 3 1 1 2
SLSG 0302 Solving Complex Problems   1 1 2
SLSG 0303 Technologies of the Future   1 1 2
SLSG 0304 Future Casting   0 1 4
SLSG 0305 Managing Relationships and Being Happy   0 1 4
  Professional Elective-3 3 0 1 4
SDIN 3008P Semiotics of Digital Interfaces        
SDIN 3009P Design Semantics   1 1 2
  TOTAL 21      

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Subject Code Subject Credits
SDIN 4005 Photography 3
SDPJ 4116 Project 5: Minor Projct(stud interest) 6
  Exploratory Elective 5 3
  Choose Anyone of the following 3
SLSG 0401 India and Its Place in the Contemporary World  
SLSG 0402 Theory of Everything  
SLSG 0403 Digital Transformation  
SLSG 0404 Finding your Purpose in Life  
  Professional Elective-4 3
SDIN 4001P Instructional System Design  
SDIN 4002P Instructions Design for Digital Products  
  Professional Elective-5 3
SDIN 4003P Inclusive Design   
SDIN 4004P Design Interface for Infotainmnt Systm  
SDIN 4006P Machine Learning for Designers  
  TOTAL 21

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Subject Code Subject   Credits      
SDPJ 4117 Graduation Project: Interaction Design   15 0 0 30
             
  TOTAL   15      

 

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