M.Des Interaction Design

 This program is aimed at equipping the students with the capability of creative conceptualization of various kinds of Interfaces & Interactions (styles & forms) in various domains for specific kinds of users; - the process will include, user research, knowledge of certain fundamentals, their application methodologies in realizing newer forms of Interaction in the physical as well as in digital media. 

This Program in Interaction Design has been structured in such a unique way that the students will not only gain the fundamental understanding of UI / UX & their application methodologies but also gain knowledge about the ‘Frame work and Factors’ that influences ‘Interaction Design’. - These include, Information Design, Information Architecting, Graphics & Various forms of visual media), the concepts of ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Service Design’.
During the program, the students will have the opportunity to go through at least 3 ‘Design Projects’ – wherein the students will learn the ‘process of Interaction Design’ - credit will be given to those ones who can take the ‘concepts’ up till ‘realization’ at the bread-board level. Students are expected to be passionate & be aware of the emerging digital product trends. 

Duration: 2 years

Duration 2 Years Eligibility
  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)
  • B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BFA 4 years / B. Des / Interior Design / Applied Arts with minimum 50% marks

Career Prospects

  • User Interface Designer
  • Interaction Design
  • User Experience Design for Smart products & systems
  • Web-based Products
  • Interfaces for on-line transactions
  • Interface for Control – Display Panels for Industrial Control Systems 
Intake : 30 Seats

Semester I Semester II


  • Cognitive Ergonomics : Information Processing
  • Decision Making by Human Beings
  • Anthropology & Ethnography
  • Fundamentals of Information Design & Variations therein
  • Information Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Interaction Design
  • Kinds of Interactions
  • Various Concept Generation & Prototyping Methodologies
  • Digital Media in Social Usage & Its Impact
  • User Interface Design - The Process : Design Project I


  • Range of Human Interactions Including Automation & AI
  • Interactive & Immersive Ambiances
  • Introduction of Various Visual Media
  • Various Technologies in Interactive media / Interactions
  • Utilization of Digital Media - Impact Analysis
  • Management of Innovation & Design Management : Taking Ideation to Realization in Business Space
  • Design Project II
Semester III Semester IV


  • Introduction to User Experience Design
  • Linking UX with Service Design
  • Design Process Research Design for UX Analysis
  • Creation of Brand Experiences in Digital Media
  • Usability Analysis Methodologies
  • Design Project III


  • Final Project in the Industry or in-house research

Valid CEED 2018 or 2019 score OR valid UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES – DAT) score followed by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio.

Note: - Candidates having valid CEED-2018/2019 Score will be exempted from UPES – DAT Online Test. 

Fee structure for the academic year 2019 - 21

1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,80,750 60,250 2,41,000
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,80,750 60,250 2,41,000
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
195,000  65,000  260,000
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
195,000  65,000  260,000

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