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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IXDE 220 Making Interaction

3 credits 67.5 hours
300 level undergraduate course

In the context of Interaction Design, the “Maker Revolution’s” ideals are coupled with technology to create physical interactive objects - otherwise known as “physical computing.” Physical computing is a creative framework for understanding human beings’ relationships to the digital world. It refers to interactive systems that can sense and respond to the world around them. Physical computing explores the bridge between physical objects and the way we interact with them. By using Arduinos and other electronic components, students build objects that also provide interfaces with digital machines to create innovative new experiences. Students will learn about maker space culture and new digital maker equipment like 3D printing, laser cutting and the CNC machine, and their relationship to making interaction.

Priority enrollment for Interaction Design majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.