Interaction Design (UWE)

Introduction to the module What is interaction design?

Interaction Design involves the critical analysis and design of systems and artefacts that use digital technologies to mediate the relationship between people and their environment. As designers we can evoke positive and engaging experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of people’s needs and expectations in different contexts and by giving due consideration to these in designing the system or product. As a discipline it draws on many different areas of practice and theory including sociology, graphic design, music, architecture, computer science, engineering and politics.

What will you be learning?

The Interaction Design module builds on the knowledge and experience you gained on the Level 2 User Experience module to further hone your design skills through a series of seminars, practical tasks, reading and visits by experts from academia and industry. We will focus particularly on interaction processes as they relate to human behavior and the use of technologies by people in different contexts.

Student projects
Bristol By Ballon

Bristol by Ballon

Bristol By Balloon is an interactive hot air balloon simulation in which the target audience, school children aged eight to thirteen, can take a virtual tour across the city from inside a balloon basket adapted for children. As we found visitors like to physically interact with tangible exhibits, we have…

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Explore Bristol Harbour

Explore Bristol Harbour

Museums enrich people’s lives by fostering curiosity and opening their eyes to different perspective. This Interaction Design project focused on cultivating collaborative learning between the parent and child through an educational exhibit introducing the history of the Bristol Harbour. The exhibit will be made up of a large Bristol Harbour…

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Audio Mapping

Audio Mapping

For our project we have developed an audio story map, where users can share personal experiences and memories revolving around a meaningful location on the map. Our map is purely focused on Bristol because we are aspiring to have it displayed in the Bristol M-Shed museum, which is a museum…

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H.P.A.Q.

H.P.A.Q.

H.P.A.Q presents 3D visualizations of the air quality and housing prices in Bristol divided by constituencies. These visualizations provide people with easy to understand comparisons of air quality data recorded and published by the Bristol city council with average housing prices in the same areas from the Zoopla API. By…

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Citizen Sciences: Bees And KS3

Citizen Sciences: Bees and KS3

For our project, we have developed an interactive beehive educational resource game, where users can adjust different parameters regarding changes in habitats to see how they affect bee hive populations. Our project has been specifically created for 8 – 10-year-old students to learn about habitat loss and destruction which coincides…

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Faces Of Amnesty – Society And Technology

Faces of Amnesty – Society and Technology

Mission Statements: Inspire members of the public to join the Amnesty people power movement. Educate the public on Amnesty’s achievements, in order to gain awareness and support. Demonstrate Amnesty’s ethos is a part of all of our lives and we are all collectively responsible in the fight for our human…

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Timelight

Timelight

Project Timelight is an innovating new interactive experience situated in a new exciting environment. Assisted by our interactive app to provide yourself with a personalised tour, you will be amazed at what you can discover. After visits to the M-Shed to see how inaccessible the archive is and the restrictions…

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LifeTime – Society And Technology

LifeTime – Society and Technology

Our aim was simple, to combine the exponential growth of videos, pictures and message shared online with something physical and personal to offer to people who have lost loved ones through terminal illnesses. So why did we make this? Through thorough research of many charities across Bristol, it was mutually…

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SmartBooth – Technology And Society

SmartBooth – Technology and Society

Smart Booth is anonymous accessible support and guidance for the LGBT homeless youth. When someone is forced to leave home for being gay they can come to the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) for support and guidance. When they register with AKT they can be provided with an RFID chip wristband, theses…

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Remap – Technology And Society

Remap – Technology and Society

Within this project we have been working and collaborating with a local charity/ organisation called Remap. Remap develop and produce custom made equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Remap is in need of an application to allow younger generations to get involved with helping and developing alongside…

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Your Shed

Your Shed

Our proposed project is to design an interactive personalised tour of M-Shed. After much research, analysis and prototyping we finally came up with a tour using a web-app which worked in conjunction with a QR code on a wrist band. This tour involves using a QR wrist band that gives…

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Acorn Housing – Technology And Society

Acorn Housing – Technology and Society

This report addresses the topic of self promotion, the provision of self help tools and further professional help to a wide audience of customers in need, whilst constrained to the resources of a very small branch of a larger business. The findings of this report indicate that with enough searching…

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Pick-A-Boob

Pick-A-Boob

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and when found in early stages often have more treatment options available. However, studies have shown that women who are unaware of the signs and symptoms may delay treatment and subsequently diagnosed at later stages. A study was first conducted…

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Graf Link

Graf Link

Throughout our project, we used qualitative data research methods to gain a deeper understanding of design problems within the M-shed. We collated and analysed this data whilst cross referencing it with other museums to see if they had similar issues. Particular observations lead us down certain idea paths, the dominant…

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ARchive

ARchive

AR.chive digitally represents a collection of artifacts stored within the M Shed archive. This will provide visitor interactivity using a combination of augmented reality and image recognition software. The purpose of AR.chive is to alleviate the problem that the staff of the M Shed brought up in informal interviews, this…

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Guest lectures
Live briefs