Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a list of questions that are frequently asked by students in or entering the program.

Where is the most popular place in the world to work in IXD after college?

With the training you receive in the IXD program you can expect to be prepared to work anywhere in the world. Students from our program have gone on to work in the United States, Europe, Asia, and of course across Canada.

Will I need to purchase a lot of books that focus on coding?

Not necessarily. There will be a number of recommended readings in your courses but faculty are careful to not require books unless absolutely necessary. Additionally, our library has a huge number of titles (Digital) that you can use as a resource.

What makes the Interaction Design program unique?

This program is the first of its kind. It's a unique mix of courses. There are Industry partnerships and while this will sound like a line - you. You make the program unique.

What kind of opportunities and skills will this program provide me with?

Design Fundamentals
Design Research
Writing
Design Processes
Design Thinking
Physical Computing
Data Driven Design
UI/UX

What are the system requirements for PC to do the required work? What computer is best for this sort of work?

PC:

Processor
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system
Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1703 (Creators Update) and later
RAM
16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended)
Hard disk space
5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
Monitor resolution
1280x1080 or greater display resolution

Mac:

Processor
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system
macOS versions 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave)
RAM
16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended)
Hard disk space
6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices) Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
Monitor resolution
1440x900 or greater display resolution

What kind of services are available to students for mental health assistance, internships, career planning, etc?

First, if you are in crisis or emergency the best thing to do is go directly to the centre for student success.
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If you have issues that pop up and you are not sure what to reach out to the first place to visit is this website

For any personal issues you might have your first step would be to see the centre for student success.

When you get to third/fourth year and need Internship and career planning you can speak to your you can use the internship and employment offices

Who do we contact for academic advising?

First and Second year students will see Mark Shufflebottom
Third and Fourth year students will see Myles Bartlett