Design Innovation and Interaction Design

Glasgow School of Art


Highlands and Islands Campus


The relationship between humanity and technology has shaped the world as we experience it, whether these technologies were agricultural, industrial or, as they are today, digital.

The interaction between social, cultural and technological aspects of life defines the study of Interaction Design as a field of enquiry. Interaction is no longer merely a technological phenomenon, rather it is relational; it links every aspect of social life.

People experience their environment and interaction with others mediated through new technologies. Interaction Design considers not only the opportunities that designed products or system provide, but also the space and relationships with the people who are affected.

This course examines the relationship between the technological push for innovation and the societal search for personal equality, quality of life and community wellbeing. Students on this programme will explore how these societal issues are addressed by technological advancement and social innovation within contemporary society.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Design Innovation and Interaction Design.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Design Innovation and Interaction Design.

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject. Please visit GSA website for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Design

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy