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Experience Design Short Course

Course description

This structured course combines illustrated lectures, discussions, and short collaborative briefs to explore how experiences can be designed using images, objects, environments, stories and the senses which leave a lasting impression. At the end of the course you will have increased your knowledge and professional skills, and be inspired by the potential to incorporate these into your own work, practice or studies.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: None

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • You will work collaboratively to conceive immersive experiences that engage and inform, and learn what goes into making them a reality.
  • Learn about theories and models which have shaped our current knowledge of Experience Design, drawing influence from the art, commercial and heritage sectors
  • Apply tools and techniques inspired by psychology, neuroscience, marketing and education to research, design and develop your ideas
  • Learn how to design the emotional journey of your audience, the importance of achieving ‘flow’, and when even negative emotions might be turned to good
  • Discover the power of Story and Narrative as tools for design and communication
  • Summer school only – we will explore iconic London spaces and design experiences to engage the public
  • Materials

    Please bring to the first session:

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Notebook
    • Laptop or iPad
    Meet the Tutor:

    In an increasingly media saturated world discover how to design events, environments, products and services that transform emotions, thoughts and behaviour. This interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the emerging discipline of experience design. You'll learn methods and techniques that can be applied across all sectors, to improve the quality of interaction and depth of engagement with audiences.

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