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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COS 417 - Spatial Interaction Design

The objective of this course is to provide a hands-on experience of interaction design research practice focusing on interactive prototype construction. The principles and technologies of interaction design will be learned through adding expressive interactions to objects and spaces around us (spatial interactions). Interaction Design (IxD) discovers people’s needs, understands the context of use, frames product opportunities, and proposes useful, usable, and desirable (usually digital) products. Interaction designers often work with narrative to explore and refine desired behaviors and user experience.

General Education Requirements:

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or higher in COS 226 or permission

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3