Interaction design students

Interaction Design

Great technology doesn't just solve problems—it puts real people at the center of the user experience.

LVC’s Interaction Design (IXD) major shows you how to blend science, tech, creativity, and design while you develop applications, products, and experiences that deliver exactly what they promise.

To make your LVC dreams a reality, need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

When IXD majors go to work, they merge design and technology to improve the human experience. That means becoming an expert in topics including design, communications, electronics, data, programming, research and development, and project management. At LVC, you’ll gain skills in each of those in-demand fields. Double-major in the Digital Communications program and develop an even wider range of skills.

Interaction Design IXD students use equipment

Imagine It. Then Make It.

Fun-filled Labs

Brainstorm projects in the Studio Lounge, an exclusive space for Design, Media, & Technology students. Test your ideas in the AT&T-funded Usability Lab. Then bring your visions to life using the 3D printers, scanners, and sensors in the LVC Maker Space.

Real-World Experience

Interaction design is a collaborative field. You’ll learn that lesson first at LVC, where you’ll work with others to build better experiences. That may mean partnering with digital communications majors to design cutting-edge apps or working with our student-run VALE Music Group to stage concerts and events.

Collab? Fab.

Employers are eager to hire IXD pros. You can put your skills to work at companies before you even graduate. You’ll have a chance to work on class projects for clients such as The Hershey Company or Armstrong World Industries and complete internships for organizations such as marketing agencies, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and more.

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In Their Words

The Interaction Design program here at LVC is exciting, inclusive, and covers a wide variety of interesting and helpful topics. This program has already offered me a plethora of work and learning opportunities.
Emilie Whitewolf ’25, Interaction Design
IXD perfectly combines the concepts of mechanical expertise and creativity into one. The professors are just as eager to teach as the students are to learn.
Ben Witmer ’19, E-Commerce UX and Creative Developer at Apex Advertising Inc.
We revise the major approximately once every four years to address changes in technology and the industry. LVC is one of the first in the mid-Atlantic to make design thinking/human-centered design central to curricula.
Dr. Jeff Ritchie, Chair and Professor of Design, Media, & Technology
Student uses virtual reality equipment

Emerging Media Lab

The Design, Media & Technology department (DMT) has created the Emerging Media Lab (EML) to provide LVC students with an understanding of and exposure to disruptive technologies, allow them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies, and aid in developing design strategies for them.

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