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Experience Design, Minor

CAMD’s graduate offerings in Experience Design embrace research-driven design thinking for entrepreneurship, innovation and other areas, preparing students to be vital contributors and leaders at the intersection of innovation and design.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Experience design is a holistic approach that utilizes investigation into human environments in specific situations to improve quality. Given an understanding of goals, needs, and desires, it seeks to improve the various contexts by identifying and studying events and how they can be turned into beneficial practices.

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Interests of Experience Design, Minor Students

  • Artifacts
  • Augmented
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cybernetics
  • design
  • Design Research Behavior
  • Design Thinking
  • Diagrams
  • Emotional
  • Engagement
  • Environments
  • Events
  • Experience
  • Experience Design
  • Holistic
  • Human-centered Design
  • Immersion
  • Immersive
  • Innovation
  • Integrative
  • Integrative Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactions
  • Interactive
  • performance
  • play
  • Prototyping
  • Relationships
  • Responsive
  • Sensorial
  • Staging
  • storytelling
  • Strategy
  • Systems
  • Systems Design
  • User Experience
  • Virtual Reality

Co-op Opportunities

  • MIT Mobile Experience Lab
    Cambridge, MA
  • MIT Center for Civic Media
    Cambridge, MA
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
    Boston, MA
  • Orgami Logic
    Mountain View, CA
  • The Boston Beer Company
    Suite 850 Boston, MA
  • TJMaxx and HomeGoods
    Framingham, MA
  • Wayfair
    Boston, MA
  • America's Test Kitchen
    Boston, MA
  • LevelUp
    Boston, MA
  • Mad Pow
    Boston, MA
  • Philips Research (HealthTech and Lighting)
    Cambridge, MA
  • Reed Exhibition
    Richmond TW9 1DN, UK
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • understand and master design methods and techniques for palnning and design of systems, artifacts, communication, environments, and service offerings
    • Develop strategies for applying core systems concepts and models to experience design
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Designer
    • design Researcher
    • Design Director
    • Strategist
    • Futurist
    • Art Director
    • Design Agency
    • Innovation Agency
    • Design Consultant
    • Product Manager

Experience Design, Minor Requirements

Requirements for Art and Design Majors

Note: This minor is not open to students pursuing the BFA in design program or any design combined major.

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor

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Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Kristian Kloeckl

Associate Professor

Department Chair:

Jason Donati

Acting Department Chair, Full Teaching Professor


Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Michelle Hagopian

Associate Co-op Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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