The integrated structure of CIID incorporates education, research and consultancy. We encourage a cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
The School and Research Lab at CIID provide a platform for intensive training, an interface to academia and the creation of new knowledge. The Consultancy works independently and allows development of pragmatic, real-world ideas and works on business focused cases for industry.
CIID aspires to be a hub blending design and technology. Design is a major innovation driver towards a knowledge-based economy, and new research models that interface with both academia and industry are required to reflect this.
Academics and industry professionals from Denmark and all over the world come to CIID to work on innovative products, services & technology.
Introducing Interaction Design
Interaction Design is a practice combining various traditional design disciplines with socio-technological trends. It often leads to intuitive solutions for products, software and services. The process uses technology as a medium, however it does not only deal with technological offerings.
People have been interacting with each other and their environment since time immemorial. Therefore, interaction design can also be applied to the development of analogue solutions that connect or communicate information.
Closely related to Service Design, Strategic Design and Experience Design - Interaction Design places people at the centre of its processes. User research and user testing play a huge part throughout the ideation and concept generation process. Rapid and iterative prototyping is essential to validate ideas in order to develop them in to a final solution.
Interaction design is not so much about visual aesthetics but rather about the beauty in intangible experiences. Interaction Designers often strive to understand needs or desires within a specific context to provide a product or service of genuine value.
Interaction Designers often work in multi-disciplinary teams providing an important link where projects cross product areas. They need to be capable of managing and communicating projects to a wide range of people. Increasingly, interaction designers need to be able to understand business strategy, as well as commercial and environmental consequences. The discipline touches on all aspects of everyday life and therefore has significant impact on society and industry.