Interaction Design and Liberal Arts Education

Coordinator: Oguzhan Ozcan

As known, the discipline of Interaction Design feeds on many other disciplines, prominently social sciences, engineering and art. This multidisciplinary subject is taught at times as part of engineering curricula and at times with art and design. It is, however, debatable; whether this subject, which does not wholly belong to a particular area of study, may be taught as a complete professional degree in this manner. Consequently, the structure of a liberal arts education may pose an alternative to the way that Interaction Design is taught. Thereby, this white paper will seek to answer the following questions: How can Interaction Design be taught as part of a liberal arts education and what kind of an education structure may be utilized?