Credit: Lin Dong
University of the Arts London
London College of Communication, MA Interaction Design Communication
MA Interaction Design Communication is a practice-led, future-facing design course for a technologically informed and interdisciplinary design world. We work in and explore interaction design, design prototyping, physical computing, user-centered design, open-source digital platforms, design research, foresight and insight, experience design, communication design, speculative and critical design and digital arts.
For Social Things, Interaction Design Communication engages with a class of objects that change what it means to be social. “Smart objects” are increasingly becoming actors in a material culture where they have their own intentionality.
An increasingly connected world is inherently more unpredictable—the dominant political ideology of neoliberalism has intrinsically linked individualism and personal productivity to economic survival, made possible through complex, ubiquitous and pervasive computational networks and systems. Social Things addresses design from a technical and theoretical perspective through the lens of a new social landscape.