Information Experience Design (MA)
What are the biggest questions of our time, the most difficult and complex problems—and how do we help people understand and engage with these?
The work emerging this year from the MA in Information Experience Design includes a multifarious array of approaches, responses, and proposals for shaping our present and future worlds by engaging with complex questions.
Themes shaping and driving this year’s graduate work in IED include human and non-human relationality; the impacts and implications of developing technologies, particularly AI; evolution of social identity for individuals and groups; experiences of urban worlds, and experiences of urban norms; playful engagement with timescales and spatial scales; deconstructions of cultural spaces, and projections for the near-future of cultural life.
Our students’ work spans experimental design, moving image and sound design, sometimes combining all of these. It engages through sense experience and intelligent design, tapping into fascination and empathy alike. You will find in the pieces shared here an alchemical production process involving fine art and practical design methodologies, intensive research in a variety of disciplines in the arts and humanities, and translations and borrowings from the hard sciences, engineering, and social sciences. As ever, IED practice is challenging and multifaceted, and we are delighted to share it with you.