M.Des. (User Experience Design)

Programme Highlights

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREER PATH WAYS :

  • Lean UX consultant
  • Information Architecture guru
  • Startup design consultant
  • UX research consultant

IN NUMBERS

Foundation Courses -8
Generic Core Courses -5
Generic Elective Courses -2 
Specialization Core Courses -12 
Minor Project -3
Major Project -1
Audit Courses -8

 

QUICK FACTS

  • 2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE) 
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Credit and Grading system
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PROGRAMME DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Education that prepares you for life.
  • Enriched programme structure with a fine blend of core, elective, audit and foundation courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and requisite skills.
  • Experiential and blended learning that enhances effectiveness of classical teaching – learning methods.
  • Expertise – led by in house faculty and augmented by visiting, guest and adjunct faculty as well as accomplished advisory board members.
  • Employability focus integrated through the curriculum, right from the first semester.
  • Enabling environment for nurturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Ecosystem that enables holistic development of learners through focused curricular, research co-curricular, extra-curricular, industry connect & professional development and extension and CSR initiatives.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence” - Faculty / Quote by educationist

CURRICULUM

UX is all about human engagement

The Masters of Design (M. Des) is a four years duration, 116 credit under-graduate degree programme of Vishwakarma University (VU) Pune, The domain of User Experience design helping big, slow corporations run a little faster. It helps business houses to figuring out how to make a sense of big messes. It also helps a startup build their MVP / establish their brand. Today it helps many business houses to identify core customer needs and behaviors. 

This programme is aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and ever changing world of Product Design. The curriculum is designed to optimize traditional skills with new media skills. Foundation Programme comprises of Semester 1 and 2 and is common for all disciplines of M. Des Programme. Students study specializations in 2nd year. Programme offers the blend of practical and theoretical knowledge.

PEO1: Prepare graduates for careers in, but not limited to - the Re-design use experience, Problem Analyst Web Developers, Multimedia Developers and mobile app developers

PEO2: Familiarize students with, Graphics & software.

PEO3: Provide a good grounding in the best practice of Problem Analysis , Design Management & user experience Design.

PEO4: Prepare students to undertake further study at doctoral level.

PEO5: Teach students to explore various Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization in the real-world.

At the end of the programme the learner will be able to

PO1: Integrate knowledge, skill and attitude that will sustain an environment of learning and creativity.

PO2: Develop an understanding of various Trend Analysis & user experience Conceptualization.

PO3: Apply critical and contextual solutions on variety of Visual design and Product design strategies subject matter.

PO4: Develop logical and creative thinking for the solutions of user experience Design.

PO5: Develop self-confidence and awareness of general issues prevailing in the society.

SEM-I

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MDESUXD101  FOUC Communication & Soft Skills 1
MDESUXD102  FOUC Computer Graphics fundamental 1
MDESUXD103  GC Drawing 2
MDESUXD104  GC Elements of Form, Geometry, Space and Structure 3
MDESUXD105  GC Design Studio- Problem Identification & Analysis 3
MDESUXD106  GC Computer Aided Design 2
MDESUXD107  GC Inter Design Studies- Exposure to Rural & Urban Scnerio 3
MDESUXD108  GC History of Art & Design 2
MDESUXD109 GE Introduction to User Experience Design 3
MDESUXD110 GE Letterforms & Typography 2
MDESUXD111 MINOR PROJECT Minor Project- I (Simple Interaction Design) 2
MDESUXD112 AUDC Analysis of movies from different countries 1
MDESUXD113 AUDC Book / Article Review 1

SEM-II

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MDESUXD201  FOUC Verbal Communication & Presentation Skills 1
MDESUXD202  FOUC Live Project/Market Study 1
MDESUXD203  SC Visual Interface Design 3
MDESUXD204  SC Advance User Experience Design 3
MDESUXD205  SC Overview of Design- Concept, Perception, Fantacy & Expression 3
MDESUXD206  SC Digital Methods - 1 (Photoshop, Illustrator) 3
MDESUXD207  SC Information Architecture for UX 3
MDESUXD208  SC Information Systems Design 3
MDESUXD209 MINOR PROJECT Minor Project- II (UED Re-Design) 2
MDESUXD210 AUDC Human Rights 1
MDESUXD211 AUDC Cyber Security 1

SEM-III

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MDESUXD301  FOUC Public Speaking Skills 1
MDESUXD302  FOUC Report Writing 1
MDESUXD303  SC Contemporary Trends In UED 3
MDESUXD304  SC Usability Testing 3
MDESUXD305  SC User Interface Graphics 3
MDESUXD306  SC Digital Methods - 2 (After Effects, In-Design, XD) 3
MDESUXD307  SC Prototyping Techniques for UX 3
MDESUXD308  SC Professional Design Practice (Design Case Studies) 3
MDESUXD309 MINOR PROJECT Minor Project- III (UED-Design for Special Needs) 2
MDESUXD310 AUDC Personal Social Responsibility Project 1
MDESUXD311 AUDC Life Skills & Personality Development 1

SEM-IV

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MDESUXD401  FOUC Personal Interview 1
MDESUXD402  FOUC Enterprenurship 1
MDESUXD403  Major Project Graduation Project- User Experience Design  
MDESUXD404  AUDC Dos and Donts of Corporate Etiquettes 1
MDESUXD405  AUDC Project focus on Industry Experience 1

GA1 : Deep knowledge of Graphic Design and Technolody

GA2 : Conventional and Digital media tools and techniques and Presentational skills

GA3 : Research Skills

GA4 : Independent, strategic thinking

GA5 : Effective and Confident Designer

GA6 : Ethical and Social Awareness

GA7 : Entrepreneurship & Intraprenuership

GA8 : Life Skills

The method of instruction (pedagogy or teaching-learning processes) shall be determined by the requirements of a course, the learning objectives, learning outcomes & the learner’s context. However, the following methods of instruction shall be commonly used: Lecture Sessions, Practical, Simulations, Field Work, Group Exercises, Projects, Self-Learning Materials (SLMs), Self-study, Seminars, Study Tours, Training Programmes, Workshops.

During semester II, students are encouraged to opt for dissertation in lieu of a generic elective course. During semester III and IV, as a part of generic core courses, students are required to take up live projects in an industry to align their theoretical knowledge and its application. Industry based live projects allow students to gain valuable work experience while they’re still studying in college. They pave way for self-empowerment through skill building and hands-on-training.

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