Subject: Interactive Media Design

Scientific Area:

Human Computer Interaction


80 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - This course aims to be a core course, connecting the different fields covered by the master program, such as, interaction design, multimedia, human-computer interaction and digital media. It will include an historical and critical approach as well as a theoretical and practical dynamic. It will allow the study of interactive media on different perspectives, including technological, design and digital content production. It aims to promote the understanding of the complexity and multidisciplinary of the interactive media that will be taught in detail in each course of the program. In addition, the course aims to provide the same knowledge skills to all students, even if they have different backgrounds, such as media design, visual arts or engineering/science.


1 - General and historical introduction of media.
2 - Media technologies;
3 - Content types;
4 - Hypermedia and authoring;
5 - Multimedia applications and interactive media;
6 - Interaction Design and low-fidelity prototyping;
7 - Social Media.


Moggridge, Bill , 2006 , Designing Interactions , The MIT Press
L. Manovich , 2001 , The Language of New Media. , The MIT Press
Ribeiro, N.M. , 2012 , Multimédia e Tecnologias Interactivas 5ª Ed , FCA Editora de informática
Buxton, Bill , 2007 , Sketching the User Experience , Morgan Kaufman

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
- Teaching methodologies: theoretical lectures and labs. The labs will focus on low-fidelity prototyping. - Evaluation: exam (50%) and project (50%). The project will focus on the development of a low-fidelity prototype (e.g., paper prototype) of an additional feature of an existing interactive media.