Designing for the Future: Modern Interfaces & Emerging Technologies

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Course Dates
STARTS ON

November 17, 2020

Course Duration

DURATION

6 weeks, online
2–4 hours per week

Course Duration

PROGRAM FEE

US$1,400

Course Information Flexible payment available

Overview

As the user experience (UX) transforms and incorporates new technologies, we must rethink our interactions and infrastructure. These emerging technologies—such as Multi-touch, Virtual reality (VR), Augmented reality (AR) and Voice Interaction—are propelling us toward the next generation in human-computer interactions with no signs of slowing down.

With technologies going beyond the touchscreen, what are the implications for product and business development? How do we design digital products and user experiences that engage and immerse users in new ways? And how can we make smarter decisions about allocating the resources necessary for adopting, developing, and marketing new technologies?

Developed by NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, in association with RLab, this program will get you up to speed on the environment of emerging technologies as it applies to new interfaces and digital product development. Gain both historic and modern perspective on designing with emerging technologies, and a framework for how to identify opportunities, and apply human centered design approach to ideate and innovate with emerging technologies at your organization.

42.9M

In 2019, 42.9 million people in the U.S. used a VR product, and 68.7 million people used an AR once monthly.

SOURCE: eMarketer

80%

It’s estimated that 80% of emerging technologies will involve AI by 2021.

SOURCE: Gartner

$13B

By 2022, AR-based social media ads are projected to be pulling in roughly $13 billion dollars per year.

SOURCE: Tractica

Who Is This Program For?

This program was created to provide a solid understanding of the business considerations for modern interfaces and emerging technologies for product designers, product managers, creative directors and product directors in the areas of product development, product management and interactive design.

  • Product designers and design managers seeking to gain a better understanding of how product designs are evolving, stay current with the latest trends and technology related to emerging user interfaces, and learn principles and best practices around interface design and emerging technologies.
  • Creative/innovation/product/design directors looking to develop a strategy for implementing best practices related to interface design and product development with emerging technologies, better understand the impact of related privacy and security concerns, improve the user experience for their company’s products and services, and develop a mindset that drives innovation with digital tools.
  • Consultants seeking to understand the past and present landscape of digital interfaces as well as how to build good interface usability in design and develop a strategic roadmap for their clients.
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Program Highlights

  • UNDERSTAND the past and present landscape of digital interfaces
  • IDENTIFY patterns of good usability in design and apply Human Centered Design methodologies that scale with emerging technology
  • EXAMINE the emerging technologies environment relative to new interface and interaction design and product development, AR and VR, and the converging technologies and use cases driving movement in this space
  • DEVELOP a mindset that helps drive innovation with digital tools
  • CONSIDER the balance of ethics and profitability in this new era of human-computer interactions
  • DISCOVER the current environment of emerging technologies including VR, AR, Voice Interaction, Machine Learning and AI
  • SEE where emerging technologies are gaining traction in various industries through use cases that will apply to your industry and field of practice

Program Syllabus

Module 1:

Rise of the Multivariate Digital Interface

Module 2:

The Makings of Good Design

Module 3:

Modern and Emerging Interfaces

Module 4:

Moonshots: Creating the Next iPhone

Module 5:

Impact (Privacy, Security and Accessibility)

Module 6:

Impact of AI and Machine Learning on Product Design

Module 1:

Rise of the Multivariate Digital Interface

Module 4:

Moonshots: Creating the Next iPhone

Module 2:

The Makings of Good Design

Module 5:

Impact (Privacy, Security and Accessibility)

Module 3:

Modern and Emerging Interfaces

Module 6:

Impact of AI and Machine Learning on Product Design
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Case Studies and Real-World Examples

Moonshot: Google Glass

Consider two perspectives on Google’s controversial AR glasses. While initially a commercial flop, find out how this moonshot product broke new ground and continues to be a business driver.

Apple Ripple Effect

Consider the incremental development of game-changing innovations like the iPod, iPhone and Siri and the influence of the Apple “ripple effect” on the market.

Legacy Innovation: Sony

How has this multinational corporation created first-class products across so many product lines and categories (and decades)? Take a closer look at a company that has always prioritized innovation and teamwork between business leadership, designers and engineers.

Moonshot: The Nintendo Wii

After failing with GameCube, Nintendo needed a big win. Learn how they went all-in on gestural control and owned the game console market for a short time—and what lessons we should take from it.

Google Tilt Brush

Instructor Joshua Goldberg demos VR painting with Google’s Tilt Brush, a room-scale 3D-painting virtual-reality application.

Program Faculty

Joshua Goldberg

Adjunct Lecturer of Media Organization, Tandon School of Engineering; New York University Resident Expert, RLab

Joshua Goldberg is a planner, developer, installer, and overseer of interactive and creative display projects and consumer applications for corporations, brands, museums, artists, and more. For nearly two decades, he has consulted with a variety of companies in the areas of show control programming.... More info

Adaora Udoji

Director of Corporate Innovation, RLab

Adaora Udoji is an emerging technology strategist and maker. She has worked in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new digital technologies. Currently, she is the Director of Corporate Innovation at New York City’s RLab, the first city-funded hub focused on the next generation of user interfaces including virtual and augmented realities and related technologies.... More info

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by NYU Tandon and RLab.

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