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October 14, 2010

New Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Undergraduate Program in Interation Design chair Dr. Kristian Simsarian (left) cofounded IDEO’s Software Experiences Practice
About the Interaction Design Program
Interaction Design Program

Program Leadership
Dr. Kristian Simsarian, cofounder of the Software Experiences Practice at IDEO and adjunct professor in CCA’s Graduate Program in Design, has been tapped to chair the new program. He commented, “Surprisingly, there is not yet a consistent source for talent in this field. CCA, with its interdisciplinary environment, impressive facilities, and great location at the hub of the digital world, is the ideal place to build a world-class Interaction Design Program. I am thrilled to be leading this effort. My passion in education is to be a guide for students to create the future from their own insightful, well-informed, and personally inspired visions.”

Silicon Valley Connections
CCA’s Interaction Design Program was created with input from thinkers at Google, YouTube, Apple, Intel, Nokia, and IDEO. Such companies, as well as nonprofit organizations, will take part in vibrant exchanges with students through sponsored studios and other project-based courses. Students will also have internship opportunities, enabling them to gain professional work experience and contacts, and to define their individual pathways to their future careers.

For more information about CCA’s Interaction Design Program, visit www.cca.edu/interaction and sign up for the program’s newsletter at www.cca.edu/subscribe.

Interaction Design Program at California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247
T: 1.800.447.1ART
www.cca.edu/interaction

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