Interaction design emerged in contemporary consciousness around problems of the digital medium and the relationship between people and computers. However, interaction design has greater significance than its application to the digital products that increasingly surround us and influence our lives. Interaction design offers new insight into visual communication, physical artifacts, activities and services, and the systems and environments within which all products exist. Through this course, we seek to provide students with a strategic perspective on interaction design in a rapidly changing environment that is too often dominated only by tactical issues. However, this is not a course in design theory. It seeks to bablance theory, practice and production and to encourage innovation and creativity. To this end, we will study many copncrete examples of interaction and interaction design in a variety of traditional and new media, exploring different subject matter, materials, forms and purposes.