Inter­action Design

Interaction Design deals with how we interact with the world around us, focusing on experiences, digital products and services.

The ongoing revolution of technology has increased our need for new experiences, systems and products. Interaction designers aim to create the future that adds value to people’s lives by focusing on humans, their needs, behaviours and values, and also take into consideration the environment around us.

Fast Facts

2 years
Form of Study
Cycle studies, Thu–Sat
Level / Language
MA / English
Tuition Fee
2900€ / 3900€ / per year

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01. February – 06. March 2023

No previous design background required.

Language Requirements
English proficiency at B2 level

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News and events


Etiquette of digital collaboration: Designers Speak Up

Introducing the “Etiquette of digital collaboration: Designers Speak Up” – A showcase of emerging design students’ creative synergy in different design practices. Periods of uncertainty and the ongoing transition towards a more sustainable future have normalised remote work and the concept of “alone together”, greatly affecting how designers, artists, architects, and other creatives ...
331424891_6234314919949356_2697270679467695113_n 2nd Online Info Session: Q&A

Are you interested in joining Have questions or doubts? We welcome you to join our Q&A session at 3PM (GMT+2) on February 23! You’ll have an opportunity to meet the faculty and ask questions via feed comments! We’ll reply to them during the live event.  Join the event on Facebook:

Interaction Design MA programme online info session

EKA Interaction Design MA programme invites prospective Master’s students to join the online info session on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 16:00 EET (local Estonian time). You’ll have an opportunity to hear about the mission and philosophy of the programme, learn about student experiences and see their projects, take a virtual tour in our studios, and meet and ask questions directly from the ...
Images from the process

Nesli Hazal Oktay presented her research paper at the conference “DRS2022” in Bilbao, Spain

Nesli Hazal Oktay, lecturer and MA curriculum developer of EKA programme, visited Bilbao, Spain on 25th June - 3rd July to participate and present her paper at the conference “DRS2022”, a showcase for the best in design research. While continuing her journey at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a design educator, Nesli is also studying at the Academy as a doctoral student. Her research ...

EKA Interaction Design students took part of a cooperative games workshop in France

Tanel Kärp (Head of IxDma program) and Jekaterina Suharenko (IxDma graduate 21’; Project Coordinator at EKA) with 8 students from EKA (6 people from Interaction Design MA and 2 from Product design BA) went to France for a week to participate in a workshop that is a part of the project "Digital Tools for Creative Collaboration" funded by Erasmus+. The project is aiming at providing an ...

Visiting Guest Lecturer Form: Meghan Lazier

Meghan Lazier is a designer based in Washington, DC. She’s known for using design to create better policy. She’s worked on creating systems that put people first in federal government, banking, and health care—spaces that don’t traditionally value design. Her work has been featured in featured in the New York Times and Fast Company. Name: Meghan Lazier Position: Fulbright Scholar Relation to ...

IxD MA case study: Human-Centred Design meets Professional Healthcare

For the Design for Social Innovation class of 2020, EKA IxD MA students partnered with the North Estonian Medical Center (PERH), the largest healthcare provider in Estonia, to tackle four distinct challenges. The common wish was to deliver practical results, interventions that PERH could implement straight away. This meant a considerable amount of work during the seven-week timeframe. Here ...
  • I wanted to study Interaction Design at an art school, not a university. There are only very few art schools in Europe that offer a Master’s in that field, and Estonia seemed to offer a great heritage in art as a country, so I decided on EAA. Thanks to the programme, I’ve gained a very solid foundation in design thinking, prototyping and project-based design execution. All of the projects are hands-on; there is a real product at the end, which is very satisfying. Although most of the projects happen in collaboration with industry partners, you can still deliver more abstract and conceptual work, and sometimes for the industry partners this is even more inspiring. The programme has helped me to structure my projects from ideation to the final product — in a team and on my own.
    Roland Arnoldt
    Class of 2018


Tanel Kärp

Tanel Kärp

Associate Professor, Head of Curriculum

Mari-Liis Siig (8)

Mari-Liis Siig

Study Specialist of International Curricula, International Students Admission

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