Today’s interviewee, Jon Flint, graduated from the MA in Interaction Design last December.
What kind of designer are you?
I guess I would be a product and interaction designer.
What kind of work have you designed during this program period?
I have been working on stuff around quadcopters and integrating circuits onto more tangible surfaces and forms.
What is your general opinion of this pilot program?
I really like the idea of the pilot and hope it becomes live very soon. It has been well organised and I haven’t really noticed a transition from student to graduate designer, it has been a painless process.
Which piece of equipment or facility have you been using the most?
Unfortunately I might have hogged the laser cutter quite a bit. But have also made use of the new model making room.
Would you apply again?
Yes of course I would.
Would you recommend the program to other graduates?
Highly recommended- at first I thought it would be great to make stuff in the workshop. But having access to the full library facilities and maintaining a connection with the current students, tutors and technicians makes it even better, you don’t feel as though you are intruding but part of the design department again.