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Type
Graduate, MS
Start Term
Fall or Spring
Credits
36
Duration
2 years (typically)
Courses
Plan of Study
Prof. Craig MacDonald with students

Information Experience Design, MS

The Master of Science in Information Experience Design (IXD) program is an innovative blend of the information science (IS), human-computer interaction (HCI), and user experience (UX) disciplines. The IXD program educates students and prepares them for careers in the rapidly growing UX profession, which includes UX designers, information architects, interaction designers, UX researchers, usability analysts, and content strategists.

With its empathetic, research-based, and human-centered approach to technology design, the IXD program teaches students to be well-rounded UX professionals who are not just strong designers but also skilled researchers, communicators, and strategists.

Prof. Nancy Smith with students

Our Faculty

Our faculty consists of full-time faculty, who are researchers and scholars holding doctoral degrees, and our part-time faculty, who are accomplished professionals holding a range of roles in New York City institutions and companies. Full-time faculty members act as advisors to students, help connect career goals with the program curriculum, and teach over half of the courses.

Faculty List and Bios

Select faculty teaching courses in the Information Experience Design program include:

Craig MacDonald

Associate Professor

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Nancy Smith

Assistant Professor

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Sai Shruthi Chivukula

Assistant Professor

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Anthony Conta

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Student Work

Additional student work can be found on the IXD@Pratt blog and the Center for Digital Experiences website, which organizes client-based projects for IXD courses.

Pratt’s School of Information

We reimagine information and technology to design more equitable, resilient and diverse futures. Motivated by our vision and mission, we are not only the oldest information school in North America, we are a forward-looking and data-driven school, committed to the success of our students and furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion

More about Pratt’s iSchool

Location and Facilities

Located at the crossroads of the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, our home at Pratt Manhattan Center offers an excellent environment that provides easy access to all that New York City has to offer. Our specialized facilities facilitate our hands-on curriculum: from usability eye-tracking studies to archival reformatting projects and beyond. Specialized facilities designed specifically to support our IXD program include:

Connect with Us

Connect with the School of Information on Facebook, X, Instagram, Threads, sign-up for our newsletter, or contact us.

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  • Playing cards are all the rage these days! In this Pratt News article, find out about some of the ways they are being used, including work from Profs. Shruthi Chivukula, Nancy Smith, and Claudia Berger (MSLIS ’21), as well as recent alums Erica Weidner (MSLIS ’24), Gabriella Evergreen (MSLIS ’24), Meina Naeymirad (MSLIS ’23) and Abby Hurst (MSIXD ‘23). Link available in our bio.
  • Students head to Princeton, faculty start a research group, and more news in the July School of Information newsletter; link available in our bio.
  • Today Vinette Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, was recognized for her 42 years of service to @prattinstitute at the staff BBQ. Vinette is retiring on January 3, 2025, and we wish her well on her next journey. 👏 🙌 🎉
  • Following a year-long revisioning process and community feedback in the cold winter months, we are pleased to rollout our new Vision, Mission and Goals for @prattischool! You can find the full update on our website; link available in our bio.
  • The view from @prattischool this morning… turns out that thing on the @empirestatebldg is supposed to be a dragon 🐉 Don’t see that from this vantage point :-/
  • Students in INFO 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections have worked this past year to process and describe archival records of the School of Information, most of which were housed in the less-than-ideal basement of Pratt Manhattan Center. Today, the batch of records from the spring ‘24 course, representing records from the 1950s to the 2010s, were transferred to the archives on the Brooklyn campus. And yes, they all fit into the trunk of a Chevy Malibu!
  • MSIXD student Nehal Sharma delivers commencement speech, New full-time faculty, student and alumni news, and more in the June '24 @prattischool newsletter. Link available in our bio!
  • Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
  • It’s June - Happy Pride Month! Our Pride flags went up this morning and will be up until til July 6! 🌈 #nycpride #pridemonth Thanks to PMC building manager Cedric Jackson for getting this shot this morning.
Playing cards are all the rage these days! In this Pratt News article, find out about some of the ways they are being used, including work from Profs. Shruthi Chivukula, Nancy Smith, and Claudia Berger (MSLIS ’21), as well as recent alums Erica Weidner (MSLIS ’24), Gabriella Evergreen (MSLIS ’24), Meina Naeymirad (MSLIS ’23) and Abby Hurst (MSIXD ‘23). Link available in our bio.
Playing cards are all the rage these days! In this Pratt News article, find out about some of the ways they are being used, including work from Profs. Shruthi Chivukula, Nancy Smith, and Claudia Berger (MSLIS ’21), as well as recent alums Erica Weidner (MSLIS ’24), Gabriella Evergreen (MSLIS ’24), Meina Naeymirad (MSLIS ’23) and Abby Hurst (MSIXD ‘23). Link available in our bio.
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Students head to Princeton, faculty start a research group, and more news in the July School of Information newsletter; link available in our bio.
Students head to Princeton, faculty start a research group, and more news in the July School of Information newsletter; link available in our bio.
1 week ago
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2/9
Today Vinette Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, was recognized for her 42 years of service to @prattinstitute at the staff BBQ. Vinette is retiring on January 3, 2025, and we wish her well on her next journey. 👏 🙌 🎉
Today Vinette Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, was recognized for her 42 years of service to @prattinstitute at the staff BBQ. Vinette is retiring on January 3, 2025, and we wish her well on her next journey. 👏 🙌 🎉
3 weeks ago
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3/9
Following a year-long revisioning process and community feedback in the cold winter months, we are pleased to rollout our new Vision, Mission and Goals for @prattischool! You can find the full update on our website; link available in our bio.
Following a year-long revisioning process and community feedback in the cold winter months, we are pleased to rollout our new Vision, Mission and Goals for @prattischool! You can find the full update on our website; link available in our bio.
Following a year-long revisioning process and community feedback in the cold winter months, we are pleased to rollout our new Vision, Mission and Goals for @prattischool! You can find the full update on our website; link available in our bio.
3 weeks ago
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The view from @prattischool this morning… turns out that thing on the @empirestatebldg is supposed to be a dragon 🐉 Don’t see that from this vantage point :-/
The view from @prattischool this morning… turns out that thing on the @empirestatebldg is supposed to be a dragon 🐉 Don’t see that from this vantage point :-/
4 weeks ago
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5/9
Students in INFO 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections have worked this past year to process and describe archival records of the School of Information, most of which were housed in the less-than-ideal basement of Pratt Manhattan Center. Today, the batch of records from the spring ‘24 course, representing records from the 1950s to the 2010s, were transferred to the archives on the Brooklyn campus. And yes, they all fit into the trunk of a Chevy Malibu!
Students in INFO 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections have worked this past year to process and describe archival records of the School of Information, most of which were housed in the less-than-ideal basement of Pratt Manhattan Center. Today, the batch of records from the spring ‘24 course, representing records from the 1950s to the 2010s, were transferred to the archives on the Brooklyn campus. And yes, they all fit into the trunk of a Chevy Malibu!
Students in INFO 625 Management of Archives and Special Collections have worked this past year to process and describe archival records of the School of Information, most of which were housed in the less-than-ideal basement of Pratt Manhattan Center. Today, the batch of records from the spring ‘24 course, representing records from the 1950s to the 2010s, were transferred to the archives on the Brooklyn campus. And yes, they all fit into the trunk of a Chevy Malibu!
1 month ago
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6/9
MSIXD student Nehal Sharma delivers commencement speech, New full-time faculty, student and alumni news, and more in the June '24 @prattischool newsletter. Link available in our bio!
MSIXD student Nehal Sharma delivers commencement speech, New full-time faculty, student and alumni news, and more in the June '24 @prattischool newsletter. Link available in our bio!
1 month ago
View on Instagram |
7/9
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
Exactly one month ago we held InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattischool student work. The work of 100 students were presented and 300 people joined us on the evening of May 10th. Checkout some of the photos from the event!
1 month ago
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8/9
It’s June - Happy Pride Month! Our Pride flags went up this morning and will be up until til July 6! 🌈 #nycpride #pridemonth Thanks to PMC building manager Cedric Jackson for getting this shot this morning.
It’s June - Happy Pride Month! Our Pride flags went up this morning and will be up until til July 6! 🌈 #nycpride #pridemonth Thanks to PMC building manager Cedric Jackson for getting this shot this morning.
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