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David Ingledow

Interactive Media Design

Interactive-Media-Design_Student_David-IngledowWhy did you choose Northumbria School of Design, and what did you know about us before you applied?

I chose Northumbria School of Design because it is well known as one of the best design schools in the country.  I also chose to study there because the new building is amazing.

What do you most like about Newcastle, and how do you find the city?

The social scene in Newcastle is what I like most about it – there’s always something to see or do.  Anybody can find a good night out, especially if they love music. For me, I love going to see live bands at the O2 Academy, The Cluny or The Jazz Café.

How do you find the cost of living in Newcastle?

The cost of living in Newcastle is very reasonable.  Because we have two universities in the city, there’s always student deals to be found.

Did you find the Design School welcoming?

I found the Design School very welcoming.  The induction week gave us a great insight into what would be expected of us throughout the degree, but gave us some great opportunities to get to know our course mates and tutors.

How do you find your tutors and the staff within the School?

The tutors and staff are all really approachable and offer great feedback when you want to talk through your work.

What are the facilities like?

The School of Design building is probably the nicest building on campus – it’s a great space to work in with all of the facilities you’ll need!

What do you like most about the School of Design?

I found the tutors and staff to be the best thing about the School of Design – they are always available to help you really push yourself to create the best work possible.

Tell me a bit about your course? 

Interactive Media Design was the right course for me because it has allowed me to keep interested in new and emerging technologies, but also implement this alongside my passion for design.

If you had to pick an object to represent your course, what would it be and why?

I would have to pick the iPad because for me, that product represents creating new and innovative user experiences.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date during your time with us?

The most valuable lesson that I have learnt since starting the course has been time management, but living away from home is also great way to learn how to really manage finances.

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Compelling, Fascinating, Enjoyable

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

I would say do it!  It’s a great opportunity to really spend time doing something you love and to meet some great new people.

What are your plans now and for the future?

I am currently really involved in web design and development work, but will soon look to develop my skills in creating mobile applications so I can learn how to create interesting and engaging experiences on mobile devices.

What are the main skills you feel you have learnt or progressed so far from the course?

I think that I have learnt to develop my design research skills the most so far from the course.


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