The Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business at the University of Waterloo offers undergraduate and graduate programs in digital arts and design within a global business framework. Students combine creative exploration, critical thinking and design research to create positive technology-enhanced user experiences.
Our students and faculty respond to current design challenges and anticipate possible digital futures, often in collaboration with partners outside the university. In particular, we take a human-centered approach to technology while being mindful of social, cultural and environmental impact.
The Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI), are both first of programs of their kind in Canada to combine creativity, technology and business with a human-centered approach.
The Stratford School Campus is located just steps from downtown Stratford.
Unlike traditional learning spaces, the building has an open-concept design with six classrooms, two media labs, a wealth of project rooms and collaboration spaces. The building was uniquely designed to encourage natural collaboration, for an easy flow and exchange of ideas. Our space is about flexibility and community. It's one of the reasons we designed the front of the building to be a wall of glass, so the Stratford community could see inside - all three stories.