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Technical Communication and Information Design

Combining aspects from technology, media studies and communication, the specialisation in Technical Communication and Information Design in the BA in Multilingual Communication is an innovation in the Swiss educational landscape.

The specialisation in Technical Communication and Information Design enables you to combine languages, communication and expertise from various specialist fields. You specialise in information design in the digitised working world, optimised usability and how to prepare complex subject content for a range of target groups and media.

The specialisation in Technical Communication and Information Design combines linguistic-communicative aspects with technical and specialist ones. The only programme of its kind in Switzerland, it qualifies you for a career in technical communication. Positions in this field include:

In courses such as localisation, media production or medical expertise, you learn how to create and manage multilingual technical and specialist texts for a variety of target groups, purposes and media. Examples of information design materials include operating and service instructions, online help information, and specialist texts or training documents in print or in interactive, multimedia media and formats, as well as augmented reality elements.

You become familiar with issues related to the usability of information products such as websites, apps and software – for example, how to design user interfaces so that they are ergonomically friendly – and practise usability testing. You also have access to our fully equipped usability lab, where usability tests are developed and carried out with the latest methods and technologies, such as eye tracking.

Another defining feature of this programme is its close connection to professional practice: by undertaking an internship and participating in projects together with industry partners, you will already apply your knowledge in practice during your studies. Thanks to this hands-on, practical experience as well as direct contacts in your professional field, you will be able to easily launch your career upon graduating.