Studying Here

At Kadar, we give students a myriad or opportunities to explore interaction design whether it be through research, collaborative/independent projects, and courses.

Might be interested? Contact us, we are happy to talk!

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Where to Start

As a student, there are several ways to get involved here:

  • participating in research
    • graduate and advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to pursue a research project in the lab.
  • joining the interaction group
    • A specialized study path where students from different Shenkar departments are selected to specializing in interaction design and technology,  as it relates to their “native” discipline.
  • enrolling in courses
    • Every semester, Kadar offers several courses to Shenkar students (undergraduate and graduate)


We are happy to talk and figure out a path for you: Contact Us.

Current Courses (22-23)

Every year we hold special courses in which students from different departments work together to conceive, design and build prototypes for new interactive experiences in different topics.

2022-2023 courses include: 

    • 01/ Research Involvement for MA Students

      Students from all masters programs are suggested to work on a personal project in the Kadar center. In the past years a number of projects have been developed by MA students and have been presented in leading conferences.

    • 02/ Interaction Design Theory

      Study the past if you would define the future” – Confucius. In this course, as part of the “History and Philosophy” department, we will learn how the human-computer dialog was invented and how it has evolved to the current day.

    • 03/ Jam Week

      Jam week in the Kadar Center is an interaction themed 4 day intense workshop – each year regarding a different topic. Our students team up with international students from different academies to create concepts for interactive objects and experiences. Jam week is a Shenkar school-wide event managed by the Design Factory Shenkar.

    • 04/ Hands on Interaction in the Studio

      (Info TBA)

Past Course: New Interactions at Schneider Hospital

In collaboration with Schneider Children’s Medical Center.


This course was a part of the Interaction Group and the STEP internship program. Students from various departments at Shenkar came together to conceive, design, and build a unique interactive experience for the Schneider Children’s Medical Center.

Student groups tackled different challenges presented by Schneider personnel, all concerning children in various medical situations: children in isolation rooms, children preparing for surgery, and children undergoing extended hospitalization. Students developed diverse concepts, from which four were chosen for further development. The collaborative effort culminated in a final presentation at Shenkar, attended by Dr. Efrat Bron-Harlev, Director of the Schneider Center, and many members of the administration.

Past Course: Human-Food Interaction

In collaboration with Asif – Culinary Institute of Israel


A course where students were asked to design human-food interactive experiences within Asif’s space, which includes a library, exhibition space, experimental kitchen, herb farm, delicatessen and a restaurant. Each of the spaces is characterized by different materials (books, plates, spice leaves…) and different visitor activities. The students were asked to design an experience that captures the spirit of the place while also integrating into the place itself. The design needed to enhance the experience of visiting and learning at Asif, through a combination of the physical, digital, and most importantly, the food.

Past Course: New Materials for Interaction

Exploring the potential of dynamic materials and processes to convey and communicate digital information, emphasizing the opportunities created by the material disciplines in Shenkar – plastics, textile, chemical engineering.

Past Course: Chairs in the Sky

A course exploring new concepts for the flight experience, in collaboration with El Al Israeli airlines and the ACT Shenkar accelerator.  Students flew on research flights and used their insights to develop novel concepts focused on the opportunities related to the interactions between passengers, and with the crew, equipment and space.

Past Course: Tangible Interfaces

A course with 24 students from nine design, art and technology departments. We explored new opportunities for integrating the power of computation with the beauty of our bodies and the material world around us. Students devised novel tangible interactive objects within their areas of interest, and built working prototypes for these: wearable, spatial or embedded. The course ended with a festive event in which visitors were invited to experience the different interactive interfaces.

Student Involvement in Research

Masters and advanced BA students are invited to participate in research conducted in the lab. In the past years a number of sub-projects have been developed by MA students and have been presented in leading conferences.


To view some of the publications and research projects conducted at Kadar, click here.

Interaction Group

The interaction group is a special study path in Interaction Design and Technology.

In this study path, a group of ~24 selected students from the different Shenkar departments are specializing in interaction design and technology,  as it relates to their “native” discipline. Therefore topics explored include interactive jewelry and clothing, interactive spaces and textiles, dynamic materials and electronics and software innovations.

The students study one course or workshop per semester in the center. The specialization program will culminate in a final project exploring interaction in depth.

We are now seeking applicants for the 2021 Interaction Group, to be launched in this year’s second Semester. If you are interested, write us a mail, and we’ll get back to you. 

Interaction Group: Future Living Room

The main course of this year’s Interaction Group is about the future living room. We are having a Hybrid Semester – Most of the work and studies take place in the digital space, but we do insist on meeting and doing in the physical space too.

In our mid exercise we created interactive furniture, built prototypes for them and presented them in the amazing lounge space in Abraham Hostel in Tel-Aviv.
Here are some sights from the presentation and projects: