Design in India and other stuff about IxD education (was discuss Digest, Vol 39, Issue 23)

3 Jan 2007 - 3:08am
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Dave Malouf
2005

Uday,

I'm aware of the IxD program at the NID in India.

The quesiton is, do you want a design school program or a comp sci program?

Since a big part of a traditional design school education requires some
sort of studio review, how do you do that remotely? If all you want is
facts about psychology then I can see a remote education working, but if
you want to learn how to do design praxis as part of your IxD education,
to me this requires a large degree of in-person education.

Besides "how-to-[place software name here]" type courses from design
schools, does anyone know of a remote program for design education? I know
of some part time stuff, but even those are done reluctantly from what I
understand.

I see this as both a necessity and something of a problem for the
advancement of some design disciplines. So much of Design is based in
craft mixed with theoretical subjective praxis which is hard to do
remotely in real world practice (though we succeed from time to time) let
alone trying to do this through education.

-- dave

Udhay wrote:
> One major problem with this part of the academia is its scattered reach. A
> lot of practitioners in countries like India are unable to pursue such
> courses due to its unavailability in the "e" streams
>
> Are there institutions that enable folks to take up a course
> electronically?
>
> Cheers
> UdHaY
>
>
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>> One that hasn't been mentioned: Bentley College in Waltham, MA has a MS
>> in
>> Human Factors in Information Design. It's more heavily weighted to the
>> cognitive science side of IxD and understanding how we process the world
>> around us (sight, sound, touch), but there are also required applied
>> courses
>> in design, research and testing. It also houses the Design and Usability
>> Testing Center that provides testing services for corporations. Joe
>> Dumas,
>> PhD who, with Ginny Redish, wrote the book *A Practical Guide to
>> Usability
>> Testing *teaches there.
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>> ~Lisa
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