hello to all,
I am following with interest the interaction-design master course
I was wondering which schools - in US and abroad - have good IxD
programs, in your opinion and exeperiences.
any thought would be appreciate..
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> I was wondering which schools - in US and abroad - have
> good IxD programs, in your opinion and exeperiences.
A while back, an IxDA member named pauric collected a list of schools
from the list with courses related to interaction design and mapped
them out. Here's the link:
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Posted from the new ixda.org
A less impartial answer here:
Both of these have IxD masters programs right now.
Univ. of Maryland has a masters of Information Systems and IxD.
Bentley is Information and Human FActors
IIT has a masters in Product Design
There are many many HCI courses throughout the country.
In Europe IxD is easier to come by with great programs throughout the
continent. Here are a few:
Sweden: Malmo & Umea
Holland: Einhoven, Utrecht & Delft
Italy: Domus Academy
Denmark: Copenhagen Inst of Interaction Design
If English is a concern: I know that Umea teaches in English and that
Domus and Delft have English considerations of some kind. I haven't
looked into the others.
Asia: I only know of the program at Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ's
I don't know of any in Australia, but there are programs with IxD as
University of Baltimore: Interaction Design & Information Architecture
University of Maryland Baltimore County: Human-Centered Computing
> Univ. of Maryland has a masters of Information Systems and IxD.
Interaction design? Not the last time I checked. They are only recently
embracing more design in to their curriculum via special-topics courses.
Even their HCIL is CS-centric with little focus on design. It is, however, a
pretty good program for someone who wants to focus more on Information
Celeste 'seele' Paul
I applied to Domus Academy and was accepted about 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, I couldn't attend due to my being broke. Their
classes are in English. Now that I've been working, I would like to
apply again. but my CPU doesn't seem to be able to handle all the
Flash on their website. :(
For the most part, it seems that US schools (Master's programs) are
very research focused, unless you go to an art school (Bachelor's
programs). IxD seems more "trade" focused, so if it's offered in a
traditional university it would likely be wrapped up into other more
established academic fields, like industrial or digital design, HCI,
engineering/CompSci or communications.
(PS - I have a Masters in Information Science, and I have not yet
read the other discussion list.)