Choosing the right university

18 Oct 2009 - 4:39am
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robertporter
2009

Hi all
I decided to go to university and study Ixd, but the more I search
the more I get confused and I don't know which university is right
for me.
my situation: I want to work in the web industry.
I don't have 10,000 $ for a semester!
I am very serious about this.
I found Umea and Malmo to be good and free,but there is other options
such as venice or royal college in london.
If I had the money I would go for CMU.
what should I do?

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18 Oct 2009 - 4:48am
Sharon Greenfield5
2008

If this is your undergrad, it doesn't matter where you go.
Get involved in your local IxDA group.
Ask to intern with a local agency that you admire.

On Oct 18, 2009, at 2:39 AM, Omid Ellion wrote:

> Hi all
> I decided to go to university and study Ixd, but the more I search
> the more I get confused and I don't know which university is right
> for me.
> my situation: I want to work in the web industry.
> I don't have 10,000 $ for a semester!
> I am very serious about this.
> I found Umea and Malmo to be good and free,but there is other options
> such as venice or royal college in london.
> If I had the money I would go for CMU.
> what should I do?
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18 Oct 2009 - 4:51am
robertporter
2009

I want to study for a master degree.

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18 Oct 2009 - 6:56am
Nils-Erik Gustafsson
2009

I can highly recommend the Master in Interaction Design at the Umeå
School of Design. It's a very creative environment with students
from all over the world, and many teachers from the industry --
including me... ;-)

All the best,

Nils-Erik Gustafsson

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18 Oct 2009 - 10:19am
Dave Malouf
2005

If money is biggest concern, Umea and Malmo are great programs and I
would add CIID to the bunch as well.

No one can tell you which program you should go to. All 3 are
excellent. You need to look inside yourself and find out what you
want. Each are very different and all will more than prepare you for
"web design".

But if Web design is what you are looking for, then maybe different
programs would be better. Ones that are more about "new media" or
"interactive design" might be better. Some of interest (not
necessarily cheap) are SCAD's Interactive Design, Simon Fraser
University, the new program in Boulder looks interesting, And in
Stockholm there is another interactive program, and in the US back
again there is Full Sail. In fact, in the "interactive" or
"digital" design arenas there are a host of programs.

Most "interaction design" programs are usually way more than just
web design.

But even once you settle on a direction, you should really learn and
understand the philosophies of each program. It does make a
difference.

Anyway, lots to always think about.

-- dave

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18 Oct 2009 - 1:15pm
david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Interesting you listed Full Sail. I'm curious what people's thoughts are on
this school. They appear to be accredited, but haven't heard anything
else. They have a Strategic Design program that looks interesting.

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 1:19 AM, dave malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:

> If money is biggest concern, Umea and Malmo are great programs and I
> would add CIID to the bunch as well.
>
> No one can tell you which program you should go to. All 3 are
> excellent. You need to look inside yourself and find out what you
> want. Each are very different and all will more than prepare you for
> "web design".
>
> But if Web design is what you are looking for, then maybe different
> programs would be better. Ones that are more about "new media" or
> "interactive design" might be better. Some of interest (not
> necessarily cheap) are SCAD's Interactive Design, Simon Fraser
> University, the new program in Boulder looks interesting, And in
> Stockholm there is another interactive program, and in the US back
> again there is Full Sail. In fact, in the "interactive" or
> "digital" design arenas there are a host of programs.
>
> Most "interaction design" programs are usually way more than just
> web design.
>
> But even once you settle on a direction, you should really learn and
> understand the philosophies of each program. It does make a
> difference.
>
> Anyway, lots to always think about.
>
> -- dave
>
>
>
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20 Oct 2009 - 5:48am
peterpixel
2009

I just started at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, MA
Interface Design. Highly recommended. From what I have hard, it is
similar to Umeå. The group is fairly small.

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