MS in Interaction Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information Architect

17 Nov 2009 - 5:19am
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acra
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I'm studying HCI at DePaul University. Here is the link -
http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MSinHuman-ComputerInteraction.aspx
You will need the GRE and TOEFL.
GRE is required for most graduate programs in the U.S.

Good luck.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 9:03 PM, Sourabh <sourabh2208 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Tony and Brian for the links,
>
> I have done Bachelor of Fine Arts from IND, and have been working in
> web / IT industry from last five years. I would like to specialize
> learning in Usability, Interaction Design, and Information architect.
> Please have a look - http://www.nickfinck.com/about/
>
> For the courses, I am browsing the the following site, which has a
> college list, but still I have confusion. Because some of the
> universities required GRE scores.
> http://iainstitute.org/en/learn/education/schools_teaching_ia.php
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> For "Usability, Interaction Design, Information Architect", GRE
> scores are necessary? For, English proficiency, I am preparing for
> TOEFL.
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18 Nov 2009 - 11:52am
david.shaw6@gma...
2004

I also have seen some professional programs either not require the GRE (yes,
some don't) or if they do, they'll let you take any of the advanced tests as
a substitute. Basically what I was told (this was my experience) was that
since I had so much work experience, the GRE/Other test was more of a
"formality".

As a side note, I think these tests are remnants of industrial age
thinking. They don't necessarily tell more than if the person is just good
at taking tests (I know I'm going to get flamed here :). I know I do
horrible on standardized tests, but did very well in school, and enjoyed the
experience. There was an interesting talk by Sir Ken Robinson at TED that I
think really lends itself to this conversation. The talk was about how our
school system kills creativity.

Just my 2 cents.
David

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:57 AM, Elin Sjursen <elin at elinesca.com> wrote:

> That said, any grad school in the US worth attending understand that
> foreign students might not easily have access to the GRE test - and in some
> cases they WILL wave this requirement. So I would recommend any student in
> this situation not to let it be a barrier and waste another year waiting to
> take it. Apply, and if questioned about it, be honest and explain why you
> haven't taken it.
> Best of luck!
> Elin
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> On 18 Nov 2009, at 03:50, dave malouf wrote:
>
> GRE's are almost always required by graduate programs. It is usually
>> required by accreditation bodies. So even non-academic programs like
>> our Interactive Design & Game Development (which also might fit your
>> needs, of which I'm not a professor) would require GRE's TOEFL and
>> Portfolio.
>>
>> I can't imagine a school worth going to in the US that wouldn't
>> require them.
>>
>> -- dave
>>
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18 Nov 2009 - 1:04pm
Anonymous

David: No flaming coming from here! I've done a fair bit of research
on testing and standardized tests. They have little to no predictive
validity, meaning your test score on a standardized test is not
predictive in any way of your future performance in grad school.
However, they are still required, probably because fMRI's are far
too expensive as specialized intelligence tests and if nothing else,
standardized tests do show motivation and determination.

Sourabh: I'm going through the same process right now. However, I
am leaning more to the design side. I'm specifically looking for an
Interaction Design program and I am currently studying for the GRE.
The programs I have been looking into are: CMU - MDes IntD, IIT MDes
and U of Washington, MFA IxD. I chose these as my main programs of
interest because they have a more creative, design slant than HCI
programs (I have been working as a usability analyst and realized
this is not what I want to do as a career).

Regardless of what you're looking at, try writing the GRE. It's
available in almost every country and as long as you don't get a
terrible mark, it really won't matter much if you have other
strengths to your application (i.e. portfolio, GPA, etc.).

Good Luck!

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18 Nov 2009 - 3:36am
paolasales@gmail.com
2009

Hi everybody,

I'm also looking for a MS in User Experience... but since I'm not at
the US or UK, I'd like to find an online course... can you suggest me
where to look for?

Thanks a lot!

--
Paola Sales
www.paolasales.com

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Shivan Kannan <shivan.kannan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>4. For admission, is it important to have programming background,
> such as, javascript, c, c  , php, .net
>
> I think it is not required. A portfolio or some background in design
> may be required for special courses.
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19 Nov 2009 - 9:43am
Brajendu Behera
2009

Hi Achyuta...
Thanks for your helping note. I visited the link -
http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics /Pages /MSinHuman
-ComputerInteraction.aspx

Can you enlighten us on the cost of the degree you are pursuing ? and
how is the cost of living over there?

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21 Nov 2009 - 5:50pm
acra
2007

Brajendu,
All information you asked for is in depaul's website. If you still got
questions, list them down and call, or email them.

- Achyuta

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:43 AM, Brajendu Behera <brajendu_b at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi Achyuta...
> Thanks for your helping note. I visited the link -
> http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics /Pages /MSinHuman
> -ComputerInteraction.aspx
>
> Can you enlighten us on the cost of the degree you are pursuing ? and
> how is the cost of living over there?
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=47423
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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