I originally posted to this portal because I was looking for oppurtunities to expand on my Interior and Industrial Design experience.
I have training funds available but I think money is allocated for only certificate programs as a web master or developer. However, I think it will be better to go for a Masters or Phd in HCI because I would like to do research and development. I have done a lot of research into various university programs. I have found that professors have been very welcoming and they offer a lot of input in this area. Some professors even said that I could call or visit them any time.
I am in NC so I have looked into the Human Factors Phd in the department of Psychology at NCSU. They have a lot of research centers in the area of the impact of age on understanding interfaces. The dont have a dedicated HCI program but a lot of Phd students are focused in that area. I have missed the deadline for this application so my entry will be fall 2011.
I have looked at Rensselaer Polytechnic and I love that they have HCI under language and literature department. It may be very out side the box thinking.
I will continue my thoughts on some of the programs in following posts.