Masters in Interaction Design

20 Jul 2010 - 10:26am
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tuhin
2010

Hi All,

I am curious to know what some of the best design schools that have a Masters course in Interaction Design. Some that I have come across are the following:

 

  1. SVA, MFA Interaction Design
  2. CMU, MFA Interaction Design
  3. CIID, Interaction Design Masters
  4. IIT Bombay, IDC, M Des. Interaction Design
I am curious to know the kind of jobs and pay packages that people get after a degree from these colleges. Since I will be spending a lot to attend this degree, I need to know that there is value and prospect of the course. Please guide.

 

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20 Jul 2010 - 10:58am
BeSublime
2010

Been considering the same path, and would be very curious to hear others' opinions/experiences as well!

20 Jul 2010 - 4:54pm
Anindita
2010

I am also trying to figure this out... I am however looking for something more in the Cognitive/Statistical Space.I have been working in this space for close to 6 years now.. so would like a course that lasts a year at the max. An inputs/ideas anybody. Much appreciate any and all help.

Thanks!

20 Jul 2010 - 8:05pm
Michelle Bacigalupi
2009

CMU has very 'thin' walls between departments. There is an HCI degree through the computer department (I think) and you can take the other course through the Psych. department. I did the Masters in Design / Interaction Design through the Design Depart. and took courses in the English and Psychology departments. Michelle

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Anindita <anindita.sundaram@gmail.com> wrote:

I am also trying to figure this out... I am however looking for something more in the Cognitive/Statistical Space.I have been working in this space for close to 6 years now.. so would like a course that lasts a year at the max. An inputs/ideas anybody. Much appreciate any and all help.

Thanks!

21 Jul 2010 - 12:59pm
Anindita
2010

Thanks for your inputs ! Shall look up the other thread that another member has posted as well.

21 Jul 2010 - 12:30am
Josh B Williams
2010

I had been doing some research myself on masters programs. I saw RCA (Royal College of Art) referenced a few times as having a good MA program in Design Intereactions.

21 Jul 2010 - 6:05am
Fredrik Matheson
2005

Folks, questions about recommended schools and what kind of pay you can expect crop up pretty regularly.
Examples: - http://www.ixda.org/node/21705http://www.ixda.org/node/18844 - http://www.ixda.org/node/13175- http://www.ixda.org/node/13848http://www.ixda.org/node/21693http://www.ixda.org/node/18349
Now, we could grumble about people not using the search function to find these previous threads, but if it's their first time here, how could they know that this is a popular subject?
What's an easy, no-coding-required way to make a list of schools with comments/ratings available and easily accessible? Would a Hunch decision tree work? Is there a wiki we can add content to somewhere? 
This would free up space on the list for other threads and better support potential IxD'ers (etc) school search.
- Fredrik



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21 Jul 2010 - 6:26am
Dave Malouf
2005

Fredrik, I think the "Resources" area (see link at top of any page) is meant to be that.

Human Resource issues probably keep it from being all that useful right now. I would add that a great coding way to deal with this is that we have 2 steps for adding a post ala GetSatisfaction or Digg where the first step is the "Subject line" which actually is a search query. The 2nd step occurs if there are hits against the search. 

Of course, this is only useful if people ONLY use the web interface for posting. Also, the whole spawn of threads just b/c you reply issue would also go away if people used the web interface too.

-- dave

21 Jul 2010 - 9:37am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Not to derail this thread too much, but we do actually have a subject line search built into the new thread page. If you start a new thread on the website there are search results matching your subject line in the right side column.  This may not be the most obvious place for it, and I'm sure it could use a little work to make this work as intended, but it is there for those who use the site.

21 Jul 2010 - 12:06pm
flyanniefly
2010

hi y'all.

has anyone come across a good masters program in interaction design/product design/HCI in western U.S.?

thanks, Annie (MBA looking to add MDA )

22 Jul 2010 - 4:05am
Fredrik Matheson
2005

Product design →  interaction design →  HCI is a pretty wide span. Could you be more specific, perhaps?
What's your goal for getting a degree in one of these fields?

BTW, you may find some of what you're looking for in our archives.
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM, flyanniefly <flyanniefly@yahoo.com> wrote:

hi y'all.

has anyone come across a good masters program in interaction design/product design/HCI in western U.S.?

thanks,
Annie (MBA looking to add MDA )

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22 Jul 2010 - 6:47pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Calif college of arts has a great design program that people should consider.

Stanford's HCI and Product Design programs are both very good.

Berkeley School of Information Management has a strong design element

By Product Design you mean ID, then San Jose St. should def be considered.

UCLA's media arts program and Art Center of Pasadena's Media Design programs are both top notch.

U of Wash Seattle has a great design school where its programs in graphics, industrial and interaction + connections to their HCI and Info Arch are all integrated together.

No the US, but still NA UBC, Simon Fraser and Emily Dickonson all have interesting programs to look at in Vancouver.

Not really that west, U of Kansas has an interesting IxD program.

out of all of these the CCA (the 1st 1 might be the most interesting and comprehensive). They also offer an MBA in Design Management. Both of the programs are led by 2 of my favorite leaders of IxD Brenda Laurel (a keynote for next year's IxD11) and Nathan Shedroff (a keynote from this past IxD10).

Hope that helps!

-- dave

22 Jul 2010 - 7:06am
adityadipankar
2010

Can consider NID as well. It's better than IIT (or any other design school in India) in every way :)

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:29 AM, tuhin <tuhinkumar87@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi All,

I am curious to know what some of the best design schools that have a Masters course in Interaction Design. Some that I have come across are the following:

 

1) SVA, MFA Interaction Design
2) CMU, MFA Interaction Design
3) CIID, Interaction Design Masters
4) IIT Bombay, IDC, M Des. Interaction Design

I am curious to know the kind of jobs and pay packages that people get after a degree from these colleges. Since I will be spending a lot to attend this degree, I need to know that there is value and prospect of the course. Please guide.
 

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