Masters in HCI

11 May 2011 - 5:14am
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remi
2011

Hi everyone,

I've just joined this forum so first of all, great work, there are some really interesting discussions on here and I have been a frequent visitor dispite not becoming a member.

Its just a quick question really. I've recently been offered a place at City University to study Human Centred Systems and I would like some opinions on the department. Compared to UCL's Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics, what are people's experiences?

I come from a design background, just recently completed my final module for Graphic and Web Design BA (Hons) and I am hoping to pursue a part-time Masters Degree in HCI. The reason for my course choice is simply because I have always had an interest in the psychology behind what I design and develop for the Web, and I want to expand my knowledge (which will hopefully improve my skills at the same time) in the Web industry, but more specifically my knowledge of users and their behaviours, user-centred design, accessibility, how to research, structure and implement a system with the user in mind.

Any advice on pursuing a a Masters in HCI would be greatly appreciated, and if you study at City/UCL or any other University for that matter, I'd love to hear about your experiences.

Something I'd be interested in finding out would be what background you came from if you study HCI or studied it in the past.


Thank you,

Ashley

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16 May 2011 - 11:14am
pjohnkeane
2008

Hi Ashley,

This exact topic has been discussed a couple of times previously on IXDA. I don't know if you've already searched for threads, but if you haven't, here's a link:

http://www.ixda.org/search/apachesolr_search/%22city%20university%22

Have a read of those threads... Then if you have any further specific questions, do fire away (I'm just finishing up my part-time MSc HCS at City. Exams done, about to commence my dissertation project).

John

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