MSc User Experience Kingston University

6 Oct 2013 - 10:24am
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I have been looking into the Masters in User Experience Design in Kingston University.  I was wondering does any one have any experience of it?  Good, bad or indifferent?

I know it has recently chaged from being an MA and MSc to just being an MSc.  My background is in design and advertising and although I would like to know all apsects of the field research etc, I would not like it to be at the expense of my strengths ie. design.

I had been more looking for a one year Masters in Design Interaction, (CIID Umea, all seem incredibly interesting) but I think ultimately the User (Computer) Interaction field would make me more employable in the advertising and design industries.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.







7 Oct 2013 - 1:48am
Simon Clatworthy

Hi Edwina

I don't know anything about the Kingston course, but know the CIID one very well. It is a fantastic course and well worth using a year of your life for. It is incredibly hard work, and you will wont stop to catch a breath for a whole year. If you are up for that, then you are guaranteed an interesting job afterwards. 

Have you thought about a master in Service Design. Im not sure of your interests, but there are some service design masters now that are very good. I teach a two year one in Oslo (with a cross-over to Interaction Design) and students are very employable. Its less of the hardcore interactions, but more one of orchestrating service delivery around experiences accross multiple touch-points.



AHO, Oslo


10 Oct 2013 - 3:13pm

Hi, I lead the Digital Media Kingston project of which this course is a part. We developed it in consultation with Clive Goodwin, Creative Manager at Samsung Design Europe and Jonathan Rez, who was Head of UX at Seren and has now moved on to Razorfish. All the DMK courses are a collaboration between The Design School at Kingston and the School of Computing & Information Systems .

We recently underwent a streamlining of paperwork which resulted in us integrating the MA and the MSc content into one award which had to be one or the other! The true logic is that as it is a design subject it is in content both an art and a science. Take a look at our site to see some previous work and alumni destinations. we have loads of fun - new platforms, research projects, internships... We cover interaction and service design, multiple touch point branded ux eco-systems, bio feedback in games ux, aesthetics and behaviour change... keep in touch?


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