I recently applied for the HCI courses at University of Washington and IU, Bloomington. While I'm awaiting their results, I thought I'd quickly get an opinion from the members of this forum on the respective courses. Since you guys have heard and probably analyzed these courses, it would really help if you could help me make my decision.
I've recently been admitted to the Human Centered Design & Engineering MS program at University of Washington. I was also admitted into the HCI/d program at Indiana University - Bloomington. Still waiting on a decision from the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech.
SO: if I was to get into all three programs, which should I choose? I'm leaning towards HCDE at UW at the moment - i want to be an Interaction designer if that helps...
Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated! Esp. if you went to one of these schools!
After 4 years of education (2 year degree) focused heavily around aesthetic graphical design, and some time in the professional industry as an interface (ux) designer, I have decided to continue moving forward with further education. My passion for design interaction, mental cognition, and technology, leads me to believe that further education is the most logical step towards growing in these areas of focus–
I am new to the field of HCI. I need to get a grip on basic concepts, theories and fundamentals in the field of HCI. Can you suggest me some readings that influenced the advancement of HCI throughout the history? (readings I can get a thorough understanding of basic building blocks of HCI). They can be anything from research papers to books to informal write-ups.
Greetings! I am a (very recent) graduate in Software Engineering from
Sri Lanka and I wish to peruse my higher studies (postgrads) in research based
user experience design and development. Professionally I do not have any HCI,
usability or UX related work or research experience. As a matter of fact, there
are no academic or commercial user experience labs in Sri Lanka. And finding opportunity
to gain work experience on such a field is very hard here.