How do you think about Ph.D in UX related field (e.g. HCI or Interaction Design)?
There are many discussions going around in academia but some professionals has complained that the researches are not useful enough to apply to the working process for real products. They argues that the academia cannot lead the innovation for the next 5~10+ years any longer, and that sometimes they are even behind the industrial world.
Hello everyone I am a recent Master degree graduate in interior design with a project oriented toward interaction design experience.
I wish to pursue my PhD degree preferably in UK or in any other countries but would need your suggestions for universities offering PhD in interaction design with a possibility of orienting the subject towards interior Design ????
Umeå Institute of Design (http://www.dh.umu.se) announces four new PhD positions. The PhD positions are within the fields of industrial design and mobile interaction design. The application deadline is May 12th 2010.
Please visit the specific pages for further details about each position:
> I would expect someone with a Ph.D. in HCI to have excellent research > skills, extensive knowledge of methodologies and theories, and the > ability > to write papers, but I would never assume or expect any more > interactive > design skill than someone without a degree.
That just seems wrong to me. I realize this may be the reality, but it
still seems wrong to me.
Why spend all that time getting a PhD if you end up only being an
academic? How useful is that? I mean...