12 Jun 2011 - 7:04pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Applying IxD in CMU, what kind of portfolio do they expect?

Hi guys,

I'm going to apply for an interaction design graduate program. CMU's IxD is my first choice.

I'm working as a web designer for almost 1 year after my Bachelor's degree in communication arts. I assume programs like this may focus more on your portfolio rather than your score.

Anyone here familiar with CMU's IxD? What kind of portfolio do they expect to see? Does it have to be related to interaction design somehow or just things you have done?

Any suggestion would be great!

I appreciate your help!!

30 Nov 2010 - 10:56am
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Jack L. Moffett

CMU School of Design final crit schedule

CMU's School of Design just announced their schedule for final class critiques. If you have the time, stop by and check out what they've been up to this semester. Give them some valuable feedback from the field.

17 Nov 2010 - 11:44am
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Jack L. Moffett

Right Time, Right Place: Applying the discipline of design to the emerging problems facing society

Right Time, Right Place: Applying the discipline of design to the emerging problems facing society Jon Kolko Associate Creative Director at frog design, and the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design &nb

17 Jul 2009 - 5:48pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Kevin Tu

Carnegie Mellon Admission Questions

Not sure how heavily weighted GRE scores are for their Graduate
Interaction Design program is, but can someone speak of an average or
range of "successful" applicants?


28 Sep 2008 - 3:11pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Robert Racadio

Masters Programs for Non-Design Backgrounds

Hello -

I've been following this group off-and-on for the past few years in hopes of
getting enough info to see if this is what I want. Now I'm ready to get my
act together and the plan is to apply to a masters program in the next year
or two.

Since I'm not from a design background, what sorts of things should I work
on (personally and professionally) to be a strong candidate for

4 Feb 2008 - 8:40pm
Uday Gajendar

Rhetorical approaches to design definitions

FYI, for those interested in some insights from a rhetorical
perspective on how to approach the problem of "defining design", as
quoted by Dick Buchanan, former head of the CMU School of Design and
current chief of their doctoral program. I've posted the main passage
on my blog here:

The key point is distinguishing between formal and descriptive
definitions, and using Aristotle's four causes as a general guide.
Hope the ixda community finds this useful...

Best regards,


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