Hello everyone. I am a soon-to-be HCI graduate student who is looking for some input and comments about certain M.S. in HCI programs that I have been accepted into. Before I talk about the schools, let me say a few things about my intended career path.
I am so happy I found this place and believe that I will finally find
answers to my zillions of questions ;)
I have a degree in media management (which is like business
administration for media companies) and currently work as a product
manager for an innovative online company in germany. As product
manager I constantly do concepts about our websites and features, so
I already have professional experience in the area of interface and
I always had a huge passion for design, internet and photography. And
now I want to commence my educational career in this area.
I intend to pursue a Masters Degree in Interaction Design or HCI from
US or Canada (MDes or MS).
I am about to finish my Graduate studies in Computer Science (MS in
CS) with a GPA of 3.1 (including one really low grade). I have some
pretty strong project work that can cover-up the GPA deficiency to
some extent. Also I have taken courses like Virtual Reality and User
Given this background, is it wise to even try for higher studies in
interaction design or HCI?