Hello, Over the past two or three years I've had conversations with many people on this list (at conferences and workshops, through email, etc.). I gather that *lots* of people in the design / research / interaction / UX / anthrodesign / IA / product / communications bundle of practices are pondering how they can work in areas other than corporate jobs, consumer products and services, etc.
AS a recent graduate from a 4 year college (and a huge dork), I started looking at graduate programs in Interaction Design. I was accepted into the University of Baltimore IDIA masters program for the fall of this year. I have very little experience with IXD but it is a field I could see myself in for a long time.
I have a couple questions that I am hoping someone can answer. I know there are already posts on these topics but I am hoping for some more specific answers-
The MFA in Interaction Design Program at SVA and IxDA NYC are pleased to
announce the first of a series of quarterly workshops:
Join comic book artist Scott McCloud for an exclusive two-day visual lecture
and intensive hands-on workshop in the art of making comics. Strong emphasis
will be given to developing clarity, storytelling skills and personal
expression. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques for
presenting narratives through comics, as well as a wide arsenal of skills
applicable to any form of graphic communication.