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21 May 2004 - 3:57pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Education: why "HCI"? (was RE: Ph.D. in HCI)

I was reading the last part of the Ph.D. thread and well it occurred to me
that people were using "HCI" to mean interaction design. HCI is seldom a
design degree (that's one piece), and it is not equal to Interaction Design.

Maybe it is that HCI is a research degree and SHOULD be done the way it
currently is, but a design degree is more like a professional degree and
should probably be done in a very different department than an HCI degree.

I wonder if any of us really need a Ph.D. to do our jobs.

21 May 2004 - 2:01pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

JOB SPAM: Human Factors Specialists, St. Jude Medical, Los Angeles, USA

Hello fellow professionals,
Apologies in advance for cross-posting these open job positions, but we're
eager to hire!
St. Jude Medical is a great place to work, with tons of growth potential and
never a dull moment. We'd like stellar interaction designers and/or
experience designers and/or user-centered designers to come on board. Don't
think twice about the job title.

20 May 2004 - 11:25pm
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9 years ago
16 replies
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Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

Ph.D. in HCI

On May 20, 2004, at 8:56 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> 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...

20 May 2004 - 10:56pm
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Jim Hoekema
2004

Ph.D. in HCI (was: JOB: Opsware)

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.

- Jim Hoekema

20 May 2004 - 7:58pm
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Kevin Cheng
2004

Further Education in HCI (was: JOB: Opsware)

I think that brings up some really interesting discussion points.

1) Should a person be doing a Masters or PhD in HCI or related field without
experience in industry?

I think it's always valuable to have experience to give you real world
perspective and think about how to apply things as you're going through a
program.

20 May 2004 - 5:50pm
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9 years ago
5 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

JOB: Opsware

On May 20, 2004, at 3:08 PM, David Heller wrote:

> Responsibilities:
> *Work directly for Director of Product Design

> Requirements:
> *A Masters or Ph.D degree in HF, HCI, IE or another related field and
> knowledge of industry practices and tools.

Anyone who has a masters or PhD here should have the Director of
Product reporting to them.

> *A minimum of two years experience creating true web applications.

20 May 2004 - 5:08pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

JOB: Opsware, Sunnyvale, CA, USA: User Experience Designer

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below in the ad]

Job Title: User Experience Designer
Organization: Engineering
Location: Sunnyvale CA

Description

We are looking for a jack-of-all trades with some killer skills. Our ideal
candidate is smart, creative, talented, a quick thinker, good natured,
flexible, creative, enthusiastic, well-spoken and who writes well.

19 May 2004 - 5:43pm
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9 years ago
1 reply
Andrew Otwell
2004

Re: Summer interns needed - IxD and D (with location)

> Yodlee is located in Redwood Shores (Bridge Park shuttle service from San
> Carlos Caltrain)

...California, USA. :-)

18 May 2004 - 3:29pm
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Cindy Alvarez
2004

Summer interns needed - IxD and D (with location)

Thanks to Kevin and Andrew for reminding me to add the location!

Yodlee is located in Redwood Shores (Bridge Park shuttle service from San
Carlos Caltrain).
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Hi all -

I'm looking for one or two summer interns to help me out with some
application design and more visual design projects.

17 May 2004 - 4:15pm
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Cindy Alvarez
2004

Summer interns needed - IxD and D

Hi all -

I'm looking for one or two summer interns to help me out with some
application design and more visual design projects. This could be a great
opportunity for a student or someone who is just starting out with IxD or
UI design and needs to grow their portfolio.

The positions do not pay, but we will work to get you college credit
if possible and figure out a flexible schedule. I'd also be happy to help
you spec out and build your portfolio.

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