Best schools for HCI degrees?

28 Dec 2006 - 9:43am
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Wunderlich, Judith
2006

Hello group!

I¹d love to hear your opinions about the best universities today teaching
Human-Computer Interface or similar.

Thanks!

Regards,

Judi Wunderlich
Director of Recruiting

A Q U E N T
8410 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773 695 9564
www.aquent.com

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28 Dec 2006 - 10:05am
Maria Cordell
2010

The Georgia Institute of Technology has two excellent, interrelated MS programs:

MS in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) [2]
MS in Digital Media [2] (Formerly, MS in Information Design & Technology)

Both are part of the Institute's Graphics, Visualization, and
Usability (GVU) Center. [3]

Maria Cordell

[1] http://www.gvu.gatech.edu/education/degree.html
[2] http://www.idt.gatech.edu
[3] http://www.gvu.gatech.edu/index.html

On 12/28/06, Wunderlich, Judi <jwunderlich at aquent.com> wrote:
> Hello group!
>
> I¹d love to hear your opinions about the best universities today teaching
> Human-Computer Interface or similar.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Regards,
>
> Judi Wunderlich
> Director of Recruiting
>
> A Q U E N T
> 8410 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60631
> Phone: 773 695 9564
> www.aquent.com
>
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28 Dec 2006 - 11:03am
Mark Schraad
2006

Kansas University has been offering interaction design as an informal cross disciplinary degree as a Masters of Arts for many years, as well as a PhD in design through the School of Education in cooperation with the design department.

They are currenty formalizing the following:

MA - Interaction Design
MA - Design Management

Additionally, they are finishing up plans for a combination MBA and Design Management degree.

Mark

On Thursday, December 28, 2006, at 09:43AM, "Wunderlich, Judi" <jwunderlich at aquent.com> wrote:
>Hello group!
>
>I¹d love to hear your opinions about the best universities today teaching
>Human-Computer Interface or similar.
>
>Thanks!
>
>Regards,
>
>Judi Wunderlich
>Director of Recruiting
>
>A Q U E N T
>8410 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60631
>Phone: 773 695 9564
>www.aquent.com
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28 Dec 2006 - 11:35am
seele@obso1337.org
2005

Here are some of the academic institutes I know who have good HCI and design
related research labs or programs:

Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute
MIT Media Lab
Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Toronto's Knowledge Media Institute
Kansas' Usability Lab
Virginia Tech's Center for HCI
Georgia Tech's Media Studies
Baltimore's Interaction Design/Information Architecture
Maryland @ BC Human-Centered Computing and Computer Science
Berkley Information Systems
Colorodo Computer Science
George Mason Human Factors
Michigan Computer Science
Cornell Computer Science
Washington Computer Science and Info Science

On Thursday 28 December 2006 09:43, Wunderlich, Judi wrote:
> Hello group!
>
> I¹d love to hear your opinions about the best universities today teaching
> Human-Computer Interface or similar.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Regards,
>
> Judi Wunderlich
> Director of Recruiting
>
> A Q U E N T
> 8410 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60631
> Phone: 773 695 9564
> www.aquent.com
>
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28 Dec 2006 - 11:54am
Dan Saffer
2003

Here's the list I compiled for IxDA's Resource Library of Interaction
Design programs:

http://resources.ixda.org/archive/2005/05/graduate-programs-in-
interaction-design/

Dan

29 Dec 2006 - 2:14am
Nathan
2006

To add to the list already generated, some of the programs I respect
the most are:

• NYU's ITP
• ArtCenter's Media Design Program, particularly, Super Studio
• CCA's newly evolving Graduate Design degree program now under
Brenda Laurel's leadership (who built ArtCenter's program)
• RCA's masters program
• IIT's programs (Chicago)
• HumLAB at Ümea, Sweden
• IIT (India)
• Hyper Island, Sweden
• UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
• Experience Design Lab, KHLim, Genk, Belgium

________________________________________________________

Nathan Shedroff WEB www.nathan.com
Experience Strategist

22 Cleveland Street NET nathan at nathan.com
San Francisco, CA 94103

29 Dec 2006 - 3:58am
Soo Basu
2005

Hi
Is there anyone on this list from NYU's ITP? I want to apply fr the Graduate
program in 2007 & would like to know what it's like.
Cheers,
Soo

29 Dec 2006 - 10:38am
Esteban Barahona
2006

Has anyone studied here: http://www.interaction-ivrea.it/?

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29 Dec 2006 - 11:53am
Nathan
2006

On Dec 29, 2006, at 7:38 AM, Esteban Barahona wrote:

> Has anyone studied here: http://www.interaction-ivrea.it/?

Ivrea is now closed. It was operating for 5 years, moved to Milan for
its last year but it's now gone.

________________________________________________________

Nathan Shedroff WEB www.nathan.com
Experience Strategist

22 Cleveland Street NET nathan at nathan.com
San Francisco, CA 94103

29 Dec 2006 - 12:32pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

I'd also like to add the School of Computer Science at DePaul University's program in HCI.

----- Original Message ----
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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Best schools for HCI degrees?

To add to the list already generated, some of the programs I respect
the most are:

• NYU's ITP
• ArtCenter's Media Design Program, particularly, Super Studio
• CCA's newly evolving Graduate Design degree program now under
Brenda Laurel's leadership (who built ArtCenter's program)
• RCA's masters program
• IIT's programs (Chicago)
• HumLAB at Ümea, Sweden
• IIT (India)
• Hyper Island, Sweden
• UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
• Experience Design Lab, KHLim, Genk, Belgium

________________________________________________________

Nathan Shedroff WEB www.nathan.com
Experience Strategist

22 Cleveland Street NET nathan at nathan.com
San Francisco, CA 94103

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29 Dec 2006 - 12:45pm
Anthony Armendariz
2006

I've always thought that attending the Interaction Design Institute
would be interesting. If anyone has any stories or information to
share I'd love to hear them.

Anthony

On Dec 29, 2006, at 11:53 AM, Nathan wrote:

>
> On Dec 29, 2006, at 7:38 AM, Esteban Barahona wrote:
>
>> Has anyone studied here: http://www.interaction-ivrea.it/?
>
> Ivrea is now closed. It was operating for 5 years, moved to Milan for
> its last year but it's now gone.
>
> ________________________________________________________
>
> Nathan Shedroff WEB www.nathan.com
> Experience Strategist
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> San Francisco, CA 94103
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29 Dec 2006 - 12:56pm
Josh Evnin
2005

As a graduate of Indiana University's Human-Computer Interaction/Design
Master's Degree program, I am obliged to share my experience as a student
there. IU's HCI/d curriculum based on design school philosophies, and offers
classes in traditional and non-traditional HCI topics. The professors are
caring and brilliant, students are made to feel that they really have a
place in the program and that they are studying to carry out an important
role in an increasingly technology-centered society. The final capstone
project gives each student the opportunity to display the techniques they
have learned in the program. I swear they aren't paying me to say this...but
I wouldn't trade my IU HCI/d education for the world.

http://hcid.informatics.indiana.edu/ - HCI/d program main page
http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/hcid/capstone/ - HCI/d student projects,
including exemplary capstone projects

Josh Evnin

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On 12/29/06, Wendy Fischer <erpdesigner at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> I'd also like to add the School of Computer Science at DePaul University's
> program in HCI.
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Nathan <nathan at nathan.com>
> To: discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:14:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Best schools for HCI degrees?
>
> To add to the list already generated, some of the programs I respect
> the most are:
>
> • NYU's ITP
> • ArtCenter's Media Design Program, particularly, Super Studio
> • CCA's newly evolving Graduate Design degree program now under
> Brenda Laurel's leadership (who built ArtCenter's program)
> • RCA's masters program
> • IIT's programs (Chicago)
> • HumLAB at Ümea, Sweden
> • IIT (India)
> • Hyper Island, Sweden
> • UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
> • Experience Design Lab, KHLim, Genk, Belgium
>
> ________________________________________________________
>
> Nathan Shedroff WEB www.nathan.com
> Experience Strategist
>
> 22 Cleveland Street NET nathan at nathan.com
> San Francisco, CA 94103
>
>
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29 Dec 2006 - 1:39pm
E. Miller
2006

I haven't yet seen mention of the EMMA program in the Netherlands.

http://emma.hku.nl/

I did my MA there a couple years ago. Very creative faculty and a rewarding
program. I'd recommend it to those who are comfortable with self-directed
study, as it's a lightly structured program (taught in English, but very
Dutch culturally) and is probably a better fit for those with a running
start on what they want to pursue academically.

Eric

29 Dec 2006 - 3:13pm
Marc Resnick
2006

Judy,

I am a little biased since I teach in the program, but I recommend Florida
International University's Human Factors program. It is housed in an
Enterprise Systems Design program, so it focuses on designing big scale
interactions like social networks, e-business systems and the like. The
interaction design in that kind of system is much more interesting than
what I have seen being done at a lot of other programs.

And the other benefit is that you get to live in sunny Miami !!

Marc Resnick
Usability Solutions
resnickm at fiu.edu
(305) 348-3537

29 Dec 2006 - 3:32pm
Anjali Arora, NYU
2004

Hi Soo,

I went to NYU's ITP, graduated in 2005.

It's a great program with an extremely diverse offering in terms of
courses, faculty; the students are almost 50% international. The
program has evolved over time, & is constantly changing to keep pace
with the field. What I loved about ITP was, apart from some wonderful
people I met, the chance to dabble with different technologies:
digital video, audio, physical computing, mobile, etc. ITP is strong
on experimentation, so if you like a less structured, playful
approach to things, you'll like it here. That said, it pays to keep
yourself focussed especially in the second year on career goals &
appropriate courses & project work: the party does end, & one may
find one has been playing in the sandbox too long!

So go ahead & apply, though the deadlines should be right around the
corner to join in fall 2007.
-Anjali
www.artbrush.net

On Dec 29, 2006, at 3:58 AM, Sunandini Basu wrote:

> Hi
> Is there anyone on this list from NYU's ITP? I want to apply fr the
> Graduate
> program in 2007 & would like to know what it's like.
> Cheers,
> Soo
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30 Dec 2006 - 6:32am
Peter Boersma
2003

Eric Miller wrote:
> I haven't yet seen mention of the EMMA program in the Netherlands.
>
> http://emma.hku.nl/
>
> I did my MA there a couple years ago. Very creative faculty and a rewarding
> program.

Working in The Netherlands, this program is my best source for new hires.
And I agree with Eric's observation that the students need to be able to structure the program for themselves, even now that the program has been given more internal structure in the last couple of years.

Peter
--
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31 Dec 2006 - 10:24am
ldebett
2004

One that hasn't been mentioned: Bentley College in Waltham, MA has a MS in
Human Factors in Information Design. It's more heavily weighted to the
cognitive science side of IxD and understanding how we process the world
around us (sight, sound, touch), but there are also required applied courses
in design, research and testing. It also houses the Design and Usability
Testing Center that provides testing services for corporations. Joe Dumas,
PhD who, with Ginny Redish, wrote the book *A Practical Guide to Usability
Testing *teaches there.

~Lisa

1 Jan 2007 - 5:56am
Neil Davidson
2007

Hi,

Does anybody know where the best usability courses in the UK / Europe are? Either undergraduate or postgraduate ones.

Thanks,

Neil

1 Jan 2007 - 10:56am
Jeff Stevenson
2007

I'm thinking pretty seriously about applying to the Interaction
Design/Information Architecture program at the University of
Baltimore. Does anyone here have any first or second-hand information
about that program?

I'm somewhat considering the other schools I've seen mentioned in
this discussion, but I would like a degree that includes the study of
information architecture as well as interaction design. In that case,
what others should I be considering?

I'm new to this list, but I happen to join just as you were
discussing a topic I'm very interested in! Thanks for the great
information so far.

Jeff

2 Jan 2007 - 10:34am
Vishal Subraman...
2005

The Telecommunication dept at Michigan State Univ (http://tc.msu.edu/) has a
wide range of stuff going on. They have programs in production, game design,
telecom law and policy and and inter-university research lab (
http://www.mindlab.org) focusing on human-computer interaction,
communication, and virtual environment design.
-Vishal

On 1/1/07, Jeff Stevenson <jeff.a.stevenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm thinking pretty seriously about applying to the Interaction
> Design/Information Architecture program at the University of
> Baltimore. Does anyone here have any first or second-hand information
> about that program?
>
> I'm somewhat considering the other schools I've seen mentioned in
> this discussion, but I would like a degree that includes the study of
> information architecture as well as interaction design. In that case,
> what others should I be considering?
>
> I'm new to this list, but I happen to join just as you were
> discussing a topic I'm very interested in! Thanks for the great
> information so far.
>
> Jeff
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2 Jan 2007 - 1:22pm
achong
2006

Although Simon Fraser University's (http://www.sfu.ca) School of
Interactive arts and Technology (http://www.siat.sfu.ca) is a bit more
low profile, there is a great set of faculty and facilities that have
combined for a great program. It's one of the few undergrad
Interaction Design programs (they also have MA and PHD options). Of
course I'm biased having gone through the program but I would say it
holds its own.

On 1/2/07, Vishal Subramanian Iyer <vishaliyer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Telecommunication dept at Michigan State Univ (http://tc.msu.edu/) has a
> wide range of stuff going on. They have programs in production, game design,
> telecom law and policy and and inter-university research lab (
> http://www.mindlab.org) focusing on human-computer interaction,
> communication, and virtual environment design.
> -Vishal
>
>
> On 1/1/07, Jeff Stevenson <jeff.a.stevenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm thinking pretty seriously about applying to the Interaction
> > Design/Information Architecture program at the University of
> > Baltimore. Does anyone here have any first or second-hand information
> > about that program?
> >
> > I'm somewhat considering the other schools I've seen mentioned in
> > this discussion, but I would like a degree that includes the study of
> > information architecture as well as interaction design. In that case,
> > what others should I be considering?
> >
> > I'm new to this list, but I happen to join just as you were
> > discussing a topic I'm very interested in! Thanks for the great
> > information so far.
> >
> > Jeff
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2 Jan 2007 - 2:38pm
mtumi
2004

Rensselaer Polytechnic has a masters degree in HCI, as well as a
certificate, and it is at least to some degree doable remotely. I
am not sure exactly to what extent (I have heard that it is, but also
heard that very few of the necessary courses are actually scheduled
for the "working professionals" distance learning, which would make
it a lengthy proposition to get the degree).

I have been looking for some time for part-time or distance education
options in NYC - if anyone knows of anything, I'd love to hear about
it. (ITP is fulltime only, as is the Parsons design and technology
program). Actually that's another to potentially add to the list:
http://dt.parsons.edu

Michael

3 Jan 2007 - 2:30am
Lilly Irani
2004

Stanford has several degrees related to HCI, all of which take courses in
their home departments and under the umbrella d.school (
http://www.stanford.edu/group/dschool/). None of the programs do much to
prepare you in visual design or very specific 2-d interaction design, but
provide a lot of opportunities to engage in product and experience design
since the dschool faculty are pulled heavily from places like IDEO and Jump
Associates.

No matter what program you're in, it's easy to take classes in other
programs.

- MS Computer Science - Human Computer Interaction - Pretty flexible
with elective units but requires Computer Science breadth (graphics,
programming, etc). You can waive out of the breadth with equivalent
coursework. Especially good if you're interested in ubiquitous computing
- MA Education - Learning, Design, Technology (
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/SUSE/cgi-bin/ldt/index.html) - Focus is
on educational applications of interaction and experience design.

On 1/2/07, Michael Tuminello <mt at motiontek.com> wrote:
>
> Rensselaer Polytechnic has a masters degree in HCI, as well as a
> certificate, and it is at least to some degree doable remotely. I
> am not sure exactly to what extent (I have heard that it is, but also
> heard that very few of the necessary courses are actually scheduled
> for the "working professionals" distance learning, which would make
> it a lengthy proposition to get the degree).
>
> I have been looking for some time for part-time or distance education
> options in NYC - if anyone knows of anything, I'd love to hear about
> it. (ITP is fulltime only, as is the Parsons design and technology
> program). Actually that's another to potentially add to the list:
> http://dt.parsons.edu
>
> Michael
>
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3 Jan 2007 - 5:20am
Jonas Löwgren
2003

A European example:

The School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden,
offers a 2-year Masters' degree in Interaction Design since 1998. It
is taught in English and the class that started in the Fall of 2006
contains students from four continents.

Studio-based, general emphasis on innovative concept development, use/
activity focus and user participation.

First year provides intro to the scope of the field, with studio
themes such as Mobile computing, Physical computing, Mass media and
interactive media, and Digital gaming.

In the second year, students specialize in a field of their choice
and execute their graduation projects. A couple of design-theoretical
courses are included to enhance reflective and communicative abilities.

Admission once a year, applications in mid-April, studies start
around the end of August. 16 seats available, selection based on
portfolio or design test. As with all Swedish university education,
there are no tuition fees.

Formal info at http://www.edu.mah.se/TIDPZ/ with a link ("Homepage")
to more specific info, including student profiles and examples of
student work.

Regards,
Jonas Löwgren

3 Jan 2007 - 12:22pm
Esteban Barahona
2006

Hi,

The Domus Academy and IDI course in IxD < http://www.interaction-ivrea.it/ |
infoidesign en domusacademy.it > is open.

Here is the verbatim copy (minus attachments and names) of an e-mail from
infoidesign en domusacademy.it :

I'm sorry about the wrong info, the Domus Academy and IDI master course in
Interactive Design spaces and objects is open. The 2007 course will start
next 10 of January.

I'll send you the complete brochure of the course and the application form.
Are you interested in 2008 edition?
I'm the I-design department coordinator and I remain at your full disposal
for any further information.

Best regards and happy New Year

Il 29-12-2006 21:37, <esteban.barahona en gmail.com> ha scritto:

Hi,

I was searching for Interaction Design courses in Italy, when I first read
this website: http://www.interaction-ivrea.it/

In the mailing list of http://www.ixda.org/ someone mentioned that the
Interaction Design course refered in the interaction-ivrea.it
<http://interaction-ivrea.it> <http://interaction-ivrea.it/> is closed. But
from the website:

IDI and Domus Academy unified their Interaction Design Master courses.
During this year, the two individual courses took place within Domus Academy
in Milan. From January 2007 there will only be one Interaction Design Master
course that will sum up the know how and culture of the two prestigious
institutes.The new IDI and Domus Academy I-Design combined course, which
started in January, is certified by the University of Wales, and lasts 12
months carrying 180 credits. It will offer its students an innovative
experience in the didactic nature of this sector, unifying the best of the
experience from both institutions to reach the best results in theory and
practice.

it doesn't seem closed.

I live in Costa Rica and, having studied Computer Science, will start
studying Product Design next year. The idea was to study Interaction Design
later, in Italy. Is this course closed?

thanks

--
http://www.zensui.org

3 Jan 2007 - 2:19pm
Noor Ali-Hasan
2006

I saw someone mentioned Michigan comp sci but I didn't see anyone mention the HCI program at Michigan's School of Information:

http://si.umich.edu/
http://si.umich.edu/msi/hci.htm

Faculty include George Furnas, Judy Olson, Gary Olson, and Paul Resnick. I found the program to be strongest in UX research and collaboration/social software/online communities.

Best,
~Noor

4 Jan 2007 - 4:45am
niklasw
2005

As a former student there I want to recommend Umeå Institute of Design
(UID) in Sweden. They have a fully international masters programme in
IxD which has a combination of studio courses, and applied design
projects. Read more at: http://www.dh.umu.se/default.asp?sida=94

Final date for application and portfolio submission is April 15th. The
course starts in September and again as with all Swedish university
education, there are no tuition fees.

According to BusinessWeek's global list of top 200 design programs
2006 (http://bwnt.businessweek.com/dschools/2006/) UID is listed as
one of only 33 listed schools outside of the US.

--Niklas Wolkert

4 Jan 2007 - 12:11pm
CD Evans
2004

What about practice based, interaction arts related phd / research in Europe?

How much of that is available, and could anyone recommend anything in
particular?

Kindly

CD Evans
http://nicer.ca

10 Jul 2007 - 1:26am
Won Sun Parque
2007

Kind of an old thread, but I'm thinking about taking some classes for
the HCI certificate program in Rensselaer Polytechnic. Has anyone had
any experience with them or heard anything about their program
before?

I've been working as a UI Designer for several years now, but feel
the need to gain more fundamental knowledge of how human minds
interact with technologies.

I'm thinking about Rensselaer Polytechnic because it seems that they
are the only one that provides flexible schedule for working
professional.

Anyone can give me a pointer or two?

Thanks.

Won Sun Parque
Senior UI Designer
Akamai Technologies

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10 Jul 2007 - 1:30pm
mtumi
2004

I looked into it a bit. Unless things have changed it's actually a
lot less convenient than it appears at first glance. There's some
onsite time required and the classes are not all offered on a regular
basis.

Michael

On Jul 10, 2007, at 2:26 AM, Won Sun Parque wrote:

> Kind of an old thread, but I'm thinking about taking some classes for
> the HCI certificate program in Rensselaer Polytechnic. Has anyone had
> any experience with them or heard anything about their program
> before?
>
> I've been working as a UI Designer for several years now, but feel
> the need to gain more fundamental knowledge of how human minds
> interact with technologies.
>
> I'm thinking about Rensselaer Polytechnic because it seems that they
> are the only one that provides flexible schedule for working
> professional.
>
> Anyone can give me a pointer or two?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Won Sun Parque
> Senior UI Designer
> Akamai Technologies
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://beta.ixda.org/discuss?post=13256
>
>
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10 Jul 2007 - 2:39pm
Christine Boese
2006

Won,

I'm a bit biased here because I'm a product of that program (PhD, not just
HCI), and I also worked with the RPI distance learning program, but now it's
a decade ago.

I can tell you this: the HCI program has in some ways pre-empted the
tech-com certification in the distance learning context, and they have put a
lot of energy and resources into it.

And in regard to the RPI distance learning model, it is a very
well-established and long-running program (must be 20 years, almost now, and
in the distance learning game, that means something), granting graduate
degrees in many tough engineering fields as well, with a rigorous video
satellite model (or at least they did when I was there... the interactive
satellite courses with all the multiple cameras and course discussions did
require sophisticated work site facilities, so most attendees were at big
companies, like GM, IBM, and so on). That may have changed some now,
especially with some new video conferencing tools that they were working on
at the RPI incubator. What I'm saying is, this ain't no lite glorified
correspondence course dressed up and called "distance learning." While
there's a lot of that going around, RPI's program has considerable substance
and serious pedagogical approaches backing it up.

The faculty guy to talk with, at RPI, about this program, is Roger Grice. He
has always been the top distance learning professor, and he'll also give you
the straight skinny about what the program can give you, and what it can't.
Just call up the LLC department (www.llc.rpi.edu/, which houses the HCI
program) and ask to be hooked up with Roger. I'm pretty sure he's still
around, although who knows what people's summer schedules are.

They used to host a pretty decent summer institute there too, but I don't
know if that's still running. Looks like the campus is having a power outage
today, or I'd run down some links for you.

Here's Roger Grice's page, for when the power is back up:
http://www.llc.rpi.edu/people/faculty.pl?RCSID=gricer

He also won Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2002. I know he's earned
every bit of that, and he has many fans.

Chris

On 7/10/07, Michael Tuminello <mt at motiontek.com> wrote:
>
> I looked into it a bit. Unless things have changed it's actually a
> lot less convenient than it appears at first glance. There's some
> onsite time required and the classes are not all offered on a regular
> basis.
>
> Michael
>
> On Jul 10, 2007, at 2:26 AM, Won Sun Parque wrote:
>
> > Kind of an old thread, but I'm thinking about taking some classes for
> > the HCI certificate program in Rensselaer Polytechnic. Has anyone had
> > any experience with them or heard anything about their program
> > before?
> >
> > I've been working as a UI Designer for several years now, but feel
> > the need to gain more fundamental knowledge of how human minds
> > interact with technologies.
> >
> > I'm thinking about Rensselaer Polytechnic because it seems that they
> > are the only one that provides flexible schedule for working
> > professional.
> >
> > Anyone can give me a pointer or two?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Won Sun Parque
> > Senior UI Designer
> > Akamai Technologies
> >
> >
> > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> > Posted from the new ixda.org
> > http://beta.ixda.org/discuss?post=13256
> >
> >
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3 Apr 2013 - 4:24am
Tejas Bhalerao
2013

Hello folks!
I wanted to know about the Interaction design course offered at IDC, IIT Bombay, India. Does anyone here have/had taken that course? Would appreciate sharing more on its learning experience, Job Prospects, etc.

Cheers!!!

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