How to study abroad for Interaction Design or Human factor?

17 Apr 2008 - 11:04pm
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exTerry
2008

Hi all, I have some questions in how to apply master's degree around the
world... Would you give me some suggestions about my plan to study?
I need all your help, thank you very much!

I'm from China, and I have graduated from university with a BA. in
Industrial Design (Jun.2005).
I've worked in Yahoo! China for almost 2 years as UI Designer and Web
Developer. After 2 years working experience, I was aware of that I need to
study for a master's degree of Interaction Design or Human factor.
Unfortunately, there is no such degree in China. So I think I should try my
best to study abroad particular English speaking countries. Living in a pure
English environment is always my dream, so I come here and write down the
following questions.
1. Which university is famous for its Interaction Design or Human factor? Is
there any admission for international students?
2. Is it necessary to provide GRE? How about the IELTS or TOEFL requirement?
3. How much is the tuition each year? Is it possible to win a scholarship
for a international student?
4. Is it possible to work there after my graduate for some years?

Thanks again!

I'm sincerely to chat with you all.

My contact information:
Yahoo!: lovinglgz
MSN: exterry at live.cn
Gtalk: exterry at gmail.com

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18 Apr 2008 - 3:38pm
leneleth
2008

Malmö University has a very good master program. I went there. It's in
Sweden, 30 mins from the Danish Capital Copenhagen. They are usually willing
to teach in English if there are foreign student.
Info here: http://webzone.k3.mah.se/projects/idmb/

Hi all, I have some questions in how to apply master's degree around the
> world... Would you give me some suggestions about my plan to study?
> I need all your help, thank you very much!
>
>
>

18 Apr 2008 - 3:52pm
Kevin Lee
2007

go check out hcirn.com

Choosing a grad school especially in the field of IxD or HCI requires
specific goal settings. What do you want to do with the degree?
Personally I've seen so many students going after the
"entitlement", they ended up failing (or should I say not able to
contribute to the organization) rather quickly.

So ask yourself why you need one...answer this will help you narrow
down the list of grad schools.

Kevin

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19 Apr 2008 - 10:33am
Bruno Figueiredo
2007

In London theres UCLIC - University of Central London Interaction
Centre: http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/. They have a good masters
programme. I have several friends who took their degree there (my
friend Kevin Cheng even posted a review of their programme:
http://www.ok-cancel.com/archives/article/2004/09/a-review-of-uclic.html)

Then there's also the Carneggie Mellon / Madeira University
Professional Masters in HCI: http://mhci.dme.uma.pt/. I heard
positive things about them as well. And there's always something
good in part of their programme being based on a tropical Island
(Madeira is a Portuguese Island, so you can get by with a European
visa). I think this one is free as they offer scholarships to every
student who registers (not entirely sure though).

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