Hi everyone, My name is Avner and I'm an experienced web designer located in Israel. I'm looking for a good master program in interaction design - anywhere in the world. I read some threads but a lot of them are out of date and I have plenty of questions. The first big issue is that I don't have a proper bachelor degree. I learned visual communication for 4 years (diploma studies) and I have a strong portfolio and work experience. Unfortunately the price of studying is crucial because my budget is low.
Working while studying - I have <a href="http://www.shkedim.net/english">my own business</a>. Do you think I can work part time? (how many hours?)
A 1 year program is a huge bonus because I won't be able to work too much while studying but I'm aware that most of the programs require 2 years.
Theoretical studies are important and interesting but it's important to me that the degree will offer a lot of design and creative thinking. I understand that HCI is a little bit more theoretical and IXD is a little bit more into interface design. Am I right? I speak english well but I'm willing to learn a new language if you think it's possible.
I would love to hear what are the most respected programs in the industry, in the US and Europe. What do you think about the Domus program in Milan?