First wanted to say thanks for this wonderful resource. My question
is that I am currently a technical writer interested in moving into a
visual design role. Though I have a stint of experience as a visual
designer, my educational background was not in design. I did look
into graduate programs but find that the HCI programs available seem
quite research based and are rooted more in psychology than applied
visual design, which is where my interest is in.
We're pleased to announce a new book that should interest IxDA folks.
HCI Remixed: Reflections on Works That Have Influenced the HCI Community
What is a remix? In music, a remix is an edited version of a song
that builds on the themes of the original while incorporating new
elements. But anything can be remixed, and in HCI Remixed we asked
contributors to reflect on a piece of work -- a paper, system or demo
-- that is at least ten years old.
i've been working for 3 years now doing interaction design for
websites and web apps here in buenos aires
there's no institute to study here, and i really want to attend
college, but for the prices ive seen, its totally outside of my
budget (a pretty high sallary here in argentina is 20k dollar a
year), i've contacted carnegie mellon, but understood that there are
no scholarships for undergrad students.
what would you suggest me to do in order to study interaction design?
Can anyone please point me to some exhaustive resources that list various
HCI software tools available for the following categories: a) user task
gathering and analysis, b) UI interface development, and c) usability
testing/evaluation on interfaces? For example: DENIM/SILK can be used for
quick prototyping http://dub.washington.edu/denim/research/, TechSmith's
Morae can be used for in-lab usability testing http://www.techsmith.com/morae.asp etc.
> 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...
> on 2/24/04 19:56, id at ourbrisbane.com at id at ourbrisbane.com wrote: > HCI looks at the computer and human in synonymous > terms, > ignoring environmental, physical and sociological variables. > >> On Feb 18, 2004, at 11:19 PM, Dan Saffer wrote: >>> I feel that interaction design has a broader (some would argue less