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Good HCI grad programs (hardware emphasis)?

Postby Alan Chatham » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:04 pm UTC


So, I'm looking into graduate programs (both Masters and PhD) in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). I've got a small list so far of programs that look interesting (MIT, Stanford, Yale, UCSB, University of Washington), but I'm wondering if anyone here has experience/has done this search as well? I'm somewhat of a non-traditional CS student; I only minored in CS (with a major in Economics), but I have spent the past year developing new video game controllers, so I feel confident that my passion lies in HCI. This does also mean that my interests like primarily in physical computing/tangible interfaces/hardware as opposed to research in the 2-D GUI/WIMP space, which makes for an interesting limitation. Anyone know of some more good programs?

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Re: Good HCI grad programs (hardware emphasis)?

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Re: Good HCI grad programs (hardware emphasis)?

Postby Intrepid » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:43 am UTC

I am actually looking into that as well, though more specifically Industrial Design and Visual Computing. Georgia Tech and Carnegie also have some interesting research projects in that field going on.

Though I think particular the field its best to look in Masters programs. Because its a more applied discipline, work experience counts more.

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Re: Good HCI grad programs (hardware emphasis)?

Postby DorkRawk » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:37 pm UTC

Just saw this thread. I'm an HCI masters student at DePaul in Chicago (so that's an option).

I know that Carnegie Mellon has a fantastic HCI program. Iowa has a pretty good program, too.

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