HCI/d M.S. Requirements

The Master of Science in HCI (design emphasis) is an intensive, two-year program that teaches students to shape new media, interactive tools, artifacts, and systems in ways that enhance usability, augment learning, facilitate communication, and enrich the lives of the people using them. The program culminates in a two-semester capstone project.

There are three main career goal themes in the program:

  1. Interaction Design: For students who want to professionally design interfaces, interactive applications, social networking sites, and digital products
  2. Strategic Design Planning: For students who want to start their own design consultancies, or who want to achieve executive level positions and influence in design firms or otherfirms that make use of digital technologies, or who want to pioneer systemic design innovations for social good
  3. Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity: For students who are considering a career in scholarship, as a professor or researcher

For the most up-to-date information about the program structure, course descriptions, sample curriculum:

Download the M.S. in HCI/d Handbook (PDF)

HCI/d Program Director 
Jeffrey Bardzell

Faculty in HCI/d

Faculty in this area include:
Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Eli Blevis, Matthew Brennan, Travis Brown, Kay Connelly, Hamid Ekbia, Andrew Hanson, Gopinaath Kannabiran, Sonny Kirkley, Erika Lee, Leslie Liu, Christena Nippert-Eng, Nina Onesti, John Paolillo, Sameer Patil, Dan Pierz, Gregory J. E. Rawlins, Dan Richert, Selma Sabanovic, Patrick Shih, Martin Siegel, Erik Stolterman, Norman Makoto Su