Become more than a user. As a student in the HCI program, you’ll learn about the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems. You will learn skills that are in high demand - U.S. News & World Report recently listed HCI as one of the strongest future career areas.
In this interdisciplinary program, you will learn the skills to design both computer hardware and software that is functional, efficient and gratifying to use. Your curriculum will include courses in computer science, psychology, and graphic design, among others, that will deepen your knowledge of the domain. With that knowledge, you will learn your skills by practicing alongside esteemed faculty.
You will gain real world experience through projects that incorporate skills building, analyzing and improving human-computer interaction. Past student projects measuring emotion through Xbox’s Kinect, using NAO robots as effective means to deliver health care messages, and more. Students in this program often receive funding through fellowships to work on large scale projects with major businesses like Welch Allyn, MedTech and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.