[Humanist] 28.541 Master of human-computer interaction at Maryland

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 541.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:03:37 -0500
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: Master in Human Computer Interaction at UMD

Dear all,

The iSchool at the University of Maryland invites creative and
forward-thinking individuals to apply for the *Master in Human Computer
Interaction* program. Located near Washington DC, Maryland’s iSchool offers
unparalleled opportunities for students to pursue research-oriented
employment careers. The interdisciplinary Master of Human-Computer
Interaction (HCIM) degree provides the opportunity for advanced, systematic
study of how to design, evaluate, and implement new information
technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide
variety of people. The major objectives of the program are to prepare
students to become human-computer interaction (HCI) leaders in industry and
government, or to enable them to be successful in doctoral work in a
particular specialization of HCI.

Through coursework and research experiences, students will develop skills

·         Fundamentals of human-computer interaction

·         Technology design process

·         User experience and usability testing

·         Evaluation techniques

·         Advanced research methods

·         Social computing strategies and technologies

Come join one of the first Human-Computer Interaction labs (HCIL) in the
country [http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hcil]. UMD’s HCIL has a long, rich history
of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. Our
faculty’s research areas span information visualization, accessibility,
privacy and usable security, international development, ubiquitous
computing, sustainability, and personalized health and wellness, and we
have an active makerspace. We welcome participation in the lab by master’s
students for capstone projects, thesis options, and transition to the Ph.D.
program, depending on individual students’ preferences and career

Learn more about Maryland's iSchool [http://ischool.umd.edu] and the Master
in Human Computer Interaction (HCIM) degree [http://hcim.umd.edu]. Apply
online [http://ischool.umd.edu/content/hcim-admissions] by January 15, 2015.

Inquiries should be directed to Maryland's iSchool Admissions <
ischooladmission at umd.edu>.


Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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