Human Computer Interaction
Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Informatics and Computing
Overview: Are you passionate about developing computing and technology solutions practical to use today and in the future? Then you'll enjoy a career in Human-Computer Interaction. Using research and principles from design, psychology, business, engineering and computing, you'll create technology that not only solves problems, but is intuitive, functional and enjoyable to use. Human-Computer Interaction provides the answers to how Apple made the iPhone so unique, or how Amazon's Kindle changed the way we read, or why your favorite websites are so easy to use when so many others make you want to scream. In our applied, research-based program, you'll focus on the end user and the experience to conceive, design and develop interactive applications that deliver results, add even more functionality to the web than thought possible, and design sought-after technologies. Professionally, you'll find success in user interface design, including web, mobile, tablet and software design, next-generation interactive technology, marketing, interactive product research and development, or even your own start-up. Whatever you pursue, you'll be a valuable asset for your ability to push the boundaries of what's yet to come.