'City University provided the opportunity to work with professionals and graduates from other disciplines'.
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
I was studying Architecture before I decided to take the leap into HCI. I think what was most important about City was the chance to work with professionals and graduates from other disciplines. Every module promotes rigorous and truly user-centred design, which is an approach I value.
What did you enjoy most about your course?
My peers! Course mates I’ve worked with include graphic designers, consultants, journalists, computer scientists and more! It’s been so valuable having so many different perspectives to draw from - it’s changed the way I think and work.
What has been your favourite module and why?
'Cognition and Technologies' taught me how humans plan, perceive information and act out their decisions. This has real design implications - I’ve learned to model peoples' behaviours in order to predict how people might interact in new situations with technology.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
My current research project has been really exciting. I’m collaborating with a telemedicine startup, investigating the issue of technology adoption with older users. Having access to real data and participants has been a great experience, and adds some validity to any findings I may have.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
Celebrate, probably. I’d like to be a User Experience Designer in London. I’m having a great time here, and there’s a ton of opportunity here in this domain!