Max studied for a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London, and graduated in 2014.
Why did you decide to study at City University London?
My decision to study at City, University of London was carefully thought through and seemed logical. After doing my undergraduate degree in computer engineering in Germany and an exchange semester at the University of Ottawa in Canada, I decided that I wanted to do my Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design, in an English-speaking country if possible.
After doing some research, City, University of London convinced me with its programme outline and practical approach to teaching.
What was your favourite aspect of your course?
The lecturers were creative in coming up with interesting and challenging tasks, and I really enjoyed the coursework for each module. It required us to be creative, collaborative, and to ‘get our hands dirty’ by applying our ideas and getting feedback and requirements from potential users. No better way to learn!
What was the highlight of your time at City?
The absolute highlight of my time at City was handing over my final dissertation! I spent several months working on it – together with my supervisor, Stephanie Wilson – and I felt proud, thrilled and relieved when I finally submitted this consequential work. Truly, nothing felt better than this moment!
What was the main benefit of completing a course at City?
I would say it was exchanging with the people I met while studying there – students, professors and external speakers alike. With its international scope, City attracts students and professors from all over the world. Also, the course I was in welcomed students with varied educational and professional backgrounds.
Such a cultural and professional mix was favourable for highly-productive and rich debates and exchange of ideas. Furthermore, I would like to insist on the fact that it is through those exchanges, with professors in particular, that I was made aware of the opportunity to do a KTP project with Professor Neil Maiden.
How did City prepare you for your chosen career path?
Studying at City gave me the valuable tools and knowledge required to work closely with stakeholders in order to work out a design that is engineered especially for their future users.
How would you describe your current working environment? What it is like working for Evalucom?
Evalucom provides a good environment for work. With the team being small, there is a large opportunity for collaboration across different areas of the business. Furthermore, I am able to have a significant amount of responsibility and be close to large business decisions. There is also DND time which enables productivity. And finally, the Evalucom team members are organised and motivated, enabling me to work smoothly.
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