Johannes SchleithHuman-Computer Interaction Design MSc
'City appeared to be one of the most exciting places in the UK if not Europe, to study HCI and User-centred Design'.
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
During an academic internship I worked with Dr. Stumpf at City's Centre for HCID and got to know its fantastic staff and research. City appeared to be one of the most exciting places in the UK if not Europe, to study HCI and User-centred Design with an approach that integrates and encourages interdisciplinary thinking, building on current theories about cognition and creativity.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
Every part of the course is well thought-through. It combines individual as well as team work and employs a healthy mix of theory and practice, which really helps to understand and apply the concepts and approaches. As expected it was very intense, but by this also pushed us to work hard and learn a lot about the subject.
What has been your favourite module and why?
It is hard to pick one favourite from two terms of inspiring teaching. 'Cognition and Technology' encouraged to think about how information technology might support and extend human cognition and communication.
What has been the highlight of your course so far?
Teaching was complemented by external talks and tutorials about current research as well as tips and tricks by practitioners about careers in industry, e.g. during the HCID Open Day 2015.
Where was your internship and how was the experience?
I am soon to start an internship with the User Experience Consultancy, Spotless.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I am looking forward to apply good practice in user research and user-centred design on real world projects that make a difference and employ technology in a way that extends, rather than takes away human capabilities.