Onwards and forward

So I find myself in the unlikely position of having bitched about an event I got invited to this year.

Since that post, I can say that the state of interaction design conferences and education has dramatically improved with This happened in London and IxDA in the US. Hopefully this is a “future trend” :) as the schools on the subject are also starting to mushroom:

– The Institute for Information Technology at Thames Valley University is opening a MSc in Computing Interaction Design in the UK in January 2009.

– Former Ivreans are starting Copenhagen Insitute for Interaction design as well as Interaction design program in Venice

– Even Carnegie Mellon is getting on board keeping up the good work with a Masters in Tangible Interaction design.

Le roi est mort, vive le roi!

Writing 'Creating a Culture of Innovation' (Out in 2020, Apress)

Comments (3)

  1. Hi Alex,

    Just wanted to chime in to point out that Carnegie Mellon isn’t getting on board; they’ve been here for a while…

    The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University has been teaching Interaction Design since the mid-nineties. The first graduating class from the Masters of Design in Interaction Design program was in 1996. It’s still going strong.

  2. Hi Jeff,

    Yes I know CM’s program quite well as I met some of its students many years ago during an international competition of MA students. I just wanted to highlight this new program specifically targeted at Phys Comp which I think is great.

  3. Stay tuned for a new event for IxDs in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Yours truly is taking up the proverbial gauntlet. If all goes according to plan, you’ll have another reason to visit my lovely hometown somewhere in the fall of this year.

    Also, I can’t help but mention the Utrecht School of Art’s interaction design course, which has been running since 1991 (!). Look for some interesting developments there in the near future too…

    Oh, and have fun at FooCamp!

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