Overview of the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program
The study of the relationship between humans and technology has quickly become one of the most dynamic and significant fields. Iowa State University’s graduate program in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an established leader in this rapidly evolving area, making strategic investments to accelerate research, attract talented students and faculty, and expand the program of study.
Interdisciplinary by definition, HCI impacts nearly every area of our lives. The HCI graduate major reflects a broad recognition in academia and industry of the need to train researchers to meet the challenges created by today’s breakneck pace of technological progress. HCI graduate students benefit from interacting with ISU faculty from departments representing every college in the University as well as researchers at the Virtual Reality Applications Center.
HCI Graduate Program Learning Goals
Every HCI student should be able to:
- Design and evaluate systems with a user-centered design lens
- Participate in a multidisciplinary product development team
- Choose and apply an appropriate user-centered design approach
- Identify key players and organizations in HCI
- Use theories and models in the HCI field
- Describe emerging technology trends