Fresh From the Oven: HCI Class of ’09 Takeaways and the Move to Work
Jonathan Cohen, Roundarch
Session Type: Presentation
Recently graduated HCI masters students give a crash course / refresher in the basics. Followed by a discussion about the transition to professional practice.
Part 1: 20 Minutes, 2 years of academic takeaways. Plus, if enough attendees are grad students or thinking about it, some “if I could do it agains”.
Part 2: The gap between IxD grad school instruction and its practice, job search tips, how to stay on top of the field, cross-disciplinary basics.
Target audience: Practitioners with < 3 years of experience, graduate students and academic faculty.
Needs: 2-3 more 2009 HCI grads to put on the session. In aiming for a diverse group, I'm trying not to hit up people at Roundarch or U of M who fit the bill. =)"
I’m Jon – I’m a recent HCI grad from the University of Michigan. I work in the User Experience group at Roundarch: http://www.roundarch.com
In the past, I’ve been fortunate to hold titles such as Web Marketing Specialist (McAfee) and Production/Story Assistant (Fox).
On the side, some friends and I work on an iPhone music instrument app, which will hopefully be in the app store by September 15th, but don’t hold your breath for Apple’s approval process… =) To learn more check out http://grouploopsinfo.com
Looking forward to your thoughts on the presentation, and if you’re a 2009 HCI grad and interested in being a part of the session, please get in touch: email@example.com