>>The programme is a double degree programme, which means that you will study at two European universities and in two different countries. Aalto University offers HCID studies as both entry (first-year) and exit (second-year) studies. For the full list of universities, please visit the EIT Digital Master School website.
The first year will be similar at all six HCID entry point universities with foundation courses in:
- Introduction Human-Computer Interaction
- User-Centred Design Methods
- Programming of Interactive Systems
- Evaluation Techniques
- Multidisciplinary Design Project
An important part of the programme are also the Innovation and & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses.
During the second year of studies, the student chooses a spesialisation option offered in one of the seven exit point universities. Aalto University offers a specialisation in Cross-Device Interaction with courses on various design and user interface development techniques embarking from web and mobile development towards post-desktop interactions with virtual or augmented reality. Human interaction capabilities and goals largely remain the same even if the used interaction device and implementation methods evolve. 90’s early experimentations with mobile code (Java) have changed to responsive design and mobile-first culture of information consumption. Through developments in sensors, algorithms, and computer graphics we are waiting for the consumer break-through of augmented reality and 3D user interfaces. (Updated 1.12.2021).
More information on the programme content and curriculum can be found in the Student guide.