Georgia Tech HCI Scene
Some people think of GT as an Engineering School. Many others think of it as an HCI School. Why? Just as interactive and ubiquitous computing is more and more widespread around the world - at work, at play, at school, in the car, in the home, at the beach, at the gym - literally anywhere, anytime - so too more and more educational and research endeavors have an HCI component. Here at Georgia Tech we see this in the many degree programs, courses, research labs and centers that are HCI-relevant. In some cases HCI is the central focus; in other cases HCI is an essential ingredient in an application-oriented agenda.
To give you an idea of the depth and breadth of HCI at GT, follow some of these links:
Related Degree Programs
The HCI area of study is applicable to many major fields, including 13 directly related degree programs at Georgia Tech.
Research - Institutes, Centers and Labs
Going by various names, and ranging in scope from Labs organized by one or two faculty members within a school, to cross-school Centers, to the massive Georgia Tech Research Institute, you will find hundreds of HCI-related research activities.
Many of the HCI-related courses are listed on our courses page. New courses are continually being developed, so this list may not always be completely accurate. The MS-HCI program aims to flexibly meet the interests and needs of our students; non-listed HCI-relevant courses can almost always be used to satisfy degree requirements.
The program also grants credit for seven different seminars on campus related to HCI, including robotics and home technologies. One in particular, headed by the program coordinator, is a required seminar for all MS-HCI students. The HCI Seminar includes presentations by leading HCI practitioners concerning career choices and preparation and about new developments, visits to corporate HCI labs in the Atlanta area, talks and discussions about potential MS projects and “how to succeed” in graduate school and as a professional. Any student may attend regardless of enrollment in the class; see this semester's schedule. Any speakers interested in leading a seminar are welcome and may contact the program coordinators for more information.