HCI in Siegen: We are intercultural!
The Master programme Human Computer Interaction (M.Sc.) is the oldest of its kind in germany. It is an international study programme where all lectures, seminars and practices are taught in English. German courses can additionally be taken.
We have over three years of experience with internationalisation and together with our students, we benefit from our lessons learned. Because we are a small study programme, it is all very familiar. In close contact with our students, we have been able to constantly improve in terms of intercultural communcation and cooperation. This openness is also reflected in the interdisciplinarity of our admission requirements and curriculum.
Systems for humans
A good, sustainable and human-centered interaction design is crucial for the success of sociotechnical systems. In the HCI Master in Siegen, students acquire a solid and vast basis of methods and techniques for conception, design and implementation as well as the testing of IT systems for humans. We as the first HCI programme in Germany with our long-term expertise in this area.
Practical and context awareness
Classic usability often works with (quantitative) lab studies. In Siegen, we are convinced that this is not enough and the human as a whole is not adequately considered in this process. Therefore, we mostly conduct our research ethnographically (qualitatvely) in the field, i.e., in the context of the user. Systems are developed together with the end user (Grounded Design).
Research and teaching
Research and teaching go hand in hand in Siegen. Students often work directly in research projects, which are also sometimes carried out in cooperation with the industry. Here, you can find not only a high research relevance and the opportunity to work academically, but also a close relation to practice.