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MA in Human – Computer Interaction (HCI) at IDC Herzliya

The miLAB (Media Innovation Lab) and ARL (Advanced Reality Lab) at the School of Communications are offering a new and unique M.A. degree in Human – Computer Interaction (HCI), which is first-of its-kind in Israel. Similar to leading programs in top universities in the US and Europe, M.A. in HCI is a transformative degree, providing students the methodologies and skills required to lead user-centered products in technology companies, interactive experiences in design companies, and cutting-edge research in academic and industry innovation labs.

About the Program

  • The program’s goal is to provide students with practical research and design methodologies so that they can become experts in user-centered design and product innovation in technology companies.
  • Potential career paths include User research, Interaction design, UX/UI, Product innovation, and a range of emerging roles that require understanding of user needs and the ability to lead new products to fulfill those needs.
  • Students will create a wide range of creative projects in a “learning by doing” approach. Examples of potential student projects: evaluation of voice interfaces for smart home assistants, UX design for AI products such as conversation agents, IoT for childrenת smart toys, VR for rehabilitation, wearable technology for sports. Students select a desired area of focus, accompanied by academic or industry mentors.
  • Courses include theory, practical methodology, creative prototyping, research projects, practicum, final project, and advanced electives.

Program Highlights:

  • One-year program, in English, designed for students and working professionals, starting November 2019
  • Studies are 2 days a week: Wednesdays 13:45-22:00 and Fridays 8:45-12:45. Students who wish to invest more time in their studies, can use the lab’s prototyping workshops on additional days with no extra charge.
  • Project-based learning in research labs and design workshops, including creative prototyping with code, sensors, 3D printing, UX design and more.
  • Students will master core methodologies: User-centered product innovation and Service design | UX/UI design and user research | Interaction design and technology prototyping | Research of Human-Technology Interaction.



Duration: 12 months

Age Group: Post College

Location: Herzliya

Accommodation: IDC dorms, optional (not included in the program's tuition)

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - 70,000 NIS


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