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UBC iSchool Introduces Designing for People (DFP) Graduate Specialization

August 17, 2018

The UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies) recently announced the addition of a new specialization for students interested in the human-centred design of systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, or related areas.

Announcing: The Designing for People (DFP) Graduate Specialization

This is a new opportunity at UBC for students interested in the human-centred design of systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, or related areas. The DFP specialization can be carried out as part of your iSchool MLIS, MAS or PhD degree, and includes a dedicated project course, numerous enrichment opportunities and a research thesis supervised by a DFP-affiliated faculty member. Graduate students and faculty from across UBC participate in the DFP program.

The DFP is currently seeking applications from interested graduate students at the iSchool. For more information, see the DFP website and contact Luanne Freund or one of the other DFP-affiliated faculty at the iSchool: Eric Meyers, Lisa Nathan, Julia Bullard or Heather O’Brien. In some cases, DFP funding may be available for participating students.

MLIS Students interested in human computer interaction, who do not wish to do a research thesis, are encouraged to speak with their Faculty Advisors about the Information Interaction and Design pathway, which is intended to help students focus their studies in this area.

Learn more about our iSchool pathways or the DFP specialization on our Specializations page.

From UBC iSchool Specializations page:

Designing For People specialization

Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary field of study that explores human behaviour in technology-rich environments with the goal of informing the design and testing of new technologies. UBC offers a collaborative, cross-disciplinary program called Designing for People (DFP). The DFP is a research-oriented program, structured as 12 credits of specialization components that enrich another degree program. Students receive a degree in their home department but their program is enhanced with core knowledge from anchor courses and electives. Students are required to complete a research thesis with their DFP supervisor(s). To learn more about this specialization or how to apply, visit the DFP at UBC website.

(Via UBC iSchool)

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