MSc in IS&HCI targets to unite both students with computer science background interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of UX principles in collaborative information systems, and social and behavioral science students with a small background in CS or data analysis.
Multi-user online services, systems involving social interactions between users (for example, online markets, crowdsourcing platforms, online games, online learning platforms, social networks) are increasingly embedded in our everyday life. Effective analysis and design of such systems require specialists who combine
- knowledge of modern methods of mathematical modeling and data analysis,
- understanding the principles of human behavior in complex online systems
- experience with information systems design methods that optimize user experience and business goals.
The program focuses on the development of analytical and technological skills necessary for the effective information systems design and exploration the impact of such systems on users and society as a whole.
Thus, the program is focused on applicants:
- having a basic education in computer science and willing to supplement it with knowledge of human behavior, skills, and abilities for designing human-oriented systems
- having a basic education in behavioral sciences (for example, sociology, psychology) and interested in modern data analysis methods, digital research and who want to understand the technological aspects of information systems design and research that involves both areas