I have the intention of stepping into the realm of UX Design. UX as in the kind of design which involves more thinking and focuses on the user rather than the pixels. I’m thinking about going for a bachelors in HCI but I do not want to end up learning a lot of theoretical things which sounds great on paper but does not work in the real world. I also do not want encounter scenarios involving physical objects as in serious product design. I definitely do not want get into traditional graphic design(esp. print design). I’m much more interested in “User Centric Design” but I was wondering if I could occasionally dabble into the digital visuals occasionally if I go for HCI. I also do not want to get deep into interaction design which focuses heavily on web design since stuff like Click Funnels, Typeform… are already occupying that space.
In conclusion, I want to specifically pursue UX design involving apps, VR/AR and anything else involving the digital medium. Since I guess the institution matters a lot too I was wondering if fellow Canadians over here would suggest a few of them.
By the way, the essentials, I was wondering should I consider a Mac… I personally love PCs, I’m into gaming and I don’t like Macs other than the form factor and appearance. Would I undergo any kind institutional bias or something if I refuse to use a Mac in the University/College.
When it comes to career goals I’m much more concerned about whom and where I am going to be working for rather than what kind of job I do. Love to know your suggestions regarding this matter too. Let me know if I am missing something I should not be.