I’m choosing between 2 programs that I have a hard time deciding and I would like to hear your input on this.
I was admitted to Northwestern University’s MS Engineering Design & Innovation and Georgia Tech’s MS Human-Computer Interaction. From what I found about both of these programs, Georgia Tech’s MSHCI is one of the oldest HCI programs in US and it’s well-known in the HCI community, while Northwestern’s EDI is a relatively younger program, hence they are not as well-known as Georgia Tech’s MSHCI and have less alumni. However, I’ve taken Northwestern’s EDI into consideration, because the program is designed for engineers who wants to go into UX or product design, which is something that I’m looking for.
So my questions are which program should I go? How much does a program’s reputation matter when applying for UX design jobs? And what other important factors should I consider when choosing a program?
Thank you for your time in advance. Please let me know what you think.