Why HCI is so important in ux designer profile?


I was wondering why most of the employers these days are looking for HCI degree as a qualification. If someone can shed some light on this.


I wasn’t aware that they were. Are you coming up against it a lot while looking for work?


Yes I am coming across few companies in South Asia and Europe who are looking for an HCI degree.


I used to see a lot of this back a year or two ago. I attribute it to the continued ambiguity across all fields that touch UX design. It’s not wrong, just interesting. Just to clarify, I see interaction design as one of the 5-6 main disciplines that make up a proper UX Design objective approach. BTW - HCI is so often enigmatic, even in the biggest schools(Stanford comes to mind), that it’s simply fascinating to look at their curriculums.