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It's unexpected how little time it takes to understand what [programming] is. From within a day, I could go from not understanding anything to knowing what to do.
I love neuroscience myself so we learned how the brain works which would be useful later on when we would be designing apps. I also love social psychology because, again, it's just fascinating.
At the moment, one of my favourite modules is web development because the lecturer is so enthusiastic and I also enjoy the idea of writing a webpage and you learn loads of new things.
The psychology modules and the computer science modules seem to be progressing well. No one's been thrown in too deep, and are lost or anything. We're working at a slow enough pace.
UX and UI design is of critical importance. Courses that cover the theory and practice of topics such as user research, usability,visual and interaction design are an important foundation.
Enriching computing and user experience design with a deep understanding of complex human states and interactions is the future of both computing and user experience development and research.
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School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland