Least cognitively demanding STEM discipline (at tier 1 grad schools)? - Pt. 3

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Nov 4 11 Comments

(… with relatively *lower* reqs. on ability to analyze abstract complexity, originate novel insights, resolve counterintuitive subtleties, quickly grasp new fields of knowledge, synthesize different paradigms, etc.)

Eliminated in previous rounds:
Biology, Chemistry, Financial Engineering

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  • LinkedIn / Design
    uxgod

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    uxgodmore
    lol HCI is the easiest. honestly it's a joke. CMU HCI / UW HCI / GeorgiaTech HCI etc. Just go to class, enjoy the free-ride during team projects and you'll get a STEM masters degree in a year or two.
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    • LinkedIn / Design
      uxgod

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      It's not really a liberal arts field, it's basically UX design. You'll be exploring bunch of ways create good user interfaces and the theories behind them. Yes you can collaborate with a lot of front-end engineers so it's STEM, but you don't have to and that's what makes it so easy.
      Nov 4
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      uxgod

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      If you're looking for UX Design programs, CMU / UW / GTech / UMich MHCI are "top-tier". If you're looking for more broader and traditional design (visual design, industrial design, etc): RISD / SVA / Art Center, etc.
      Nov 4
    • Google
      OP
      By the way, I think creating visually appealing and easy-to-use displays requires much ingenuity and professional experience! The poll was primarily targeted at eng/research domains, not UX. The response was a bit of a surprise to me, and I hope there is no confusion, as is common by many people in tech.
      Nov 4
    • LinkedIn / Design
      uxgod

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      uxgodmore
      The title of this poll is "Least cognitively demanding STEM discipline", HCI is definitely the least demanding STEM field out of all the OPs poll options. Just saying. Maybe edit the title to ENG then.

      If someone was looking for the most effortless / quickest way to get a STEM degree, HCI won't disappoint lol.
      Nov 4
    • Google
      OP
      At first I had inserted "formal" / "hard", then changed the title to be less wordy and avoid being attacked for divisiveness. For example, modern econometrics can be highly quantitative, despite economics being generally considered a "social" / "soft" science.

      It's unusual that nobody has expressed anger at such a question yet, although admittedly this is Blind (and not Quora or Reddit).
      Nov 4
  • Riverbed Technology siegel
    Wtf man, how many of these polls you gonna keep putting out
    Nov 4 1
    • Google
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      One more, as a grand finale, and that's all ;)
      It won't be visible to you, however, in Tech Lounge?
      Nov 4

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