Everything you should know about statement of purpose (sop)
When I think about the different realms of technology, it is hard to think of a domain that is going to change the world as much as UX/UI will, in the decades ahead. In the near future, I foresee interactive design communication being used as a tool, just like mathematics is used for all the fields of Science.
From my earliest years, I loved puzzles and games which involved application of observation. This was even reflected in my takeaway of various discussions which would take place around me.
While my friends spoke of the run chase in Cricket, I was more interested in why a certain cricketer or the team didn’t and couldn’t perform well in that match, while the other kids discussed the movies they watched with their families over weekends, my mind was invested in why so many people didn’t like the concept of the movie and similarly, while the whole world around me was busy using the technology, my mind wandered around finding ways to find and invent a new technology which becomes a source of interaction between the machine and humans just like the mouse in my PC would take my commands to kill the bad guys. And, it’s all because, there have been a side of an observer imbibed in me which always pushes me to find the solution of the problems, which meant that I needed to identify the reason behind a certain event. Hence, after pursuing my undergraduate studies in Information Technology, I was keen to explore user interfaces for web and mobile applications.
Designing my own career
I firmly believe that Education, if chosen and which I do, is an unending process. Therefore, despite not having a design degree as a part of my undergraduate studies, I led the College Design Club activities wherein (Need info on what all you did or else we can remove this) and in the pursuit of learning more and designing my career around what I love to do, I also did a UX certification course and got practice led experience about human centric design approach. Later, I attended the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design’s summer school in India wherein the focus was on natural disaster rehabilitation, environmental pollution and child care mechanism. Hitherto, my experience and learnings were shaped to satiate my yearning but after doing the certification course, I was amazed to learn how design could create socially innovative solutions and impact millions of lives positively.
Experiences which shaped me
For a person like me who has always kept education and never ending learning at high pedestal, since my undergraduate studies, I have been working in digital cinema industries which helped me gain an insight into the building experience for the projectionist in cinema hall to control the
movie playback and configuring multiple devices such as projectors, sound processors and other I/O devices connected to the playback server.
Working in the capacity of a UI/UX practitioner, I have begun to understand the realm of design cases which is based on building them on a holistic understanding of people, relationships and the fact that technology is the most important aspect of this discipline.
Aligning my interest
For me, the term ‘Interactive Design Communication’ is synonymous with technological evolution amalgamation with revolution in which I believe prioritising user’s needs over technology and a blend between the two is present. The interactive design is innovative, engrossing and all of these technologies encourages to adopt out of the box techniques and test the limits of current technologies. Pursuing MA in Interaction Design communication will help me in expanding my knowledge around technological aspects of interaction and experience around connected devices and it’s technology.
Why London College of Communication?
An extremely distinguished faculty, a milieu of eclectic academic activity, and a graduate program which blends high quality course work and research facilities at the cutting edge of every sub-field are some of the factors that I love about the university. Since, London College of Communication has the unique distinction of being at the forefront of innovation; I wish to have the university as my academic ‘home’.
Apart from this, the university showcase the work of students in various exhibitions and live stream them on social media platforms. I really admired the way how IDC students were surrealist storytellers to the audience and pumped deep inside me to bring out my own creativity and imagination in such a way.
Given the confluence of my personal and professional interests, my goal is to obtain a Masters degree in Interaction Design communication from an esteemed university like yours as it can provide a huge spectrum of opportunities to me. Studying Masters in Interaction Design communication will help me make the best use of the knowledge which I have garnered so far and at the same time, sharpen my skills. I have come to see Interaction Design communication as a discipline that can satisfy & further develop my interests. I want to learn more so that I can execute more. I want to turn myself into a professional who is well versed with the ever changing technologies in the world. The course will help me to grow my skill set and would give me an opportunity to explore more
This will be achieved by attending a Masters course as it will enable me to carve a niche for myself in the industry along with working on my expertise and broadening my perspectives.
Thus, I sincerely request the admission committee to favourably consider my application and provide me with a suitable platform for the attainment of success in my desired field.