On Monday graduate students were allowed to register for spring courses starting at 6 a.m. A couple classes I wanted to take seemed rather popular, so I set the alarm for 5:55, after going to bed at 3 a.m., and not falling asleep until 4 a.m.
My strategy paid off, however, as I got in the classes I wanted. Though many others must have had the same idea as me, because after I entered my first course and hit submit, the browser hung for about five minutes waiting for a response.
As an interaction design graduate student, there were three courses I had to sign up for:
- Design Seminar II
- Design Studio II (supposed to be an ass kicker)
- Research Methods for Human Centered Design
I signed up for two additional courses:
- Information Visualization with Ben Fry
- Understanding Perception Through Design (mini)
I’m not sure about taking five courses. This semester I took four, and I’m plenty busy. But the perception course is only half a semester.