The HCI "look"A lot of times people who learn I'm in computer science at CMU immediately ask if I'm in HCI. What is it that brands me as HCI--is it my PowerBook (with haute leopard foofbag), my smile, or that I'm female?
I know Mac users in programming languages, some very smiley robo grads, and plenty of guys in HCI. Are other CS departments as recognizable as HCI? Do the LTI grads carry Saussure in their back pocket and have the glazed look of deep semantic thought?