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About This Certificate

Advance your career in the exciting rapidly growing field of User Experience (UX) design. Introducing a new certificate targeted on human-centered design for websites, mobile apps, and the latest emerging technologies that push the boundaries of possibility. Build a user’s satisfaction and interaction with a system, service or product, such as a website, web application, mobile application, by learning to improve the usability, accessibility, and desirability to offer a great User Experience. The UX process begins with the stage of research and discovery, followed by brainstorming for concepts and strategy, then a prototyping phase, and lastly user testing. This certificate will introduce you to the current industry tools and techniques used for UX and begins with a focus on research methods and information architecture. Through project-based learning work with the current tools, techniques, and methods employed by the industry, experiment and create world-class user experiences, design rich complex systems and champion new visions of the future.

Timeline to Completion: Courses last six to nine weeks. Students are advised to take one to two courses per semester. Certificates must be completed in two years, but many students finish in three semesters or one year.

Enrollment Type: Noncredit

Format: Online only 

Number of Courses: 5 courses 

Course Sequence: Students planning to complete the certificate are advised to take courses in the order listed, specifically Intro to UX: User Research Methods first and UX/UI Portfolio last. 

$577-$850 per course, $3,431 total

What You'll Learn
  1. Gain the tools needed to design the interaction between users and products.
  2. An understanding of user research including the design cycle, user journey, persona development, analysis, affinity mapping, user flow and prototyping of software products (apps or websites), services or physical products.
Who Should Enroll
  • All newcomers to the world of User Experience design and individuals looking to join the world of UX Design professionally

  • Career-changers who want to elevate their career path or leverage their skills

  • Suitable for designers, developers, creative directors, entrepreneurs, and project managers

  • Designers looking to broaden their skill set by incorporating pervasive and ubiquitous computing approaches

  • Developers looking for opportunities to incorporate UX practices into their work

  • App makers, designers, developers, and anyone else on the team of website creators looking to offer a richer experience across many bandwidths

Jobs for User Experience Designers

  • Interaction Designer

  • Usability Expert

  • Information Architect

  • UX Director

  • Content Strategist

  • Product Design Manager

  • Human-Centered Interaction Design

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