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User experience requires the study of design, sciences and business.
The design component requires the careful resolution of the often conflicting demands inherent in interaction and the interface design. The sciences asks us to gain a deep understanding of human behavior, values, perception and emotion. The business component recognizes that a good user experience leads to a greater probability for a successful product that enriches users' lives and delivers value to the organization.
There are ten courses in the program. Full-time students take three to four per semester and complete the program in one year. Part-time students finish in two to three years.
We deliberately consider diverse technologies in the program and adopt a balanced strategy that satisfies today's needs, while allowing you to adapt to tomorrow's emerging technologies.
Many of our classes are project-based, requiring students to manage products for a corporate partner.
Core Courses (9 Credits Required)
HF700 Foundations in Human Factors
HF750 Testing and Assessment Programs
HF710 Managing a User-Centered Design Team
Elective Courses (15 credits required)
Select five courses from the following:
HF720 Localization and the Global Market
HF730 Visualizing Information
HF740 Information Architecture: User-Centered Design for the World Wide Web
HF751 Measuring the User Experience
HF755 Special Topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
HF760 Intelligent User Interfaces
HF765 Emerging Interfaces
HF770 Prototyping and Interaction Design
HF780 Field Methods
HF785 Ethnography of Work for Design
HF790 Internship in HFID
HF795 Research Methods for Human Factors
HF800 User Experience Thesis
Non-HF Elective Courses (six credits required)
Select two courses from the following or any other graduate-level course (600-level or higher) with the approval of the program director.