Information Design and Corporate Communication (IDCC)
The Information Design and Corporate Communication (IDCC) department houses a highly interdisciplinary faculty focusing on research and teaching in User Experience (UX) and Public Relations (PR). Our UX faculty and students’ research focuses on virtual reality, haptic and tactile interfaces, customer experience and educational user interfaces. The research focus in PR focuses on the media’s presentation of racialized and gendered stereotypes and on crisis management and corporate social advocacy.
The undergraduate IDCC program offers concentrations in User Experience (UX) and Public Relations (PR). Students learn to tackle messy real-world problems and create human-centered solutions using innovative and research-based methods from UX and PR.
The graduate Master’s in Human Factors in Information Design (MSHFID) is a 10-course UX program emphasizing a solid behavioral foundation and focusing on qualitative and quantitative user research methods, usability testing, and product design, interfaces and services. The hybrid program is regularly highly ranked and available on the main campus outside of Boston and also in San Francisco.
The Executive PhD in Experience Design is a flexible three-year program that prepares students for leadership roles in design and research. Students will benefit from our state-of-the-art User Experience Center, the Haptics Lab and the Augmented Reality Lab.