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Experience Design

The Experience Design (XD) program takes a human-centered approach to problem solving by developing ethical and impactful solutions to social, environmental and business challenges. Through interdisciplinary courses in content strategy, graphic design, design innovation, user research, interface design and interaction design, students learn the tools of the trade, build portfolios, and launch their careers as experience designers and researchers.

Bentley's XD major offers a rare combination of ethical, inclusive research and design-thinking principles, hands-on practice and tools for advancing an organization's triple bottom line: planet, people and profit. These values, coupled with core business courses, prepare Bentley students to design creative, sustainable and transformative experiences that benefit businesses, customers and communities in today's competitive innovation economy.

By the Numbers


Experience Design Median Starting Salary

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Experience Design Job Placement Rate

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of students complete at least one internship

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Information Security and Computer Forensics (IPM 210)

The security of electronically shared information is critical to organizational success. This course will examine information security management issues that must be addressed by organizations in today's ubiquitously networked environments. Specifically, students will delve into information security risks and related protection of data, and computer forensics issues, including discussion on what organizations can do to collect evidence from various types of computer systems that might be employed to commit a crime, how to manage computer crime investigations, and how to preserve evidence from various platforms including mobile devices.

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Digital Public Relations

This course introduces students to the tools, critical thinking and skills needed to manage and exploit information technology in high-tech public relations and public relations. Whether promoting a product or controlling a rumor, high tech plays an important role in public relations strategy. High tech opens the door to new audiences and shortens timelines. The explosion of online media presents new opportunities for companies to deliver key messages about their products, services, activities and reputation.

Lights, Camera, Internship!

Show business is called that for a reason, but not every film buff thinks to take their passion to a business university. Valerie Boucher ’20 is different. She always wanted to pursue a career in film and entertainment and, at Bentley, she parlayed a major in Information Design and Corporate Communication into an internship with Bradley Cooper’s Hollywood production company. After an amazing summer there, she’s now one step closer to her dream.

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Snap, tweet, post: Interns put their social media skills to work

Jaclyn Leduc ’18 admits she wasn’t that interested in social media before she started an internship helping to manage Bentley’s social media accounts. Today, however, she’s hooked; and that’s a good thing. As a content marketing associate at 3Play Media in Boston, Leduc writes content for the company’s blog and manages its social accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

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Connect with Bentley Experience Design faculty

sloane hughes
I enjoy writing and technology and at the intersection of these disciplines is a skill set I can utilize in many professional settings. There’s a real demand for creative people who have a passion for lending a fresh voice to the business world.
Sloane Hughes
Class of 2020

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