Certificate in User-Centered Design

Certificates » User-Centered Design
Program Features
  • Graduate credit that can be applied to the Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering 
  • Development and evaluation of real-world, user-centered design projects
  • Practice designing and carrying out usability testing on product prototypes
  • Hands-on experience overseeing Web development with user-centered design principles
Who Should Apply
  • Developers and designers looking to acquire specific skills in UX design and research
  • Product and program managers who work on UI and UX issues
  • Content professionals who want to learn more about user design challenges and considerations
Study sophisticated methods for planning and developing intuitive, user-friendly product design. Explore user experience design and research, visual communication and information visualization, interaction design and prototyping, and Web design. Gain an understanding of design principles for print and interactive media, including use of graphics, animation, sound and hypermedia. Learn the latest user research theories and techniques for placing user needs at the forefront of each stage of the design process.
Key Outcome
You will develop a thorough understanding of the principles of user-centered design and prepare for a career in user experience design and research.
Sections
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2013  Details Details UW Seattle 4396 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section A) Sep 25 - Dec 13, 2013 Anytime TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section B) Sep 25 - Dec 25, 2013 Anytime TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section C) Sep 25 - Dec 13, 2013 Anytime TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section D) Sep 25 - Dec 13, 2013 Anytime TBD
UX Speaker Series (HCDE 521) (Optional) Sep 25 - Dec 13, 2013 W Zachry
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section A) Jan 5 - Mar 16, 2014 Anytime TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section B) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2014 Anytime TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section C) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2014 Anytime TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section D) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2014 Anytime TBD
UX Speaker Series (HCDE 521) (Optional) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2014 Anytime TBD
Information Visualization (HCDE 511) (Section A) Mar 31 - Jun 6, 2014 Anytime TBD
Information Visualization (HCDE 511) (Section B) Mar 31 - Jun 6, 2014 Anytime TBD
Information Visualization (HCDE 511) (Section C) Mar 31 - Jun 6, 2014 Anytime TBD
User-Centered Web Design (HCDE 537) Mar 31 - Jun 6, 2014 Anytime Boyd
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4755 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section A) Sep 24 - Dec 12, 2014 M TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section B) Sep 24 - Dec 12, 2014 Tu TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section C) Sep 24 - Dec 12, 2014 W TBD
User-Centered Design (HCDE 518) (Section D) Sep 24 - Dec 12, 2014 Th TBD
Information Visualization (HCDE 511) (elective) Sep 24 - Dec 5, 2014 W TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section A) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015 TBD TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section B) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015 TBD TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section C) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015 TBD TBD
Usability Studies (HCDE 517) (Section D) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015 TBD TBD
UX Speaker Series (HCDE 521) Jan 5 - Mar 20, 2015 TBD TBD
Visual Communication (HCDE 508) (elective) Jan 5 - Mar 13, 2015 TBD TBD
Information Visualization (HCDE 511) (elective) Mar 30 - Jun 12, 2015 TBD TBD
Interaction Design & Prototyping (HCDE 536) (Section A, elective) Mar 30 - Jun 12, 2015 TBD TBD
Interaction Design & Prototyping (HCDE 536) (Section B, elective) Mar 30 - Jun 12, 2015 TBD TBD
User-Centered Web Design (HCDE 537) (elective) Mar 30 - Jun 12, 2015 TBD TBD
Visual Communication (HCDE 508) (elective) Mar 30 - Jun 12, 2015 TBD TBD
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Anyone can pick up a manual and learn to create something nowadays. What you'll gain in the UCD program is a deeper understanding of how design can help facilitate communication that creates real value in the world.

Ario Jafarzadeh
UCD and MS HCDE Graduate, User Experience Designer, Google