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Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design (online)

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Introduction

The user interface serves as the first impression for an organization and its products, making user experience (UX) design a critical element of business strategy. UX designers provide accessible, interactive and enjoyable user experiences that can translate to any device, thereby enhancing product recognition, brand stature, consumer loyalty and a company’s bottom line.

Creating dynamic user journeys, from concept to execution

Individuals increasingly rely on mobile phones, tablets and computers to interact with brands and products. This rise of multichannel consumers has created an increased demand for experts in user experience (UX) design who can provide streamlined, visual and user-friendly digital experiences. Such professionals are vital to large corporations and small startups; nonprofits, charitable organizations and government agencies; as well as colleges and universities.

The online Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design provides you with a comprehensive understanding of user-centered design. You’ll become versed in the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and function. By the end, you’ll be able to effectively research, design, develop, test and prototype an end-to-end user experience on any device.

Credits earned throughout this program also may be transferred into the online MS in Interactive Media and Communications upon acceptance into the program. Career, resume and portfolio advice is also available to students, as is an exclusive network of more than 350 Quinnipiac interactive media alumni working in all industries.

About Online Learning

Flexible scheduling meets world-class education

Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.

Curriculum and Requirements

Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design
Program of Study

The Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design requires completion of 9 credits. Take three of the courses listed below for the graduate certificate.

ICM 512Principals of User Experience Design3
ICM 513Content Strategy3
ICM 514Understanding Your Audience3
ICM 517Ideation, Prototyping and Testing3