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Master of Science in

User-Centered Design

Graduates of our MS in User-Centered Design program should feel equipped to develop an extensive portfolio of artifacts that demonstrate an advanced understanding of the human factors that influence design.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Program outcomes:

  • Conceive, articulate and implement a design.
  • Develop effective methods and criteria for system organization and evaluation of designs.
  • Identify and apply social and psychological principles to predict and explain user response.
  • Identify and apply social and psychological principles when conceiving and implementing designs.
  • Identify the human factors that may influence user response and define appropriate solutions.
  • Implement design thinking to foster innovation.

Required Courses

RUCD 101
Innovation and User-Centered Design
RUCD 120
Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design
RUCD 130
Information Architecture
RUCD 150
Prototyping and Evaluation
RUCD 160
Information Visualization Theory and Techniques
RUCD 170
Design Operation and Leadership
RUCD 190
Capstone in User-Centered Design

Electives (choose three)

RPJM 130
Agile Project Management
RSEG 128
User Interface Design
RSEG 161
Web Development Technologies
RSEG 175
Mobile Applications and Responsive Web Design
RUCD 180
Systems Thinking
RUCD 185
Design of Immersive Environments
RUCD 290
Special Topics in User-Centered Design

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