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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:

  • Master interaction design and information architecture tools and techniques, including prototyping at various levels of fidelity.
  • Understand and apply the human factors (including physical and psychological principles) that impact user interactions with digital products and technologies.
  • Conduct and leverage qualitative and quantitative research to inform design decisions and evaluate designs.
  • Adapt user experience processes and methods to a range of organizational contexts and settings.
  • Develop design thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills necessary to plan and drive UX strategy for products and organizations.

Required Courses

RUCD 101
User Experience Design
RUCD 120
Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design
RUCD 130
Information Architecture
RUCD 140
Research Methods
RUCD 150
Design Ideation and Prototyping
RUCD 170
Design Operation and Leadership
RUCD 190
Capstone in User-Centered Design

Electives (choose three)

RPJM 130
Demystifying Agile Project Management
RSEG 128
User Interface Design
RSEG 161
Web Development Technologies
RSEG 175
Mobile Applications and Responsive Web Design
RUCD 160
Information Visualization Theory and Techniques
RUCD 180
UX Design Processes
RUCD 185
Design of Non-Screen User Experiences
RUCD 290
Special Topics in User-Centered Design

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