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User Experience (UX) Design NEW

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: UX511 Length: 2 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2017/2018 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic TBD
  • international TBD

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2017/2018 academic year.  Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $400 for materials and equipment.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

George Paravantes
Program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 4722
george.paravantes@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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Our Program

The designers in demand today innovate by explicitly linking business disciplines with communication design, grounded in empathic understanding of the user context. In order to create valuable courses of action, they generate thick descriptions, structured plans, compelling deliverables and persuasive arguments. In the User Experience (UX) Design graduate certificate program, learning is situated to simulate the pace and pressures of business environments and responds to the imperative for orderly, meaningful and accessible communication. You will employ the work-practice of prototyping concepts in order to describe ways to effectively integrate digital services with materials-based products and environments. You will conduct field research and make significant discoveries to create value for corporate clients and their customers. You will convert your prior academic achievements into a portfolio of design projects preparing you to launch a career as a UX design professional. The program fosters the practical discipline, relevance and currency essential in today’s growing UX job market.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Facilitate team processes towards effective completion of user experience design projects.
  • Represent a linked sequence of observed evidence, collected data, qualitative research findings, interpretations and proposed design solutions to stakeholders to solicit support and commitment.
  • Assess requirements of a user experience design project, in order to increase corporate acceptance, usability and effectiveness.
  • Present persuasive arguments in support of user experience projects which balance user needs with business objectives.
  • Design a complex user experience project which considers a business uncertainty and plans for multiple outcomes.
  • Manage projects using current and proven methodologies to coordinate the work of a multi-disciplinary user experience design team.
  • Adapt recommendations and courses of action in accordance with explicit and implicit cultural, professional and ethical constructs involved in solving user experience design problems.
  • Factor and refactor research methods and insight-generating frameworks in order to facilitate, inform and guide team problem-solving.
  • Resolve uncertainties and create shared purpose with stakeholders using iterative prototyping.
  • Evaluate, adjust and communicate design decisions in alignment with financial, technical, and usability factors.


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Work Placement

The work placement is a total of six weeks – three in Semester 1 and three in Semester 2.

Your Career

Typical careers for graduates include user experience architect, user experience researcher, user experience designer, information architect, content strategist, communication designer and information designer.

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