Humber’s User Experience (UX) Design graduate certificate simulates the multidisciplinary approaches needed to achieve an innovation process with a focus on design desirability, technological feasibility and business viability. In two semesters, you will be prepared to innovate by problem finding through design research, problem understanding through synthesis, and problem solving through design and prototyping experiences. You will learn how to create valuable courses of action by generating design problem hypothesis, structured design process plans, compelling UX deliverables and persuasive arguments.
You will learn human-centered design methods and rhetoric that ground your design in the needs of the public. You will learn how to design interactive systems through industry-standard quality assurance methods, and how to design and implement user interfaces to follow corporate strategies. A variety of conceptual and practical work will help you develop effective design skills.
As a UX designer, you will employ the work-practice of prototyping concepts in order to describe ways to integrate digital services with material products and environments. As a UX researcher, you will discover insights through usability testing and apply them to create value for corporate clients and their customers. Toward the conclusion of this program, you will convert your acquired skills and achievements into a portfolio of design products that will help you launch a career as a UX design professional. This program fosters the practical discipline, relevance and currency essential in the contemporary, ever-growing UX job market.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
This program includes two mandatory work placements.
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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