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User Experience (UX)

User experience is all about improving the quality of the interactions between a person and an object. Anytime a person interacts with an object an experience is produced which can be taken as the focus of UX. For clients, this means that websites, software, processes and products — from voice-activated navigation systems in motor vehicles to virtual reality headsets to medical devices — can all potentially be improved through UX.

Fall 2021 – Winter 2022 | User Experience Opportunities

User Experience Final Project - SI 487

User Experience Final Project

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: August 2
Project timeline: September-April 
Project duration: 30 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 30

SI 487: User Experience Final Project Syllabus


Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation - SI 622

Usability Evaluation

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: August 2 (for September-December project), November 2 (for January-April project)
Project timeline: September-December or January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 70 

SI 622: Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation Syllabus

Note: This course runs in both the fall and winter semester. Projects are being recruited for both terms.


Advanced User Research in the Field - SI 682

Advanced User Research

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: November 2
Project timeline: January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 12

SI 682: Advanced User Research in the Field Syllabus


Mastery User Experience Research and Design - SI 699

User Experience Mastery

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: August 2 (for September-December project), November 2 (for January-April project)
Project timeline: September-December or January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks
Number of projects needed: 10 

SI 699: Mastery User Experience Research and Design  Syllabus

Note: This course runs in both the fall and winter semester. Projects are being recruited for both terms.


User-Centered Agile Development - SI 699

Agile Development Mastery

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: November 2
Project timeline: January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 5

SI 699: User-Centered Agile Development Syllabus


Design Clinic

Design Clinic

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: August 2 (for September-December project), November 2 (for January-April project)
Project timeline: September-December or January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks
Number of projects needed: 20

Design Clinic Syllabus

Note: This program runs in both the fall and winter semester. Projects are being recruited for both terms.


UX Lab

UX Lab

Proposal open date: Clients accepted on a rolling basis
Proposal close date: Clients accepted on a rolling basis
Project timeline: Flexible based on client needs and agreed upon consultation work
Project duration: Flexible based on client needs and agreed upon consultation work

UX Lab Website