UX Research and Design
Mastery courses are special types of courses that require students to demonstrate synthesis of the major theories, methods, and approaches to inquiry and/or schools of practice necessary for entry into a particular career in the information professions.
UX Research and Design Mastery Course Description
This course will require students to demonstrate mastery in application of design theories, concepts, and principles to defining valid problems, uncovering user needs, articulating service requirements, documenting UX research results, proposing, refining, and prototyping design solutions, and communicating with stakeholders effectively. Students will have opportunities to integrate methods and theories about user experience design in this course by engaging in a whole process from identifying design issues to developing design solutions. Students will work on a single project end-to-end during the semester. They will either work on a project individually or in pairs. For the most part, projects will be chosen and designed by students from scratch, though projects for real-world clients will be allowed as long as they meet the course requirements.