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.


Required courses

SI 501: Contextual Inquiry and Consulting Foundations

SI 506: Programming I

SI 520: Graphic Design and Visual Communications

SI 539: Design of Complex Websites

SI 582: Introduction to Interaction Design

SI 588: Fundamentals of Human Behavior

SI 622: Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation

Recommended courses

SI 540: Privacy in Information Technology

SI 551: Information Behavior and Search Experience

SI 552: Technology and Accessibility

SI 606: Personal Informatics Design

SI 612: Pervasive Interaction Design