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User-Centered Design Certificate

User Centered Design Certificate Info Sessions
(No RSVP necessary--just attend!)
Monday, July 28  facebook
Monday, August 4  facebook
All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 420, on the UW Seattle Campus.

  • We regret that due to the exceptional number of interested applicants, we are unable to schedule individual advising appointments with prospective User-Centered Design Certificate students.
  • The best way to learn more is to attend a summer information session and/or review the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • To be added to the mailing list, please email, subject line: UCD Certificate mailing list. We regret that this email address cannot respond to inquiries.


The User-Centered Design (UCD) Certificate is an evening, graduate-level program in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for students who want to explore a wide range of issues in user-centered design. Students learn sophisticated methods for planning and developing intuitive, user-friendly product designs. Students study the latest user research and design theories and practices for placing user needs at the forefront of each stage of the design process.

This four-course certificate focuses on usability studies, user-centered design theories, visual communication and information visualization, and web design.

12 credits of the 13 earned in the UCD Certificate may later count toward the MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering if students apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated Status PRIOR to taking coursework.

Contact HCDE Graduate Advising

Lauren Witt
428 Sieg Hall
(206) 543-1798

Watch the HCDE MS Video

Upcoming Deadlines

User-Centered Design Certificate Application
Deadline Monday, Aug 11, 2014
Admissions FAQs
Program Overview

HCDE MS Application
Deadline Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
Admissions FAQs
Program Overview






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