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User-Centered Design Certificate

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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 Master's degree in HCDE if students apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated Status before taking coursework.

POLICY NOTE: Any student admitted into the User Centered Design Certificate program who does not achieve a minimum final grade of 2.7 in any class will be withdrawn from the program at the end of that quarter and unable to complete the Certificate. The program is unable to offer the opportunity to "retake" a class. Please see more information about this policy.

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(206) 543-1798

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UCD Application Deadline

August 10, 2015
5 p.m. PT
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June 1, 2015

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