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User-Centered Design Certificate

The User-Centered Design (UCD) Certificate is an evening, graduate-level program in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for students who want to enhance their skills in user experience (UX) research and design.

UCD Certificate students learn sophisticated methods for planning and developing intuitive, user-friendly product designs. Students study the latest theories and practices to keep user needs at the forefront of each stage of the design process.


HCDE offers the User-Centered Design Certificate program in conjunction with UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE), which manages the application submission process. More »


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

Tuition & Fees

Earn graduate credit that can be applied to the Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering degree. More »

Certificate Instructors

Courses in the User-Centered Design Certificate program are taught by members of HCDE faculty as well as part-time instructors who are experts in the field of UX. More »