This program is unique in its careful balance between theory and practice, and in its focus on the challenges of designing for audiences with special needs, such as children, older adults, people with low literacy skills, or people who need assistive technology. Required coursework will include applied qualitative and quantitative research methods, experiment design, applied statistics, HCI theory, and project management. It is also one of the only doctoral degree programs in human-computer interaction that supports part-time study from anywhere in the world, with evening and online courses (in a live, synchronous format).
When you graduate from this program, you will be able to:
conduct well-designed quantitative and qualitative user research
communicate research findings to academic and industry audiences
evaluate the user research methods in studies performed by others
develop user experiences that meet the needs of a global and diverse audience and that can accommodate change and growth
develop new conceptual models and hypotheses of interaction design based on both existing interaction design knowledge and user-centered iterative design
evaluate the social and cultural effects of information systems and their implementations.
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