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Assurance of Learning: M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture

Mission Statement: The Interaction Design and Information Architecture masters program encourages innovation and discovery in the study of information and interaction. Through interdisciplinary courses in topics like cognitive psychology, library science, computer science, user research, interaction design, and game design, and a combination of theoretical inquiry and real-world projects, students with varied backgrounds become leaders and innovators in the field of user experience design.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the M.S. in Interaction Design and Information Architecture, students will be able to:

  • apply principles of iterative, user-centered design to the development of interactive information systems
  • develop proper structures of information as they apply to global and diverse target audiences
  • conduct user research with industry standard tools and techniques
  • evaluate methodological, social, and cultural effects of interactive information systems and their implementations
  • design interactions that meet the needs of diverse environments and users
  • communicate research findings to computer programmers, graphic designers and business partners.