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Assurance of Learning: D.S. in Information and Interaction Design

Mission Statement: The Information and Interaction Design doctoral program encourages innovation and discovery in the study of information and interaction. Through interdisciplinary course in topics like cognitive psychology, library science, computer science, user research, and interaction design, student become leaders, innovators, and researchers in the fields of user experience design, user research, and the use of technology in education.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • conduct well-designed quantitative and qualitative user research
  • communicate research findings to academic and industry audiences
  • evaluate research methods used in user research studies performed by others
  • develop information systems 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.