• User-Centered Design

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    Continuing and Professional Education 
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 332.239.2292 
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  • In this new project-based certificate program, you apply human-centered design to websites and mobile apps using the latest UX tools. You learn to apply techniques for enhancing usability, accessibility, and desirability in research, brainstorming, prototyping, and user testing.

    Students typically complete this certificate in 18 months.

    • Format Online
    • Price $4,020
    • Total Courses 5
    • Course Length 6–9 weeks

  • Courses 

    Introduction to UX: User Research Methods

    This course introduces you to the latest tools and techniques used in UX research. Learn how to translate raw data into original thinking — and how to apply your ideas to real-world product development.

    Fundamentals of Interaction Design: Users and Products

    This course is a broad overview of interaction design principles, concepts, and methods that focuses on the impact of design on usability and inclusiveness. You learn to foster connections between digital products and services and the people for whom they are designed.

    UX Design for Emerging Platforms: What’s Next?

    Design compelling and useful products for tablets, smartphones, and emerging platforms. Consider the design implications of ubiquitous computing while ensuring that the technology satisfies and delights the human user.

    Usability Testing and Evaluation: How Is It Working?

    In this course, you design effective usability tests and conduct research surveys, capturing the input and insights necessary to improve your product. 

    UX/UI Portfolio

    Apply UX best practices and current design strategies to prepare a portfolio that fully represents your ideas and capabilities.

  • Program Highlights

    Who Should Enroll

    • Anyone interested in an introduction to user experience design 
    • Designers, developers, creative directors, entrepreneurs, and project managers 
    • Creative individuals pursuing a career in UX design
    • Developers looking for opportunities to incorporate UX practices into their work

    What You’ll Gain

    • The ability to distill insights from UX research into an actionable IxD strategy
    • Familiarity with interaction design career opportunities
    • Knowledge of terminology specific to the field
    • The ability to design and run a usability study on your own product, site, or app
    • Knowledge of the stages, frameworks, and uses of and tools for prototyping

    How You’ll Learn

    • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
    • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
    • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing 
    • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
    • Flexibility to review course content and complete assignments at any time
  • Why The New School?

    The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

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