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You’ll discover how to design understandable, useful, and engaging digital products and become a well-rounded User Experience (UX) professional.
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Graduate, MS
School of Information
2 years (typically)
Courses Plan of Study
Prof. Craig MacDonald with students

Information Experience Design, MS

The Master of Science in Information Experience Design (IXD) program is an innovative blend of the information science (IS), human-computer interaction (HCI), and user experience (UX) disciplines. The IXD program educates students and prepares them for careers in the rapidly growing UX profession, which includes UX designers, information architects, interaction designers, UX researchers, usability analysts, and content strategists.

With its empathetic, research-based, and human-centered approach to technology design, the IXD program teaches students to be well-rounded UX professionals who are not just strong designers but also skilled researchers, communicators, and strategists.

Prof. Nancy Smith with students

Our Faculty

Our faculty are comprised of full-time faculty, who are researchers and scholars holding doctoral degrees, and our part-time faculty who are accomplished professionals holding a range of roles in New York City institutions and companies. Full-time faculty act as advisors to students and help connect career goals with the program curriculum, and teach over half of the courses.

Faculty List and Bios

Select faculty teaching courses in the Information Experience Design program include:

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Student Work

Additional student work can be found on the IXD@Pratt blog and the Center for Digital Experiences website, which organizes client-based projects for IXD courses.

Pratt’s School of Information

We empower people to improve lives and communities through information, knowledge and culture. Motivated by our vision and mission, we are not only the oldest information school in North America, we are a forward-looking and data-driven school, committed to the success of our students and furthering diversity, equity and inclusion

More about Pratt’s iSchool

Location and Facilities

Located at the crossroads of the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, our home at Pratt Manhattan Center offers an excellent environment that provides easy access to all that New York City has to offer. Our specialized facilities facilitate our hands-on curriculum: from usability eye-tracking studies to archival reformatting projects and beyond. Specialized facilities designed specifically to support our IXD program include:

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