This 15-credit interdisciplinary minor is open to students across the Institute. Digital and tangible interfaces are integrated throughout our daily life and have become critical to the function and purpose of everyday objects, brands, and buildings that surround us. UX/UI is at the forefront of accessibility, inclusivity, and justice because of its significant impact on individuals’ ability to access information and services. This minor creates a theoretical and practical foundation for students to consider interactive experiences and the integration of user interfaces into their work.
After completion of this Minor, students will be able to:
- Develop a critical position to take into account, not only the applications but also the implications of emergent technologies and networked communication.
- Understand how the use of heuristics, user testing, and field observation can inform the design and consequently the impact of interfaces on the users’ experience.
- Design foundational applications of human centered design methods to interfaces, producats, environments, services, and experiences.
- Demonstrate the application of user research as praxis (theoretical and practical activity in work).