When product development and design processes are user-centric, they become more refined and accessible to users. For that reason, companies are integrating user-centered design in their business operations to improve the user experience and engagement across company sectors. As a result, professionals specializing in user-centered design are in high demand. In fact, Glassdoor has identified UX Designer as #27 on their current list of best jobs in America. Professionals who enjoy working at the intersection of creativity, psychology and technology, and who are curious about how design affects learning and behavior, are discovering ways to set themselves apart from their fellow user-centered designed peers. Our MS in User-Centered Design program is an option.
The fully online master’s degree at Brandeis GPS is designed to strike a balance of theory and practice in applying psychological principles and user research to create useful and innovative user experiences. Students explore the latest design and development processes while building the management and collaboration skills essential for effective UX leadership. Upon degree completion, students are equipped to:
- Master interaction design and information architecture tools and techniques, including design ideation and prototyping.
- Understand and apply the physical and psychological human factors that impact how users interact with digital products and technology.
- Hone your skills in design thinking, qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, and leadership.
When we asked Theresa, a User-Centered Design graduate, about the program, this is what she said,
“While a student at Brandeis, I discovered new opportunities and pathways for professional growth that I never realized existed.”
The GPS community extends beyond our online classrooms. Students have the opportunity to expand their professional circles and build meaningful connections with our faculty, program chairs, and advisory board members. In addition, our programs are designed to help students balance a graduate education with a full-time job and other professional, academic, or personal commitments. We will also offer a full-time learning option for our MS in User-Centered Design program. You’ll have the opportunity to complete your graduate degree in one year.
For more information on the User-Centered Design program or other online master’s degrees available at GPS, please visit brandeis.edu/gps.
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