User Experience Design Certificate

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February 25, 2019 – May 17, 2019
May 20, 2019 – August 2, 2019

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Understand your users – their desires, perceptions, and needs – and harness that information to guide design decisions, create connections, promote usability, and fuel effective collaborations within your team.

For designers who aspire to understand their users more completely and to curate their experiences to promote strategic initiatives.

Program Outcomes:

  • USER RESEARCH: Lead user research, utilizing data and analytics to inform decision-making, and building bridges to users through storytelling.
  • DESIGN THINKING: Employ strategic thinking to identify design problems, align usability and aesthetic goals, and promote design decisions within your team.
  • COMMUNICATION: From engineering, to clients, to marketing and management – communicate in ways that creates buy-in and develops strong working relationships.
  • ADOPTABILITY: Promote adoptability and accessibility through your designs, aligned with corporate brand and identity, and in support of strategic initiatives.
  • ITERATIVE PROCESS: Engage in prototyping, A/B testing, and ongoing user research to learn to respond quickly to user need and design challenges.
  • CHALLENGES: Understand the impact of budgetary, engineering, and time restraints on your designs, and strategically deploy designs to promote value and usability.

Delivery Mode:
Online, designed to complement your career. Complete coursework on your time and at your pace while engaging with a collaborative group of peers and professionals online during evening and weekend hours. Courses are designed to be completed over a period of 12 weeks from start date, about 15 hours per week (20-25 hours per week for those seeking credit)

Offered jointly by the New Hampshire Institute of Art and New England College, this certificate brings together the strengths of both colleges - cutting-edge innovative design instruction supported by experts in online professional education.

You’ll Earn
: A certificate of completion, a certificate of completion with distinction for those that are exemplary students, from New Hampshire Institute of Art (accredited by NECHE, NASAD). Opportunity to earn 6 graduate level credits per certificate through New England College, application prior to enrollment required. Graduate credits are from an NECHE accredited college and have potential to transfer into a graduate program.

: $1950 per certificate OR $595 per graduate credit.



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