About the Program
MS in HCDE is 31 semester hours graduate degree designed for students who want to pursue leadership roles in user experience research and design and /or explore, extend, and integrate theoretical and practical issues in design using human centered approach. The proposed program also addresses strong need in industry for highly qualified individuals who can research, identify, document and translate user requirements and needs, generate creative ideas, implement and evaluate the products or services in a scientific way.
MS in HCDE is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science with the participation of the Department of Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts, Science and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Human centered design related jobs are on the rise and appear under various titles, such as user experience designer, user interface designer, interaction designer, usability analyst, and product designer.
- Provide knowledge to research, explore, extend, and integrate theoretical and practical issues in design using human centered approach.
- Provide students with the ability to function in multidisciplinary teams and develop innovative solutions to real life design problems.
- Prepare students for the carrier opportunities in human centered/experience design.