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User Experience (UX)

Projected outlook for some certified User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) experts:

199,400Number of Jobs, 2020

$77,200Median Pay per year, 2021

13%Job Growth, 2020-2030

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Web Developers and Deigital Designers

Earn Your User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Certificate in 5 months

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), the crafting of positive, effectual interactions between users and products/ technology which serve/benefit the user has become one of the strongest specializations in today’s business world.

Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value and need to invest in user-centered design methods to gain competitive advantages and increase profitability. There is a significant demand for knowledgeable professionals to fill roles in the User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) industry.

In this program, you will practice and apply full design thinking processes to an in-demand product of your choice. By creating a human-centered digital product design from the ground up, you take on the role of a professional UX/UI Designer and demonstrate the understanding of the many facets of the digital product design process.

CSUF User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Program Benefits:

You Will:

  • Master user-focused business processes.
  • Learn to increase user satisfaction.
  • Learn from recognized industry practitioners.

Ideal for:

  • Business analysts, consultants and scientists.
  • Intelligence professionals - architects, scrum masters, software engineers, application developers, usability analysts and researchers.
  • Customer relationship management and human factors practitioners.
  • Website developers and Interaction, visual, graphic and user interface designers.
  • Medical-device and appliance designers.
  • Technical writers and product managers.

Program Stats:

  • Three required courses (90 hours of lecture and discussion).
  • Fully online
  • 5 months
  • 9 continuing education units (CEUs).
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Course Title
Winter / Spring 2023
Fall
2023
Winter / Spring 2024

Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

· Write, distribute, and analyze the results of an online user research survey.
· Recruit and conduct user interviews and synthesize responses from multiple interview sessions to an empathy map.
· Write a clearly defined problem statement.
· Design a user journey diagram, create user personas, and conduct market research and a competitive analysis of direct, indirect, and replacement competitors.
· Actively participate in group brainstorm and feedback sessions.
· Organize product features by user impact vs. development effort.
· Identify and communicate business goals for your product such as customer segments, revenue, key metrics for success, channels/distribution, and promotion.
· Compare responsive website design to mobile app design.
· Design a UX sitemap and optimal user flow path to establish information architecture.
· Design low fidelity, mid fidelity, and high fidelity wireframes for a responsive website or native mobile app.
· Create an interactive prototype.
· Recruit and conduct usability testing sessions.
· Compare agile and waterfall development methodologies and identify common roles within an agile software development team.
· Present work to fellow designers and industry leaders using UX/UI design vocabulary.
· Work in Figma: Create and maintain files, create frames, components, color styles, text styles, resize/rotate/move elements, upload and mask photos, and connect elements on screens to develop an interactive/clickable prototype.

This program is intended to support the application of design thinking for anyone interested in improving user interactions with a product, service, or technology.

1. Business Analysts and Consultants

2. Business Intelligence/Web Analytics Professionals

3. Instructional Designers

4. Product/Program Managers

5. Customer Relationship Management Practitioners

6. Human Factors Practitioners

7. Industrial and Product Design Practitioners

8. Information Architects

9. Interaction Designers

10. Library Science Practitioners

11. Medical Device and Appliance Designers

12. Mobile Applications Developers

13. Product Managers

14. Project Team Leaders/Project Managers/Scrum Masters

15. Software and Application Developers

16. Software Engineers

17. Technical Writers

18. Usability Analysts/Researchers

19. Visual/Graphic/User Interface Designers

20. Website Developers and Administrators

There are no prerequisites for admission to this program. Students should have proficiency in using a computer.

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of the United States and whose first language is not English possess English language proficiency equivalent to:
A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
There is no need to send the test score to the University. It is the participant's responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

Blake Gastreich
Learning Experience Designer Extension and International Programs California State University, Fullerton
David Holifield
Technology Garage Design Leader - Design & Business Strategy IBM
Winnie Kang-Abreu
Program Manager Extension and International Programs California State University, Fullerton
David Nguyen
Product Design Manager Blizzard Entertainment
Christina Wagner
Associate Director Extension and International Programs California State University, Fullerton
Chen Wang
Professor, Graphic & Interactive Design Department of Visual Arts College of the Arts California State University, Fullerton

Program Details

Location: Online, Weekly modules
Length: 5 months
Cost: $4,500*
Next Start: Feb. 2023

*Cost is approximate and subject to change


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Non-California Residents

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

It is the participantís responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

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