The field of human-computer interaction (HCI) touches almost everything we do. Drawing from business, psychology, computing, medicine, and other disciplines, its focus on the user experience and emerging technology is unique. In today's computer-driven world, the need to create effective, efficient, and satisfying interactions between humans and computer hardware and software is paramount.
The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on the core theory and best practices of human-computer interaction. As a student in the program, you take core courses in HCI design, as well as specialized courses in the psychology of HCI, usability and evaluative methods, and prototyping for interactive systems.
By applying principles of interaction design, social science, and computing, you can design the next generation of smart devices and applications. In a world where more and more information is available and more devices are connected, the industry continues to seek and hire individuals who use HCI methods and tools to design a better user experience (UX) with information technology.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction prepares you for such careers as:
- UX designer
- Interaction designer
- Information architect
- Web developer
- Applications developer
- Computer programmer
- Software developer
- Information systems manager
- Technical services manager
- Usability analyst
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, you must complete 15 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Human-computer interaction core courses (12 credit hours)
- Specialization course (3 credit hours)