Human-computer interaction is a branch of informatics that focuses on the study, design, and development of interactive technology that’s empowering, inherently usable, and socially relevant. The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on the user experience with interactive systems and the ways in which people interact with computers and technology.
As a student in this program, you study basic human-computer interaction theories, principles, and practices. You study user-centered approaches to interaction design as applied to interactive software, the web, mobile apps, data visualizations, and conversational user interfaces. You learn and demonstrate basic techniques to design and evaluate the usability and accessibility of interaction products. You apply evaluation and usability testing methods to interactive products to validate design decisions.
Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction may prepare you for such positions as:
- User experience designer
- User interface designer
- Information architect
- User experience architect
- UI/UX interactive designer/developer
- Interaction designer
- Web designer
- Usability specialist
To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Human-Computer interaction, you must complete 15 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core courses (12 credits)
- Elective (3 credits)