Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

Post Graduate Certificate in UX Design and HCI

Master the art of crafting intuitive user experiences by delving into the cutting-edge theories of UX Design and HCI, under the expert guidance of the renowned faculty at IIT Guwahati's prestigious Department of Design.


Dates for next cohort will be announced soon

Live interactive sessions (2+ hours a week)

50+ hours of stimulating discussions and insightful sessions by experienced faculty

$1,500 / INR 1,12,500

Build a distinctive portfolio

Work on real-world projects and become industry-ready

Gain hands-on experience in UX design with application-focused learning

Gain practical expertise in UX design and HCI

Learn to create useful, usable, and engaging user experiences via user-centric methodologies. Engage in 50+ hours of live, interactive sessions - Participate in stimulating discussions and insightful sessions with UX experts. Earn a PG Certificate issued directly by IIT Guwahati.

Become industry-ready : Learn to design specialised solutions

The industry-relevant curriculum will enable you to design scalable solutions catering to specific user needs and specialised use cases. You will gain the skills and knowledge required for entry and mid-level UX design roles, ensuring a smooth transition into the design industry.

Listen to the testimonials from previous learners: Banashree, JP, Bikash and Shweta.

Project-based learning

Effective learning with a practical curriculum that includes capstone projects, real-world cases and hands-on online labs. Get direct, real-time engagement and actionable feedback from the IITG faculty. Watch the faculty webinar to learn more.

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Program description

Adopt usability principles for enhanced user engagement and adoption for designers.


In this program, you will develop skills to create useful, usable and engaging digital experiences via user-centric methodologies.

As you advance through the program, you will learn to:

  • Identify users’ problems, use methods and techniques to gather user insights, and identify opportunities to improve user experience with a product or service.
  • Create personas, and design information architecture, task flows, and wireframes for different digital platforms.
  • Analyse users' psychosocial and cognitive parameters and reactions to specific design features of products to enhance user engagement and adoption.

How will you benefit by joining this program?

  1. Become industry-ready : The industry-relevant curriculum equips you with skills and knowledge for entry and mid-level UX design roles, ensuring a smooth transition into the design industry.

  2. Build a distinctive portfolio : By working on real-world projects, you will create a robust portfolio showcasing your creativity, problem-solving skills, and understanding of UX design, making you stand out to future employers.

  3. Acquire proficiency in UX, not just UI : This program offers deep insights into UX research, principles, and Human-Centered Design processes. By focusing on these areas, you will be able to design truly user-centric products and services.

Who is the program for?

  1. Professionals: Working in fields such as design, product management, development, or marketing and wish to expand their understanding of UX design and HCI to enhance their skill set and career prospects.
  2. Students: Undergraduates or Postgraduates from diverse disciplines who are interested in learning about UX design and HCI to broaden their knowledge or considering a career in this domain.
  3. Freelancers: Individuals who are self-employed in the field of design or related areas, and want to deepen their understanding of UX design and HCI to improve the quality of their work.
  4. Entrepreneurs: Founders or co-founders of start-ups who want to create user-friendly products or services and understand the significance of good design for business success.
  5. Career Changers: Those who are looking to transition into a career in UX design or HCI from unrelated fields and want to build a solid foundation in these areas.

Required background

Elementary understanding of the following software is recommended, but not required.

  • Figma
  • Adobe XD
  • Balsamic
  • Miro

There are no specific prerequisites for the programme.

Skills you will gain

  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • Wireframe Design
  • Figma
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • A/B testing

This 6-month programme features 4 courses and 3 projects

Course 1 of 4

Introduction to UX Design and HCI


In this course, you will learn the basics of UX design and HCI and user-centred design process and explore and analyse real-world use cases. To strengthen your understanding of UX design, a few good and bad UX examples will be discussed. You will then learn about the different job profiles in the design domain, and roles and responsibilities of a UX designer at various stages of their career.

Course 2 of 4

User Research Methods and Practices


Understanding users’ concerns and addressing them are essential factors for designing usable, persuasive, and engaging UX products and services. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of user research methods and learn how to use user data and insights to identify opportunities to improve UX design.

Course 3 of 4

Designing User Interfaces and User Interactions


In this course, you will learn to shape insights and findings from user research into a UX product. You will also learn to define problems in a concrete and concise manner. You will learn creative brainstorming and ideation techniques to conceptualise novel solutions, and how to build scenarios and extract functions via formalising the ideated concepts. You will also learn to shape the details of the product with the help of information architecture components, task flows, and wireframe design.

Course 4 of 4

Usability Evaluation


This course focuses on how you can achieve enhanced user engagement and adoption by adopting usability principles. In this course, you will study users' psychosocial and cognitive parameters and learn about ways to capture their reactions to specific design features of products.


Frequently asked questions

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