About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese...

Skills you will gain

StoryboardingHeuristic EvaluationR ProgrammingA/B Testing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese...

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 8 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

4.7
2,084 ratings
397 reviews
Course2

Design Principles: an Introduction

4.6
1,136 ratings
150 reviews
Course3

Social Computing

4.4
738 ratings
98 reviews
Course4

Input and Interaction

4.6
646 ratings
70 reviews

Instructors

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Scott Klemmer

Professor
Cognitive Science & Computer Science
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Elizabeth Gerber

Associate Professor, Co-director of the Research Cluster at the Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Segal Design Institute), School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy), School of Education and Social Policy (by courtesy)
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Jacob O. Wobbrock

Professor
The Information School

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • It is free to view all lectures, quizzes, assignments, & discussion fora.

  • For the Input and Experiments courses, you’ll need to remember a few things from Algebra II, like how to use logarithms and what a mean and median are. No coding from scratch is required, but you will need to copy & paste analyses using the R language. You can use a computer to calculate, but you’ll need to know what to tell it.

  • Yes! In addition to the knowledge being valuable, students who enroll in the UCSD CSE Masters program can receive credit for up to two classes by completing this specialization and taking a portfolio review examination.

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