About this Specialization

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You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 10 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

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

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 10 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

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

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Hands-on Project

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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.

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There are 8 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

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2,194 ratings
425 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Design Principles: an Introduction

4.6
stars
1,168 ratings
156 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Social Computing

4.4
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761 ratings
103 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Input and Interaction

4.6
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663 ratings
72 reviews

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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