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.

Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
38%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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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...
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
38%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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...

There are 8 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

4.7
stars
2,353 ratings
465 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Design Principles: an Introduction

4.6
stars
1,213 ratings
165 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Social Computing

4.4
stars
777 ratings
108 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Input and Interaction

4.6
stars
679 ratings
73 reviews

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  • 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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