Greg Walsh, Director of the User Experience Graduate Certificate (UX)
"I lead UB's intergenerational design team, KidsteamUB, through which children and adults work as partners to design new technologies for children. KidsteamUB has developed a number of new techniques for designing with children including using Minecraft-like games.
While recruiting for KidsteamUB, I realized that it was difficult for parents and children in the city to get to the campus. New design technologies needed to be developed to enable communication, elaboration and evaluation between kids and designers in the city. The need for research into this topic was recognized by Google, who awarded me a Google Faculty Research Award in order to continue this work in an online environment.
I'm excited to be at the University of Baltimore and to continue my work on kids' technologies, applying it to the Simulation and Game Design and Interaction Design and Information Architecture programs."
This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program will provide students with knowledge on how to use research and principles from design, psychology, business, and computing to create technology that not only solves problems, but also intuitive, functional, and enjoyable use.
The User Experience concentration is a collaboration with the University of Baltimore. User experience or UX, encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and its products. Students will learn how to promote a user experience that balances the goals of businesses, the demands of content and the needs of users, become familiar with requirements analysis, information design and delivery, usability testing and Web-based application development, and develop, design, and produce a range of electronic information resources. All courses in the UX Certificate will be taken at University of Baltimore.
UX Certificate Objectives
- create pathways through an information space
- promote a user experience that balances the goals of businesses, the demands of content and the needs of users
- become familiar with requirements analysis, information design and delivery, usability testing and Web-based application development
- develop, design, produce and manage a range of electronic information resources.
You’ll apply advanced technologies in the context of the human experience, learning the skills required for this field’s most sought-after careers:
- information architect
- interaction designer
- multimedia developer
- user researcher
- user-experience manager
The User Experience (UX) Certificate is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in a hybrid learning environment at University of Baltimore. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals.
Program Completion Timeline:
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants must take the the four courses listed here <link>course list<link>.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
See the Course Descriptions
The User Experience (UX) Graduate Certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health and Social Innovation from University of Maryland, Baltimore or a Masters of Science in Interaction Design and Information Archiecture (IDIA) from University of Baltimore. Both 36-credit masters programs are available as hybrid degrees combining elements of online and in-class learning and can be completed by a working professional is as little as 24 months. Upon the successful completion of UX certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health and Social Innovation or MS IDIA program. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 24 credits away from a Master's degree!
Check out the curriculum for the MS Health and Social Innovation.