Improving the human-machine connection
Technology isn’t going away. And neither are the people who built it.
Help transform what can be a battle with tech into a collaboration, through the study of human-computer interaction. And do it on your terms. By earning a Human-Computer Interaction Undergraduate Certificate through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, you’ll have the option to take many classes online.
Interactive technology touches every area of study. And the multidisciplinary nature of HCI means people from many different specialties contribute to its success.
If you have a passion for how people interact with computers and technology, HCI may be a good fit, whether you’re coming from a background in design, psychology, programming, or another related field.
Human-computer interaction focuses on the user experience. It’s the branch of informatics charged with developing technology that’s empowering, inherently usable, and socially relevant.
Human-centered computing draws from the human and the machine sides of the equation. Computer graphics, operating systems, and development strategies are all relevant. So are communication theory, graphic and industrial design disciplines, linguistics, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and user satisfaction.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a 15-credit-hour program allowing students to become certified in the fundamental theory and application of human-computer interaction.
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Upon completion of the undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction Certificate, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the following core competencies:
Basic Human-Computer Interaction Theory and Usability Terms, Principles and Practices
Ability to Understand and Demonstrate Basic Design and Evaluation of Interactive Products Up to the High Fidelity Prototype Stage
Students can seek this certificate in addition to their major or as a stand-alone certificate.
Prospective students must first be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student.
Current IUPUI students should email Jill Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org to declare the HCI certificate.
The undergraduate HCI certificate is not currently eligible for financial aid as a stand-alone certificate.