Master of Science in HCI Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the M.S. in HCI program, students will:
- Evaluate and create interfaces by applying HCI theories, terms, principles, and methods including user experience, user-centered, and interaction design theories and practices; interactive product design and development processes and lifecycle; user profiling to interaction design (needs and requirements); system requirements and product assessments; prototype design theory and practice; and product usability evaluations and testing methods.
- Apply psychological and cognitive principles and theories to human factors and user experience design.
- Research and develop interactive collaborative systems by applying social computing theories and frameworks.
- Design novel ubiquitous computing systems by researching and applying relevant HCI and informatics theories and frameworks.
- Design effective, usable, and human-centered interactive systems using prototypes and proof of concepts.
- Critique interaction designs on their usability, human-centeredness, and satisfaction of requirements; evaluate the fitness of requirements, goals, and research methods; make recommendations; and create and defend alternative designs.
- Effectively communicate in digital, oral, and written form the processes, ideas, outcomes, and implications of HCI projects.
- Articulate decisions and reasoning behind decisions made related to interaction design choices, design and research methods.
- Exhibit sound judgment, ethical behavior, and professionalism in applying HCI concepts and value-sensitive design to serve stakeholders and society, especially in ethically challenging situations.
- Collaborate in teams fairly, effectively, and creatively, applying group decision-making and negotiation skills.