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Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 42 days
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The focus of human-computer interaction (HCI) has moved far beyond the mouse and light-pen. It’s now looking to the future of technology and how it can transform the experience humans have with machines. 

The programme

This Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design online course is built on the knowledge and work of eight world-renowned faculty members from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who are at the forefront of research, pushing the technological boundaries to go beyond user experience as we know it, focusing on enhancing the interaction between humans and computers and creating more powerful, faster, simpler, and intuitive experiences.

This six week course will inspire you with real-world applications of technology aimed toward better design and usability.

An online education that sets you apart

This online short course is delivered in collaboration with digital education company, GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, Inc. Join over 50,000 students globally who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

  • Earn invaluable recognition from a top-tier university, entirely online
  • Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience
  • Experience flexible but structured online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      - 6 weeks, excluding 1-week orientation - 8-10 hours per week, entirely online

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Course curriculum

  • Orientation Module Welcome to Your Online Campus
  • Module 1: The essence of interaction design
  • Module 2: Natural interaction 
  • Module 3: Collaborative computer interaction
  • Module 4: Intelligent user interfaces and prototyping  
  • Module 5: Multimedia, speech, and vision in computer interaction
  • Module 6: The future direction of human-computer interface

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

None, although participants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • National

    2500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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