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User Experience (UX) Courses/User Research Professional (UX-PRO)

Upper Division

UX 360 (UX-PRO 360) WORKING IN THE UX SPACE (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Diverse applications of qualitative user research in public and private sectors. Relationship between usability testing, design thinking, and ethnographic inquiry. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 361 (UX-PRO 361) ETHICAL USER RESEARCH (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Best user research practices to protect researchers, participants, and clients complete training in human subjects research. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 362 (UX-PRO 362) ASKING AND LISTENING (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Planning, conducting, and reporting the results of in-depth conversations and semi-structured interviews, enriching transcripts, and storytelling. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 363 (UX-PRO 363) CONTEXTUAL INQUIRY (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Practice ethical observations using direct, remote, and participatory observational techniques. Discover the importance of context and the difference between what people say and what they do. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 364 (UX-PRO 364) DESIGN THINKING FOR BETTER UX (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Introduction to and applications of core design concepts, including empathy and journey map concepts. Collaborate to create visualizations that translate user research into impactful implications for design. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 365 (UX-PRO 365) GO DEEPER WITH THEORY (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Qualitative user research has deep roots in the social sciences, especially anthropology. Increase your knowledge of the conceptual foundations of user research to reach beyond superficial findings and deliver transformative insights. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 366 (UX-PRO 366) COMMUNICATING USER RESEARCH (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Utilizing the tools of user design, from field notes to storytelling and visualization techniques to communicate insights of research. Universal accessibility, inclusive design, and how to avoid excluding portions of your audience. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 367 (UX-PRO 367) JUST ENOUGH RESEARCH (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Identifying appropriate methods for diverse problems, applying multiple methods to develop more robust triangulated data, and synthesizing complex data to arrive at compelling insights. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 368 (UX-PRO 368) PLANNING A PRODUCTIVE CAPSTONE (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Pre-capstone project. Identify potential stakeholders, negotiate a design brief, and prepare a scope of work proposal. Identify possible sampling and recruitment strategies, explore appropriate methods, and plan a schedule to gather and analyze data and report your results in a timely manner. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing and declared in the User Experience Research certificate or minor. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.

UX 469 (UX-PRO 469) USER RESEARCH CAPSTONE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Propose, negotiate, and conduct an independent UX research project, or assist on a faculty project. Participate across the full research process. Define objectives, select methods, manage the collection and analysis of appropriate data, and deliver impactful insights that your stakeholders value. May be taken for credit as UX or UX-PRO, but not both. PREREQ: upper-division standing, UX/UX-PRO 360, UX/UX-PRO 361, UX/UX-PRO 362, UX/UX-PRO 363, UX/UX-PRO 364, UX/UX-PRO 365, UX/UX-PRO 366, UX/UX-PRO 367, and UX/UX-PRO 368. PREREQ for UX-PRO: Admission to User Research (UX) Professional Certificate or admission to a fully online undergraduate degree program.