Mobile and Web User Experience Design
User experience design is one of the fastest growing and dynamic sectors in the digital media industry. Ease-of-use is increasingly becoming a competitive business advantage as customers expect products and services to be intuitive and user-friendly. This online College Certificate program explores the structural, informational and psychological aspects of successful user interfaces for mobile, desktop and web applications.
Through case studies, online discussions and applied learning activities and assignments, learners apply user experience design principles, methodologies and tools to improve the organization of information and the intuitiveness of mobile and web experiences and interactions between people, products and services.
Targeted towards professionals in fields, such as web, software and mobile development, social media, marketing, graphic design and industrial design, learners broaden their existing practice, expand career opportunities and stay current in emergent trends and best practices in the field of user experience design.
To qualify for this certificate, learners must complete the program within two years.
This program is well-suited to learners who:
- Possess strong written and visual communication skills.
- Are creative and enjoy problem-solving and innovation.
- Are self-directed in online learning environments.
- Enjoy interacting with others in virtual group settings.
- Are familiar with web and mobile development and trends.
- Are interested in the digital media field.
This program enables industry professionals, such as mobile app designers, graphic artists, software developers, product managers, web programmers, team leaders, marketing directors, content strategist, quality assurance specialists and information architects to actively participate in the design process for the products or services relevant to their organization. Successful completion of the program expands their career opportunities and allows them to stay current in emergent trends and best practices in the field of user experience design. Graduates may also work as self-employed entrepreneurs in the digital media industry.
Fees & Expenses
Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.
Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
- Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Previous training or related work experience in the field, such as web, software and mobile development, social media, marketing, graphic design and industrial design is required.
This program has flexible scheduling options allowing learners the opportunity to complete the program within as little as two terms or as long as two years.
As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.
CCOL Academic Planner
The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.
For more information, please contact Susan Murphy, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 613-727-4723 ext. 2928.
|MAD1000||45.0||User Experience and Interface Design|
|MTM1010||45.0||Web and Mobile Design Techniques|
|MAD1010||45.0||User Experience Analysis|
|MAD1020||45.0||User Interface Evaluation|
MAD1000 User Experience and Interface Design
In the modern business environment, products and services that are intuitive, easy to use and satisfy customer needs are critical for success in the marketplace. Using a practical, applied approach, learners develop a thorough understanding of the user experience design field, from requirements gathering methodologies to interaction design tools and user interface evaluation. Learners apply design principles and rules to create useful and compelling interfaces for the web and mobile environments, with a focus on the end user experience.
MTM1010 Web and Mobile Design Techniques
Learners design product and service apps in a flexible, iterative process drawing from the psychology and cognitive science disciplines, as well as software engineering. Learners bring a design to life through a combination of prototyping techniques, styles and tools. Learners build effective prototypes of their designs regardless of artistic talent, access to special software or programming ability. Design guidance and rationale including user interface standards, style guides, design principles and accessibility are examined to improve the user experience.
MAD1010 User Experience Analysis
User-centred design focuses on people, their work, their environments and how technology can best be deployed to support them. The secret to successful design thus lies in understanding the user within an overall context. Learners employ research techniques to determine user characteristics and limitations relevant to interface design. Learners base their user-centred designs on user profiles, personas, task analysis and environmental aspects.
MAD1020 User Interface Evaluation
Validating the design is essential to the success of any application. The goal of user interface evaluations is to make products and services more usable, easy to learn and intuitive for the user. Learners create an evaluation strategy and validate user interfaces using evaluation techniques and usability testing.