Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology - User Experience
The Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology with a concentration in user experience degree online will prepare you for a career in diverse industries. The field of user experience continues to evolve as the demand for well-rounded visual designers grows. In the UX degree concentration, you’ll learn how to create user-centered designs and increase efficient interactions between companies and customers.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Learn UX design
User experience is a growing field within graphic information technology and other industries. This online UX design degree concentration offers an interdisciplinary foundation in web design, research and communication. You’ll develop applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating through visual design. Coursework integrates studies from human systems engineering and technical communication. These fields offer a complete picture of the dynamic field of end-user experience.
As a student in the undergraduate user experience program, you’ll gain a conceptual understanding of visual design technologies and the human experience of interacting with a website, web application, software or other types of systems. You’ll also learn how to research user psychology, design concepts that fulfill user needs and run usability tests. Although the user experience degree is in the disciplinary home of graphic information technology, you’ll explore various perspectives of the field. These include human-computer interaction, information architecture, technical writing, web authoring and more.
What is user experience design?
User experience design, also known as UX design, is the art and science of designing easy-to-use applications, desktop software, websites and other digital or physical products. UX designers understand human-computer interaction and incorporate aspects of branding, design, usability and function.
A product that utilizes user experience design creates relevant and useful experiences for users so they find value and satisfaction from interacting with the product. UX designers evaluate the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product while thinking about its ease of use, efficiency, utility and value.
Will my user experience degree concentration say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology. Your concentration in user experience will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
What skills do I learn in UX classes?
Your user experience coursework will span the fields of graphic information technology, human systems engineering and technical communication. Course topics may include graphic communication, design illustration, web content design, digital publishing and more.
GIT 303: Digital Publishing
GIT 314: Multimedia Design, Planning and Storyboards
GIT 315: Digital Video Techniques
GIT 384: Commercial Photography
GIT 413: Professional Portfolio Design and Presentation
GIT 432: Graphic Industry Business Practices
GIT 337: Web Content Design
GIT 340: Information Design and Usability
What can you do with a UX degree concentration?
A bachelor’s in graphic information technology with a concentration in user experience principles can open the door to many career opportunities. Become a user experience researcher at a university. Focus on information or interaction design as a graphic designer. Explore information architecture and content strategy as a technical writer. Your career possibilities with a user experience degree are almost endless.
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