WRIT 577

Design of User Experience

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 17, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to design of user experience. Students learn how to discover user needs and desires and conceptualize designs that provide excellent user experience.

Learning outcomes


  • Understand fundamental concepts of user experience
  • Differentiate user experience and usability, design and testing
  • Interpret cognitive, emotional, and social dimensions of users
  • Articulate the process of user experience design
  • Gather, organize, and distill user requirements
  • Utilize effective techniques and tools for design
  • Conceptualize, build, and evaluate prototypes iteratively
  • Appreciate and advocate for user experience in product design, business decisions, and change making