Human-Centered Informatics

Degree:
  • Certificate
Location: Boston

Why Informatics?

Northeastern University's Human-Centered Informatics Graduate Certificate provides students the opportunity to learn the theories of cognitive and social psychology as well as universal principles of design adopted in human-computer interaction.

Human-Centered Informatics focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of IT systems with a particular emphasis on the relations and interactions between people and IT systems. The emphasis of understanding users' experience when they interact with technology in the information-rich environment and the design of interfaces between users and systems makes it different from the focus of a software engineering program or a visual and artistic design program. 

Students will have an opportunity to develop the technical skills to study user experience in various IT environments (home, business, social media, healthcare, etc.), focusing on user needs, information architecture, and design of user interfaces. Students that graduate with the HCI Graduate Certificate will be able to propose innovative or improved design solutions to real-world problems.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Human-Centered Informatics Core Requirements

Required Courses

ITC 6410 - Fundamentals of Human Behaviors for Interactive Systems
3.00
DGM 6461 - Interactive Information Design 1
4.00
DGM 6168 - Usability and Human Interaction
4.00
DGM 6268 - Usable Design for Mobile Digital Media
4.00

Elective

Choose one of the following:

DGM 6463 - Interactive Information Design 2
4.00
ALY 6070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
3.00
ITC 6355 - Web Application Design and Development
3.00

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Average Time to Completion

1 year

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

Yes