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User Experience Design (BDes)


User Experience Design (BDes)

 brantford

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User experience (UX) designers are trained professionals who understand how to make a person's experience with a product, service, environment or message a positive one. 

In order to succeed as a UX designer, you need to have the intellectual tools to think critically about the world and understand how cultural, societal, economic, political and environmental factors contribute to users’ experiences.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Portfolio development: Tangible evidence of work.
  • Launchpad opportunities: Practical work and entrepreneurial experience.
  • Employable skills: CNN Money ranked UX Designer #14 in their top 100 jobs for 2015.
  • Experiential learning: Most courses working with real-world design challenges and real clients.
  • Interdisciplinary approach: Electives in journalism, public relations, psychology, business, cultural heritage, educational technologies, social justice and more.

Sample Courses

  • Design Thinking I and II
  • UX Strategy
  • Maker Lab I and II
  • Mobile Application Design Lab
  • Design Digital and Social Media
  • Web Design I and II
  • Design of Immersive Experiences
  • Information Design
  • Capstone Design Project
  • Visual Design I and II
  • Information Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Interaction Design I and II
  • Immersive Technologies

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Psychology Minor
  • Media Studies Option
  • Leadership Minor/Option
  • Indigenous Studies Minor
  • Entrepreneurship Option
  • Game Design and Development Specialization

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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