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UX/UI for Experience Design

Students can learn the foundational understanding of human-computer interaction and user experience design through applying design thinking methods and learning the skills involved in designing interactive systems for diverse audiences and purposes.  Students will be introduced to different types of prototyping methods as well as how cognition and perception play a critical role in affecting the experience of interaction design. We will carry out the UX design process to design experiences for all users by using appropriate standards of accessibility and implement a user-centric approach that maximizes the overall user experience.

The course will include:

  • Lectures
  • Reading
  • Discussions
  • Practical application of working through a design problem of choice

Topics Include

During this six-week user experience and interface online course, students will:

  • Identify key design principles that form the basis of a user’s experience of a product or service
  • Design experiences for all users by drawing from cognitive processes that underlie human-computer interaction
  • Analyze factors that influence the design of user input and feedback in interactive systems
  • Create and evaluate low-fidelity prototypes
  • Evaluate user experience using numbers and statistics

This course is part of our Learning Experience Design Certificate. The entire series includes:

  1. Elements of Learning Experience Design
  2. UX/UI for Experience Design
  3. Lifelong Learning Engagement Strategies
  4. Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends
  5. LXD Practicum: Applications in the Wild
Spring Dates
March 27 - May 7
Six weeks | Asynchronous
price (2)
$539 (registration cost includes a $60 non-refundable registration fee, per course)
Additional Information:
3.6 CEUs | 36 PDUs


Lynne Hindman, Ph.D.

Dr. Lynne Hindman is an educator and resourceful lifelong learner who values partnerships, teamwork, and building bridges across organizations. Certified PreK-12 school principal, tenured teacher, college administrator, university instructor, researcher, and community educator. Lynne has a Masters in Educational Leadership; Specialist in Ed. Administration; and a PhD in Adult & Higher Education with a specialty in Community College Leadership.

Laura Boehme, Ph.D.

Laura Boehme, Ph.D., has been teaching in higher education for more than 12 years. Dr. Boehme currently serves as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Central Oregon Community College (COCC). She has also taught for COCC, Oregon State Ecampus, and Purdue University in areas such as business, human resources, computer information systems, ethics, adult learning theory, needs assessment, project management and e-learning design and development. She earned a Master’s in Adult Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, both from Oregon State University. was born in Reno, Nevada. Her family has lived in Bend, Oregon for 20 years, enjoying the beautiful outdoors via biking, running and hiking.

Dr. Boehme is very much an advocate for "constructionist" and “self-directed” models of learning, treating learning as a process of growth, building and becoming (rather than an object to be acquired or transmitted). Her approach typically includes creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment for students to immerse in the learning content, coupled with reflection and sharing to enhance the learning experience. She provides “scaffolding” the learning to aid learners in building foundational skills and competencies, upon which other learning can then be layered as the learner is ready to move to a new level. She looks forwards to partnering with you as your guide and support in our program.

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.