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User experience design encompasses every aspect of the user's interaction with a product, service or company that make up the user's perceptions of the whole.
User experience design as a discipline is concerned with all the elements that together make up that interface, including layout, visual design, text, brand, sound, and interaction. User experience design works to coordinate these elements to allow for the best possible interaction by users. (Source: User Experience Professionals Association, Usability Body of Knowledge, Glossary)
Typical job titles for user experience design professionals include, but are not limited to, the following:
The types of companies that hire user experience design professionals can vary widely across industries and organization types. User experience as a discipline and field is like accounting in that companies have an accountant or accounting department even if they're not a banking or financial services company.
The UXD concentration at Kent State has two types of courses: Core/Introductory (6 credit hours) and Carousel/Specialist (27 credit hours). Students take a Culminating Experience course (3 credits) during the last semester of coursework.
The Master of Science degree with a concentration in user experience design is a 36 credit-hour degree online program. We also offer a combined Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Science option.