User Experience (UX) Design

This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for users. Guided by user-centered design processes, students design visual and experiential systems for web and mobile apps that are shaped by such things as: stakeholder interviews, requirement gathering, usability testing, competitor benchmarking, and analytics. In the process, visuals such as task maps, customer experience maps, user journeys, personas, wireframing, quick sketches, and prototypes will be developed to communicate and generate ideas.  / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.


How does an online course work at MCAD?

Most online courses are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, courses are project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of an online course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.


Required Textbook:

See for a list of required textbooks.


Please Register Before: January 16

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Class Savings

Register on or before January 20 and save $25.

Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Additional savings. Are you eligible?

Questions?Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


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Course Details

GWD 6460 20 SP20
Date Start: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Date End: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous
Graphic and Web Design
Online Classes