Experience Design Minor

Mark Dixon, Department of Art

Experience design examines how humans interact with products, services and other people. Within such interactions, experience design encompasses the emotions, behaviors and attitudes conjure. Experience design seeks to enhance interactive experiences through better design and implementation based on research, observation, and understanding. While the field tends to have an emphasis on human computer interface, its essence is improving all aspects of the end-user’s interaction. User experience design builds on elements of psychology, art, business and computer technology and has applications in both the profit and nonprofit sectors.


Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 20 credit hours (five courses). Students will take three courses from at least two related areas, at least one of which is (300 or 400 level).

XD 220Experience Design4
XD 320Intermediate Experience Design4
Select three courses from the following (from at least two different areas, at least one 300 level or above):12
Visual Communications
Design of Objects
Digital Darkroom
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management
Marketing Management
Introduction to Computer Programming
Digital Graphic Design (THEA274)
Information Design
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 243Environmental Psychology4
Theoretical Perspectives
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Acting 1:Basic Tools
Introduction to Theatrical Design
Total Credits24

Total credit hours required for experience design minor is 20 credits