Program Admission Dates: Fall, Spring
The User-Centered Design AAS-T degree introduces design and research methods by incorporating technology, human activity, and data in order to prioritize user needs and wants for product or service development. The over-arching goal is to prepare students in technology and information-gathering that is in line with industry standards and for entry-level employment.
Students are expected to: identify design problems, analyze and select appropriate research methods, evaluate data, and apply research driven data and knowledge to design solutions. The overall learning will focus on product and service end users.
User-Centered Design AAS-T degree graduates will:
- be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
- collect user experiences by utilizing a variety of research methods
- create visual narratives and designs based on quantitative and qualitative data
- integrate analog traditional arts with digital tools
- collaborate with a variety of user-centered design teams and present ideas, research, and iterative design solutions
- convey concepts through low and high-fidelity prototypes
- demonstrate technical proficiency and creative skills as related to iterative visual design
- curate a presentation portfolio
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, Natural Science, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.