Catalog 2023-2024 
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Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

User-Centered Design, AAS-T

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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 communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Natural Science , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education 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.

General Education Requirements - 25 Credits

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 90

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