User experience (UX) designers seek to create something new for the world by combining creativity, strategic design thinking, user research and social awareness. To succeed as a UX designer, you need to have the intellectual tools to think critically about the world and understand how cultural, societal, economic, political and environmental factors contribute to users' experiences. You will need to translate that knowledge into working prototypes that can be tested and continually improved. And you will need to be able to communicate and defend the importance of your ideas and your work to a wide range of users, stakeholders and the media.
We teach UX design from a broad perspective that includes digital solutions such as apps, as well as services, products, and spaces. Students learn both the theory and tools used by UX designers and receive hands-on training in psychology and UX research methods, design thinking, business strategy, prototyping and wireframing, usability testing, interface design, storyboarding, graphic design, web prototyping and more.
You'll start building your portfolio from your first semester in the program and work on real projects with clients from industry, government and community organizations. A full 12-month co-op opportunity is available after the student's third year.
We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.
Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.
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