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The user experience concentration is designed to provide technical communication majors with an interdisciplinary foundation in communication, research and design that is central to the rapidly growing area of user experience. The UX concentration provides students with a conceptual understanding and applied skills in methods of gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating research findings to stakeholders. Although its disciplinary home and primary focus is technical communication, the concentration includes courses from human systems engineering and graphic information technology in order to provide students with the multiple perspectives and complementary skills needed for UX work.
Technical Communication (User Experience) (BS)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of
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Technical communicators with expertise in user experience have numerous career opportunities in growth areas such as UX research, user-centered design, information design, interaction design, information architecture, content strategy and usability analysis.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||3.3%||$83,410|
|Document Management Specialists||3.3%||$83,410|
|Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists||0.9%||$81,490|
|Information Technology Project Managers||3.3%||$83,410|
|Search Marketing Strategists||3.3%||$83,410|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).