Human Centered Design and Development

Human Centered Design and Development Degree

Creating a web page, product or experience takes more than words, graphics and code. To make the experience beneficial to users requires skills in user-centered design, user research, programming and testing, among many others. When you major in human centered design and development at Purdue University, you will experience project-based assignments that provide real-life practice as you learn about user experience (UX) and design.

Special Features

  • Work in creative spaces that encourage discussion, interaction and teamwork.
  • Gain marketable experience as you envision and execute your ideas for Web and mobile products
  • Become a UX unicorn (, a highly sought after expert who has at least two of these UX skills: user-centered design, programming, visual design, marketing and branding.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
49 96% 85% $47,786

Potential Job Titles

  • User experience designer
  • Front-end developer
  • Visual designer

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

From the U.K. to Mexico, Singapore, and China, nearly 40 study abroad programs at Purdue are open to Purdue Polytechnic Institute students. Programs range from just a few weeks to semester and year-long stays.