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MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Cape Town
16 February 2022
Application deadline: 08 February 2022

Program description

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory - Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design

nform your user experience design with cutting-edge HCI concepts.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has evolved extensively over time. Along with advancements in technology, HCI has the potential to transform our experience with machines by creating simpler, more powerful, and intuitive digital experiences.

The Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience Design online short course from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) helps you reflect on the current state of user and computer interaction. Eight experts from MIT CSAIL have dedicated their research efforts to exploring the ways in which HCI can be enhanced, and they’re opening that research up to you through this online course so you can apply it for improved user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.

Guided by their industry insight, you’ll have the opportunity to imagine the future of HCI by reflecting on non-traditional interaction, speech recognition, and rapid prototyping, among others. Over the course of six weeks online, you’ll examine real-world applications of technology aimed at bettering UX and UI design, as you take your understanding beyond interface by integrating future-focused HCI into your work.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This program is designed to equip those who are interested in understanding the latest HCI research as part of their professional education, or are looking to explore a new career in human-computer interaction. Industry UX designers also stand to benefit by exploring HCI thinking and real-world applications, empowering them to conceptualize better interface designs.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Explore the possibilities of HCI for the enhancement of user experience as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

The essence of interaction design

Module 2

Natural interaction

Module 3

Collaborative computer interaction

Module 4

Intelligent user interfaces and prototyping

Module 5

Multimedia, speech, and vision in computer interaction

Module 6

The future directions of user interaction

Program delivery


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 8–10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Tuition fees

Total Tuition Fee :£1830


About the certificate

Learn about HCI for enhancing user experience (UX) design and earn an official MIT xPRO certificate.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to integrate HCI thinking into your own work, building on your current knowledge of user experience (UX) to explore new possibilities.
  • Access to the forward-thinking research of eight industry experts that is changing the face of human-computer interaction.
  • The ability to better understand speech and vision tools through examples like eye-tracking and gaze-following technologies.

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Contact info


Deneb House, 368 Browning Road, Woodstock,
7925 Cape Town
South Africa

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