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FAQs - Human Centered Design

Human Centered Design is about keeping focus on “people” while creating products and services. It is about creating rich user experiences that aim at solving existing problems, creating delight for people and making products and services usable and useful. At Srishti Human Centered Design concentrates on Interaction Design and User Experience Design. This enables designers to create meaningful interactions between people, designed things and the natural environment around us.

If you like to empathize with people; love to solve their problems; create compelling product & service experiences for them; apply creative, critical and analytical thinking towards designing product & service experiences, and are passionate about design, then you have the right inclination towards becoming a Human Centered Designer.

The program is delivered using a combination of studios, workshops, classroom sessions, seminars, and internships along with group projects to enable deep and experiential learning. You will be working in collaborative, dedicated studio spaces throughout the program, will gain practical skills, learn design process and theories to craft interaction designs for future products and services, learn to communicate concepts in compelling ways using media, and develop experience solutions that are engaging and meaningful for the end-user.

Eligibility includes any one of the following:
- National and International Boards - CBSE / ISC /  IB / AICE, / A Level
- NSQF Certification Level IV completed
- State Board of Technical Education - Diploma
- High School Diploma (USA/Canada)

You will work with product and services development teams that create cutting edge products and services such as the Apple Watch or Google Maps. Your role in the team will be to: ensure that current and future user needs are met; design delightful, useful and user friendly product experiences; test product and service experiences so that they meet the users expectations, constraints and needs; research and develop new and innovative ways in which user experiences can be enriched. You will typically play a key role in a User Experience Design team or a New Product Development team.
Graduates of the Human Centered Design at Srishti will be able to contribute in the areas of strategic user experience design, interaction and user-interface design at numerous MNCs, startups, R&D centers across India and abroad, involved in developing technology based products, interfaces and services. Training in HCD also opens doors in the areas of strategic design thinking and innovation.
You can look at the work of Jonathan Ive, Tim Brown, and Alan Cooper to understand more about possible career paths that a program like this can lead to.

You will learn the theories behind human behavior, design and human factors principles for creating successful digital products and services, and strategies that will make digital products and services successful in the market. Some of the typical courses that you will take are Web and mobile user experience & Interaction Design, Visual Design, Design research (Primary and secondary), Visual thinking, Ideation, Content Strategy, Usability, Prototyping and coding, Agile UX Development, Storytelling for UX, and Design Ethics. Learning at Srishti is primarily through immersive studios and workshops that provide students with hands on experience of working with the industry on real life projects.