Human Experience Design and Interaction, BS

Learn to Design with a Human-Centered Focus

We are surrounded by designs created by people, and yet we all have experienced designs that don't keep people in mind. From phone apps to car dashboards, design is becoming increasingly difficult for many to use. The end user needs to be able to interact with software, tools, and spaces that make sense.

The human experience design and interaction (HEDI) bachelor’s program focuses instructional design, video game design, product design, or multimedia design. You will gain a strong footing in understanding human interaction that will propel you to create user-friendly designs in a variety of sectors.

Degree at a Glance

3
Yearly Start Dates
15
Industry Relevant Courses
000%
Online Curriculum
60
Program Credit Hours
$7094
Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Human Experience Design and Interaction Graduates

All students in this bachelor’s program choose two emphasis areas:

  • Culturally Responsive Design
  • New Venture Management
  • Game Studies
  • Product Development
  • Marketing
  • Technical Communication
  • Multimedia

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the career fields associated with this degree are within the top three fastest growth rate categories for projected growth rates in Utah from 2014 to 2024.

Median Pay*

  • Software Designers – $105,000
  • Web Developer – $69,430
  • Multimedia Producer – $72,520

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Endorsed By

Silicon Slopes

Why Earn a Human Experience Design and Interaction Degree from USU Online

With a degree in HEDI, you have a lot of career options. The faculty teaching the degree courses have years of experience in related fields. The degree is 100% online and each course is designed to give you as many resources as you need to be successful and understand the material.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Michelle.

Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson
Academic Advisor
(435) 797-9271
michelle.wilson@usu.edu