Online Courses for Spring 2019

Term I: January 22–March 17
Term II: March 18–May 12

All courses are 3 credits. Design for User Experience courses are $430 per credit (see Undergraduate Tuition and Fees). All other courses are $650 per credit (see Graduate Tuition and Fees).

To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.

Design for User Experience

Explore the human factors involved in designing solutions that provide users with intuitive experiences across an ecosystem of products, services, and systems. See Design for User Experience course offerings for both Fall Term I and II below.

  • Term I: January 22­­ – March 17

    TYPOGRAPHY I (IDESN 2220)

    A deep-dive into the study of letterforms, typefaces, type identification, classification, and nomenclature. Course work includes typographic form and structure; including consideration of the micro (individual letters) outward to the macro (a page of text with clear hierarchical structure). See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    DIGITAL CULTURE (IAHIS 1700)

    This course explores the ways in which digital technologies and interactive technologies are fundamentally restructuring our social, political, economic, and cultural experiences. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (IDESN 1600)

    This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative research methods specific to user experience design. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to uncover the needs, behaviors, and motivations of individuals as it relates to their interaction with a product or service. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    TYPOGRAPHY II (IDESN 3200)

    A process-oriented course aimed at developing a personal typographic voice." Through a sequence of restricted typographic exercises students learn to structure informational hierarchies while working with the formal composition of type as point line and textural element. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.

     

  • Term II: March 18 – May 12

    LANGUAGE OF DESIGN (IDESN 1270)

    This course immerses students in a design studio environment, and introduces them to habits of thinking and making that result in thoughtfully conceived design projects. Work on these projects incorporates the language, skills, processes, and methods that serve as a foundation for all design work. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    SKETCHING FOR INTERACTIVE DESIGN (IDESN 1700)

    This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of drawing and mapping user experience diagrams. The course will cover various types of diagramming (such as decision trees, user flows, hierarchical structures, matrices and isometrics) for mapping interactive experiences. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IDESN 2700)

    Introductory course involving the concepts, methods, and procedures of information architecture focused on managing information complexity towards accessibility and understanding by an audience. Sensitivity to the relationships of form and content in complex and dynamic systems of information will be emphasized. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    DESIGN THINKING (IDESN 2250)

    Introduces students to the basic processes and vocabulary of design, as well as various approaches and methods used to successfully solve difficult, multi-dimensional problems. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.

Literacy and Reading

Develop ways to integrate reading and writing into lesson plans, and consider topics like cultural responsiveness, linguistics, and content literacy.

Science, Mathematics, & Technology

Learn methods for helping all students succeed in STEM-related subjects.