Research human needs and design meaningful experiences in our industry-focused graduate certificate with co-op option.
In partnership with the Council of Entrepreneurs for Africa, students conducted a study of expectant mothers and their access to antenatal healthcare services in suburban Abuja.
Through the graduate certificate I was able to transition to a career in user-experience research and fulfill my dream of working at Shopify.
Skills for an evolving job market*
Approach and examine complex problems from a human perspective.
Leverage research to identify needs and define the problem space.
Explore, model and validate evidence-based design strategies.
Interdisciplinary postgraduate studies that prepare students for a career in design research and strategy.
An eight-month Ontario College Graduate Certificate with a four-month, paid co-op option. Professionals in this field examine the intersection of ethnographic research, digital technology, business requirements and experience design to create evidence-based strategies that direct the development of products, policies, systems and services.
Students have the opportunity to participate in several extracurricular activities throughout the year.
Team-based, creative problem-solving activities with local schools and businesses.
Focused instruction led by industry professionals on a range of skills and methods.
On-site visits with industry partners and participation in community events.
Students use research to model experience and design strategic frameworks for real-world projects.
Theoretical frameworks and conceptual foundations that position and support design strategies and outcomes within a broader body of knowledge.
Ethnographic methods for the ethical collection, curation, and analysis of data that is used to identify statistical patterns and qualitative themes.
Participatory and collaborative activities for creating evidence-based models that define a problem space and describe proposed principles and strategies.
Students partnered with the Canadian Museum of History to explore how high-school students and young adults might interact with artefacts that are not accessible to the public.
This program offered fun and engaging classes, experienced instructors, and practical projects. And, in the end, it helped me get an amazing full-time job.
We work with businesses, governments and NGOs to provide students an industry-focused learning experience.
Students apply their skills and knowledge to complex, real-world problems by working directly with clients to plan, manage, and develop research-based industry projects.
Throughout the academic year, students have the opportunity to apply for part-time employment with various industry partners in both public and private sectors.
A four-month, paid industry placement that provides students an opportunity to apply their research and design skills to real-world projects and gain work experience.
A team of senior industry professionals bringing decades of experience into the classroom.
Senior Director of Healthcare
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Head of Design
Partner, Research & Design Lead
Director of User-Experience
IT Research Analyst
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Director of User-Experience
Design Lead & Studio Director
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