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Human-Centered Design

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program at Virginia Tech

Human-Centered Design at Virginia Tech

Human Centered Design (HCD)

Human Centered Design (HCD) is an approach to design charged with understanding the needs, wants, and limitations of end-users. This is accomplished through methodologies and practices where these considerations are integrated at every stage of the design process.The HCD IGEP at Virginia Tech offers either an interdisciplinary PhD or a graduate certificate in a curriculum that combines technical expertise with critical inquiry to develop reflective practitioners equipped to meet vital human needs.


HCD Certificate Program

An introduction to using human-centered approaches to address societal issues. A valuable supplement to other graduate research and broadens your career prospects.



HCD iPhD Program

A transdisciplinary, customizable course of study for PhD students whose goals cannot be met by a single discipline from a degree granting academic unit at the university.


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