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.