UX at the iSchool

UX research and a passion for accessible design dovetails perfectly with the iSchool’s human-centered approach to technology. Home to both the Social Computing Systems Lab and the Information Experience and Accessibility Lab, iSchool faculty are situated at the intersection of usability, accessibility, and privacy/security. Undergraduates have the option to focus on our fast-growing HCI/UX pathway and all graduate students can enroll in the 400+ level courses below.

UX Classes Offered

Details available in the Course Catalog

  • IS 226 – Introduction to HCI
  • IS 229 – Web Design Fundamentals
  • IS 236 – User Research & Evaluation
  • IS 316 – Design of Usable Interfaces
  • INFO 333 – User Experience Design in Action
  • IS 406 – Cognition in the Wild
  • IS 409 – Web Technologies & Techniques
  • IS 416 – Adaptive Minds & Computers
  • IS 419 – Entrepreneurial IT Design
  • IS 436 – Playful Design Methods
  • IS 449 – Web Application Development
  • IS 459 – Mobile Applications
  • IS 466 – Accessible & Inclusive Tech
  • IS 496 – Designing for Social Interactive Experience
  • IS 506 Human Centered Information Systems
  • IS 586 Usability Engineering

Internship and Alumni Titles and Employers in UX

  • Experience Design Intern
  • Sr. Product Manager, UX & Accessibility
  • Senior UX Researcher
  • UI/UX Design Intern
  • UI/UX Design and Product Management Intern
  • User Experience Researcher
  • UX Design Intern
  • UX Designer
  • UX Research Lead
  • Visual Design Intern

  • Amazon
  • bp
  • Cargill
  • Country Financial
  • Credera
  • Expedia
  • Facebook
  • Indeed
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • Synchrony
  • Twitch
  • UIUC
  • Workday

Interested in recruiting UX talent? Register today on Handshake for the September 5-6 career fair or contact us to get started.

Select Faculty

Rachel Adler – Recent projects include co-designing a mobile health application to empower cancer survivors with disabilities, co-designing a mobile health peer navigator intervention for people with disabilities, and creating simulation games to teach students about accessible design.

JooYoung Seo – Seo is also an RStudio double-certified data science instructor and accessibility expert certified by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). His research topics involve accessible computing, universal design, inclusive data science, and equitable healthcare technologies.

Yang Wang – co-directs the Social Computing Systems (SALT) Lab. His research is centered around usable privacy and security, and social computing. His work has appeared in news media such as The New York TimesWall Street Journal, BBC, and China Daily.

Yun Huang – co-directs the Social Computing Systems (SALT) Lab.  Her research examines how different contexts impact user contributions to crowdsourcing systems; how to leverage these contextual effects to design innovative social computing systems that can better engage users; and how crowdsourced user behavioral data may help better understand users and the community.