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College of Communication and Information

User Experience

Meet Our Faculty
The Kent State University faculty who teach the online Master’s in UX program have an unparalleled passion for making the world better through human-centered design. They are pioneers in the field of UX, and they bring with them:
  • Diverse backgrounds that reinforce the program’s unique blend of human-centered thinking, design and information architecture
  • Active industry experience and involvement in national UX organizations
  • Ability to serve as industry contacts for students and alumni
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Jessica Becker, M.S.
Adjunct Professor
User Experience
Darren Hood.webp
Darren Hood, M.S., Ph.D. candidate
Adjunct Professor
User Experience
Felesia McDonald.webp
Felesia McDonald, M.S.
Kelsey Pytlik.webp
Kelsey Pytlik
Drew Shipka.webp
Drew Shipka
Coordinator, Online Learning
User Experience
Jennifer P. Teves.webp
Jennifer P. Teves, M.S., Ph.D.
Part-Time Faculty
User Experience
Marcia Zeng.webp
Marcia Zeng, Ph.D.
Professor in The School of Information
User Experience
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UX designer jobs are part of the fastest-growing career fields in the United States for reasons that should come as little surprise. Quality user experience design (UXD) can lead to an increase in site conversions of up to 400 percent,1 which can greatly impact brand loyalty and sales, and most web users say they won’t recommend a business with a poor mobile experience.
Knowing how to write a design brief can help drive an overall understanding of a project’s needs. A truly excellent design brief, however, bridges the terrain between a good idea and making it into reality. By effectively communicating all the essential environmental factors, requirements, constraints and needs of a design project, a brilliant design brief can energize all parties involved.
Kent State University’s online Master’s in UXD program is proud to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The only accreditation agency covering the entire field of art and design that the United States Department of Education recognizes, NASAD has approximately 360 member institutions.1