Introductory to Children’s User Research, Technology & Media

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Course Description

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In this course/workshop you will learn about the field of children's user research (with a focus on technology and media) and how you can leverage your background and experience working with children to a new space and industry. Students will gain a foundational understanding of children’s user research through hands-on and practice oriented curriculum. Real world case studies and examples from the children’s technology and media space will be shared. Students will learn:

  • What user research is and how it informs product development
  • How understanding child development lends to successful children’s research design and implementation
  • How to best design children's research
  • Various research methods
  • Best practices for implementation

This workshop is great for people with experience working with children who are looking for a career change or just wanting to learn a new skill-set to enhance their current practice. Register at

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for professionals who work with children and are looking for a different career avenue teachers, speech therapists, play therapists, child life specialists, psychologists, designers, user research professionals that want to learn more about facilitating research with children, and children’s product developers/curriculum designers.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X796V – 004 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 1 $79

Introductory to Children’s User Research, Technology & Media

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation
Online Self-Paced

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what Children’s User Research is and in what settings it can be implemented and beneficial
  • Demonstrate how to leverage a skillset in ECE, child development and design to successful children’s research design and implementation


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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