UX Design

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UX Design

Authors: Amber Israelsen, Kurt Krumme, Trevor Wernisch, Anthony Alampi

UX design encompasses the entire user journey, so it’s a multidisciplinary role. However, there are clear delineations between UI Design and User Experience as a whole. This skill... Read more

What You Will Learn

  • Basic UX concepts
  • The prototyping process
  • Considering the user’s perspective as they interact with your designs
  • How to design for interaction

Pre-requisites

  • Basic computer skills

Beginner

Gain an understanding of the role User Experience plays in software development, web design, product design, and much more.

User Experience: The Big Picture

by Amber Israelsen

Mar 24, 2017 / 2h 14m

2h 14m

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Description

In recent years, there's been a shift in how and why software is being developed, moving away from "it works" and moving towards "it works and it's enjoyable to use." The user is now at the center of the software being built, and user experience, or UX, is everything. But what exactly does that mean? How do you design, build, test and quantify an experience for your users? In this course, User Experience: The Big Picture, you'll learn the core concepts of UX and how it fits within the context of software development. Along the way, you'll explore basic terminology, processes, and tools used to develop software in a user-centric way. When you're finished with the course, you'll have a foundational understanding of what UX is and how to incorporate user-first practices into your projects.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Introduction
  3. UX Core Concepts and Terminology
  4. Roles in User Experience
  5. The UX Process: An Overview and Case Studies
  6. The UX Process: Company and Industry Research
  7. The UX Process: User Research
  8. The UX Process: Information Architecture
  9. The UX Process: Wireframing and Visual Design
  10. The UX Process: Usability Testing
  11. Course Summary and Next Steps

Intermediate

Get a better idea of what a product or an application may look and feel like by learning to create prototypes and cater to the understanding of how users interact with content. These prototypes act as a launching pad to further refine and shape your designs.

Prototyping Techniques for UX Design

by Kurt Krumme

Feb 12, 2020 / 48m

48m

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If you’re not testing, you’re guessing. Maybe you’ll guess right, but with thousands and sometimes millions of dollars on the line, taking that kind of bet may not the best option. Prototyping is one of the fastest, easiest methods to test your ideas, validate assumptions and avoid taking a financial loss. In this course, Prototyping Techniques for UX Design, you’ll look at the benefits of prototyping, and take you through the creation process step by step. First, you'll discover different testing methods. Next, You’ll explore what makes an effective prototype, and demonstrate the different levels of fidelity you can use and how to choose between them. Finally, you'll dive into utilizing different testing methods. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge to produce prototypes to take your next project live with less risk.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Effective Prototypes
  3. Kinds of Prototypes
  4. Ways of Testing

Psychology of Interaction Design

by Trevor Wernisch

Aug 22, 2019 / 50m

50m

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Description

At the core of interaction design are a thorough knowledge of psychology and the ability to anticipate and build around users' needs. In this course, Psychology of Interaction Design, you will learn many of the psychological principles used today to create engaging and intuitive applications. First, you will learn the 5 core pillars of interaction design. Next, you will discover many of the popular psychological methods your favorites apps and sites are using today. Finally, you will explore how to understand the brain's cyclical pattern before and after every single interaction. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to create more intuitive and engaging applications and websites.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. What Is Interaction Design?
  3. Interaction Design Model

Advanced

Learn how to incorporate the fundamental principles of interaction design so you can create meaningful user experiences.

Interaction Design Fundamentals

by Anthony Alampi

Mar 9, 2020 / 1h 22m

1h 22m

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Description

Have you ever wanted to gain a greater understanding of Interaction Design? In this course, Interaction Design Fundamentals, you will learn foundational knowledge of Interaction Design principles and how they can be used to make better user experiences. First, you will learn about what Interaction Design is and how it pertains to the creation of User Interfaces. Next, you will discover core concepts like design patterns, navigation structures, and micro interactions. Finally, you will explore how to check for errors in your user interfaces and design with Accessibility in mind. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the Interaction Design skills and knowledge needed to craft quality user experiences. Software required: Adobe XD.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. What Is Interaction Design?
  3. Understanding Design Patterns
  4. Navigation Structure and Systems
  5. Understanding Micro-interactions
  6. Accessibility and Testing for Errors
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