User Experience – UI/UX Design

Every digital interface/interaction (e.g. web and mobile application, car dashboard, smart appliance) was designed to solve a problem or to make our lives better, easier, more successful. User Interface (UI) design refers to the way the interface looks (the actual layout of its elements). User Experience (UX) design tackles how it feels to use the product (what do we do? how do we feel?)
Ebenezer · May 24, 2020

Course Overview

This course teaches the principles and practice of UI/UX design through weekly exercises and homework (team and individual), class discussions, presentations, projects and weekly assignments that build on each other and are intended to teach the foundational skills and thinking of UI/UX design.

It is an hands-on, projects-based learning, that teaches the history, principles, tools, and practice of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design.

How to Succeed in this Course

Evaluation of student success will be based on assignments that include observation, brainstorming, sketching and prototyping, computer-generated low and hi res mock-ups, user testing, and analysis. There are a mix of short–skill-building–assignments and a long-term project designed to put learning into practice. In addition, students are expected to participate in discussions and reflections, generate regular entries to their blogs, build a personal website and portfolio, and do a final presentation of their work. Students will work alone and in teams.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition and principles of UI/UX Design in order to design with intention.
  • Achieve a deep understanding of the entire life-cycle of design—the process, purpose, and tools.
  • Learn the basics of HCI (human-computer interaction) and the psychology behind user decision-making.
  • Discover the industry-standard tools and specific project deliverables in UI/UX.
  • Explain why you made design decisions, through presentations of assignments and your personal portfolio.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous UX understanding is necessary.
  • While a basic understanding of design will be needed to become a UX Designer you don’t need any of these skills to complete this course.

Target audience

  • This course is for anyone interested in becoming a UX Designer.
  • This course is especially beneficial to people who already have Graphic or Web Design skills.
  • This course is for designers who want to earn double as a senior UX designer

Assessment/Project: Yes

Previous Experience: None required

Certification: Yes

  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Notebook/Notepad


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