Introduction to User Experience Design
Introduction to User Experience Design course had the largest impact for me, as it exposed me to a new way of thinking and ignited my interest in pursuing the other UX courses. I can honestly say that without that course and those instructors, I may be on a different career path today.
The class that I enjoyed the most was Intro to UXD, which was a week-long design sprint, with our three wonderful professors as mentors for our week-long intensive project. The class taught me how to do a design sprint in an agile environment. Furthermore, it introduced me to the whole design process starting from user research, conceptualization, to final prototyping and testing; and how to execute it in just a week. (May 2019)
I also enjoyed the Introduction to UXD course. It was a one week accelerated course with an excellent se of instructors who opened me up to the world of UXD. I enjoyed learning the basics of UXD including Design Sprint, wireframing and knowledge of prototyping tools like Marvel and InVision. (May 2019)
I didn’t know there was so much I didn’t know about user interfaces. This was an amazing course. Thank you.
As an introduction to the field of User Experience Design (UXD), this course provides an overview of the process for specifying, designing, and testing computer interfaces to enable its users to easily learn, understand and use them. It will discuss how UXD fits within the overall interface development process, how UXD fits within a company's business operations and how each of the elements of UXD fit together into a design and development process. Furthermore, it will address important fields in UXD such as accessibility and mobile computing. This is a team taught course with experts from Industry & Academia.
- User experience design process from start to completion
- Current practices such as selecting appropriate design patterns, developing user personas, conducting a contextual inquiry and card sorting
- UXD evangelism recommendations for survival within a large company
- Return on investment costing and designing for competitive advantage
- Overview of the professional field and where to look for resources
This is a one-week intensive course.
Session 1: Introduction to the UXD lifecycle and Agile Programming
Session 2: Intro to User Research
Session 3: User Research Case Study
Session 4: Visual Design
Session 5: Personas and Journey Maps
Session 6: Design Studio
Session 7: Design Prototyping and Lean UX
Session 8: Interaction Design
Session 9: Building Prototype
Session 10: Usability Analysis
Session 11: Design for Accessibility
Session 12: Helping Your Organization Strategize with UX
Session 13: Agile UX
Session 14: Formative Evaluation
Homework assignments and a group project.