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Specialization
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
14 minutes to complete

Preface

Note that weeks 1 and 2 form a cohesive whole, with more lecture content in week 1, and more practice (assignment and quizzing) in week 2....
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min)
Video2 videos
An Introduction to the Course3m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

User Research Methods — Part 1

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Reading
6 videos (Total 82 min)
Video6 videos
Interview and Focus Groups23m
Observations15m
Contextual Inquiry10m
Ethics and Consent16m
Design a User Research Protocol12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

User Research Methods — Part 2

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Reading
3 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Surveys and Questionnaires4m
Assignment Video: Observing Users7m
Reading1 reading
Observation Assigment Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Observation Review Practice2m
User Research Methods Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Analyzing and Delivering User Research

The 3rd and 4th week of the course are intended to be a unit, with more lecture content in week 3, and more practice (assignment and quizzing) in week 4....
Reading
8 videos (Total 105 min)
Video8 videos
Qualitative Analysis16m
Quantitative Analysis8m
Personas I: What They Are; How They're Used14m
Personas II: Walking Through Examples25m
Use Cases9m
Tasks and Walkthrough Scenarios14m
Implications for Design12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Ideation and Idea Selection

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Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Ideation9m
Idea Selection11m
Communicating Ideas to Stakeholders7m
Assignment Video: Ideation and Selection7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Delivering User Research, Ideation, and Idea Selection24m
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Top Reviews

By ASSep 19th 2017

Great course, thank you! I enjoy the different styles of teaching that each instructor brings to the course. And I hope to make time to do all the assignments to receive the certificate.

By CDAug 30th 2018

I use these techniques in my day-to-day work and you did a great job summarizing a broad set of topics into a digestible course. Thanks!

Instructors

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Loren Terveen

Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Haiyi Zhu

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Lana Yarosh

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Dr. Brent Hecht

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Joseph A Konstan

Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the User Interface Design Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful user interfaces (UIs). Upon completing this Specialization, you will have fluency with the user research, prototyping and evaluation techniques necessary for creating intuitive interfaces that facilitate good user experiences. You will also have demonstrated this fluency through an in-depth Capstone Project that can be shown to prospective employers in the fast-growing field of UI design. Concepts and techniques covered include structured approaches for helping you understand your user base and their needs (e.g. contextual inquiry and design psychology), widely-employed prototyping and design methods (e.g. low-fidelity and paper prototyping), and robust techniques for helping you evaluate your design choices (e.g. heuristic evaluation and user studies). By the end of the Specialization, you will be comfortable applying these concepts and techniques to design an interface for a wide variety of users from around the world....
User Interface Design

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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