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Specialization
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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. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Input

There’s more to interfaces than what’s on the screen. While often overlooked, input deserves to be on equal footing with its more popular sibling, output. Also, input is a rare case where we can model user behavior mathematically. In this module, you’ll learn how good input is more than just preference, trace input from the fingertip to the screen, and think about the diversity of possible input devices and their relative merits. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Modeling Human Input20m
From Fingers to Screen12m
Character Study14m
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Fitts' Law10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Search & Navigation

We live in an information-rich world. Consequently, the hardest part of interaction is often finding what we want or finding something that we didn’t know what to ask for. From e-commerce to digital libraries, good search design is central to human-computer interaction in the 21st century....
Reading
3 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Designing Effective Search18m
Dan Russell, Director of Search Quality at Google16m
Reading1 reading
Lecture slides10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Gestural Interfaces

The graphical user interface with windows, icons, menus, and pointers (WIMP) was a massive advance beyond the command line. It also took 20 years to go from research labs into people’s homes. We’re in the midst of a new sea change now. Gestural interfaces can be even more direct and more natural. They can also be even more frustrating. In this module, you’ll learn how to tell the difference and design gestural interfaces that work. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Don Norman Introduces Gestural Interaction pt 26m
Bimanual Input10m
Reading1 reading
Lecture slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz15m
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Top Reviews

By PMMar 23rd 2017

Very important course of the Interaction Design specialization. Nicely crafted assignments. You will add value to the company you are working for by taking up this course. Amazing faculty!

By NWFeb 22nd 2017

a very interesting course for anyone who enjoys simple easy to use systems and tools themselves. The last assignment was a great example of the practical applicability of this course

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Scott Klemmer

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Cognitive Science & Computer Science

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About the Interaction Design Specialization

You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design....
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  • 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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