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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to the Design Process

In this module, you will be introduced to the nature of design, the design process, and methods of formative research. You are expected to spend 2 to 3 hours on this module’s workload. By the end of this module, you will understand the user experience design process and how to conduct formative research....
4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lesson 2: Design Process - An Overview5m
Lesson 3: Framing Design Problems6m
Lesson 4: Formative Research9m
2 readings
Welcome to UX Design: From Concept to Prototype10m
Course Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to the Design Process20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Ideation

This module will cover one of the practical topics in this course --- ideation. You will brainstorm and sketch possible solutions to your design problem in this module’s assignment. You will also share your sketches with your fellow learners, hear their thoughts about your designs, and provide feedback on their work. By the end of this module, you will gain an understanding of various methods of ideation, as well as the structure developed by Haakon Faste and Eric Paulos for brainstorming....
3 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Lesson 2: Sketching6m
Lesson 3: Brainstorming9m
1 reading
Introduction to Design Assignments 1 to 310m
1 practice exercise
Ideation20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Design Constraints and Making Choices

This module will introduce the other practical topics --- creation of early design representations like scenarios, personas, and storyboards that illuminate findings about user needs discovered through your formative research. By the end of this module, you will learn how designers move from formative research to a design solution, how the “Questions, Options, Criteria” framework can help us make design decisions, and gain hands-on experience in creating personas, scenarios, and storyboards....
4 videos (Total 49 min), 3 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson 2: Scenarios13m
Lesson 3: Storyboards8m
Lesson 4: Design Rationale13m
1 practice exercise
Design Constraints and Making Choices20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Building Blocks of User Interaction

In this module, we will start with understanding the conceptual underpinnings of user interactions by introducing the basic building blocks of user interaction. In addition to lectures, quizzes and discussions, this module involves actual design work: planning out the kinds of information the system you are designing will need to take in, and the kinds of feedback it will need to provide to users. By the end of this module, you will be able to define the elements of user interaction and types of data input. You will also be able to design effective inputs and outputs to enable users to complete tasks successfully as well as conceptualize design problems by using the building blocks of user interaction....
4 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson 2: Elements of User Interaction: Data Input14m
Lesson 3: Elements of User Interaction: Output, State, and Mode13m
Lesson 4: Introduction to Prototyping8m
1 reading
Introduction to Design Assignments 4 to 610m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Building Blocks of User Interaction20m

Instructor

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Predrag Klasnja

Assistant Professor
School of Information

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the User Experience Research and Design Specialization

Integrate UX Research and UX Design to create great products through understanding user needs, rapidly generating prototypes, and evaluating design concepts. Learners will gain hands-on experience with taking a product from initial concept, through user research, ideation and refinement, formal analysis, prototyping, and user testing, applying perspectives and methods to ensure a great user experience at every step....
User Experience Research and Design

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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