UI / UX Design Specialization

Starts Oct 23

UI / UX Design Specialization

Design High-Impact User Experiences. Research, design, and prototype effective, visually-driven websites and apps.

About This Specialization

The UI/UX Design Specialization brings a design-centric approach to user interface and user experience design, and offers practical, skill-based instruction centered around a visual communications perspective, rather than on one focused on marketing or programming alone. In this sequence of four courses, you will summarize and demonstrate all stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to defining a project’s strategy, scope, and information architecture, to developing sitemaps and wireframes. You’ll learn current best practices and conventions in UX design and apply them to create effective and compelling screen-based experiences for websites or apps. User interface and user experience design is a high-demand field, but the skills and knowledge you will learn in this Specialization are applicable to a wide variety of careers, from marketing to web design to human-computer interaction. Learners enrolled in the UI/UX Design Specialization are eligible for an extended free trial (1 month) of a full product suite of UX tools from Optimal Workshop. Details are available in Course 3 of the Specialization, Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Visual Elements of User Interface Design

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This design-centric course examines the broad question of what an interface is and what role a designer plays in creating a user interface. Learning how to design and articulate meaning using color, type, and imagery is essential to making in
  2. COURSE 2

    UX Design Fundamentals

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is the second course in the UI/UX Design Specialization, following Visual Elements of User Interface Design. This hands-on course examines how content is organized and structured to create an experience for a user, and what role the designer
  3. COURSE 3

    Web Design: Strategy and Information Architecture

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is the first course in a two-course workshop, in which you will deeply explore and practice every phase of the user experience process. While the concepts covered will translate to many kinds of interactive media (apps, digital kiosks, games), our
  4. COURSE 4

    Web Design: Wireframes to Prototypes

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-10 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course is focused on the application of the early UX research to actual user interfaces: the creation of wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and clickable prototypes. Along the way we will also discuss: - Responsive web design and mo

Creators

  • California Institute of the Arts

    CalArts' Graphic Design program is one of the premier programs for the study of graphic and print arts in the U.S.

    CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions.

  • Michael Worthington

    Michael Worthington

    Faculty, Program in Graphic Design
  • Roman Jaster

    Roman Jaster

    Visiting Faculty, Program in Graphic Design

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