Design Better User Interfaces
Learn to create effective and usable interfaces for a range of products and devices.
About This Specialization
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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Introduction to UI DesignUpcoming session: Oct 23
- 4 weeks of study, 3-8 hours/week.
About the CourseIn this course, you will gain an understanding of the critical importance of user interface design. You will also learn industry-standard methods for how to approach the design of a user interface and key theories and frameworks that underlie the d
User Research and DesignCurrent session: Oct 16
About the CourseIn this course you will learn and practice techniques of user research and early UI design exploration. First, you will learn and practice several techniques for user research, including in-person research and survey and log-analysis techniques
Prototyping and DesignCurrent session: Oct 16
- 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours per week
About the CourseIn this course you will learn how to design and prototype user interfaces to address the users and tasks identified in user research. Through a series of lectures and exercises, you will learn and practice paper- and other low-fidelity pro
Evaluating User InterfacesUpcoming session: Oct 23
About the CourseIn this course you will learn and practice several techniques for user interface evaluation. First we start with techniques that can be applied alone or in a design team, including action analysis, walkthroughs, and heuristic evaluation. Then
UI Design CapstoneUpcoming session: Oct 30
About the Capstone ProjectThis Capstone Course for the UI Design Specialization is a group design project in which you will combine and demonstrate the user research, design/prototyping, and evaluation skills you've learned by designing the solution to one of a set o
Joseph A Konstan
Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Dr. Brent Hecht